New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1998

Author: Ed Pegg Jr.
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Pegg Jr.
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 0 for Mr. Ed Pegg. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Postal pinpointer : ZIPPLUS4
9. Pure : CHASTE
15. Unfading flower : AMARANTH
16. Yield : RETURN
17. Interstellar : GALACTIC
18. Tiger look-alike : OCELOT
19. Rib-tickler : GAG
20. Time piece? : OCLOCK
22. Alpine sight : FIR
23. Exercise unit : SITUP
25. Praise : KUDOS
26. Sobriquet preceder : AKA
27. Uses a hassock : KNEELS
29. Sotheby's submission : BID
30. Actor Shaw of "Tough Enough" : STAN
31. Direct mail sticker : YES
32. Mount ___, active Philippine volcano : APO
34. Least trustworthy : OILIEST
36. Carriage : MIEN
37. ___ Bator : ULAN
38. Woo : ROMANCE
41. Prescribe : SET
42. Kind of cup : EGG
45. "Yipes!" : EGAD
46. TV's "Toolman" : TIM
48. Member of the Rehnquist court : SCALIA
50. Toddler's frequent query : WHY
51. Rte. 5 runs through it : CALIF
53. Harts' mates : HINDS
54. Record store section : RAP
55. Patisserie product : ECLAIR
57. Dipstick, e.g. : ROD
58. Like Machiavellian politics : AMORAL
60. Feature of some fedoras : SNAPBRIM
63. Furry : PILOSE
64. Femme fatale : MANEATER
65. Movie clips : SCENES
66. Casters : SLINGERS
1. Sharp turn : ZAG
2. "___ that!" : IMAGINE
3. Epicurean assets : PALATES
4. Capital on the Vltava : PRAGUE
5. Anita Brookner's "Hotel du ___" : LAC
6. Golden rule word : UNTO
7. Intentionally baffle : STICK
8. Popular youth group : 4HCLUB
9. Formidable wrestlers : CROCODILES
10. Minced oaths : HECKS
11. Dispatched, in a way : ATE
12. Zinc ___ (fertilizer ingredient) : SULFATE
13. Triumvirates : TROIKAS
14. Competitor : ENTRANT
21. More than offensive : ODIOUS
23. Shade of blue : SKY
24. Garden-variety : PLAIN
28. Doc wears them : SPECTACLES
30. Stray, in a way : SIN
33. "Married...With Children" co-star : ONEILL
35. Glom (onto) : LATCH
36. Nuts or crackers : MAD
38. Puts new bandages on : REWRAPS
39. Like Old Irish lettering : OGHAMIC
40. Springtime dance site : MAYPOLE
42. 1984 Oscar-nominated saga : ELNORTE
43. More euphoric : GIDDIER
44. Accord requirement : GAS
47. Foreboding atmospheres : MIASMS
49. Auto insurance factor : AIRBAG
51. Knock off : CEASE
52. Kind of analysis : FINAL
56. Sari-clad royal : RANI
59. Hextall of hockey : RON
61. Mont Blanc, e.g. : PEN
62. Wifey, with "the" : MRS

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