New York Times, Friday, December 26, 1997

Author: Bob Sefick
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Sefick
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Sefick. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Afghan's cover : BEDSPREAD
10. Patient remarks : AHS
13. Secretaries : AMANUENSES
15. Hold on : WAIT
17. 19 years, roughly : LUNARCYCLE
18. Director Kenton : ERLE
19. Made a comeback? : RETORTED
21. Nice attraction : MER
22. References, often : TOMES
25. Skip a dinner date : EATALONE
27. Ancient mount now called Psiloriti : IDA
28. Band member : TUBA
31. Supplicant representations : ORANTS
32. Leg up : EDGE
34. Copycat's request : SAME
36. One of Chekhov's Three Sisters : IRINA
37. Half a TV duo : SISKEL
39. Marine food fish : BONACI
41. Catch, in a way : LASSO
42. 1980 Chrysler debut : KCAR
44. Epiphany figures : MAGI
46. Records : ENTERS
48. Latin quarter word? : UNUM
50. Howe'er : THO
51. West German Chancellor, 1949-63 : ADENAUER
53. Tobacco kilns : OASTS
55. ___ Alte (51-Across) : DER
56. The Cartwrights, e.g. : NEVADANS
59. Bit of stitching: Abbr. : INIT
61. Take it from the top? : DECAPITATE
65. Site of Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park : NDAK
66. Purges : ERADICATES
67. Sign of caution : SLO
68. Play catch, with "around" : TOSSABALL
1. Débutante's affair : BAL
2. Bird that lays dark green eggs : EMU
3. Martial arts degree : DAN
4. Take in : SNARE
5. Least tainted : PUREST
6. Prefix with angle : RECT
7. Greek war goddess : ENYO
8. Really funny : ASCREAM
9. It's found around the mouth : DELTA
10. Bowl over : AWE
11. "Peg o' My Heart" hitmakers, 1947 : HARMONICATS
12. Song that ends "Full of heavenly joy!" : SILENTNIGHT
14. Handle : SEETO
16. Mother who's missed : TERESA
20. Best New Artist of 1959 : DARIN
22. Link : TIE
23. Scraps : ODDSANDENDS
24. Authoritative : MAGISTERIAL
26. Deacon Jones, notably : LARAM
29. Walk all over : USE
30. Illegal diamond delivery : BALK
33. Scene of W.W. II aerial attacks : ESSEN
35. "Israel in the World" author : EBAN
38. Text of 114 suras : KORAN
40. Tulsa initials : ORU
41. Segue : LEADIN
43. Cordial place : CURACAO
45. One of the Cyclades : IOS
47. Kid's relative : SUEDE
49. "Touched by an Angel" angel : MONICA
52. "The Ice Maiden" : EVERT
54. Take ___ at : ASTAB
57. Many Little League coaches : DADS
58. Idol in Memphis : APIS
60. Match end, maybe : TKO
62. One-time link : ATA
63. Monthly bill: Abbr. : TEL
64. Subj. for new citizens : ESL

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