New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1998

Author: Adam G. Perl
Editor: Will Shortz
Adam G. Perl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {HJQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Pinkish, as a steak : RARE
5. Pitcher's boo-boo : BALK
9. Applications : USES
13. Face-to-face exam : ORAL
14. Annual theater award : OBIE
15. Leg/foot connector : ANKLE
16. TIM : BEGINNINGOFTIME
19. Airline to Stockholm : SAS
20. Regarding, in legal memos : INRE
21. Ruins a picnic or a Little League game, say : RAINS
22. Subsidy : AID
23. Challenge : DARE
24. Sheriff's star : BADGE
27. It follows sunset, in poetry : EEN
28. "Phooey!" : DRAT
32. Art photo shade : SEPIA
33. Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
35. A shepherd shepherds it : EWE
36. ERIC : CENTRALAMERICAN
39. Honest ___ : ABE
40. ___ Ababa : ADDIS
41. Make pretty : ADORN
42. Lipton and Twinings, e.g. : TEAS
44. Actor Kilmer : VAL
45. Hearty steak : TBONE
46. France's ___ des Saintes : ILES
48. ___ chi ch'uan : TAI
49. Give a damn? : SWEAR
51. Nuts (over) : GAGA
52. By way of : VIA
55. OK : STORYBOOKENDING
58. Runs smoothly, as an engine : PURRS
59. Brownish songbird : WREN
60. Start for a kitty : ANTE
61. "Black Beauty" author Sewell : ANNA
62. Give for a while : LEND
63. Happy or sad feeling : MOOD
1. Steals from : ROBS
2. Vicinity : AREA
3. Lively piano tunes : RAGS
4. Gin maker Whitney : ELI
5. Clyde's partner in crime : BONNIE
6. Eat like ___ : ABIRD
7. Queue : LINE
8. Fraternity party staple : KEG
9. Loose, as shoestrings : UNTIED
10. Body wrapper : SKIN
11. "Desire Under the ___" : ELMS
12. Notice : SEE
15. At a distance : AFAR
17. Big honeymoon destination : NIAGARA
18. Syracuse's team color : ORANGE
23. Considers : DEEMS
24. Deep-sea explorer William : BEEBE
25. Sleeper's woe : APNEA
26. Dah's partner : DIT
27. 90's-style letters : EMAIL
29. Scouting mission, informally : RECON
30. In the know : AWARE
31. Where Memphis is: Abbr. : TENN
32. Improvise, musically : SCAT
33. ___ Methuselah : OLDAS
34. The Black Stallion, e.g. : ARABIAN
37. Adjective modifier : ADVERB
38. Bride's declaration : IDO
43. ___ Madres : SIERRA
45. Remnant : TAGEND
47. Puts (down) : LAYS
48. Spoken for : TAKEN
49. Flabbergast : STUN
50. Frayed : WORN
51. Pierce with a tusk : GORE
52. Chianti, e.g. : VINO
53. Division word : INTO
54. Elderly : AGED
55. Health resort : SPA
56. Mouse catcher : OWL
57. Hydroelectric project : DAM

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