New York Times, Tuesday, December 31, 1996

Author: A. S. Verdesca
Editor: Will Shortz
Arthur S. Verdesca
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Slam-dunks : JAMS
5. Stiller and ___ : MEARA
10. Prefix with business : AGRI
14. Like Nash's lama : ONEL
15. Waters of song : ETHEL
16. Amorphous mass : BLOB
17. 1935 Cole Porter song : BEGINTHEBEGUINE
20. Pundit : SWAMI
21. Olio : MIXEDBAG
22. Disney's "___ and the Detectives" : EMIL
25. Vietnam's Ngo ___ Diem : DINH
26. No longer hold up : SAG
29. F. Scott Fitzgerald had one: Abbr. : INIT
31. New York's ___ Island : STATEN
35. Swellhead's problem : EGO
36. Number of mousquetaires : TROIS
38. Invited : BADE
39. Unofficial Australian "anthem" : WALTZINGMATILDA
43. Anon's partner : EVER
44. ___ objection (go along) : SEENO
45. Nurse's bag : KIT
46. Lax : REMISS
49. Garden tool : RAKE
50. Molly Bloom's last word in "Ulysses" : YES
51. Pot builder : ANTE
53. Torture chamber item : RACK
55. Well-to-do : AFFLUENT
59. Gut-wrenching feeling : ANGST
63. 1939 Andrews Sisters hit : BEERBARRELPOLKA
66. ___ ideal (perfect model) : BEAU
67. "Camelot" tunesmith : LOEWE
68. Mariner Ericson : LEIF
69. Memo abbr. : ATTN
70. Winter hazard : SLEET
71. Advanced : LENT
1. Steven of Apple computers : JOBS
2. Once more : ANEW
3. Prefix with phone : MEGA
4. Ooze : SLIME
5. Encountered : MET
6. Biblical verb ending : ETH
7. "Beg your pardon" : AHEM
8. Bridge action : REBID
9. One of the Carringtons, on "Dynasty" : ALEXIS
10. Largest of the United Arab Emirates : ABUDHABI
11. Fluent : GLIB
12. Author Jaffe : RONA
13. "___ to differ!" : IBEG
18. Pacific Fleet admiral of W.W. II : NIMITZ
19. Lady's partner : GENT
23. Letters from Calvary : INRI
24. Den fathers : LIONS
26. Drain : SEWER
27. Century plant : AGAVE
28. Automaton : GOLEM
30. Go-getter : TIGER
32. Loquacious : TALKY
33. Jockey Arcaro : EDDIE
34. ___-foot oil : NEATS
37. Daub : SMEAR
40. Demonstration test : TRIALRUN
41. Singer Paul : ANKA
42. Cobbler's tip : TOECAP
47. Slight : SNUB
48. Base runner's stat : STEALS
52. Register : ENROL
54. Small hill : KNOLL
55. "Dancing Queen" pop group : ABBA
56. Podiatrists' concerns : FEET
57. Potential Guinness Book entry : FEAT
58. Shade giver : TREE
60. Open delight : GLEE
61. Scrape, as the knee : SKIN
62. Electee of 1908 : TAFT
64. Female with a wool coat : EWE
65. Tennis call : LET

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