New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 1997

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Will Shortz
Alfio Micci
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQUWXZ} This is puzzle # 98 for Mr. Micci. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Use a postscript : ADD
4. Turkish Empire founder : OSMAN
9. Sail extender : SPRIT
14. Place to do some gamboling : LEA
15. ___ Island : RHODE
16. See 31-Down : ARENA
17. Campus climber : IVY
18. Workaholic's memoir? : LOVEOFLABOR
20. Greet the villain : BOO
21. Land of 47-Down : ERIN
22. Sites for rites : ALTARS
23. Exaggerate : INFLATE
25. Soft cheese : BRIE
26. Gaunt : BONY
27. Hardly boisterous : TAME
28. Nourished : FED
31. Marine ___ : CORPS
33. Essential : NECESSARY
35. Ancient theaters : ODEA
36. Man of the casa : SENOR
37. 1982 sci-fi flick : TRON
38. Cargo quantities : BOATLOADS
40. "Don't You Know" singer : REESE
41. Where Mindy honeymooned : ORK
42. Fine things? : ARTS
43. ___ Alto : PALO
44. Pituitary hormone : ACTH
45. In 25 words or less : BRIEFLY
48. "My pleasure!" : GLADTO
51. Unfruitful : ARID
52. Drone, e.g. : BEE
53. Seasoning specialist's memoir? : LIFEOFSPICE
55. Muldaur's "___ Woman" : IMA
56. Tombstone brothers : EARPS
57. Former S.A.G. president : ASNER
58. 50 degrees, say: Abbr. : LAT
59. Chew the scenery : EMOTE
60. Cooper role : DEEDS
61. Fleur-de-___ : LYS
1. Way out : ALIBI
2. English cattle breed : DEVON
3. Escaped con's memoir? : DAYOFBREAK
4. City liberated by Joan of Arc : ORLEANS
5. Unlikely nickname in the N.B.A. : SHORTY
6. Three-reeler, e.g. : MOVIE
7. Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
8. Classical start : NEO
9. Military movements : SALLIES
10. Chatter : PRATE
11. First name in country music : REBA
12. "___ out?" : INOR
13. Crewmen : TARS
19. Dell dweller : FARMER
24. Yankee junkball pitcher : LOPAT
25. Crunchy salad toppers : BACOS
27. Watches : TENDS
28. Clinton chef's memoir? : FAREOFBILL
29. Passion personified : EROS
30. Unit of force : DYNE
31. With 16-Across, where the Pistons used to play : COBO
32. Skunk's defense : ODOR
33. Not o'er : NEATH
34. Inscribed pillar : STELE
36. Somewhat : SORTOF
39. What some folks can't tolerate : LACTOSE
40. 1984 Super Bowl champs : RAIDERS
43. Did comparison shopping : PRICED
44. Skillful : ADEPT
45. Pickle juice : BRINE
46. Longtime SAC chief : LEMAY
47. "The Winding Stair" poet : YEATS
48. Exuberance : GLEE
49. Actor Neeson : LIAM
50. 70's do : AFRO
51. Church part : APSE
54. Woeful : SAD

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