New York Times, Friday, December 5, 1997

Author: Craig Kasper and Dave Tuller
Editor: Will Shortz
Craig Kasper
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1612/5/199710/21/20075
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43012321
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1.58211
Dave Tuller
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168/4/19965/23/20093
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31102342
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1.60100

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {WY} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kasper. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Tuller. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Disaster relief org. : FEMA
5. Actor known for his stunts : JACKIECHAN
15. "Primary Colors" author, for short : ANON
16. Attempt a conversion? : EVANGELIZE
17. Tire part : STUD
18. Debuggers? : REPELLENTS
19. ___ Books (paperback publisher) : TOR
20. Where Brunei is : BORNEO
21. Drinks with vitamin C : ADES
22. Land south of Kashmir : PUNJAB
24. Eye doctor's lens : OPTIC
26. Melodic composition : ARIOSO
27. Actress Bissett of "Melrose Place" : JOSIE
29. Soundly beat : CANE
30. Sophocles tragedy : AJAX
32. Makes the cut? : EDITS
36. Frangipane ingredient : EGG
37. Long tresses : MANES
39. Doc of the bay? : VET
40. Secretaries : DESKS
43. Rouge roulette number : CINQ
44. One of Spot's masters : JANE
45. Escapades : LARKS
47. British Commonwealth member : UGANDA
49. Artist Rivera : DIEGO
51. Stroller : AMBLER
52. "Why not?" : SURE
53. Some decongestants : VAPORS
57. Elizabethan ___ : ERA
58. Entry words? : OPENSESAME
60. Pet : SNIT
61. They may be good for singles : LINEDRIVES
62. Cooper's tool : ADZE
63. Only hypothetical : INEXISTENT
64. Encouraging words : OLES
1. Brisk : FASTPACED
2. Bodyguards, personal hairdressers, etc. : ENTOURAGE
3. Periods of grief : MOURNINGS
4. "What else...?" : AND
5. Oversize wine bottle : JEROBOAM
6. State : AVER
7. Informal title of respect : CAPN
8. Kind of socks : KNEE
9. Block houses? : IGLOOS
10. Sniggler's wriggler : EEL
11. Like soccer shoes : CLEATED
12. Language in 22-Across : HINDI
13. ___ Ruins National Monument, N.M. : AZTEC
14. Monster's home : NESS
20. Many college grads : BAS
23. Drink at a diner : JOE
25. USA Today chart : PIE
27. Singer Ian : JANIS
28. Conestoga haulers : OXEN
31. It's an honor : JACK
33. Three-time U.S. Open champ : IVANLENDL
34. Pound, perhaps : TENDERIZE
35. Chemical salts : STEARATES
38. Most conservative : SQUAREST
41. Tear sheet? : KLEENEX
42. Decline : SAG
44. Left or right : JAB
46. Players without fixed positions : ROVERS
48. Ford alternatives : GMS
49. "The Purloined Letter" detective : DUPIN
50. Hit 1919 musical revived in 1973 : IRENE
52. Arias, usually : SOLI
54. "___ happens..." : ASIT
55. Asphalt : PAVE
56. Sudden break in the clouds, say : OMEN
59. 80's military inits. : SDI
60. Paulo or Pedro, e.g. : SAO

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