New York Times, Wednesday, February 14, 1996

Author: C. Lundberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Cliff Lundberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lundberg. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Practical joke : JAPE
5. Malice : VENOM
10. Opera house box : LOGE
14. Kind of history : ORAL
15. Southwest home : ADOBE
16. During : AMID
17. Cluckers : HENS
18. More than angry : LIVID
19. Rankle : RILE
20. What the N.B.A.'s Thurmond did in Lhasa, palindromically? : NATEBITATIBETAN
23. Gum unit : WAD
24. England's F.B.I. : CID
25. Bank statement entry : DEBIT
28. Pen name : BIC
31. Wackos : KOOKS
35. Big birds : EMUS
36. Threaten : MENACE
38. Logical prefix : GEO
39. Like Napoleon, palindromically? : ABLEROFFFORELBA
42. Itinerary section : LEG
43. Idolized : ADORED
44. Spring : LEAP
45. Rendezvous : TRYST
47. Di-Gel target : GAS
48. 80's top-rated TV star : COSBY
49. Winter woe, in Wittenberg : EIS
51. Ages and ages : EON
52. Wallop Nebraska tycoons, palindromically? : SLUGOMAHAMOGULS
61. Soup ingredient : TOFU
62. Buzzer : ALARM
63. Land east of the Urals : ASIA
64. Succulent plant : ALOE
65. Spread out : SPLAY
66. Seven-foot, e.g. : TALL
67. McCartney's instrument : BASS
68. Scornful cries : HOOTS
69. Small amphibians : EFTS
1. One of 21 popes : JOHN
2. Zone : AREA
3. Puff : PANT
4. Differently : ELSEWISE
5. Legal : VALID
6. Revise : EDIT
7. Bygone Chevy : NOVA
8. Notice of departure : OBIT
9. Front-line physician : MEDIC
10. Texas city on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
11. Elide : OMIT
12. Arizona river : GILA
13. Sir Anthony : EDEN
21. Be up : BAT
22. Cycle enthusiast : BIKER
25. Distributed : DEALT
26. Fire remnant : EMBER
27. Not flat : BULGY
28. Obscure : BEFOG
29. Prefix with red : INFRA
30. Sidewalk umbrella sites : CAFES
32. Eyes : OGLES
33. Shish___ : KEBAB
34. Needing a rinse : SOAPY
36. 60's fashion plate : MOD
37. Oil source : COD
40. 2:1, e.g. : RATIO
41. Stretch : ELONGATE
46. Transitions : SEGUES
48. Lover's sound : COO
50. Big hit : SMASH
51. September TV special, with "the" : EMMYS
52. Pierce : STAB
53. Gwen Verdon role : LOLA
54. Subjects of 58-Down investigations : UFOS
55. Rival rival : ALPO
56. Light ring : HALO
57. Smell___ : ARAT
58. Fliers' mil. branch : USAF
59. Sing with grace : LILT
60. Mineo and others : SALS

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