New York Times, Saturday, February 14, 1998

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Diehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Having an irregularly curved outline : AMOEBIC
8. 70's hot spots : DISCOS
14. Hastily : SLAPDASH
15. Available for viewing : ONTAPE
16. Investigate : POKEINTO
17. In relief : GRAVEN
18. Punish with an arbitrary penalty : AMERCE
19. Chicks : CHEEPERS
21. Addition sign? : CARET
22. Zoo critter : ROO
23. End of a French conversation, maybe : MERCI
24. Start with while : ERST
25. Muscles used in rowing, for short : DELTS
27. Put down : SNUB
28. Fled in a hurry : TOREAWAY
31. Wright wing : ELL
32. Hearty occasion? : STVALENTINESDAY
36. Penlight battery : AAA
37. Like the perfect beaver : EAGEREST
38. Vermiculite, essentially : MICA
40. Groundskeeper, at times : RAKER
41. Tennis's Ramirez : RAUL
45. Ben-Hur, for one : SLAVE
47. Doughfoots : GIS
48. W.W. I site : MARNE
49. Strengths: Var. : POTENCES
51. Beyond the pale : WAYOUT
52. Popular record label : ARISTA
53. Hoagy Carmichael classic : STARDUST
55. Made an impression on : DENTED
56. Sends with : ENCLOSES
57. Mystery writer's booty : EDGARS
58. Played the sidekick : STOOGED
1. Six-time Gold Glove winner for Toronto : ALOMAR
2. Wrights : MAKERS
3. Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti," e.g. : OPERETTA
4. Bull : EDICT
5. Spoiler : BANE
6. Professional suffix : IST
7. 32-Across handouts : CHOCOLATEKISSES
8. Big cheese of Venice : DOGE
9. Like some legal proceedings : INREM
10. Bone of the middle ear : STAPES
11. Hollowed out, as a mountain : CAVERNED
12. Botanical lids : OPERCULA
13. Without flapdoodle : SENSIBLY
14. Berth : SPACE
20. Starts illegally? : HOTWIRES
22. Return to the fray : REENGAGE
25. Dismal : DREAR
26. Having more upstairs : SANER
29. Charging cheer : OLE
30. Direct-mail response sticker : YES
32. Hero who debuted in Black Mask magazine, 1929 : SAMSPADE
33. Nipped and tucked : TAILORED
34. Giving up : VACATING
35. Part of a pound? : STRAYDOG
39. Sacred book of Zoroastrianism : AVESTA
42. Whet : AROUSE
43. Mint : UNUSED
44. Some Balts : LETTS
46. Return function : ENTER
48. A Thomas : MARLO
50. Low heels? : CADS
51. City on the Brazos : WACO
54. Cable channel : TNT

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