New York Times, Monday, February 16, 1998

Author: Peter Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Gordon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. From a distance : AFAR
5. Zeal : ARDOR
10. Wrestling surfaces : MATS
14. Writer Ephron : NORA
15. Chessman : PIECE
16. Here, in Honduras : AQUI
17. ___ Alexander (Hall-of-Fame pitcher) : GROVERCLEVELAND
20. Surgery tool : LASER
21. Zsa Zsa's sister : EVA
22. Slander's counterpart : LIBEL
23. CBS logo : EYE
24. It makes the heart grow fonder : ABSENCE
27. Is for more than one? : ARE
28. Middle of a simile : ASA
29. Last number in a countdown : ONE
31. ___ Duke (tobacco magnate) : JAMESBUCHANAN
38. Police officers : COPS
39. Yankee manager Joe : TORRE
40. Common dog's name : SPOT
42. Dadaist Jean : ARP
43. ___ non grata : PERSONA
45. Also : TOO
46. ___ Yello (soft drink) : MELLO
48. Snooze : NAP
49. Gown : DRESS
51. "The magic word" : PLEASE
53. Portuguese islands : AZORES
54. ___ Toole (Pulitzer-winning novelist) : JOHNKENNEDY
58. Tiff : SPAT
60. Golfer's gouge : DIVOT
61. Corp. bigwig : EXEC
64. Circle parts : ARCS
65. Best of a group : ELITE
66. Requirement : NEED
67. Stopped sleeping : WOKE
68. Meted (out) : DOLED
69. Sounds of disapproval : TSKS
1. What a protractor measures : ANGLE
2. Quick raid : FORAY
3. Got out of bed : AROSE
4. Great review : RAVE
5. Busy mo. for the I.R.S. : APR
6. Reduces to bits, as potatoes : RICES
7. Search (into) : DELVE
8. Pacific, for one : OCEAN
9. Gun the engine : REV
10. Niger's western neighbor : MALI
11. Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Egypt : AQABA
12. Piano fixer : TUNER
13. Move furtively : SIDLE
18. Clear the chalkboard : ERASE
19. Actress Verdugo : ELENA
25. Moisten the turkey : BASTE
26. Former Maine Sen. William : COHEN
28. Mornings, for short : AMS
30. Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
31. Superman's father : JOREL
32. Fermented cider : APPLEJACK
33. Brought to life : BORN
34. ___ Major (Great Bear) : URSA
35. Riding whip : CROP
36. Kiwis : APTERYXES
37. Gallows loop : NOOSE
38. Pitch a tent : CAMP
41. Light throw : TOSS
43. Fancy-schmancy : POSH
44. Axlike tool : ADZE
47. Noted Chinese philosopher : LAOTSE
50. Mouse or beaver, e.g. : RODENT
52. Finished : ENDED
53. Chipped in chips : ANTED
55. Amount in a drug shipment : KILO
56. Wicked : EVIL
57. Memo : NOTE
58. Trite saying : SAW
59. In favor of : PRO
62. Mouse hater's cry : EEK
63. Record store purchases : CDS

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