New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Author: Mark Elliot Skolsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Elliot Skolsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Site of St. Peter's : ROME
5. Leg muscles, for short : QUADS
10. Swindle : SCAM
14. "Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
15. Reversed : UNDID
16. California Gov. Wilson : PETE
17. Itsy-bitsy skirt : MINI
18. Precalculator calculators : ABACI
19. Corrida cheers : OLES
20. "Dallas" ranch : SOUTHFORK
22. Fountain servings : COLAS
23. Union letters : AFL
24. Airline seating class : ECONOMY
26. Matzohs lack it : YEAST
30. Early screen star Power : TYRONE
32. Axis foes : ALLIES
34. At any time, in poetry : EER
35. Physics units : RADS
39. Teen hangout : MALL
40. 50's bandleader Perez ___ : PRADO
42. Cross inscription : INRI
43. East European : SLAV
44. ___ Lingus : AER
45. Samples : TASTES
47. Off the mark : ERRANT
50. A century after the Wright brothers' first flight : MMIII
51. Like an old oak tree : GNARLED
54. G.I. entertainers : USO
56. Cinema chain : LOEWS
57. Diving maneuver : JACKKNIFE
63. First name in gymnastics : OLGA
64. City south of Bartlesville : TULSA
65. Point after deuce, maybe : ADIN
66. ___ dire (legal process) : VOIR
67. Have ___ of tea : ASPOT
68. Karate school : DOJO
69. Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
70. Catapult missile : STONE
71. Muhammad and others : ALIS
1. St. Louis 11 : RAMS
2. Hodgepodge : OLIO
3. Carte : MENU
4. Kind of poll : EXIT
5. Hearty draft : QUAFF
6. Open, as a barn door : UNBOLT
7. Month after Shebat : ADAR
8. Haggled : DICKERED
9. Star Wars, initially : SDI
10. "Hoobert Heever," e.g. : SPOONERISM
11. Rostropovich's instrument : CELLO
12. Mr. T's TV show, with "The" : ATEAM
13. Cluttered : MESSY
21. Bigot's emotion : HATE
22. Swindle : CON
25. French landscape painter : COROT
26. Thanksgiving bowlful : YAMS
27. Mideast carrier : ELAL
28. ___ breve (2/2 time) : ALLA
29. Theme of this puzzle : SILVERWARE
31. Pine : YEARN
33. Alley score : SPARE
36. Part of ABM : ANTI
37. Three of a Kind? : DREI
38. Asunción assent : SISI
41. Adapt anew : READJUST
46. One way to run : AMOK
48. 19th-century literary inits. : RLS
49. Arizona territorial capital : TUCSON
51. Fielder's aid : GLOVE
52. Legal pleas, informally : NOLOS
53. Umbrella : AEGIS
55. Play for the N.H.L. : SKATE
58. Gravy Train competitor : ALPO
59. Zippo : NADA
60. Pop star : IDOL
61. South Seas getaway : FIJI
62. Genesis son : ENOS
64. Univ. instructors : TAS

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