New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 1998

Author: Bill Ballard
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Ballard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HQX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ballard. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. What jazz ends with, in England : ZEDS
5. Leaves in, editorially : STETS
10. One who's decamped? : AWOL
14. Linen color : ECRU
15. One of the Dow Jones 30 : KODAK
16. Elizabeth of the Red Cross : DOLE
17. With 39-Across, often-quoted work of 1923 : STOPPINGBYWOODS
20. Sot : TOPER
21. Oval : ELLIPSE
22. Campus mil. org. : ROTC
25. 90 degrees, on a compass : EAST
26. Unit of oil production: Abbr. : BBL
29. Matter to go to court over : TORT
31. Linen colors : BEIGES
35. Statement from Pinocchio : LIE
36. Old-fashioned music hall : ODEON
38. River to the English Channel : ORNE
39. See 17-Across : ONASNOWYEVENING
43. Evil one : OGRE
44. Common dice roll : SEVEN
45. Expected : DUE
46. Single-celled organisms : MONADS
49. Austin-based computer company : DELL
50. Knight : SIR
51. More than a snack : MEAL
53. Stir up : ROIL
55. Tropical woe : MALARIA
58. Israeli native : SABRA
62. What 17- and 39-Across is : ROBERTFROSTPOEM
65. Rainbows : ARCS
66. Rips to pieces : RENDS
67. Saroyan's "My Name is ___" : ARAM
68. TV sleuth Fletcher, to friends : JESS
69. Wear away : ERODE
70. Abysmal test score : ZERO
1. Part of an orange : ZEST
2. Prefix with plasm : ECTO
3. Tiniest bit : DROP
4. Marvelous : SUPER
5. Schuss, e.g. : SKI
6. Quite a load : TON
7. Advantage : EDGE
8. Coffee ___ : TABLE
9. 1973 NASA launch : SKYLAB
10. Alternative to pregnancy : ADOPTION
11. Coaxes : WOOS
12. Kind of shoppe : OLDE
13. "___ Miz" : LES
18. Subatomic particle : PROTON
19. Judicious : WISE
23. List heading : TODO
24. Ships' handlers : CREWS
26. Rarity for a century plant : BLOOM
27. "That's it!" : BINGO
28. Absorb facts : LEARN
30. Played (with) : TOYED
32. Diagrams : GRIDS
33. Ho-hum feeling : ENNUI
34. Rocker Bob : SEGER
37. "Well, I ___!" : NEVER
40. Like some stockings : SEAMLESS
41. Prefix with -drome : VELO
42. Sign up : ENLIST
47. Expensive : DEAR
48. "Les Mouches" dramatist : SARTRE
52. One with no hope of getting out : LIFER
54. Capital of Bolivia : LAPAZ
55. Extra : MORE
56. The basics : ABCS
57. Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
59. Reduce to tears, maybe : BORE
60. Stern : REAR
61. BB's and such : AMMO
62. The Brits in colonial India : RAJ
63. Unusual : ODD
64. Atlanta-to-Tampa dir. : SSE

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