New York Times, Friday, February 27, 1998

Author: Kevin McCann
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin McCann
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McCann. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Capital city of 8.6 million : JAKARTA
8. Bunk : HOGWASH
15. Spring bloomers : AZALEAS
16. "M*A*S*H" corporal : OREILLY
17. Salon activity : STYLING
18. Spill : LETSLIP
19. Shade of crimson : MELON
20. Assents : OKS
22. Permanently mark : ETCH
23. "Rhyme Pays" rapper : ICET
24. Downward, in a way : SOUTH
26. Engineers' work : DIKE
27. Pulitzer-winning writer Robertson : NAN
28. Former Greek P.M. Papandreou : ANDREAS
30. Door sign : MEN
31. It causes a breakdown : ENZYME
33. Water adders : DILUTERS
35. Track ___ : MEET
37. Inoperative : NOGO
38. Major strikes : BONANZAS
42. It may involve a sacrifice : GAMBIT
46. MTV prize : AVA
47. Arbiter : SETTLER
49. Late-late hour : ONE
50. Anatomical network : RETE
52. "Merry Company" artist : STEEN
53. Ring : PEAL
54. Twins follower : CRAB
55. CD predecessors : LPS
56. Ugarte player in "Casablanca" : LORRE
57. 1984 Martin-Tomlin comedy : ALLOFME
60. Nosy person's affair, in a saying : BEESWAX
62. Washington summit : RAINIER
63. Performing : ONSTAGE
64. Vets, sometimes : SPAYERS
65. Fumes : SEESRED
1. Light yellow : JASMINE
2. Uto-___ (language group) : AZTECAN
3. 1975 Emmy-winning actress : KAYLENZ
4. Distribute : ALLOT
5. Pull (in) : REIN
6. Bronzy : TAN
7. Equally fine : ASGOOD
8. Milk source : HOLSTEIN
9. Iron man's quest? : ORE
10. Understand : GET
11. Smartened (up) : WISED
12. Unsurpassed : ALLTIME
13. City fellow : SLICKER
14. Jack-in-the-box needs : HYPHENS
21. Iranian mountain dweller : KURD
24. They bring blessings : SNEEZES
25. Kind of lamp : HALOGEN
28. Famous last words? : AMENS
29. Kitchen staple : SUGAR
32. Singer Sumac : YMA
34. Barnyard male : TOM
36. Rats : TATTLERS
38. Places where one is driven to drink? : BARCARS
39. Imbricate : OVERLAP
40. Tennis player Medvedev : NATALIA
41. Small progress : STEP
43. Treaty of Bereeniging conflict : BOERWAR
44. Fuming : INARAGE
45. Wired : TELEXED
48. Sappho's home : LESBOS
51. Wood from India and Sri Lanka : EBONY
53. Assignments : POSTS
56. ___-majesté : LESE
58. "Ptui!" : FIE
59. It's around Martinique : MER
61. Compass dir. : ENE

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