New York Times, Wednesday, March 19, 1997

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. ___ center : REC
4. Protection against chills : SHAWL
9. Biting : ACERB
14. Listening device : EAR
15. Shire of "For Richer, For Poorer" : TALIA
16. Paint ingredient : LATEX
17. Saddam Hussein's title : PRESIDENTOFIRAQ
20. Playful water animal : OTTER
21. "Speed" name : KEANU
22. Popular N.B.A. nickname : SHAQ
23. They avail themselves of Vail : SKIERS
26. ___ Canals : SOO
29. "The Joy Luck Club" author : TAN
30. A & W rival : BARQS
31. Con job : SCAM
32. This is one for the books : AUDIT
33. Dwellers along the Volga : TATARS
35. Informative dialogues : QANDASESSIONS
38. Not moving : ATREST
39. Resell at inflated prices : SCALP
40. Run amok : RIOT
41. Marquee names : STARS
42. %: Abbr. : PCT
45. Computer's "guts," for short : CPU
46. Bomb tryouts : ATESTS
48. Prefix with space or stat : AERO
49. Title for Cervantes : SENOR
51. Persian Gulf nation : QATAR
52. Most typewriters have them : QWERTYKEYBOARDS
57. Spine-tingling : EERIE
58. Freeze : ICEUP
59. "Hold On Tight" rock group : ELO
60. Office furniture : DESKS
61. Part of a spool : NOTCH
62. "___ Miserables" : LES
1. Send another E-mail message : REPOST
2. Actress Kitt : EARTHA
3. Canea resident : CRETAN
4. Move a muscle : STIR
5. "It ___ to Be You" : HAD
6. Pintful, perhaps : ALE
7. Take the gold : WIN
8. Potato pancakes : LATKES
9. Code words for "A" : ALFAS
10. He went east of Eden : CAIN
11. Ancient Italian : ETRUSCAN
12. Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
13. Diagonal chess capture : BXQ
18. Et ___ (and the following) : SEQ
19. "The Star-Spangled Banner" preposition : OER
23. 1978 Peace Prize winner : SADAT
24. Actor Kristofferson : KRIS
25. Mensa hurdles : IQTESTS
27. Galley items : OARS
28. Meditation syllables : OMS
30. Signs of winter's end : BUDS
31. Word in an octagon : STOP
32. Work without ___ (risk injury) : ANET
33. Some Romanovs : TSARS
34. Suffers : AILS
35. Common swab : QTIP
36. Firebrands : AROUSERS
37. Imitate Mel Torme : SCAT
38. Pinball path : ARC
41. Pianist Rudolf : SERKIN
42. "Stormy" sea bird : PETREL
43. Hold protectively : CRADLE
44. Some sculptures : TORSOS
46. Poker payments : ANTES
47. Slinky or yo-yo : TOY
48. Motel approver, briefly : AAA
50. Estrada of "CHiPs" : ERIK
51. Hebrew letter before resh : QOPH
52. Proof finale : QED
53. Minuscule : WEE
54. "The Island of the Day Before" author : ECO
55. To date : YET
56. Tampa Bay player, for short : BUC

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