New York Times, Friday, March 27, 1998

Author: Alan Jay Weiss
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Jay Weiss
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQWZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Weiss. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Crack and redden : CHAP
5. "Asylum" star Sylvia : SYMS
9. Pitcher Labine : CLEM
13. Painter Bonheur : ROSA
14. Pound (down) : TAMP
15. See 1-Down : GRAVE
16. Obote's overthrower : AMIN
17. "Show Boat" show-stopper : OLMANRIVER
19. 1989 Neill/Kidman thriller : DEADCALM
21. Abatement : EASING
22. Runner Alexander : LAMAR
23. Retirement mecca, informally : STPETE
24. Letter drop-offs : ELISIONS
28. Place for a pin : TIE
29. Busy person's alleged work load : TON
30. Vast : BROAD
32. Playfully roguish : ARCH
35. ___ about (around) : ONOR
37. The Hoosier Poet : RILEY
39. Leader of the Limelites, in 60's pop : SHEP
41. Actor Stoltz : ERIC
43. Postgame show : RECAP
45. Uncouth one : APE
46. Bovine mouthful : CUD
48. Holes as expected : MAKESPAR
50. Start liking : TAKETO
53. "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" poet : KEATS
54. Christmas eave decoration? : ICICLE
55. "Floor it!" : LETERRIP
58. Jackpot : MOTHERLODE
60. Painter's first class, possibly : ARTI
61. Either of the Sprats : EATER
62. Pinnacle : APEX
63. Part of a full house : PAIR
64. Underworld flower : STYX
65. Predisposition : BENT
66. Ultimatum ender : ELSE
1. With 15-Across, lifetime : CRADLETO
2. Comedy hit of 1990 : HOMEALONE
3. Anatolia, today : ASIAMINOR
4. Ling-Ling and others : PANDAS
5. Athenian site : STOA
6. You and you, along the Yazoo : YALL
7. "Delicious!" : MMMM
8. It might afford a remedy : SPA
9. Produce drawers : CRISPERS
10. "C'est ___" : LAVIE
11. Affair : EVENT
12. Go with the flow? : MERGE
15. Middle of M-G-M's motto : GRATIA
18. Incubation station : NEST
20. Plagiarize : CRIB
25. Peace Nobelist John Boyd ___ : ORR
26. Café ___ : NOIR
27. Capital on the Willamette : SALEM
31. Ten in front? : DECA
33. Shrubby thicket : CHAPARRAL
34. A, B or C preceder : HEPATITIS
36. Party snack-mix ingredient : RICECHEX
38. Chatter : YAK
40. Lose moisture, in a way : PERSPIRE
42. Sheffield artisan : CUTLER
44. Toy dog : PEKE
47. No layabout : DOER
49. Wrap in bright colors : SERAPE
50. Era : TIMES
51. C. P. Snow's "___ of Varnish" : ACOAT
52. Long Branch Saloon proprietress : KITTY
55. Run off a farm? : LOPE
56. Successor to Churchill : EDEN
57. Libretto : TEXT
59. Film processing place : LAB

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