New York Times, Thursday, April 27, 1995

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Will Shortz
Lois Sidway
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 76 for Ms. Sidway. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "It is the most beautiful of games."
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© 1995, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Start of a Stepquote : ITIS
5. Government detective : NARC
9. Word with China or ghost : TOWN
13. Permit : GRANT
14. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
15. What hiphuggers hug : ILIA
16. Comic strip cry of frustration : AARGH
17. Fast-food franchises : TACOBELLS
19. Caught : SNARED
21. Subject of the Stepquote : BASEBALL
22. "Jake's Thing" author : AMIS
24. Actress Elizabeth : PENA
25. One who uses a threadless needle : TATTOOER
29. Hush-hush : SECRET
33. Tummy troubles : ACHES
34. Venetian magistrate : DOGE
36. Casino game : KENO
37. Stand in the way of : BAR
38. Stepquote continued : TBEAUTI
41. Flap : ADO
42. It often gets a lick : OREO
44. Roman bear : URSA
45. Was nourished by : FEDON
47. Put in the microwave, maybe : REWARM
49. They take the show on the road : TROUPERS
51. Criticizes : RAPS
53. Sub station? : DELI
54. Author of the Stepquote : REDSMITH
58. Canines, collectives : DOGDOM
62. More than a swellhead : EGOMANIAC
64. _____ Lay (snack-food company) : FRITO
65. City SSE of Delhi : AGRA
66. The "T" in TV : TELE
67. Street urchin : GAMIN
68. "A Bridge Too Far" author Cornelius : RYAN
69. Where the Kon-Tiki is preserved : OSLO
70. End of Stepquote : AMES
1. Farsi is spoken here : IRAN
2. Mitchell mansion : TARA
3. Thankless wretch : INGRATE
4. Stepquote continued : STHEMOST
5. Pessimist's word : NOT
6. _____ League (Mideast group) : ARAB
7. Summarize : RECAP
8. Not far apart, as the eyes : CLOSESET
9. Curtain holder : TIEBACK
10. Stewpot : OLLA
11. Desire : WILL
12. Pelé's org. : NASL
13. Fill-up filler : GAS
18. Nota _____ : BENE
20. God, to Giorgio : DIO
23. Commemorative feast : SEDER
25. Fifer's drum : TABOR
26. Without _____ in the world : ACARE
27. Astonished : THREW
28. Swelter : ROAST
30. English playwright : READE
31. Kipling poem : ENDOR
32. Boo Boo and Bugs, for two : TOONS
35. Poky person : GUARD
39. Meet by chance : BUMPINTO
40. Stepquote continued : IFULOFGA
43. Ben-Hur was one : OARSMAN
46. Bit of wit : EPIGRAM
48. Spectacular suffix : RAMA
50. Respected ref. work : OED
52. Pigs' digs : STIES
54. Back : REAR
55. Like zabaglione : EGGY
56. "Dumb" girl : DORA
57. Dining area : HALL
59. Stop on a _____ : DIME
60. Mayberry jail habitué : OTIS
61. Dude, Jamaican-style : MON
63. Bus. V.I.P. : CEO

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