New York Times, Saturday, April 27, 1996

Author: F. Hansen
Editor: Will Shortz
Frances Hansen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 90 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Billy Budd's affirmatives : AYES
5. Cio-Cio-San's marriage broker : GORO
9. Land in the Rub al Khali : OMAN
13. Almost red : RARE
14. One may be found near a cloverleaf : MOTEL
15. Mental barrier : BOGY
16. Start of a tribute to the Metropolitan Opera's James Levine : TWENTYFIVEYEARS
19. Like soap operas : EPISODIC
20. Sgt. Bilko : ERNIE
21. E.T. carriers : UFOS
22. Ship of myth : ARGO
24. More of the tribute : ISTOUGHTOIGNORE
31. Hawaiian "gathering place" : OAHU
32. Points of difficulty : RUBS
33. Met guest artist DeLuise : DOM
34. Ship ropes : TYES
35. Detroit Dark Red and others : BEETS
37. Flag : TIRE
38. Additionally : AND
39. Kind of dance : BARN
40. Regretful one : RUER
41. More of the tribute : SOATOASTTOJIMMY
46. Maximum degree : HILT
47. Letters from Greece : ETAS
48. Expect : AWAIT
51. Expiate : ATONEFOR
55. End of the tribute : HEKNOWSTHESCORE
58. "Der fliegende Hollander" tenor : ERIK
59. ___Park : ESTES
60. Singer's concern : TONE
61. Department store department : MENS
62. Walton opera, with "The" : BEAR
63. Coast : SLED
1. "Vissi d'___" (Puccini aria) : ARTE
2. Squawk : YAWP
3. "...___saw Elba" : EREI
4. Like Salome's dance : SENSUOUS
5. Card game similar to Authors : GOFISH
6. Of the ear : OTIC
7. Pastor, informally : REV
8. Cheer for Escamillo : OLE
9. Weber opera : OBERON
10. Loud complaint : MOAN
11. Rural prefix : AGRI
12. Stock page heading : NYSE
14. Me's partner, in a 1936 song : MYDOG
17. Modern protein source : TOFU
18. Safecrackers : YEGGS
22. Month of l'ete : AOUT
23. Cookout fare : RIBS
24. Minute amounts : IOTAS
25. Refuse : SAYNO
26. Vamp Bara : THEDA
27. 16th-century council site : TRENT
28. Abhorrence : ODIUM
29. Composer of "Miss Julie" : ROREM
30. Manicurist's board : EMERY
35. Object of Canaanite worship : BAAL
36. Once : ERST
37. Cuts geometrically : TRISECTS
39. "Mefistofele" composer : BOITO
42. Speculates : THINKS
43. Utmost extent of one's strength : TETHER
44. Western tribe : OTOES
45. Peerce and Smuts : JANS
48. "Pardon..." : AHEM
49. Had being : WERE
50. Related : AKIN
51. Boy preceder : ATTA
52. Silly billy : FOOL
53. Author Sarah ___Jewett : ORNE
54. Sax or oboe : REED
56. Spider's parlor : WEB
57. Compass point : SSE

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