New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 1998

Author: Frederick T. Buhler
Editor: Will Shortz
Frederick T. Buhler
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQWXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry Minimum word length: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Buhler. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Plays a round : GOLFS
6. U.S.A.F. NCO : TSGT
10. Pianist Myra : HESS
14. Sanctuaries : ASYLA
15. Subscription length, often : YEAR
16. Septi- plus one : OCTA
17. Young pig : SHOAT
18. React to yeast : RISE
19. ___ Tower (San Francisco landmark) : COIT
20. Monkey business : HANKYPANKY
22. Radius neighbor : ULNA
23. Rajah's wife : RANEE
24. Churchill's trademark : VSIGN
25. Beat to a pulp : MASH
29. Open, as a bag : UNSTRAP
31. Job for TV's Quincy : AUTOPSY
33. Oater settings : SALOONS
37. Hold gently : CRADLE
38. St. Thomas à ___ (martyred archbishop) : BECKET
39. Hollow-eyed : HAGGARD
41. Place : SITUATE
42. Safeguarded : ENSURED
44. Kind of analyst: Abbr. : SYST
45. Dangle a carrot in front of : TEMPT
48. They may be fair or square : DEALS
50. Mélange : OLIO
51. Chicken Little's friend : HENNYPENNY
56. Look after : TEND
57. "Just ___!" : ASEC
58. Say "fo'c's'le," for instance : ELIDE
59. Enthralled : AGOG
60. Elephantine : HUGE
61. ___ Highway (road through Ft. Nelson) : ALCAN
62. Orpheus' instrument : LYRE
63. Greystoke's foster parents : APES
64. Stinks to high heaven : REEKS
1. More than a scrape : GASH
2. Watchmen's watchdog?: Abbr. : OSHA
3. "Lolita" star Sue : LYON
4. Criticism : FLAK
5. One with Don Juanism : SATYR
6. Despotism : TYRANNY
7. Tuna trappers : SEINES
8. O-rings, e.g. : GASKETS
9. Rare trick taker : TREY
10. Trickery : HOCUSPOCUS
11. Gastroenteritis cause : ECOLI
12. Entrapment : STING
13. Lucifer : SATAN
21. Hesitant ones : PAUSERS
24. Man's man : VALET
25. Speed ratio : MACH
26. Mystique : AURA
27. For guys : STAG
28. Miscellany : HODGEPODGE
30. With keen interest : RABIDLY
32. Infiltrator, perhaps : PLANT
34. Acceptable : OKAY
35. Acquires in the end : NETS
36. "Let it stand" : STET
40. Dons one's Sunday best : DUDESUP
41. Occasions for holding hands : SEANCES
43. Not do as promised : RENEGE
45. Damage beyond repair : TOTAL
46. Plaintive piece : ELEGY
47. Bush-league : MINOR
49. Bushman's weapon : SPEAR
51. "Very funny!" : HAHA
52. Glamour competitor : ELLE
53. "Well done!" : NICE
54. Neighbor of Minn. : NDAK
55. Cravings : YENS

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