New York Times, Wednesday, May 27, 1998

Author: Mark Elliot Skolsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Elliot Skolsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Problem in the defense lines : HOLE
5. Mountain dew producer : STILL
10. Theories : ISMS
14. On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
15. Lofty roost : AERIE
16. Cannon of "Deathtrap" : DYAN
17. First name in jeans : LEVI
18. French and Indian War battle site : LAKEGEORGE
20. "Much Ado About Nothing" friar : FRANCIS
22. Gallivant : GAD
23. Article in France-Soir : UNE
24. Clinton, e.g., before being Pres. : GOV
25. Igneous rock constituent : FELDSPAR
27. Grand Canyon view : PANORAMA
31. It's 0 deg. at the equator : LAT
32. Pueblo material : ADOBE
33. With competence : ABLY
35. Cause to grimace : PAIN
39. Standard partner : POORS
40. "___ Man Answers" (1962 film) : IFA
41. "Pénélope" composer : FAURE
42. "___ silly question..." : ASKA
43. Recognize : KNOW
44. Part of LEM : LUNAR
45. 4, on a phone : GHI
47. Opened, as a door : UNBOLTED
49. "The Dating Game" contestant : BACHELOR
53. Mentalist Geller : URI
54. 1-Down doubled : ALL
55. 80's sitcom with the voice of Paul Fusco : ALF
56. Wild asses : ONAGERS
60. Newfoundland's capital : SAINTJOHNS
63. Where Farsi is spoken : IRAN
64. Shells and such : AMMO
65. Standing by : ONICE
66. "Lovely" Beatles girl : RITA
67. Arcing shots : LOBS
68. Neighbor of Oman : YEMEN
69. Spring : LEAP
1. Soccer segment : HALF
2. Telephone abbr. : OPER
3. Kind of lamp : LAVA
4. St. Patrick's Day phrase : ERINGOBRAGH
5. Mouth moistener : SALIVA
6. They may be herbal : TEAS
7. Tick off : IRK
8. Feudal lord : LIEGE
9. Under sanction : LEGALLY
10. 49-Across's last words : IDO
11. Vermont product : SYRUP
12. ___ cum laude : MAGNA
13. Vile smile : SNEER
19. Classic Icelandic poetry : EDDA
21. Nuclei : CORES
25. Quartet hidden in this puzzle : FABFOUR
26. Beer brewed in Bremen : STPAULIGIRL
27. Hemingway's handle : PAPA
28. Commotions : ADOS
29. Breakfast area : NOOK
30. Water source : MAIN
34. Bowling green : LAWN
36. Bee or Em : AUNT
37. "Dies ___" : IRAE
38. Disappointing date, maybe : NERD
41. Regional plants : FLORA
43. Wet blanket : KILLJOY
46. Qualifying race : HEAT
48. Burner designer : BUNSEN
49. Kind of metabolism : BASAL
50. Texas shrine : ALAMO
51. Shinny : CLIMB
52. ___ mind (in agreement) : OFONE
56. Story starter : ONCE
57. Pelee Island's lake : ERIE
58. Tat-tat preceder : RATA
59. Say with annoyance : SNAP
61. Refusals : NOS
62. "She Done ___ Wrong" : HIM

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