New York Times, Monday, May 4, 1998

Author: Hugh Davis
Editor: Will Shortz
Hugh Davis
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {PVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Davis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
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1. Top monk : ABBOT
6. Indian princes : RAJAS
11. Come together : GEL
14. Mail deliverer's woe, maybe : CORNS
15. Muse of love poetry : ERATO
16. 12 months, in Monterrey : ANO
17. Hanna-Barbera cartoon character : QUICKDRAWMCGRAW
20. Encourage : URGE
21. Massages : RUBS
22. "Odyssey" sorceress : CIRCE
23. Somewhat: Suffix : ISH
24. Roosters' mates : HENS
25. Slaves : HELOTS
26. Aquarium fish : TETRA
28. Disfigure : MAR
29. ___ offensive (Vietnam War event) : TET
30. Delphic utterances : ORACLES
34. Word before "of nails" or "of roses" : BED
35. Agent noted for Oscar night bashes : SWIFTYLAZAR
37. School transportation : BUS
38. Son of Agamemnon : ORESTES
39. Needlefish : GAR
40. "___ Poetica" : ARS
41. Film units : REELS
45. Think highly of : ADMIRE
47. Bettor's card game : FARO
50. ___ gratias (thanks to God) : DEO
51. Brief affair : FLING
52. Vogue competitor : ELLE
53. Helsinki native : FINN
54. Paul Newman's role in "The Hustler" : FASTEDDIEFELSON
57. Opposite WSW : ENE
58. Country west of Chad : NIGER
59. Connery's successor as Bond : MOORE
60. Hwys. : RDS
61. Rendezvous : TRYST
62. Group belief : TENET
1. Find not guilty : ACQUIT
2. European stock exchange : BOURSE
3. Brainy : BRIGHT
4. "___ bitten..." : ONCE
5. Sound of disapproval : TSK
6. "Nick at Nite" staple : RERUN
7. Many Mideasterners : ARABS
8. 1975 shark blockbuster : JAWS
9. Banking convenience, for short : ATM
10. Game with a goalkeeper : SOCCER
11. Strangler : GARROTER
12. Passed, as laws : ENACTED
13. Bottommost : LOWEST
18. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
19. Old Dodger great Hodges : GIL
24. Mata ___ : HARI
25. Attacks : HASAT
27. Sculls : ROWS
28. ___ Diner, on "Alice" : MELS
31. Ere : AFORE
32. Middles: Abbr. : CTRS
33. Burning substance : LYE
34. Corner of a diamond : BASE
35. Conjectures : SURMISES
36. Worst possible test score : ZERO
37. South Dakota geographical feature : BADLAND
39. Electrician on a film set : GAFFER
40. Silver-colored : ARGENT
42. Inventor of Menlo Park : EDISON
43. Poe's "rare and radiant maiden" : LENORE
44. Shakespearean verse : SONNET
46. Abbr. on a bank statement : INT
47. Tsetses and gnats : FLIES
48. Wide-eyed : ALERT
49. Game official : REF
52. Nervously irritable : EDGY
53. Sheet of ice : FLOE
55. Agency head: Abbr. : DIR
56. Ambulance crew member, for short : EMT

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