New York Times, Wednesday, June 5, 1996

Author: G. R. Ferguson
Editor: Will Shortz
Gerald R. Ferguson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Ferguson. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Supports : BACKS
6. Zoophilist's org. : SPCA
10. The Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
14. Almost too coincidental : EERIE
15. "Wellaway!" : ALAS
16. Kind of empire : EVIL
17. "Gigi" song, 1958 : IREMEMBERITWELL
20. Members of the flock : RAMS
21. Where King Zog ruled : ALBANIA
22. Western Indian : UTE
23. Dagger of yore : SNEE
24. Willie Mays was one : GIANT
28. Checked : TESTED
30. 1970 Medicine Nobelist Julius : AXELROD
32. Rubout : ERASURE
35. Increases : UPS
36. Phrase accompanying a finger-snap : THATREMINDSME
40. Ticket office notice : SRO
41. Plead with : IMPLORE
42. Set of kettledrums : TIMPANI
45. Monty___ : PYTHON
49. Bad-mouth : SMEAR
50. Baron in "Der Rosenkavalier" : OCHS
52. Cheer for Joselito : OLE
53. One of the ABC islands : CURACAO
56. Neptune and Uranus, e.g. : GODS
57. "You know what..." : COMETOTHINKOFIT
61. Bandy words : SPAR
62. Odd happenstance : ONER
63. Staggering : AREEL
64. Venomous varmints : ASPS
65. Deere competitor : TORO
66. Pithy : TERSE
1. Modern capital founded by the Phoenicians : BEIRUT
2. Infuse with oxygen : AERATE
3. Some liqueurs : CREMES
4. Spy Philby et al. : KIMS
5. Call the bet of : SEE
6. Jet-black : SABLE
7. West Point freshman : PLEBE
8. Dear, to Dino : CARA
9. "B___bug" : ASIN
10. Cry over : BEWAIL
11. Hail from the past : AVE
12. Wire measure : MIL
13. ___fours : ALL
18. It has 844 million native speakers : MANDARIN
19. Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
23. Architect Jose Luis___ : SERT
25. Kind of lily : ARUM
26. "Negatory!" : NOPE
27. N.F.L. scores : TDS
29. Sympathy's partner : TEA
30. Seed covering : ARIL
31. Disciple of Socrates : XENOPHON
33. Conductor's beginning : SEMI
34. Diamond figure : UMP
36. Tidy : TRIM
37. Site of scores of baseball players? : HOME
38. Prohibitionists : DRYS
39. Bidder's failure : SET
40. Aves. : STS
43. Sulky pullers : PACERS
44. In___ (stagnant) : ARUT
46. Dancer, slangily : HOOFER
47. Some are golden : OLDIES
48. Sit comfortably : NESTLE
50. Palette pigment : OCHER
51. Africa's most populous city : CAIRO
54. Plant holder : ROOT
55. ___cost (free) : ATNO
56. 60's singer Lesley : GORE
57. Civil War letters : CSA
58. Goddess of plenty : OPS
59. War room fixture : MAP
60. Krazy___ : KAT

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