New York Times, Tuesday, June 9, 1998

Author: Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor: Will Shortz
Arthur S. Verdesca
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Chair part : SLAT
5. Stuff : CRAM
9. Blackmore heroine Lorna : DOONE
14. Salon focus : HAIR
15. Capital of Latvia : RIGA
16. Writer Sinclair : UPTON
17. Meat inspection inits. : USDA
18. Journey for Caesar : ITER
19. 5 to 1, say : RATIO
20. Best Picture of 1987 : THELASTEMPEROR
23. Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
24. Malt kiln : OAST
25. Neighbor of Chile: Abbr. : ARG
28. Woodlands : FORESTS
30. Actress Novak : KIM
33. "Vive ___!" (old French cry) : LEROI
35. Truman's nuclear agcy. : AEC
36. Grandma, affectionately : NANA
37. Opera by Glinka : ALIFEFORTHECZAR
41. Others : REST
42. Furrow : RUT
43. Nutso : LOOPY
44. Encountered : MET
45. Educator Mary McLeod ___ : BETHUNE
48. Fifth quarters, so to speak: Abbr. : OTS
49. Rip : TEAR
50. Pres. Reagan and others : RONS
52. Popular dish often served with rice : CHICKENALAKING
58. Shoot at, as tin cans : PLINK
59. Excellent : AONE
60. Getting ___ years : ONIN
61. Mooch : CADGE
62. The "brains" of 58-Down : CPUS
63. "___ girl!" : ATTA
64. Saccharine : SWEET
65. Pianist Myra : HESS
66. Missing : LOST
1. Closed : SHUT
2. Eye swatter? : LASH
3. White House staffer : AIDE
4. Cheery song syllables : TRALA
5. "The Count of Monte ___" : CRISTO
6. Singing cowboy Tex : RITTER
7. Pulitzer writer James : AGEE
8. Squirrellike monkey : MARMOSET
9. Compulsion by force : DURESS
10. Some 60's paintings : OPART
11. Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
12. Roulette bet : NOIR
13. Rock's Brian : ENO
21. 1966 movie or song hit : ALFIE
22. Quilt part : PATCH
25. Car protector : ALARM
26. U.S. Grant opponent : RELEE
27. Mill fodder : GRIST
29. Astronauts' returning point : EARTH
30. Musical toy : KAZOO
31. Unfitting : INAPT
32. "The Bells of St. ___" : MARYS
34. Frequently : OFT
36. Sgt., e.g. : NCO
38. Carnival oddity : FREAK
39. Community service program : OUTREACH
40. "Maria ___" (1941 hit song) : ELENA
45. St. Thomas who was murdered in a cathedral : BECKET
46. Seventh planet : URANUS
47. Surprisingly : NOLESS
49. Slight color : TINGE
51. Toast : SKOAL
52. Lobster pincer : CLAW
53. Cover up : HIDE
54. Slangy denial : NOPE
55. Engrossed by : INTO
56. Pesky insects : NITS
57. Pesky insect : GNAT
58. Modern office staples, for short : PCS

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