New York Times, Monday, July 14, 1997

Author: Mark Elliot Skolsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Elliot Skolsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Tarzan's love : JANE
5. Bungle : BOTCH
10. Tickled : GLAD
14. Johnny Cash's "___ Named Sue" : ABOY
15. Before the due date : EARLY
16. Singer McEntire : REBA
17. Formative Picasso phase : BLUEPERIOD
19. Terrible czar : IVAN
20. It picks up readings : SENSOR
21. Hustler's tool, maybe : CUESTICK
23. Religious council : SYNOD
25. Actor Davis : OSSIE
26. Assail : BESET
30. Football Hall-of-Famer Merlin : OLSEN
32. Newspaper publisher Adolph : OCHS
33. Year, south of the border : ANO
34. Wouldn't proceed : BALKED
39. Center of a 1994 chase : WHITEFORDBRONCO
42. Apollo 13 commander : LOVELL
43. Holds : HAS
44. Tennis champ Bjorn : BORG
45. Cleaner/disinfectant brand : LYSOL
47. Connection : NEXUS
48. Octagon or oval : SHAPE
52. One of "The Honeymooners" : ALICE
54. "Carnival of Venice" violinist : PAGANINI
56. Tough : RUGGED
61. Jai ___ : ALAI
62. Sophie Tucker was the "last" : REDHOTMAMA
64. Opposite of ja : NEIN
65. Writer Asimov : ISAAC
66. General's command : ARMY
67. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
68. Tailor : STYLE
69. Bean counters, for short : CPAS
1. Quick punches : JABS
2. Up to the task : ABLE
3. Verb preceder : NOUN
4. Potato parts : EYES
5. Drunken : BEERY
6. Paddle : OAR
7. July 14, in France : TRICOLORHOLIDAY
8. Sun blockers : CLOUDS
9. F.D.R.'s ___ Park : HYDE
10. Southern breakfast dish : GRITS
11. Popular pants since 1850 : LEVIS
12. Old-style calculators : ABACI
13. "Thanks, Gerhard" : DANKE
18. Hitching ___ : POST
22. Sub's "ears" : SONAR
24. Taboo : NONO
26. New Year's Day game : BOWL
27. 22-Down reply : ECHO
28. Hood's knife : SHIV
29. Villa d'___ : ESTE
31. Trails off : EBBS
33. Be ___ in the ointment : AFLY
35. Earring locale : LOBE
36. Fort ___ (gold depository site) : KNOX
37. Stocking shade : ECRU
38. Labradors and Yorkshires : DOGS
40. Comedienne DeGeneres : ELLEN
41. Flamboyant Surrealist : DALI
46. Most mentally sound : SANEST
47. Not masc. or fem. : NEUT
48. Crosses over : SPANS
49. Alex who wrote "Roots" : HALEY
50. One more time : AGAIN
51. "Common Sense" pamphleteer : PAINE
53. "Time in a Bottle" singer Jim : CROCE
55. Pupil locale : IRIS
57. Detroit financing co. : GMAC
58. "The World According to ___" : GARP
59. Austen heroine : EMMA
60. From nine to five, in the classifieds : DAYS
63. Kubrick's "2001" mainframe : HAL

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