New York Times, Saturday, July 18, 1998

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Some mercenaries : ASSASSINS
10. Westernmost African capital : DAKAR
15. Crimped : BUNCHEDUP
16. Greece's Constantine II, for one : EXILE
17. Stick in the oven? : BROCHETTE
18. Martín Pinzón's command : PINTA
19. Stray : ERR
20. Rate : PACE
21. Sanctioned : OKED
22. Beginnings : SEEDS
25. Wander : GAD
26. Catcher's gear? : SNARE
27. On-line V.I.P.'s : SYSOPS
29. Lovelorn's utterance : SIGH
31. Shock : JAR
32. Make ends meet? : FIT
33. First name in architecture : EERO
34. Switch ups : ONS
35. More cracked : DAFTER
38. Very poor spirits? : ROTGUT
40. Listening device : EAR
41. Short distance : STEP
43. Belgian resort town : SPA
44. Assad's land: Abbr. : SYR
45. Red letters? : USSR
46. Not up to snuff : SUBPAR
50. Envelope feature : CLASP
52. Layer : HEN
54. Clipped : TERSE
55. Act suggestively : HINT
56. "___ in Calico" (1946 song) : AGAL
58. Mama bear, in Madrid : OSA
59. Prod : EGGON
61. Fasten, in a way : PAPERCLIP
64. The place : WHERE
65. Identify (with) : EMPATHIZE
66. Spread : STREW
67. Tossed : DEEPSIXED
1. Religious leader : ABBESS
2. Romantic vehicle, in song : SURREY
3. Needs to roll over, perhaps : SNORES
4. Blue Devils' grp. : ACC
5. Theater warning : SHH
6. Permeate : SEEP
7. Collar attachment : IDTAG
8. Screwball : NUTCASE
9. Less time-consuming : SPEEDIER
10. Bankbook abbr. : DEP
11. Hypothetical physics particle : AXION
12. Raccoon relative : KINKAJOU
13. Causing change : ALTERANT
14. Publishing employees : READERS
23. Tip : DOFF
24. Doesn't swallow : SPITSUP
26. Field event : SHOTPUT
28. Puts back : STETS
30. Scuzzy : GROSS
35. Vampire's undoing : DAYLIGHT
36. Professional musician : ARRANGER
37. Changed the course of : RESHAPED
39. Comedian Kaplan : GABE
40. Forgoes : ESCHEWS
42. Kind of show : PREGAME
47. Not shutting up : PROLIX
48. Legislative ordinance : ASSIZE
49. Realized : REAPED
51. Selling point : STORE
53. Half a cone, in geometry : NAPPE
57. Abrupt transition : LEAP
60. Fresh : NEW
62. A.C.L.U. concerns : RTS
63. Midwest city, slangily : CHI

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