New York Times, Friday, July 3, 1998

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {HKQ} Spans: 4, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Close to closed : AJAR
5. Bandy : SWAP
9. Set store by : PRIZE
14. Part of a gimlet : LIMEJUICE
16. Work orders? : MEMOS
17. Bygone wedding vow : OBEDIENCE
18. Mere : SCANT
19. "___ at End House" (Christie mystery) : PERIL
20. Go by the board? : DIVE
22. Molding type : OGEE
23. Mothballed : IDLE
25. Corn sugar : DEXTROSE
27. Former auto mfr. : AMC
29. Formal need : TIE
31. Churl : CAD
32. It may follow a cease-fire : PEACECONFERENCE
39. Outdoor decorations : ORNAMENTALTREES
40. Star's family, perhaps : PLANETARYSYSTEM
41. Together : ONE
42. That, in Oaxaca : ESA
43. British verb ending : ISE
44. Shower unit? : RAINDROP
48. Kind of hall : TOWN
51. "___ Desire" (1953 Barbara Stanwyck movie) : ALLI
52. Pothers : ADOS
54. Big drawer? : MECCA
57. Hit the bottle : BOOZE
59. Smoothed : IRONEDOUT
61. Architectural afterthought : ANNEX
62. Some circus performers : STRONGMEN
63. Needle : TEASE
64. Basil, e.g. : TSAR
65. First name in architecture : EERO
1. Out of balance : ALOP
2. See eye to eye : JIBE
3. Things of national interest : AMERICANA
4. Took from the top : REDID
5. Go a-courting? : SUE
6. Flag waver? : WIND
7. Adjusters' concerns : ACCIDENTREPORTS
8. Bone to pick : PEEVE
9. Tony Blair and others, for short : PMS
10. Black boxes : RECORDERS
11. Cricket stage : IMAGO
12. Becomes inattentive, with "out" : ZONES
13. French name that sounds like two letters : ESTEE
15. Tumbler of rhyme : JILL
21. Has a flair for : EXCELSAT
24. "You get the idea..." : ETCETERA
26. Somewhat sour : TARTY
27. How bottles of soft drink may be priced? : APOP
28. Scottish blackbird : MERL
30. College founded in 1940 : IONA
33. Treats as holy : CANONIZES
34. Fiddle with : EMEND
35. Wray and others : FAYS
36. Bottom line, so to speak : NETINCOME
37. Civic boundaries? : CEES
38. Salinger dedicatee : ESME
44. Nearest capital to Gibraltar : RABAT
45. Helpless? : ALONE
46. Massey of "Balalaika" : ILONA
47. Keats, e.g. : ODIST
49. Indication : OMEN
50. Military formation : WEDGE
53. Short-billed rail : SORA
55. Square dance official : CUER
56. ___ cost : ATNO
58. Devon river : EXE
60. "Fear not, ___ be dismayed": II Chronicles : NOR

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