New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 1998

Author: Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Harvey Estes
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
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1. Paul Claudel's "Cinq Grandes ___" : ODES
5. "My word!" : EGAD
9. "Civil Disobedience," e.g. : ESSAY
14. Lead, often : TITLEROLE
16. Pitch : SLOPE
17. Reporter's quest : INTERVIEW
18. Winter treat : COCOA
19. One way to serve 18-Across : STEAMING
20. Nearing bedtime : LATISH
21. Sound of swift passage : ZING
22. It goes with tails : TOPHAT
23. Prick : STING
25. Picnic serving : COLESLAW
27. Use a food mill : PUREE
28. Dewlaps : JOWLS
29. Union fighter: Abbr. : CSA
30. On ___ (equipotent) : APAR
31. Manners : MODES
32. "Double Indemnity" author : CAIN
33. Brainard, the Absent-Minded Professor : NED
34. N.B.A. teammate since 1947 : LAKER
35. Parceled : DOLED
36. Mugged : GRIMACED
38. "A Natural Man" singer, 1971 : RAWLS
39. Cairn composition : STONES
40. Met manager, 1950-72 : BING
41. Jukes : FEINTS
42. Not drawn out : SUCCINCT
46. Really fancy : ADORE
47. Where a bus passenger might step : TOTHEREAR
48. Purport : TENOR
49. Flood mark : WATERLINE
50. Museum Folkwang locale : ESSEN
51. Metallurgist's stock : ORES
52. Knock off : SLAY
1. Cager Thorpe : OTIS
2. Exertion : DINT
3. Suffix with disk : ETTE
4. Less reputable : SLEAZIER
5. 1981 N.B.A. M.V.P. : ERVING
6. Like some concerns : GOING
7. Shake or break follower : ALEG
8. To Shakespeare it was "honey-heavy" : DEW
9. They may be narrow : ESCAPES
10. Couch potatoes, say : SLOTHS
11. Visit : SOCIALCALL
12. Desertions of dogma : APOSTASIES
13. "___, right!" : YEAH
15. Ferret's cousin : ERMINE
20. Slouches : LOLLS
22. Broadcaster's need : TOWER
23. Displaces : SUPERSEDES
24. Customs : TRADITIONS
25. Unreadable : CODED
26. Pixie stick : WAND
27. Qualm : PANG
28. Laughing stock? : JOKES
31. Uses an airborne defense : MACES
32. Barrel race participants : COWGIRLS
34. Revere signaler : LANTERN
35. Ball boy or ball girl? : DANCER
37. Bill ___, the Father of Bluegrass : MONROE
38. Forty-niner's quest : RICHES
40. Evel Knievel's hometown : BUTTE
41. It may have a twist : FATE
42. Shoot up : SOAR
43. Quarterback O'Donnell : NEIL
44. "Marriage at ___" (Veronese painting) : CANA
45. One more than 47-Down : TREY
47. Low card : TWO

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