New York Times, Wednesday, August 12, 1998

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Start of a well-known series : ABCDE
6. Forest denizen : ELK
9. Dry (off) : TOWEL
14. Retinue : TRAIN
15. New beginning? : NEO
16. Lessen : ABATE
17. 25 million to 1, maybe : LOTTOODDS
19. Put a spell on : HEXED
20. Director Lee : ANG
21. Kind of alert : SMOG
22. Round Table address : SIR
23. Gulf war missile : SCUD
25. Craving for candy : SWEETTOOTH
30. Native American symbol : TOTEM
32. Washington height : RAINIER
33. Carving arrowheads, nowadays : LOSTART
37. Draft org. : SSS
38. Theme of this puzzle : TRIPLEDOUBLES
42. "___ get it!" ("Aha!") : OHI
43. Where to find clear sailing : OPENSEA
44. Football choice : RECEIVE
47. Actor Bruce : NIGEL
51. Person with a log : BOOKKEEPER
55. Vena ___ (vessel to the heart) : CAVA
56. Lots of time : EON
57. Canal with a mule named Sal : ERIE
59. Hit with a phaser : ZAP
60. Capital in 1960's headlines : HANOI
63. Kindnesses : GOODDEEDS
65. Actress Aimée : ANOUK
66. Armageddon : END
67. "A Delicate Balance" playwright : ALBEE
68. Words to remember : MOTTO
69. Soap solution : LYE
70. Ambiances : MOODS
1. "It's about time!" : ATLAST
2. Something to bust : BRONCO
3. Strong string : CATGUT
4. Dah's partner : DIT
5. "The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
6. Grant : ENDOW
7. Sitting spot : LEDGE
8. Frazier's specialties : KOS
9. Gauguin locale : TAHITI
10. Moon of Uranus : OBERON
11. Grow, in a way : WAX
12. Summer in France : ETE
13. Ran : LED
18. Mantras : OMS
22. Position : STATUS
24. Supermarket section : DELI
26. ___ the side of caution (play it safe) : ERRON
27. Seine tributary : OISE
28. 1979 Nastassja Kinski role : TESS
29. Mark McGwire stat: Abbr. : HRS
31. Swab : MOP
34. Untidy one : SLOVEN
35. Home on the range : TEPEE
36. Summer pick-me-up : ADE
38. Lt. Kojak : THEO
39. "Miami Vice" cop : RICO
40. Little Joe's pa, on "Bonanza" : BEN
41. Not clerical : LAIC
42. Shape of the world : ORB
45. Scrape together : EKEOUT
46. 1965 Dixie Cups hit : IKOIKO
48. Park structure : GAZEBO
49. Got around : EVADED
50. Failures : LAPSES
52. Spring bloomer : PEONY
53. Wear : ERODE
54. Free (of) : RID
58. Dutch cheese : EDAM
60. Hardly one with stage fright : HAM
61. It starts with enero : ANO
62. "Forget it!" : NOT
63. Come together : GEL
64. "Eldorado" rock grp. : ELO

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