New York Times, Tuesday, August 27, 1996

Author: D. E. Donaldson
Editor: Will Shortz
Dorothy E. Donaldson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "Waterloo" pop band : ABBA
5. First of a familiar trio : SNAP
9. Border on : ABUT
13. Action word : VERB
14. On the up and up : LEGIT
16. ___ of one's existence : BANE
17. Prefix with -logue : IDEO
18. Acid/alcohol reaction product : ESTER
19. Bygone Fords : LTDS
20. Long-distance communications? : SEANCES
22. Cars discontinued in 1960 : DESOTOS
24. Shoelace problem : KNOT
25. Environmental study: Abbr. : ECOL
26. Fairylike : ELFIN
28. Director Peckinpah : SAM
31. Expressions of approval : AMENS
34. ___ Juana (name in old Mexico) : TIA
35. Embark on a voyage : SETSAIL
38. Top dog, for short : CEO
39. Owns : HAS
40. Second of a familiar trio : CRACKLE
41. "Cool" : RAD
42. Bankbook entry: Abbr. : INT
43. Contacted by shortwave : RADIOED
44. Pilot's announcement, for short : ETA
45. Places for needles : CACTI
47. "___ the season..." : TIS
48. Creme cookies : OREOS
50. Armchair athlete's channel : ESPN
52. Abbr. on a love letter : SWAK
53. Ship's platform : FORETOP
56. The least possible : MINIMAL
59. "Oh, sure" : IBET
60. Fog : VAPOR
62. Missile storage site : SILO
63. Grasslands : LEAS
64. Idolize : ADORE
65. Outside: Prefix : ECTO
66. Actor Talbot : LYLE
67. Moved rapidly : SPED
68. Worn out : SHOT
1. Budget rival : AVIS
2. George Eliot's Adam : BEDE
3. Food in a bowl : BREAKFASTCEREAL
4. Improved: Fr. : ABONNI
5. Winter driving hazard : SLEET
6. Robert Stack TV role : NESS
7. Ten-percenter: Abbr. : AGT
8. Like Hamelin's piper : PIED
9. In flower : ABLOOM
10. Place name on a 3-Down box : BATTLECREEKMICH
11. Nullify : UNDO
12. Hardy girl : TESS
15. Genealogist's handiwork : TREE
21. Force into service : CONSCRIPT
23. Reduce : SCALEDOWN
26. Principles of good conduct : ETHIC
27. Tropical vine : LIANA
28. German town : STADT
29. Computer code : ASCII
30. Powerful sharks : MAKOS
32. Marvy : NEATO
33. Ice cream drinks : SODAS
36. Historical period : ERA
37. ___ de France : ILE
46. African fly : TSETSE
49. Elevates : RAISES
51. "Super" star : NOVA
52. Fathered : SIRED
53. Leave no part empty : FILL
54. Follow instructions : OBEY
55. Footballer's protection : PADS
56. Sir Thomas : MORE
57. Voice below soprano : ALTO
58. Booty : LOOT
61. Third of a familiar trio : POP

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