NY Times, Sun, Jun 28, 1998 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Ed Early
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 125, Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Old Russian despot : TSAR
5. Amontillado container : CASK
9. Hand over : CONSIGN
12. Made raucous noise : BLATTED
15. Nobelist France : ANATOLE
16. Continental, e.g. : AIRLINE
17. Scolded : BERATED
18. Moderately slow tempo : ANDANTE
19. With 20-Across, the theme of this puzzle, with "The" : LION
20. See 19-Across : KING
21. Point on a diamond? : RUN
22. Posed : SAT
23. Homes : ABODES
27. Unit of 19- and 20-Across : CEL
30. Like picnic wear : CASUAL
35. "___-da" : LADI
36. ___ polloi : HOI
37. Loyal : TRUE
38. Spectrum generator : PRISM
40. Struggles : DINTS
42. Reveille producer : BUGLE
43. Melodic : TUNEFUL
45. Stocked up : HOARDED
47. Famed Italian arts patron : MEDICI
48. Patisserie delicacy : ECLAIR
49. Kyoto bread : YEN
50. Brace : TWO
51. Process used in 19- and 20-Across : ANIMATION
57. Heading on a Father's Day card : TODAD
58. Main character in 19- and 20-Across : SIMBA
59. Tough tests : ORALS
60. Chemical ending : ENE
1. Dial ___ : TONE
2. Hair tangle : SNARL
3. "Blue Skies" star : ASTAIRE
4. Fall-down-laughing funny : RIOTOUS
5. Kind of arrest : CARDIAC
6. Braves' home : ATLANTA
7. Confidence game : STING
8. "Mild-mannered" reporter : KENT
9. Taxi : CAB
10. Senator/astronaut : GLENN
11. Composer Rorem : NED
12. Barnyard sound : BAA
13. Golf course : LINKS
14. Scenic Scottish river : DEE
23. Monte Leone, e.g. : ALP
24. QB Starr : BART
25. Discredit : ODIUM
26. With 31-Down, producer of 19- and 20-Across : DISNEY
27. Hot stuff : CHILI
28. Ages and ages : EON
29. Supple : LITHE
31. See 26-Down : STUDIO
32. Proponent : URGER
33. Part of a New Year's Eve song : AULD
34. ___ jeans : LEE
39. Euripides tragedy : MEDEA
40. French nobleman : DUC
41. Assn. : SOC
42. Muscles : BRAWN
44. Twain name : FINN
46. Quartet member : ALTO
52. "Wishing won't make ___" : ITSO
53. Fabric with a wavelike look : MOIRE
54. Hyper? : ADMAN
55. Delay : TABLE
56. Lupino and others : IDAS
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