Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Aug 09, 1998 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 79, Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wide-eyed : AGOG
5. Bit of beachwear : CAFTAN
11. Persona non ___ : GRATA
12. Per : APIECE
13. They have bugs : COLDSUFFERERS
15. Mad magazine feature : SPOOF
16. Scholarship factor : NEED
17. Hoops contest, for short : NIT
18. Love-letter letters : SWAK
19. After the whistle : LATE
21. Dosimeters measure them : RADS
22. "___ Skylark" : TOA
23. Viagra, e.g. : PILL
24. Senate vote : AYE
26. They have bugs : TAPPEDTELEPHONES
32. Pull a boner : ERR
33. Pen points : NIBS
34. Added : TACKEDON
36. Doc bloc : AMA
37. 20's auto : REO
38. X : CHI
39. Actress Merkel : UNA
40. Stark raving mad : MANIACAL
43. Many millennia : AEON
44. Ear part : COB
45. They have bugs : COMPUTERPROGRAMS
48. Polo Grounds legend : OTT
49. Piggies : TOES
50. ___ standstill : ATA
51. Reunion group : CLAN
54. Hock : PAWN
55. Wash up : LAVE
57. "How Dry I Am" punctuation, maybe : HIC
58. Lustrous gem : OPAL
60. She turned to stone : NIOBE
62. They have bugs : ENTOMOLOGISTS
65. Has a crush on : ADORES
66. Certain string ensemble : NONET
67. Class-trip chaperone, usually : PARENT
68. Pointless Olympic event? : EPEE
1. Singer Guthrie : ARLO
2. Irritating sorts : GADFLIES
3. Fourth-qtr. followers : OTS
4. It may be thrown down : GAUNTLET
5. Eatery : CAFE
6. Pantomimed : APED
7. Douglas, for one : FIR
8. Singer ___ Marie : TEENA
9. Bitter-tasting : ACRID
10. Fits (inside) : NESTS
11. Sludge : GOOK
13. Form 1040 completer : CPA
14. Agent's take : FEE
15. Give this for that : SWAP
18. Castrato, often : SOPRANO
20. The whole shootin' match : ALL
21. French statesman Coty : RENE
22. Landing locale : TARMAC
23. McHale's craft : PTBOAT
24. Reaction to pollen, perhaps : AHCHOO
25. Harnessing : YOKING
26. Cowboys or Indians : TEAM
27. Thrilled : ENRAPT
28. Like punch-outs : DIECUT
29. Hoosier hoopsters : PACERS
30. Tutor : EDUCATE
31. Santa Rosa's valley : SONOMA
35. Catches : NABS
41. Springsteen's "___ Fire" : IMON
42. Not to mention : LETALONE
43. Italy's ___ Mountains : APENNINE
46. Donnybrook : ROW
47. Super review : RAVE
51. For a song : CHEAP
52. Mrs. McCartney : LINDA
53. Trouper : ACTOR
54. Norton, to Kramden : PAL
55. Dole's successor : LOTT
56. Car safety feature: Abbr. : ABS
58. Sign : OMEN
59. Mail : POST
61. "Ah so!" : ISEE
63. You can dig it : ORE
64. R.M.N. group : GOP
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