New York Times, Monday, January 27, 1997

Author: F. Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Desert plants : CACTI
6. Swap : TRADE
11. Stomach muscles, for short : ABS
14. Extraterrestrial : ALIEN
15. King or queen : RULER
16. Do some soft-shoe : TAP
17. Big name in video rentals : BLOCKBUSTER
19. Kimono accessory : OBI
20. Musical partner of Crosby and Stills : NASH
21. Madison Avenue worker : ADMAN
23. Big monkeys : BABOONS
27. French artist Henri : MATISSE
29. Adjusts to fit : ADAPTS
30. Extreme cruelty : SADISM
31. Religious factions : SECTS
32. Top floor : ATTIC
33. Rainbow shape : ARC
36. Lodge members : ELKS
37. Air raid alert : SIREN
38. Words of comprehension : ISEE
39. Tiny bit, as of cream : DAB
40. Asia's ___ Peninsula : MALAY
41. Bus station posting: Abbr. : SCHED
42. Mickey of "National Velvet" : ROONEY
44. Word said to a photographer : CHEESE
45. Split with a hatchet : CLEAVED
47. Scorched : CHARRED
48. Contract with a car dealer : LEASE
49. Limerick, e.g. : POEM
50. Bic filler : INK
51. Yegg : SAFECRACKER
58. "We're number ___!" : ONE
59. Eskimo boat : UMIAK
60. Lariat's end : NOOSE
61. Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
62. Little finger : PINKY
63. Soaked : SOPPY
1. Quick way around town : CAB
2. The whole shooting match : ALL
3. A.F.L.'s partner : CIO
4. Gumshoe : TEC
5. Tied up : INKNOTS
6. Supporting beam : TRUSS
7. "High priority!" : RUSH
8. Supermodel Carol : ALT
9. Ruby or Sandra : DEE
10. Unpredictable : ERRATIC
11. Cyclotron : ATOMSMASHER
12. Rum cakes : BABAS
13. Vertebra locale : SPINE
18. Prohibits : BANS
22. Malign, in slang : DIS
23. Established : BASED
24. Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
25. Exhausting task : BACKBREAKER
26. Chooses : OPTS
27. Chum, to a Brit : MATEY
28. Tennis score : ADIN
30. Homeless animal : STRAY
32. Felt crummy : AILED
34. Pee Wee of Ebbets Field : REESE
35. Yielded : CEDED
37. Having one's marbles : SANE
38. Cake finisher : ICER
40. Advances : MOVESUP
41. Tribal healers : SHAMANS
43. Western treaty grp. : OAS
44. Sonny's ex : CHER
45. Advertising awards : CLIOS
46. Comedian Bruce : LENNY
47. Overly self-confident : COCKY
49. Mountain : PEAK
52. "___ Blue?" (1929 #1 hit) : AMI
53. Five smackeroos : FIN
54. Dove sound : COO
55. Keystone character : KOP
56. Sixth sense, for short : ESP
57. Juan Carlos, e.g. : REY

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