New York Times, Monday, November 17, 1997

Author: Holden Baker
Editor: Will Shortz
Holden Baker
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Walk, trot or canter : GAIT
5. Cheese served with crackers : BRIE
9. Cavort : ROMP
13. Speak without notes : ADLIB
15. Loaf about : LOLL
16. Race track : OVAL
17. Girl in a children's story : GOLDILOCKS
19. Dried up : SERE
20. Go on and off, as a traffic light : BLINK
21. Spain and Portugal : IBERIA
23. Polluted : DEFILED
26. Having round protuberances : KNOBBED
27. Hammed it up : EMOTED
28. Irish accent : BROGUE
29. Foremost's partner : FIRST
30. Try, as a case : HEAR
31. Go out with : DATE
34. Liturgical vestment : ALB
35. Mocked : SCOFFED
38. Clear (of) : RID
39. Shirts for golfers? : TEES
41. Opposite of include : OMIT
42. Mellowing, as cheese : AGING
44. Long-legged shorebird : AVOCET
46. 90's music or fashion : GRUNGE
47. These can be winning or losing : STREAKS
49. Scarlet bird : TANAGER
50. Readies, as a pool cue : CHALKS
51. Harold who wrote "Stormy Weather" : ARLEN
52. Harangue : RANT
53. Worse than awful : UNBEARABLE
58. Fairy tale's opening word : ONCE
59. They crisscross Paris : RUES
60. Grafting shoot : SCION
61. Bambi and kin : DEER
62. They may be loose or split : ENDS
63. Burden : ONUS
1. Joke : GAG
2. Commotion : ADO
3. State west of Ind. : ILL
4. Choice morsels : TIDBITS
5. Flaxen-haired : BLOND
6. Boulder : ROCK
7. Variety : ILK
8. Hamlet's home : ELSINORE
9. Citizen Kane's last word : ROSEBUD
10. Domineering : OVERBEARING
11. Nobelist Curie : MARIE
12. Beg : PLEAD
14. Military lodgings : BILLETS
18. Stretched the truth, so to speak : LIED
22. Peat locale : BOG
23. Trim, as a roast : DEFAT
24. Author Zola : EMILE
25. Restraint : FORBEARANCE
26. Velveeta maker : KRAFT
28. Comport with : BEFIT
30. Development developments : HOMES
32. Touch of color : TINGE
33. Landscaping tool : EDGER
36. Overconfident : COCKSURE
37. Sock menders : DARNERS
40. More slender and graceful : SVELTER
43. Wild llama : GUANACO
45. Acorn tree : OAK
46. Joyous celebration : GALA
47. Seafood order : SCROD
48. Macbeth, for one : THANE
49. Lady's keepsake to a soldier, once : TRESS
51. Not up yet : ABED
54. Convent dweller : NUN
55. Storage container : BIN
56. Costello or Grant : LOU
57. Printer's widths : ENS

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