New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 1996

Author: C. Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Forward : AHEAD
6. Central religious principle : TAO
9. Error : FLAW
13. Smithy's furnace : FORGE
14. It's music to St. Peter's ears : HARP
15. Come-on : LINE
16. Sign of spring : TULIP
17. "Alfred" composer : ARNE
18. Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
19. Words stamped on a char's mailing? : RETURNTOCINDER
22. Lacking a musical quality : ATONAL
23. Chilling : SCARY
24. Long soot? : FIFTYYARDASH
28. Seat of King Olaf's rule : OSLO
29. Central German state : HESSE
30. Club of diamonds : BAT
33. Jacket material : BLURBS
36. Workout segment : SITUPS
38. Descry : SEE
39. In the boondocks : RURAL
43. Rick's beloved : ILSA
44. Hot film of 1947? : FOREVEREMBER
47. Musical key : AFLAT
50. 1994 Oscar winner Wiest : DIANNE
51. Use bellows? : BLOWHOTANDCOAL
55. Kind of check : RAIN
56. Dome : PATE
57. Thorough check : AUDIT
59. River of Leeds? : AIRE
60. Copied : APED
61. Warehouse : STORE
62. Wilbur Post's TV companion : MRED
63. Chaired : LED
64. Connecticut River town : ESSEX
1. Rearward : AFT
2. Appointed time : HOUR
3. Gardner a k a A. A. Fair : ERLE
4. Firebrand : AGITATOR
5. Assistant : DEPUTY
6. Steak ___ (raw meat dish) : TARTARE
7. Roseanne's former in-laws : ARNOLDS
8. Group incl. the U.A.E. : OPEC
9. Show pain : FLINCH
10. Newswoman Ellerbee : LINDA
11. Emotional heat : ANGER
12. Jaded : WEARY
14. 1986 title role for Mia : HANNAH
20. Pop artist Lichtenstein : ROY
21. Japanese immigrant : ISSEI
24. Palms (off) : FOBS
25. Presque ___, Me. : ISLE
26. It's full of hot air : FLUE
27. Balaam's rebuker : ASS
30. It's often screwed up : BULB
31. Cathedral protuberance : APSE
32. Ruler in Rimsky-Korsakov operas : TSAR
34. Gravy ingredient : BROTH
35. South of Spain : SUR
37. Play breaks : TIMEOUTS
40. Bureaucratic problem : REDTAPE
41. Did the Wright thing : AVIATED
42. Inclined : LEANED
44. Toadied : FAWNED
45. Three minutes, in boxing: Abbr. : RND
46. Put into a sheath : ENCASE
47. James Garfield's middle name : ABRAM
48. Eclat : FLAIR
49. France's longest river : LOIRE
52. Memorable 1995 hurricane : OPAL
53. Commotions : ADOS
54. Parmesan bread : LIRE
58. Bugs Bunny cartoonist ___ Avery : TEX

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