New York Times, Friday, December 19, 1997

Author: John Wolting
Editor: Will Shortz
John Wolting
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wolting. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bribed : PAIDOFF
8. Duties : TASKS
13. Library transactions : RENEWALS
15. Barbecuer's supply : BUTANE
16. Feelers : ANTENNAE
17. Admittance : ENTREE
18. Alters course : VEERS
19. Sugar ___ : MAPLE
21. Perceive : GET
22. Break bread : DINE
23. Philip Morris brand : MERIT
24. Carpenter's groove : DADO
25. Explain further : ADD
26. Carter Secretary of State : VANCE
27. Japanese-American : NISEI
28. Dry out : PARCH
29. Unpolished leather : RUSSET
30. Interrogation technique : GOODCOPBADCOP
33. Slips : LAPSES
34. Hot-tempered, energetic type : ARIES
35. Doing things : ASTIR
36. Beams : GRINS
37. Demon ___ : RUM
40. Tiny isthmus : SPIT
41. Tiler's need : PUTTY
42. Not-so-powerful currency : PESO
43. Close (in) : HEM
44. ___ point : PETIT
45. Entire spectrum : GAMUT
46. Electronics groundbreaker : EDISON
48. "Gentlemen, you are welcome to ___": Hamlet : ELSINORE
50. Bush whackers? : RAZORS
51. 0, in some measures : SEALEVEL
52. Wasn't vigilant : SLEPT
53. Salon supplies : ROLLERS
1. Newspaper founded in 1912 : PRAVDA
2. Epic of a wanderer : AENEID
3. Have in view : INTEND
4. Moline, Ill., manufacturer : DEERE
5. Acknowledges : OWNS
6. Car engine component : FAN
7. Guitar genre : FLAMENCO
8. Ignore, with "out" : TUNE
9. Envelope abbr. : ATT
10. Sea in a Jean Rhys title : SARGASSO
11. Like awful mud : KNEEDEEP
12. End of a boss's order : SEETOIT
14. Police groups : SEARCHPARTIES
15. Big shot at a bar? : BELT
20. It has a shell : PIE
23. 1991 Grammy-winner Cohn et al. : MARCS
24. Tiddlywinks, e.g. : DISCS
26. Skywalker foe : VADER
27. "David" and others : NUDES
28. Propose : POSIT
29. Inclement : RAINY
30. Step on it : GASPEDAL
31. Make the best of : OPTIMIZE
32. Less flexible : BRITTLER
33. They raise crops : LASHERS
36. Instinctive : GUT
37. Doff : REMOVE
38. One making a big return : USURER
39. Parts of chains : MOTELS
41. Composes : PENS
42. Discussion group : PANEL
44. What's left : PORT
45. Quarter pint : GILL
47. Be all wet : SOP
49. ___ Miguel (largest of the Azores) : SAO

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