New York Times, Monday, December 2, 1996

Author: D. L. Wilk
Editor: Will Shortz
David Levinson Wilk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Came apart at the seams : TORE
5. Ann ___, Mich. : ARBOR
10. Without : SANS
14. Mimics : APES
15. Actress Rigg : DIANA
16. Show appreciation at a concert : CLAP
17. Complimentary close : BESTWISHES
19. ___ mater : ALMA
20. Smeltery input : ORE
21. Old-fashioned poems : ODES
22. More sedate : CALMER
24. Muffin ingredient : OATBRAN
26. Shrewd : CAGEY
27. German spa : EMS
28. Deli side order : COLESLAW
31. Spanish houses : CASAS
34. Singer Crystal : GAYLE
35. Flamenco exclamation : OLE
36. Desertlike : ARID
37. Brooklyn's ___ Island : CONEY
38. Czar before Feodor I : IVAN
39. Ballpoint, e.g. : PEN
40. University of Florida footballer : GATOR
41. ___ Litovsk (1918 treaty site) : BREST
42. Quit for the day : PACKITIN
44. Pod occupant : PEA
45. Ice skating figure : EIGHT
46. With 43-Down, a complimentary close : HUGSAND
50. Old Iran : PERSIA
52. ___ Lee cakes : SARA
53. Madhouse, so to speak : ZOO
54. Guinness and others : ALES
55. Complimentary close : YOURSTRULY
58. Madden : RILE
59. Formal goodbye : ADIEU
60. Kind of hygiene : ORAL
61. Lock openers : KEYS
62. "You've got the wrong guy!" : NOTME
63. Nota ___ : BENE
1. Forbidden : TABOO
2. Soap ___ : OPERA
3. Change, as a clock : RESET
4. Superlative suffix : EST
5. Sneaker brand : ADIDAS
6. Out of bed : RISEN
7. "A Christmas Carol" cries : BAHS
8. Singleton : ONE
9. Mischievous : RASCALLY
10. Musical ladders : SCALES
11. Complimentary close : ALLMYLOVE
12. Dub : NAME
13. Box, but not seriously : SPAR
18. Ordinary bait : WORMS
23. James who wrote "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
25. Necklace ornament : BEAD
26. More coquettish : COYER
28. Church law : CANON
29. Despondent comment : ALAS
30. Traveled : WENT
31. Andy of the funnies : CAPP
32. Region : AREA
33. Complimentary close : SINCERELY
34. "I have the answer!" : GOTIT
37. Native of old China : CATHAYAN
38. Seniors' nest eggs, for short : IRAS
40. 1958 movie musical : GIGI
41. Sired, in biblical times : BEGAT
43. See 46-Across : KISSES
44. Chase : PURSUE
46. Sheik's bevy : HAREM
47. Sky-blue : AZURE
48. Fastballer Ryan : NOLAN
49. Holmes's creator : DOYLE
50. Place the car : PARK
51. "Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
52. Diamonds or spades : SUIT
56. Prefix with meter : ODO
57. ___ blind : ROB

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