New York Times, Friday, December 20, 1996

Author: M. Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {Q} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Grieve bitterly : EATONESHEARTOUT
16. Actress's date on Broadway? : STAGEDOORJOHNNY
17. It's near the bottom of a suit : THREEOFDIAMONDS
18. Table d'___ : HOTE
19. Russian fighter : MIG
20. Prefix with graphic : XERO
21. Salty septet : SEAS
23. Cyrano's nose : NEZ
25. Shoot-'em-up : OATER
28. Bores, in a way : DRONESON
31. Number not on a clock : XIII
32. Nav. rank : CPO
33. Noted publication of 1933, for short : OED
35. ___-Magnon : CRO
36. Fully gets : FATHOMS
40. Yard section : TWOFEET
42. 1947 Hope/Crosby destination : RIO
43. Encouraging word : RAH
44. "Discreet Music" composer : ENO
45. Cabinet Dept. : EDUC
47. Pencil pushers : DOODLERS
51. Dash instruments : TACHS
53. Purcell piece : ODE
54. Author Ferber : EDNA
56. Word to the wise : HINT
58. Role in Haydn's "The Creation" : EVE
60. Break a leg? : LAME
62. Fantastic : TOOGOODTOBETRUE
66. Place for directions : INFORMATIONDESK
67. Steeplejacks' equipment : SAFETYHARNESSES
1. O.T. book : ESTH
2. Dumas character : ATHOS
3. Made gaudy, with "up" : TARTED
4. Feature of some Gothic architecture : OGEEARCH
5. Name-dropper's word? : NEE
6. Old Dead Sea kingdom : EDOM
7. Fiestas hit of 1959 : SOFINE
8. Diamond Gil : HODGES
9. "___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
10. Son of Telamon : AJAX
11. Lover of Shakespeare : ROMEO
12. Trunk section : THORAX
13. Formally warned : ONNOTICE
14. Hamburger link? : UND
15. Cobb et al. : TYS
22. Deep sleep : SOPOR
24. Kind of suit : ZOOT
26. Limerick's location : EIRE
27. Laugh-a-minute : RIOT
29. Land rover : NOMAD
30. Post by the stairs : NEWEL
34. Recipient : DONEE
36. Ukulele feature : FRET
37. Ethiopian of opera : AIDA
38. Ignite : TOUCHOFF
39. Insect repellent? : SHOO
41. Popular 80's models : FORDLTDS
46. Tropical flea : CHIGOE
48. Folk singer from Birmingham, Ala. : ODETTA
49. Act of civility : DEVOIR
50. Gamekeepers? : SNARES
52. Belt : SNORT
55. Tickle : AMUSE
57. "Skip ___ Lou..." : TOMY
59. Black, to Blake : EBON
61. Cries in the comics : EEKS
62. Old-fashioned contraction : TIS
63. ___ shoestring : ONA
64. Morse dash : DAH
65. Hurricane heading : ENE

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