New York Times, Saturday, December 27, 1997

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BFKQ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Groomed : READIED
8. Change in Toledo : PESETAS
15. World War I battle site : ARGONNE
16. Part of a table? : ELEMENT
17. Demand : STANDON
18. 1987 Daryl Hannah title role : ROXANNE
19. Bug's bugbear : PESTICIDE
21. ___ a secret : INON
22. Jerk : SCHMO
23. "Christ of St. John of the Cross" artist : DALI
25. Germane : APT
27. Don't go : WAIT
29. Rapid transit? : SST
32. Sleeping aid? : CLEARCONSCIENCE
37. Bunkers : AIRRAIDSHELTERS
38. Latvia and Estonia, once : SATELLITESTATES
39. Hair color : ASH
40. Director Wertmuller : LINA
41. Literary inits. : TSE
42. "___ Prayer" (1990 hit) : SAYA
44. Major Czech export : GLASS
48. Dear guy? : JOHN
50. Thick fog : PEASOUPER
54. Popular retirement destination : ARIZONA
57. Plot : CONNIVE
58. Protective wall : PARAPET
59. Gas guzzlers : ENGINES
60. Office holder : ELECTEE
61. Final order : DESSERT
1. Croak : RASP
2. Romain de Tirtoff's nom d'art : ERTE
3. Foreign military leaders : AGAS
4. Cousin of "It's rude to point!" : DONTSTARE
5. Sanskrit's language group : INDIC
6. Cain's eldest : ENOCH
7. Casual attire : DENIM
8. II, to III, par exemple : PERE
9. "Turn to Stone" grp. : ELO
10. Kind of symbol : SEX
11. PC post : EMAIL
12. Lets touch these : TENNISNETS
13. Part of a cornerstone inscription : ANNO
14. Gun that uses nine-millimeter ammo : STEN
20. Actor's area : DOWNSTAGE
23. Cubes : DICES
24. Not straight : ATILT
25. The Jackal, e.g. : ALIAS
26. Former county in central Scotland : PERTHSHIRE
28. 1968 U.S. Open champ : ASHE
30. Detritus on the side of a mountain : SCREE
31. "Red River" woman ___ Millay : TESS
32. Huelva house : CASA
33. Bull's delight : RALLY
34. Eyelashes : CILIA
35. Frigg's husband : ODIN
36. Amérique : ETATSUNIS
43. Down Under soldier : ANZAC
45. Added a wallop to : LACED
46. United : ASONE
47. Donne's "___ and Sonnets" : SONGS
48. Quip : JAPE
49. Mouthy? : ORAL
50. Head : PATE
51. Air freshener option : PINE
52. Relentlessly : EVER
53. Quietus : REST
55. Stop waffling : OPT
56. Name tag? : NEE

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