New York Times, Monday, December 29, 1997

Author: Gregory E. Paul
Editor: Will Shortz
Gregory E. Paul
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQVX} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. With gold trim : GILT
5. Jewish text : TORAH
10. Breakfast restaurant chain : IHOP
14. Dr. Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
15. Scent : AROMA
16. Taboo : NONO
17. "Psycho" setting : BATESMOTEL
19. Buttonhole : SLIT
20. Elvis's Graceland, e.g. : ESTATE
21. In dire ___ : STRAITS
23. Sudden swelling : SURGE
26. Contents of a playground box : SAND
27. Radio tube gas : ARGON
30. Aardvark's nibble : ANT
32. Razz : TEASE
35. Used : WORN
36. Winslow Homer, e.g. : ARTIST
38. Day in Jerusalem : YOM
39. Nabokov heroine : ADA
40. Hooey : BLARNEY
41. Bachelor's last words : IDO
42. Stimpy's pal : REN
43. Emissary : LEGATE
44. Winged pest : GNAT
45. Jump out of the way : DODGE
47. Opposite WSW : ENE
48. Pick up on : SENSE
49. Replaceable shoe part : HEEL
51. Snares : TRAPS
53. Dagwood's lady : BLONDIE
56. Rag : TATTER
60. Item often kept on hand? : MITT
61. Title setting for a Neil Simon play : PLAZASUITE
64. Hurler Hershiser : OREL
65. Egg on : IMPEL
66. Tear up : REND
67. Yarborough of the Daytona 500 : CALE
68. "Lorna ___" (1869 novel) : DOONE
69. Slices of history : ERAS
1. Taunt : GIBE
2. Certain supermarkets, for short : IGAS
3. Sen. Trent ___ : LOTT
4. Benedict Arnold's crime : TREASON
5. Bronco buster : TAMER
6. Aztec treasure : ORO
7. Go bad : ROT
8. Iowa State University site : AMES
9. Puts a stop to : HALTS
10. Loony : INSANE
11. "White Christmas" setting, 1942 : HOLIDAYINN
12. "Put a lid ___!" : ONIT
13. Partner of pans : POTS
18. Flabbergast : STUN
22. Threadbare : RATTY
24. Auto repair shop : GARAGE
25. Contest contestant : ENTRANT
27. Obie, for one : AWARD
28. Calgary Stampede, e.g. : RODEO
29. Title setting for a 1932 Oscar film : GRANDHOTEL
31. Hairdresser, at times : TINTER
33. Fountain treats : SODAS
34. Ham it up : EMOTE
36. London libation : ALE
37. Envision : SEE
40. Run in the wash : BLEED
44. Signal with the hands : GESTURE
46. Not rough : GENTLE
48. Hot tubs : SPAS
50. Biochemical compound : LIPID
52. Swift's "___ of a Tub" : ATALE
53. Univ. hotshot : BMOC
54. Money in Milan : LIRA
55. "Sesame Street" Muppet : ELMO
57. Bleacher feature : TIER
58. Sicilian rumbler : ETNA
59. Zinfandels : REDS
62. Sgt.'s mail drop : APO
63. Buddhist sect : ZEN

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