New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Author: Susan Harrington Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Susan Harrington Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKWXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Shells, for short : AMMO
5. "Not on ___!" : ABET
9. Mark left by Zorro? : SCAR
13. Instrument for an étude : PIANO
15. Pre-stereo : MONO
16. Dramatic entrance announcement : TADA
17. Blooper : ERROR
18. Verve : BRIO
19. Hertz rival : AVIS
20. Little guy getting the third degree? : GRILLEDSHRIMP
23. Wee, to Burns : SMA
25. "Gosh!" : GEE
26. Kind of crew : MOTLEY
27. Neatly combed curmudgeon? : CURRIEDCRAB
31. Hunter in the night sky : ORION
32. Lamp type : HALOGEN
36. Filmmaker Jacques : TATI
37. Lesley of "60 Minutes" : STAHL
39. ___ Penh, Cambodia : PNOM
41. Ropes, as a dogie : LASSOES
43. Cartoon "Mr." : MAGOO
44. Gambling locale for the taciturn? : CLAMSCASINO
47. French dramatist Antonin ___ : ARTAUD
51. Sounds from Santa : HOS
52. Fishing aid : NET
53. Bright-red unglazed china? : LOBSTERBISQUE
57. They may clash in business : EGOS
58. Shower : RAIN
59. Addicts : USERS
62. Letter for Gandalf : RUNE
63. Tied : EVEN
64. Sign up : ENROL
65. Caddie's bagful : TEES
66. Withhold, as funds : DENY
67. Concerning : ASTO
1. Mimic : APE
2. Russian space station : MIR
3. Tequila drink : MARGARITA
4. ___ about (circa) : ONOR
5. Sauntered : AMBLED
6. Word with crashing or tidal : BORE
7. Sir Geraint's wife : ENID
8. Like Cinderella's slipper, to her stepsisters : TOOSMALL
9. Jump involuntarily : START
10. Quibble : CAVIL
11. "...can you spare ___?" : ADIME
12. Grating : RASPY
14. Beginning : ORIGIN
21. Jeans brand : LEE
22. Tramp : HOBO
23. Robert Burns, for one : SCOT
24. Subway artwork : MURAL
28. Louis-Philippe and others : ROIS
29. Gulf : CHASM
30. "Yay, team!" : RAH
33. 3.7 and 4.0, e.g. : GPAS
34. Train V.I.P.'s : ENGINEERS
35. Nary a soul : NOONE
37. Fused : SOLDERED
38. 4:00 gathering : TEA
40. No longer worth discussing : MOOT
42. Hare's tail : SCUT
43. Poe's "The ___ of the Red Death" : MASQUE
45. Climb, in a way : SHINNY
46. Fortune 500 listings: Abbr. : COS
47. On the qui vive : ALERT
48. Scamp : ROGUE
49. Dinner leftover for Bowser : TBONE
50. Donkeys : ASSES
54. Carry on : RAVE
55. "Très ___!" : BIEN
56. Annapolis sch. : USNA
60. Twaddle : ROT
61. ___-pitch softball : SLO

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