New York Times, Friday, February 28, 1997

Author: Bob Klahn
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Klahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. To the limit : ASFARASPOSSIBLE
16. Unfortunate meeting : HEADONCOLLISION
17. Hightails it : MAKESTHEDUSTFLY
18. Needle point? : ENE
19. Ferments : SIMMERS
20. LAX regulators : FAA
21. Edward G. Robinson's role in "Little Caesar" : RICO
22. Provoke : ROIL
24. Certain Louisianians : CAJUNS
27. Hidden : VEILED
31. Dweller on the Gulf of Masirah : OMANI
32. Crowning point on a building : COPESTONE
35. Small version : MINI
36. Selenic : LUNAR
37. Chinese mafia : TONG
38. Swamped : INUNDATED
40. Old photo : SEPIA
41. Tracy to Hepburn, often : COSTAR
42. Museum pieces : TORSOS
43. Bacchanal : ORGY
45. One of the Flagston family, in the funnies : LOIS
46. "Mamma" follower : MIA
49. Guardianship : KEEPING
51. Cold and blustery : RAW
54. Steamy 1973 best seller : ONCEISNOTENOUGH
57. Route for a Liverpool ferry, in song : ACROSSTHEMERSEY
58. Rosamunde Pilcher novel made into a TV movie : THESHELLSEEKERS
1. Sighed line? : AHME
2. Hans, in Ireland : SEAN
3. Mountebank : FAKE
4. Suffix with cannon : ADE
5. "Semiramide" composer : ROSSINI
6. Funny business : ANTICS
7. Jerk : SCHMO
8. Lay, e.g. : POEM
9. Senior : OLDER
10. Hurriedly mumble : SLUROVER
11. Pantywaists : SISSIES
12. Suffix with ideal : IST
13. Son of Willy Loman : BIFF
14. Gwen in "Damn Yankees" : LOLA
15. "Orinoco Flow" singer : ENYA
21. Encounter : RUNINTO
23. Bearings? : LITTERS
24. "The Katzenjammer Kids," e.g. : COMIC
25. Kind of acid : AMINO
26. He looks both ways : JANUS
28. Handwriting features : LOOPS
29. "The Untouchables" composer Morricone : ENNIO
30. "Dancer at the Bar" painter : DEGAS
32. Injured : CUT
33. Buck : ONE
34. Shock absorber : PAD
36. Liberality : LARGESSE
39. On the swarthy side : DARKISH
40. Well-groomed : SOIGNEE
42. Language sound unit : TONEME
44. Streisand's directorial debut : YENTL
45. Some Millers : LITES
46. Stage protection : MOAT
47. Creep : INCH
48. One to grow on? : ACRE
50. Sci-fi writer Frederik : POHL
51. Trojan horse, for example : RUSE
52. "Ain't She Sweet?" composer : AGER
53. Reasons : WHYS
55. Daughter of Hyperion : EOS
56. Where Mindy honeymooned, in 1981 TV : ORK

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