New York Times, Friday, March 21, 1997

Author: Shannon Burns
Editor: Will Shortz
Shannon Burns
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Game for the Joy Luck Club : MAHJONGG
9. Eyepiece, in jargon : OCULAR
15. Ornamental shrub : OLEANDER
16. Sport from 4-Down : KARATE
17. Spitfire, e.g. : WARPLANE
18. Alonso or Markova of ballet : ALICIA
19. Slangy approval : AOK
20. Sound system staple : CDPLAYER
22. "I ___ idea!" : HADNO
25. Lucky people? : IRISH
26. Schedule abbr. : ARR
27. Like Herriman's Kat : KRAZY
30. Vietnamese coin : HAO
33. Cagey one? : ZOOKEEPER
35. 1990-91 World Grand Prix champion : SENNA
37. Montezuma, e.g. : EMPEROR
38. With greater frequency : OFTENER
40. Retreats : LAIRS
41. Dodge cars : INTREPIDS
43. ___-Cat : SNO
44. French equivalent of the Oscar : CESAR
45. It may be easily bruised : EGO
46. Max von ___ : SYDOW
49. "The Wild Duck" playwright : IBSEN
51. Cinematic techniques : FADEOUTS
54. Nouvelle Caledonie, e.g. : ILE
55. Herschel discovered it : URANUS
56. Orange-flowered plant : MARIGOLD
61. Frost in New England : ROBERT
62. Vast river basin : AMAZONIA
63. Team stat : LOSSES
64. Start of this year? : NINETEEN
1. Level the playing field? : MOW
2. Like : ALA
3. "And I Love ___" : HER
4. "Walk, Don't Run" setting, 1966 : JAPAN
5. Spectators : ONLOOKERS
6. Site of Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park : NDAK
7. O.T. book : GEN
8. Adopt Hellenism : GRECIZE
9. Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
10. Demands, with "for" : CALLS
11. 'Umble Dickens character : URIAHHEEP
12. Filigreed : LACY
13. What some games end in : ATIE
14. Stern : REAR
21. Timber diseases : DRYROTS
22. Old TV series based on a cartoon : HAZEL
23. Bouquets : AROMAS
24. Visitor : DROPIN
28. Vintage auto : REO
29. Preserves flavor : APRICOT
31. "___ Song" (John Denver hit) : ANNIES
32. Anxious : ONEDGE
34. Oils obtained from petroleum, coal or wood : KEROSENES
35. Boil, perhaps : STERILIZE
36. "Backdraft" crime : ARSON
39. Monk's title : FRA
42. Rather, for one : NEWSMAN
47. Cahn-Styne's "___ My Girl" : YOURE
48. Checks for prints : DUSTS
50. Fathered : BEGOT
51. Roll up : FURL
52. Ending with buck or stink : AROO
53. Pats : DABS
54. Neighbor of Turkmenistan : IRAN
57. Start of Cain's query : AMI
58. Bit of binary code : ONE
59. Hammarskjold's predecessor : LIE
60. Rather, for one : DAN

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