New York Times, Wednesday, April 1, 1998

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This puzzle April Fooled many solvers who thought they saw an accidental repeat from the day before. The grid pattern and the first three clues are identical.
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Check : STEM
5. Fill to excess : CLOY
9. Country bumpkin : JAKE
13. New Jersey city : LODI
14. All-night teen parties : RAVES
16. Send off : EMIT
17. DIAMOND : ENGAGEMENTSTONE
20. Lilliputian : WEE
21. Ready to serve : OPEN
22. They're trouble for roses : APHIDS
23. Bass, for one : ALE
24. ___ Fox : BRER
25. SQUARE : EVENASANACCOUNT
33. Honeydew, e.g. : MELON
34. Spa : BATHS
35. Excessively : TOO
36. Parched : ARID
37. Bug : ANNOY
38. One of Columbus's ships : NINA
39. Words at the altar : IDO
40. Senator John : GLENN
41. Like a shoe : SOLED
42. CIRCLE : LITERARYSOCIETY
45. Peaches : GEMS
46. Idiom: Abbr. : PHR
47. Sound choice : STEREO
50. Look : SEEM
52. 1936 candidate Landon : ALF
55. TRIANGLE : LOVERSIMBROGLIO
58. Sounds from Hawaii : UKES
59. Legend in automotives : ACURA
60. Top spot : APEX
61. Meal eaten in a hall : MESS
62. They get in the way of sound thinking : EGOS
63. More than lean : BONY
1. Great deal : SLEW
2. Character : TONE
3. Lip : EDGE
4. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
5. Dishes with syrup : CREPES
6. Hardly believable : LAME
7. Pizza place : OVEN
8. Money for a Toyota, say : YEN
9. One of the Beverly Hillbillies : JETHRO
10. Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
11. Species : KIND
12. Alpine off-seasons : ETES
15. Stiff : STARCHY
18. ___ Heights : GOLAN
19. Viewfinders? : SPECS
23. Give ___ to (approve) : ANOD
24. Relay sticks : BATONS
25. Screen letters : EMAIL
26. "Rigoletto" composer : VERDI
27. "The Hollow Men" poet : ELIOT
28. Doubleday and others : ABNERS
29. Fran Drescher TV role : NANNY
30. Beneficial : UTILE
31. Fair-sized musical group : NONET
32. Parasite : TOADY
37. Colorado city on the Rio Grande : ALAMOSA
38. Film genre : NOIR
40. Actress Garson : GREER
41. Jerk : SCHMO
43. Way out : EGRESS
44. Works by 26-Down : OPERAS
47. Pigsty : SLUM
48. Puff : TOKE
49. Party times : EVES
50. Complacent : SMUG
51. River in Spain : EBRO
52. Purina competitor : ALPO
53. Mortgage : LIEN
54. Good-lookin' : FOXY
56. Secure, as a victory : ICE
57. Prattle : GAB

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