New York Times, Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Author: Michael S. Maurer
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael S. Maurer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {J} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Maurer. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Excuse : ALIBI
6. Sweetie : LAMB
10. Muslim judge : QAID
14. Italian opera center : MILAN
15. How draft dodgers didn't want to be classified : ONEA
16. Biblical preposition : UNTO
17. Seconds, of a sort : AMENS
18. Husband of Ruth : BOAZ
19. Makes (out) : EKES
20. Start of a quip : TAXATIONLAWSARE
23. Table necessity : LEG
24. "If you ___ now..." : ACT
25. Doctors' org. : AMA
28. King preceder : ALA
30. Life imitator : ART
31. Union inits. : AFL
34. Quip, part 2 : BASEDUPONSUPPLY
38. Oklahoma city : ENID
39. ___ Jima : IWO
40. Some nest eggs : IRAS
41. Quip, part 3 : ANDDEMANDTHEIRS
46. West of "My Little Chickadee" : MAE
47. It often has sliding doors : VAN
48. Baseball stat. : ERA
49. Meadow : LEA
50. Rule out : BAN
51. Chemical ending : ENE
53. End of the quip : DEMANDSWESUPPLY
62. Show horse : ARAB
63. A Ladd : ALAN
64. 1988 Olympics locale : KOREA
65. Food found in a bed : RICE
66. Mrs. Lincoln's maiden name : TODD
67. It goes without saying : AXIOM
68. Longitudinal boat timber : KEEL
69. Frequenters of 49-Across : EWES
70. Organic songs? : HYMNS
1. Bit of Latin conjugation : AMAT
2. Peru's capital : LIMA
3. Holly : ILEX
4. Yawn-inducing : BANAL
5. As a substitute : INSTEAD
6. Western wolf : LOBO
7. Like most graffiti: Abbr. : ANON
8. A good one should be square : MEAL
9. Marketplaces : BAZAARS
10. Mission : QUEST
11. "My Way" writer : ANKA
12. Brain passage : ITER
13. Medicinal unit : DOSE
21. Ice house: Var. : IGLU
22. Grp. known for its dry comments? : WCTU
25. Crosswise to a 68-Across : ABEAM
26. Heaven-sent food : MANNA
27. Stage comment : ASIDE
29. Pertaining to bees : APIAN
30. Battery terminal : ANODE
31. Shower provider? : APRIL
32. Warning fire : FLARE
33. Rabies : LYSSA
35. Hall of "The Tonight Show" : EDD
36. Possess : OWN
37. Kind of chart : PIE
42. Bayh of Indiana : EVAN
43. Require : MANDATE
44. ___ bien : TRES
45. Jewish festival: Var. : HANUKAH
50. Ill-fated tower : BABEL
52. Bond in a way : EPOXY
53. Unlit : DARK
54. Canal with a "low bridge" ("ev'rybody down!") : ERIE
55. Armor-busting weapon : MACE
56. Traffic sign : SLOW
57. Go in up to the ankles : WADE
58. Outcomes : ENDS
59. Proper's partner : PRIM
60. Folk star Redbone : LEON
61. Thanksgiving dish : YAMS

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