New York Times, Tuesday, April 9, 1996

Author: M. E. Skolsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Elliot Skolsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Skolsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. F.D.R.'s predecessor : HCH
4. Florida city : OCALA
9. Make into law : ENACT
14. The Greatest : ALI
15. Lexicon: Abbr. : VOCAB
16. Literary style : GENRE
17. Tombstone letters : RIP
18. Slated for court : ONTHEDOCKET
20. Tile work : MOSAIC
22. See 25-Down : RAE
23. Painter Paul : KLEE
24. Opposite of modern : OLDEN
26. Spots for Christmas decorations : MANTELS
28. Mobil rival : ARCO
30. Plunder : ROB
32. French law : LOI
33. Senator-astronaut Garn : JAKE
34. 1982 Jeff Bridges cyberfilm : TRON
36. Prefix with -hedron : TETRA
40. Breakfasted : ATE
41. Kettledrums : TIMPANI
43. "Ben-___" : HUR
44. Hoffman role ___Rizzo : RATSO
46. Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
47. Lane co-worker : KENT
48. "Holy smokes!" : WOW
50. Small bite : NIP
51. Work units : ERGS
52. Early Allen flick : BANANAS
56. Loverboy : ROMEO
58. "Get___!" ("Start working!") : ONIT
59. ___Na Na : SHA
61. 60's-70's TV western : LANCER
64. 1976 James Taylor album : INTHEPOCKET
67. Roller skate accessory : KEY
68. Seduced : LURED
69. "Do I dare to eat a peach?" poet : ELIOT
70. Baseball stat : ERA
71. Iditarod racers : SLEDS
72. "True Confessions" novelist : DUNNE
73. Quite a load : TON
1. Injure : HARM
2. Advertising award : CLIO
3. It helps you shake a leg : HIPSOCKET
4. Egg-shaped : OVOID
5. Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," e.g. : CONCERTI
6. Pretense : ACT
7. Bert of "The Wizard of Oz" : LAHR
8. At right angles to the keel : ABEAM
9. Freudian focus : EGO
10. Absence at "dress-down days" : NECKTIE
11. Leg support : ANKLE
12. Angler's basket : CREEL
13. Heads, in Le Havre : TETES
19. Poker command : DEAL
21. Skin softener : ALOE
25. With 22-Across, title role for Sally Field : NORMA
27. Reply to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
28. Slightly open : AJAR
29. Pro___ : RATA
31. Arrive casually : BOPIN
35. Low point : NADIR
37. Rod Laver's nickname : THEROCKET
38. Crosspiece : RUNG
39. These may be fine : ARTS
41. Roger Rabbit, e.g. : TOON
42. Creamy pastry : NAPOLEON
45. Enveloped : SWATHED
47. Peachy-___ : KEEN
49. Kind of waist : WASP
52. Seethes : BOILS
53. Make void : ANNUL
54. Saltpeter, in Salisbury : NITRE
55. With oxfords : SHOED
57. Photo finish : MATTE
60. Org. that defends freedoms : ACLU
62. Architect Saarinen : EERO
63. Actor O'Neal : RYAN
65. Mag. workers : EDS
66. Relation : KIN

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