New York Times, Saturday, May 10, 1997

Author: Isabel Walcott
Editor: Will Shortz
Isabel Walcott
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Walcott. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: This clever and elegant puzzle has no IFs, ANDs, or BUTs in the 5 theme answers. CHERKNE becomes [BUT]CHERKN[IF]E, YGRFITHSHOW is [AND]YGR[IF]FITHSHOW, JPEANUTTERSWICH is J[IF]PEANUT[BUT]TERS[AND]WICH, BEAVISTHEAD is BEAVIS[AND][BUT]THEAD, and NOSSORS is NO[IF]S[AND]SOR[BUT]S.
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© 1997, The New York Times
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1. Like The Citadel, now : COED
5. The Constitution, e.g. : SHIP
9. Wing it : ADLIB
14. Fit : HALE
15. Place for a pig : POKE
16. Metier : TRADE
17. With 35-Down, a birth announcement : ITSA
18. Place to hold a banquet roast? : OVEN
19. Like some diseases : VIRAL
20. Heavy-duty kitchen implement : BUTCHERKNIFE
22. Rebound : ECHO
23. 60's sitcom that had a whistled intro, with "The" : ANDYGRIFFITHSHOW
28. Prepare to share : DIVIDE
32. Circumference : AMBIT
33. Sheik's peer : EMIR
34. March V.I.P. : STPAT
35. N2O, e.g. : GAS
38. What a "choosy mother" might pack for lunch : JIFPEANUTBUTTERSANDWICH
42. Ninny : ASS
43. CompuServe service : EMAIL
44. Wit Bombeck : ERMA
45. Winter Palace residents : TSARS
46. Put on ice : TABLED
48. Unsavory MTV cartoon duo : BEAVISANDBUTTHEAD
52. Chevy rival : OLDS
53. Familiar five-word phrase that means "Excuses are unacceptable!" : NOIFSANDSORBUTS
58. Staffers : AIDES
60. Abominable Snowman : YETI
62. Turnoff : EXIT
63. Reinstates : STETS
64. Dark ___ : AGES
65. Southwestern sight : MESA
66. Elliptical : TERSE
67. Crawl : WORM
68. Black : INKY
1. Smart : CHIC
2. Swear word : OATH
3. Otherwise : ELSE
4. Sugar substitute? : DEAR
5. Mooch : SPONGE
6. Remain in an uncertain state : HOVER
7. "Crusade in Europe" author, familiarly : IKE
8. Place for a pig : PEN
9. Recreational four-wheeler, for short : ATV
10. Least sweet : DRIEST
11. Durable wood : LARCH
12. Where Shoshone Falls falls : IDAHO
13. Not on deck : BELOW
21. "The Spanish Tragedy" dramatist : KYD
24. Rather stout : FATTISH
25. Press on : IMPEL
26. Alpine elevator : TBAR
27. Billboard listings : HITS
28. ___ vu : DEJA
29. Troublemakers : IMPS
30. Struggles : VIES
31. Stash for cash, briefly : IRA
34. Maze word : START
35. See 17-Across : GIRL
36. Tiptop : ACME
37. Roe source : SHAD
39. 40's theater director James : NESI
40. Thurman et al. : UMAS
41. Cause of a fly's demise : WEB
45. Idiot boxes : TVSETS
46. The way and the path : TAOISM
47. They might be zapped : ADS
48. Crow : BOAST
49. Type of type : ELITE
50. Milk snake : ADDER
51. Keypad key : ENTER
54. This might be in for the long haul : SEMI
55. Farm team : OXEN
56. Put on the line : RISK
57. Corset part : STAY
59. Mariner's dir. : SSE
60. Deviation at sea : YAW
61. Psychology I : EGO

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