New York Times, Thursday, May 7, 1998

Author: Ed Pegg Jr.
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Pegg Jr.
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 0 for Mr. Ed Pegg. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Hot stuff : TABASCO
8. Nuts, so to speak : ZEALOTS
15. More accurate : EXACTER
16. Select for jury duty : EMPANEL
17. Snob : ELITIST
18. Saltpeter, for one : NITRATE
19. They're found in patches : MELONS
20. Zero : NIL
21. Like some straits : DIRE
22. Peeve : IRK
23. Recurring subject : MOTIF
25. Record store section : RAP
26. Moistens, in a way : DEWS
28. With 43-Across and 20-Down, a sign on a restaurant door : NOSHOES
30. "My God," in the Scriptures : ELI
31. Jack-a-dandy : DUDE
32. Semimonthly tides : NEAPS
36. On floppy disk, say : MACHINEREADABLE
40. Signed : INKED
41. Burgundy and Bordeaux : VINS
42. Interdict : BAN
43. See 28-Across : NOSHIRT
46. Tear to bits : REND
47. Sighs of content : AHS
50. 1-Across, e.g. : SAUCE
51. Stable staple : HAY
52. Places for Pekes : LAPS
54. Spleen : IRE
55. "The Misfits" co-star : MONROE
58. Initial gain : TOEHOLD
60. Vine-covered passageway : PERGOLA
61. Spirits : ALCOHOL
62. Opens, as a letter : UNSEALS
63. Give back : RESTORE
64. Lent preceder : TUESDAY
1. Be rife (with) : TEEM
2. Wheel support : AXLE
3. Domain : BAILIWICK
4. Hunt and Peck : ACTORS
5. Olfactory offense : STINK
6. British tax : CESS
7. Table scrap : ORT
8. Magnavox rival : ZENITH
9. ___ Largo, "Thunderball" villain : EMILIO
10. Prone : APT
11. Cover with fat : LARD
12. TV studio sign : ONAIR
13. Prefix with chloride : TETRA
14. Visit the land of Nod : SLEEP
20. See 28-Across : NOSERVICE
23. Statistical calculation : MODE
24. Wards (off) : FENDS
26. Half of the French? : DEMI
27. Sparkle : ELAN
28. Wimple wearer : NUN
29. The briny : SEA
31. Pranks : DIDOS
33. Album whose cover shows Paul McCartney with 28-Across : ABBEYROAD
34. Blueprint : PLAN
35. E-mail command : SEND
37. Female lobster : HEN
38. The Old Sod : EIRE
39. Small colonist : ANT
44. Chantey singer : SAILOR
45. Now clear this! : HURDLE
46. Kitchen appliances : RANGES
47. Hitching post? : ALTAR
48. Non-Polynesian, in Pearl City : HAOLE
49. Blueprint : SPECS
51. Centaur, in part : HORSE
53. With 60-Down, Summer Olympics event : SHOT
55. Computer list : MENU
56. Stewpot : OLLA
57. Cushy : EASY
59. "So that's your game!" : OHO
60. See 53-Down : PUT

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