New York Times, Friday, July 31, 1998

Author: John Wolting
Editor: Will Shortz
John Wolting
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Wolting. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Discovery made by a spot check? : MEASLES
8. Stingy : CLOSE
13. Cast of characters? : ALPHABET
15. Mark and Martin : SAINTS
16. Self-service station : SALADBAR
17. Optimistic : UPBEAT
18. Ray, in a way : SPOKE
19. More than persuasion : FORCE
21. Start of many Indian place names : SRI
22. Wife's name in "Babe" : ESME
23. Disguise : CLOAK
24. "M" or "V" : FILM
25. Girl in a gown : DEB
26. Eccentric : LOOPY
27. Marshall McLuhan's concern : MEDIA
28. Rack and ruin : HAVOC
29. Keen : LAMENT
30. Grave : ASSOBERASAJUDGE
34. See 45-Across : BUTTER
35. Straight ___ : RAZOR
36. Leading lines? : SPIEL
37. Harmony : ORDER
38. Deck (out) : TOG
41. Blow the whistle : TELL
42. Speakeasy risks : RAIDS
43. Chichén Itzá resident : MAYA
44. .0247 acre : ARE
45. Delicacy cooked in 34-Across : MOREL
46. Easily confused : DITSY
47. Openings : INTROS
49. Ring : RESONATE
51. Home-grown : NATIVE
52. "Stoned Love" singers, with "the" : SUPREMES
53. It's not on the level : SLOPE
54. Forty-niner's quest : PAYDIRT
1. Mustered : MASSED
2. Tick away : ELAPSE
3. Poise : APLOMB
4. Deal binder : SHAKE
5. Stevedore : LADE
6. Fall off : EBB
7. Octopus's locale : SEAFLOOR
8. Bull's target : CAPE
9. Ad follower : LIB
10. Partial : ONESIDED
11. Myna's cousin : STARLING
12. Gauge : ESTIMATE
14. Wartime transportation : TROOPCARRIERS
15. Be a leech : SUCK
20. Bit of sun : RAY
23. Run for it! : COVER
24. Biggest bone in the body : FEMUR
26. Motown, for one : LABEL
27. ___ medical : MAJOR
28. It has its reservations : HOTEL
29. Kills time : LAZES
30. Lays off, with "from" : ABSTAINS
31. Heavenly : SUPERNAL
32. Eyelet maker : STILETTO
33. Get ready to ride : SADDLEUP
37. It has a blade : OAR
38. Japanese straw mat : TATAMI
39. Kind of fork : OYSTER
40. Most festive : GAYEST
42. Sunset-tinged : ROSE
43. Like enemy waters, maybe : MINED
45. Change places : MOVE
46. Site for a 37-Down : DORY
48. Speed (through) : RIP
50. Jacuzzi site : SPA

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