New York Times, Monday, August 17, 1998

Author: Gregory E. Paul
Editor: Will Shortz
Gregory E. Paul
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Help at a heist : ABET
5. Calls to a shepherd : BAAS
9. Deadly : FATAL
14. Easy gait : LOPE
15. Qualified : ABLE
16. Functional : UTILE
17. Trebek of "Jeopardy!" : ALEX
18. Spot on a radar screen : BLIP
19. Fancy British car, informally : ROLLS
20. Walt Disney's first sound cartoon : STEAMBOATWILLIE
23. Aria, e.g. : SOLO
24. Wriggly fish : EEL
25. TV adjunct : VCR
28. Unbeatable rival : NEMESIS
31. Downward bend : SAG
34. Lose underpinnings : ERODE
36. Time delay : LAG
37. Catherine ___, wife of Henry VIII : PARR
38. Life of the party : GOODTIMECHARLIE
42. Pinnacle : ACME
43. Mystery writer Deighton : LEN
44. Lend-___ Act : LEASE
45. Shade of blue : SKY
46. Late, great crooner : SINATRA
49. Reading room : DEN
50. One ___ time : ATA
51. Surrounds, with "in" : HEMS
53. Show girl's suitor : STAGEDOORJOHNNY
61. Inner circle : CADRE
62. "Peek-___!" : ABOO
63. Puerto ___ : RICO
64. Durant who co-wrote "The Story of Civilization" : ARIEL
65. Singer Braxton : TONI
66. List shortener : ETAL
67. Greenbacks : MONEY
68. In the public eye : SEEN
69. Watered-down : WEAK
1. Word of regret : ALAS
2. Length of fabric : BOLT
3. Blunted blade : EPEE
4. Lone Star State : TEXAS
5. Talk nonsensically : BABBLE
6. Flowering : ABLOOM
7. Inter ___ : ALIA
8. Labor Day's mo. : SEPT
9. Avenging spirits of mythology : FURIES
10. Wake Island, e.g. : ATOLL
11. Cash drawer : TILL
12. "___ Do Is Dream of You" (1934 hit) : ALLI
13. ___-majesté : LESE
21. "Waterlilies" painter : MONET
22. Consider the pros and cons of : WEIGH
25. Golden Nugget casino locale : VEGAS
26. Stew container : CROCK
27. Spacious : ROOMY
29. Actress Verdugo : ELENA
30. Biological container : SAC
31. Kind of fork : SALAD
32. Come to light : ARISE
33. White House's ___ Room : GREEN
35. 1950's White House monogram : DDE
37. Ante- : PRE
39. Trojan War epic : ILIAD
40. Fraternity members : MEN
41. Site of Crockett's last stand : ALAMO
46. Blue-gray : STEELY
47. Royal seat : THRONE
48. Counterreply : REJOIN
50. Jibe : AGREE
52. Woman with a temper : SHREW
53. Con game : SCAM
54. Hawaiian tuber : TARO
55. Score after deuce, in tennis : ADIN
56. Feed bag fill : OATS
57. Cousin of a bassoon : OBOE
58. Nick at ___ : NITE
59. Org. with eligibility rules : NCAA
60. The sunny side, in sunny side up : YOLK

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