New York Times, Saturday, September 19, 1998

Author: William S. Cotter
Editor: Will Shortz
William S. Cotter
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Cotter. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Machine gunner of a sort : STRAFER
8. Kind of point : PIVOTAL
15. Fictional hero on a horse : QUIXOTE
16. Pitch : INCLINE
17. Separates : UNGLUES
18. They take bows : STRINGS
19. Peak of the Alps : EIGER
20. Pari-mutuel : TOTE
22. Encumbrance : ONUS
23. Unrepaired : ASIS
24. Titanic casualty : ASTOR
25. ___ Perrot, Québec : ILE
26. Relations : KIN
27. Administration building disruptions : SITINS
28. Desirable to dieters : LEAN
29. They first bloom when 50-75 years old : SAGUAROS
31. Doesn't knock or ping : PURRS
32. Stage : STEP
33. Ancient Syria : ARAM
35. Some have boards : GAMES
38. Popular suckers : BLOWPOPS
42. Blue flag, e.g. : IRIS
43. Vatican artworks : PIETAS
45. "___ what?" : NOW
46. Mahayana movement : ZEN
47. Scott's Lady of the Lake : ELLEN
48. ["I can't remember the words..."] : LALA
49. 37-Down product : ZOOM
51. Winged : ALAR
52. First President to marry while in office : TYLER
53. Listening : ALLEARS
55. Clear : EVIDENT
57. Like a movie, to a critic : RATABLE
58. Megacorporation : GOLIATH
59. Annie Oakley, e.g. : DEADEYE
60. Bayer brand : ONEADAY
1. Trouble in the wind section : SQUEAKS
2. Former French protectorate : TUNISIA
3. Support system : RIGGING
4. Highway toll units : AXLES
5. Lou Gehrig, on the diamond : FOUR
6. Hiver's opposite : ETE
7. Pull-off : RESTSTOP
8. Kind of rod or ring : PISTON
9. Lays to rest : INTERS
10. Zenith product : VCR
11. Mixed bag : OLIO
12. Less resonant : TINNIER
13. Lean and bony : ANGULAR
14. Cuts : LESSENS
21. 1989 film "Milo & ___" : OTIS
24. Frigid finish : AIRE
27. Providers of scores, for short : SATS
28. Coal unit : LUMP
30. Doesn't discard : USES
31. Canine quartet : PAWS
33. Hyde, to Jekyll : ALTEREGO
34. Bookbinding leather : ROAN
35. Giblets ingredient : GIZZARD
36. Areas between the veins of a leaf : AREOLAE
37. Canon competitor : MINOLTA
38. 1990's band ___ Fleck and the Flecktones : BELA
39. Tethered : ONALEAD
40. Cornmeal concoction : POLENTA
41. It's not fair! : SWARTHY
43. ___ Gates : PEARLY
44. "Maybe" : ILLSEE
48. Croesus' kingdom : LYDIA
50. Open area for Robin Hood's men : MEAD
52. 4-point W, e.g. : TILE
54. The fin man? : ABE
56. Part of many German names : VON

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