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New York Times, Tuesday, December 23, 1997

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Diane Keaton, to Woody Allen, often
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Piscop. Tuesday freshness: 30%
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© 1997, The New York Times12/23/97 ( No. 17,577 )
Across
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Islands west of Portugal : AZORES
7
Third place : SHOW
11
Southern ___ : CAL
14
Barrio grocery : BODEGA
15
Hardly believable : LAME
16
"You ___ here" : ARE
17
Diane Keaton, to Woody Allen, often : COSTAR
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Author Turgenev : IVAN
19
Arrangement of masts : RIG
20
Lots, pricewise : ANARMANDALEG
23
H. H. Munro, pseudonymously : SAKI
26
Velvet finish : EEN
27
Effortless : EASY
28
Ike of the O.K. Corral : CLANTON
31
Priestly garb : ALBS
34
Josh : RIB
35
The Four Seasons' "Walk Like ___" : AMAN
37
Coffee shop emanations : AROMAS
41
Lots, lovewise : ABUSHELANDAPECK
44
Make some after-the-whistle contact : PILEON
45
Dutch portraitist Frans : HALS
46
Fri. preceder : THU
47
Sabbath activity : REST
49
Deck out : FESTOON
51
Jump out of one's skin? : MOLT
54
Dine : EAT
56
Chess castle : ROOK
57
Lots, timewise : AYEARANDADAY
62
Boxers' letters? : BVD
63
Bowser's bowlful : ALPO
64
Ducks : AVOIDS
68
Brain scan, for short : EEG
69
Boo-boo : SLIP
70
Chewy confection : NOUGAT
71
High-pH substance : LYE
72
Dog's breath : PANT
73
Cleopatra's love : ANTONY
Down
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"20/20" network : ABC
2
Where to do some petting : ZOO
3
Takes too much : ODS
4
Hire, as counsel : RETAIN
5
Richard of "A Summer Place" : EGAN
6
Franklin D.'s mother : SARA
7
Gunk : SLIME
8
Harbor where the Maine blew up : HAVANA
9
Mideast land : OMAN
10
Proceed : WEND
11
"Cheers" waitress : CARLA
12
80's Dodge : ARIES
13
Having attractive gams : LEGGY
21
Of the kidneys : RENAL
22
Ancient moralist : AESOP
23
Dump into a Dumpster : SCRAP
24
"I ran out of gas," e.g. : ALIBI
25
Afghan capital : KABUL
29
Sierra Nevada lake : TAHOE
30
Future signs : OMENS
32
Serve, as stew : LADLE
33
Chutzpah : BRASS
36
Slangy refusal : NAH
38
Copycat's words : METOO
39
Allergy season sound : ACHOO
40
___ cabbage : SKUNK
42
Sealy rival : SERTA
43
1993 treaty, briefly : NAFTA
48
Tough pickup for some bowlers : TENPIN
50
Audition : TRYOUT
51
Old-time actress Normand : MABEL
52
Hand-wringer's words : OYVEY
53
Rock shelf : LEDGE
55
Vote to accept : ADOPT
58
Heavy file : RASP
59
Milan's Teatro ___ Scala : ALLA
60
"Two Years Before the Mast" writer : DANA
61
(Ding-dong) "___ calling" : AVON
65
Billy Joel's "___ to Extremes" : IGO
66
Dapper fellow? : DAN
67
Piggery : STY

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