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New York Times, Wednesday, February 18, 1998

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Will Shortz
Org. concerned with working conditions
TotalDebutLatest
2810/23/196710/18/2000
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11.591148%
Thomas W. Schier

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Schier. Wednesday freshness: 36%
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© 1998, The New York Times2/18/98 ( No. 17,634 )
Across
1
Commercial creator : ADMAN
6
Bor-r-ring : BLAH
10
Coal carrier : TRAM
14
Uninviting to a vegan : MEATY
15
Composer Schifrin : LALO
16
Kind of mechanic : AUTO
17
Saying of Benjamin Franklin, part 1 : IFYOUWANTTOKNOW
20
Red, to a motorist : STOP
21
Big ___ house : ASA
22
Oktoberfest mementos : STEINS
23
Bunyan's tool : AXE
24
Fuel gas : ETHANE
25
Like some pay rates : HOURLY
29
Chimney channel : FLUE
30
Indian state : ASSAM
31
One who does the lord's work : SERF
32
Tag info : SIZE
36
Saying, part 2 : THEVALUEOFMONEY
39
One-named Nigerian singer : SADE
40
Smooth-talking : OILY
41
Homologous : ALIKE
42
Heirs, often : SONS
43
They feature Franklin : CNOTES
44
Quoting the raven? : CAWING
47
Calendar square : DAY
48
In a breezy way : AIRILY
49
Polish off : EAT
50
Novelist Haley : ALEX
54
End of the saying : TRYTOBORROWSOME
57
More than one way to skin ___ : ACAT
58
"Well, ___ that special!" : ISNT
59
Encircle : HEMIN
60
Just say no : DENY
61
"One-L lama" poet : NASH
62
Florida citrus center : OCALA
Down
1
"Lucky Jim" author : AMIS
2
Nimble : DEFT
3
It may be held in delis : MAYO
4
Resting on : ATOP
5
Big Apple sch. : NYU
6
World-weary : BLASE
7
Superboy's girlfriend : LANA
8
Cover girl Carol : ALT
9
Sexy one, in slang : HOTSTUFF
10
"___ hike!" : TAKEA
11
Quarrel : RUNIN
12
Observe Yom Kippur : ATONE
13
Cuts (down) : MOWS
18
Like candles : WAXY
19
Will-wisp connection : OTHE
23
Soprano Gluck : ALMA
24
N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Hirsch : ELROY
25
Boater and sailor : HATS
26
Org. concerned with working conditions : OSHA
27
Preowned : USED
28
Pan's opposite : RAVE
29
Has a hunch : FEELS
31
Plaintiff's action : SUING
32
Recital performance : SOLO
33
Monogram part: Abbr. : INIT
34
Quarterback Bratkowski : ZEKE
35
Spuds' buds : EYES
37
Bughouse : LOONYBIN
38
More than a few : MANY
42
Rural sight : SILO
43
Either of two Roman statesmen : CATO
44
"Odyssey" enchantress : CIRCE
45
Indo-European : ARYAN
46
Like Oscar Wilde : WITTY
47
Vader of "Star Wars" : DARTH
48
Slightly : ATAD
49
Fish-eating birds : ERNS
50
"Hold on ___!" : ASEC
51
___ Linda, Calif. : LOMA
52
Biographer Ludwig : EMIL
53
"Warrior Princess" of TV : XENA
55
Spanish she-bear : OSA
56
Reporter's question : WHO

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