New York Times, Wednesday, January 12, 2000

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Sign language communicator, maybe : CHIMP
6. Myanmar, once : BURMA
11. Muscles used in situps : ABS
14. Winter warmer-upper : COCOA
15. Pisces' follower : ARIES
16. Not even half-baked : RAW
17. Evidence of a royal thief? : CROWNPRINTS
19. ___-Wan of "Star Wars" : OBI
20. Harsh review : PAN
21. Pub stock : ALES
22. Wing-footed one : HERMES
24. LAX guesstimates : ETAS
25. Handbooks : MANUALS
26. Birthday camping gear? : PRESENTTENTS
30. Stand for something : EASEL
31. Classic card game : UNO
32. Times past : ERAS
36. Dadaism founder : ARP
37. In general : ASARULE
41. Baseball bat material : ASH
42. Gambling game : KENO
44. Sink : EBB
45. Signal interference : NOISE
47. Recreation for Gregorian monks? : GAMEOFCHANTS
51. Like a beautiful night sky : STARLIT
54. Kick back : LOAF
55. Response to a knock, maybe : COMEIN
56. Tough : GOON
57. Montgomery sch. : ASU
60. Nile slitherer : ASP
61. Pennies made in the 1990's? : COMMONCENTS
64. Start of a Brewers line score : MIL
65. Tale of the Trojan War : ILIAD
66. Bud Grace comic strip : ERNIE
67. Season opener? : PRE
68. How long it takes mountains to form : AEONS
69. Loved ones : DEARS
1. Letters on old Soviet rockets : CCCP
2. Circle dance : HORA
3. Trash can, for one : ICON
4. Fell with a blade : MOW
5. Popular cigar : PANATELA
6. Slightest : BAREST
7. "QB VII" author : URIS
8. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
9. Antifreeze additive : METHANOL
10. What a stamp may indicate : ASSENT
11. Bouquet : AROMA
12. Gibberish : BABEL
13. Watch word? : SWISS
18. Work out : PLAN
23. Subterfuge : RUSE
24. Hamburg-to-Berlin dir. : ESE
25. Children's ___ : MENU
26. Point on a graph : PEAK
27. Like a no-hitter : RARE
28. Locker room shower? : ESPN
29. Powerful engine : TURBO
33. Reason for postponement : RAIN
34. Mgr.'s aide : ASST
35. Tom Jones's "___ a Lady" : SHES
38. Florida State athlete : SEMINOLE
39. Aid's partner : ABET
40. Like some digital pictures : ENHANCED
43. Fiend : OGRE
46. Klutz : OAF
48. Actress Silverstone : ALICIA
49. Annual Nile events : FLOODS
50. Woodland critter : COON
51. Rogue : SCAMP
52. "___, With Love" : TOSIR
53. Good-sized : AMPLE
56. Pulp novel hero : GMAN
57. "The King and I" role : ANNA
58. Flap : STIR
59. "Has 1,001 ___" : USES
62. "O Sole ___" : MIO
63. Earlier than : ERE

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