New York Times, Saturday, January 15, 2000

Author: Matt Gaffney
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Gaffney
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {VW} Scrabble average: 1.87 This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "The Complete Book of Running" author : JIMFIXX
8. Deposer of Idris I : QADDAFI
15. It's shrinking in Asia : ARALSEA
16. Left over, perhaps : UNEATEN
17. One of seven sitcom castaways : MARYANN
18. He lost to Garry in 1985 : ANATOLY
19. Member of a farm system? : ANT
20. Gee follower : AITCH
22. Plume preceder : NOMDE
23. Part of some full names : III
24. Partnership : CAHOOTS
26. Peggy Lee's "___ Woman" : IMA
27. It has a supporting role : CANE
29. Mezzo Borodina : OLGA
30. Grand duke's father : CZAR
31. Similar version : ANALOGUE
34. Prepares for a prom, maybe : PREENS
36. Blows a 4-Down, say : ERRS
37. Clap : PEAL
38. British architect Sir Basil : SPENCE
41. Flipper, for one : FORELIMB
45. Its campanile is famous : PISA
46. Arabic for "commander" : EMIR
48. Go up: Abbr. : INCR
49. What "10" may mean: Abbr. : OCT
50. Enter secretly : SNEAKIN
53. Back : AGO
54. 1900 zoological discovery : OKAPI
56. Commercial prefix with foam : STYRO
57. Lighter? : SUN
58. Inane : FATUOUS
60. Student's surprise : POPQUIZ
62. Hang, maybe : EXECUTE
63. Try to get the facts : INQUIRE
64. Bowdlerizes : DESEXES
65. Moves around? : GYRATES
1. "The Harder They Come" setting : JAMAICA
2. Like some oil : IRANIAN
3. 1995 sports autobiography : MARTINA
4. See 36-Across : FLY
5. Biblical patriarch : ISAAC
6. Seat of Greene County, Ohio : XENIA
7. Yellowish : XANTHOUS
8. Thick-shelled seafood : QUAHOG
9. Common girl's middle name : ANN
10. ___ list : DEANS
11. Philippine chief : DATO
12. Nuke : ATOMIZE
13. "Silent Movie" actor : FELDMAN
14. For a long time : INYEARS
21. Plant chopped up in salads : COLE
25. Get to the point? : TAPER
28. Heroine of Turgenev's "On the Eve" : ELENA
30. They're bowed : CELLI
32. Mythical beast : ORC
33. Sinking area? : GREEN
35. Victoria Island explorer : RAE
37. Character who debuted in "I Haven''t Got a Hat," 1935 : PORKYPIG
38. Sent up : SPOOFED
39. Ground breaker : PICKAXE
40. They may be split by heirs : ESTATES
41. Order : FIAT
42. Dressed for business : INASUIT
43. N.B.A. great Dick : MCGUIRE
44. Sculptors' works : BRONZES
47. Pickles : MESSES
50. Language from which "Minnesota" comes : SIOUX
51. It may feature a twist : IRONY
52. MS contents? : NOPQR
55. Dark red : PUCE
59. Indian tongue : UTE
61. In the capacity of : QUA

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