New York Times, Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Author: Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor: Will Shortz
Arthur S. Verdesca
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Worrisome car sound : PING
5. Rant and rave : STORM
10. Part of a Racine play : ACTE
14. Patent prerequisite : IDEA
15. Nintendo's Super ___ Bros. : MARIO
16. Polo Grounds replacement : SHEA
17. Start of a story? (1977) : CLOSEENCOUNTERS
20. Ring count : TEN
21. Some floor votes : NAYS
22. Deem appropriate : SEEFIT
23. Mitchell's plantation : TARA
24. Winter Palace resident : TSAR
25. Flattering, in an oily way : SMARMY
28. Nitty-gritty : MEAT
29. Director Craven : WES
32. Lofty abode : AERIE
33. Take to the cleaners : SOAK
34. Flu fighters : SERA
35. More of the story? (1987) : FATALATTRACTION
38. Sooner city : ENID
39. Chablis sediment : LEES
40. Nomadic mob : HORDE
41. U.S.P.S. employee's beat : RTE
42. The Carpenters, e.g. : DUET
43. Carpenter's need : SANDER
44. Like many a cellar : DAMP
45. It may be struck : POSE
46. Cousin of a guinea pig : AGOUTI
49. Sal's canal : ERIE
50. Dickens alias : BOZ
53. End of the story? (1964) : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
56. Uncle of Enos : ABEL
57. Labor leader's cry : UNITE
58. Trading center : MART
59. Peccadilloes : SINS
60. Photo finish : MATTE
61. "Nolo," e.g. : PLEA
1. Early Briton : PICT
2. Like some threats : IDLE
3. Broadway brightener : NEON
4. Dentist's administration : GAS
5. Like wet ink : SMEARY
6. Roberts or Tucker : TANYA
7. Ogres : ORCS
8. Hope/Crosby film destination : RIO
9. Greek dish : MOUSSAKA
10. Late bloomer? : ASTER
11. Dish maker : CHEF
12. Garr of "Tootsie" : TERI
13. Magi origin : EAST
18. Canine's coat : ENAMEL
19. Sans ice : NEAT
23. Simple chord : TRIAD
24. Goes like the dickens : TEARS
25. Onetime cohort of Rather : SAFER
26. Intended : MEANT
27. Ava's second : ARTIE
28. Choral work : MOTET
29. Spooky : WEIRD
30. Eat at : ERODE
31. Not as dotty : SANER
33. Causing sticker shock : STEEP
34. Sling ammo : STONE
36. Bauxite yields it : ALUMINUM
37. Beer, at times : CHASER
42. Numbers to crunch : DATA
43. Evening affair : SOIREE
44. Some showdowns : DUELS
45. Brooklyn institute : PRATT
46. "Ah, me!" : ALAS
47. Mongolian expanse : GOBI
48. It's within your range : OVEN
49. Put out : EMIT
50. False god : BAAL
51. Meanie : OGRE
52. Epsilon follower : ZETA
54. Some trial evidence : DNA
55. Bart Simpson, typically : IMP

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