New York Times, Monday, January 4, 1999

Author: Gregory E. Paul
Editor: Will Shortz
Gregory E. Paul
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {HQWXZ} This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Thumb-twiddling : IDLE
5. Leapfrogs : JUMPS
10. ___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
14. Make airtight : SEAL
15. ___ a time (singly) : ONEAT
16. "Cleopatra" backdrop : NILE
17. "Yes!" : ABSOLUTELY
19. Darling : DEAR
20. Sendak's "Where the Wild Things ___" : ARE
21. Composer Satie : ERIK
22. Soviet leader Brezhnev : LEONID
24. Semiautomatic rifle : CARBINE
26. Land of the llama : PERU
27. Red-white-and-blue inits. : USA
28. Information bank : DATABASE
32. Passing notice? : OBIT
35. King of the jungle : LION
37. What a lumberjack leaves behind : STUMP
38. River to the Rio Grande : PECOS
40. SSW's opposite : NNE
41. Like a haunted house : EERIE
42. Skyward : ALOFT
43. Persian ___ : GULF
45. Person to go out with : DATE
46. Round Table knight : LANCELOT
48. C.I.O.'s partner : AFL
50. Skip : OMIT
51. "Don't move!" : STAYPUT
55. Snake-haired woman of myth : MEDUSA
58. 35-Across's sound : ROAR
59. ___ de France : ILE
60. Walkie-talkie word : OVER
61. "Yes!" : BYALLMEANS
64. Needles' partner : PINS
65. Train making all stops : LOCAL
66. Med school subj. : ANAT
67. Otherwise : ELSE
68. Manicurist's board : EMERY
69. Optimistic : ROSY
1. Writer Asimov : ISAAC
2. Actress Winger : DEBRA
3. Tattoo remover : LASER
4. "Xanadu" rock grp. : ELO
5. Diary : JOURNAL
6. Loosen, as a knot : UNTIE
7. Overly docile : MEEK
8. Chum : PAL
9. Sharp-pointed instrument : STYLET
10. "Yes!" : UNDOUBTEDLY
11. Mortgage : LIEN
12. Jai ___ : ALAI
13. Uncool one : NERD
18. Arrival gifts in Honolulu : LEIS
23. Remove, as marks : ERASE
25. "Yes!" : BUTOFCOURSE
26. See 51-Down : PANEL
28. Coffee break snack : DONUT
29. Glow : AURA
30. Slugged, old-style : SMIT
31. Sportsman's blade : EPEE
32. October's birthstone : OPAL
33. Composer Bartók : BELA
34. PC picture : ICON
36. Fort Knox unit : INGOT
39. Cherries' leftovers : STEMS
44. So as to cause death : FATALLY
47. Apt : LIABLE
49. Raise crops : FARM
51. With 26-Down, a rooftop energy device : SOLAR
52. Elton John's instrument : PIANO
53. Arm bones : ULNAS
54. Not handling criticism well : TESTY
55. Brood : MOPE
56. Like Darth Vader : EVIL
57. Cub Scout groups : DENS
58. Derby : RACE
62. ___ Kippur : YOM
63. Something to lend or bend : EAR

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