New York Times, Thursday, January 7, 1999

Author: William I. Johnston
Editor: Will Shortz
William I. Johnston
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Johnston. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Creators of booms : SSTS
5. Like some classical architecture : DORIC
10. Free : UNBLOCK
13. Kind of pricing : UNIT
14. Levi's "Christ Stopped at ___" : EBOLI
15. Midvoyage : ASEA
16. Lowest card in pinochle : NINE
17. He follows Jay : CONAN
18. Marionette maker Tony : SARG
19. Some outdoor festivals : BLOCKPARTIES
21. Case in Latin : DATIVE
23. Loaded Londoners : NOBS
24. Turns in : RETIRES
25. Bring to light : EXHUME
28. Elvis's middle name : ARON
29. Obstacle : STUMBLINGBLOCK
32. Duffer's dream : ACE
35. Lock : TRESS
36. It may be missed : CUE
37. Assayer's measure : KARAT
39. Fooled : HAD
40. Hoisting apparatus : BLOCKANDTACKLE
42. Conceal, as cards : PALM
44. Outbursts : SPASMS
45. Asylum seeker : REFUGEE
48. Fall follower : THUD
49. Frittata : OMELET
50. Novelist's frustration : WRITERSBLOCK
54. Ne plus ultra : ACME
55. Judge, e.g. : TRIER
57. Country singer Mason : MILA
58. ___ ex machina : DEUS
59. Bother terribly : EATAT
60. Bumped off : ICED
61. Tight end, at times : BLOCKER
62. Doesn't work : RESTS
63. It may be cracked : CODE
1. Beach application : SUNBLOCK
2. Trim : SNIP
3. "Pride's Crossing" playwright Howe : TINA
4. Breastbones : STERNUMS
5. Amount of sound : DECIBEL
6. They're found among the reeds : OBOES
7. Silver and Brown : RONS
8. Dockworkers' org. : ILA
9. Masonry unit : CINDERBLOCK
10. Carrier name until 1997 : USAIR
11. Chutzpah : NERVE
12. Artery problems : BLOCKAGES
15. Actor John of "The Addams Family" : ASTIN
20. Valley of the Kings sites : TOMBS
22. From ___ Z : ATO
24. Wasn't merely mad : RAGED
25. Job preceder: Abbr. : ESTH
26. Remarkably, in commercialese : XTRA
27. Shaded : HUED
30. First of Caesar's claims : ICAME
31. Sister or mother : NUN
32. Places of protection : ARKS
33. Yachter's bane : CALM
34. Times for vacances : ETES
37. Done for : KAPUT
38. Kind of year : ACADEMIC
40. Sans-serif typeface : BLOCKLETTER
41. Vacation souvenirs : TSHIRTS
42. Whines : PULES
43. Tree rings indication : AGE
45. Dragnet operation : ROADBLOCK
46. Host : EMCEE
47. Leg bone : FEMUR
48. Doctor : TREAT
50. Clever ones : WITS
51. Anticrime acronym : RICO
52. Where runners are found : SLED
53. It may get a runaround : BLOCKADE
56. "Norma ___" : RAE

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