New York Times, Friday, October 29, 1999

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. They help avoid sticking points : THIMBLES
9. Plumber's item : WASHER
15. Period of crisis : REDALERT
16. One way to fall : INLOVE
17. Pretty things to look at : EYECANDY
18. Busted but good : NAILED
19. Org. for bridge builders : ADA
20. Didn't merely grow : BOOMED
22. Like early records : MONO
23. Raconteur's repertoire : TALES
25. Carton contents, for short : CIGS
26. One involved with drilling: Abbr. : SGT
27. Method: Abbr. : SYST
28. Went to Wendy's, say : ATEOUT
30. Fix : RIG
32. Old rail riders : HOBOS
34. Red Roof rival : RAMADA
36. Warrant : EMPOWER
39. They're thin at the top : AFRAMES
40. Promo : TEASER
41. Corners : TREES
42. Where to spot spots : SUN
43. Cartoonist : DRAWER
45. Salman Rushdie's "The Moor's Last ___" : SIGH
49. Refusal after refusal : NOS
51. Price presentation : ARIA
52. Art class : GENRE
53. Beget : SIRE
54. Primestar 500 org. : NASCAR
56. Eau naturelle? : MER
57. Discovered : LEARNT
59. Swallow : TOLERATE
61. Firewood amount : ARMFUL
62. Schools : EDUCATES
63. Likely to rise? : YEASTY
64. To just a slight degree : REMOTELY
1. Obedience school supply : TREATS
2. Golden age : HEYDAY
3. High ends : IDEALS
4. Buddy : MAC
5. Spills the beans : BLABS
6. Follower of the news : LENO
7. One who might put you in stitches : ERDOCTOR
8. Blocks : STYMIES
9. Person on board? : WINDSURFER
10. Bibliographical suffix : ANA
11. Some 25-Across : SLIMS
12. Feature of some credit cards : HOLOGRAM
13. Twilight : EVENTIDE
14. Change : REDO
21. It may be overblown : EGO
24. Community character : ETHOS
28. In an unnatural way : ABERRANTLY
29. Weight not charged for : TARE
31. Blast : GAS
33. Missed a payback opportunity? : OWED
35. Billiard stroke : MASSE
36. Klingons, e.g. : ETS
37. Floured and sautéed in butter : MEUNIERE
38. Long shot? : PANORAMA
39. Information information : AREACODE
41. Classic party game : TWISTER
44. Rome's ___ Pacis : ARA
46. One with a flight plan, maybe : INMATE
47. Humperdinck heroine : GRETEL
48. Nicene Council concern : HERESY
50. Old laborers : SERFS
52. El ___ : GRECO
53. More than tickle : SLAY
55. Styptic stuff : ALUM
58. Screwball : NUT
60. No-goodnik : RAT

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