New York Times, Saturday, October 7, 2000

Author: Chuck Menning
Editor: Will Shortz
Chuck Menning
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQVWZ} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Menning. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Pretenses : FACADES
8. Bit of hunting gear : GAMEBAG
15. 1983 Jean Shepherd film memoir : ACHRISTMASSTORY
17. Popular Civil War song : TRAMPTRAMPTRAMP
18. Vanity plate in a two-car household : HERS
19. Wonderland cake message : EATME
20. Stumbles : ERRS
21. Suffix with ether : EAL
22. Touch up : RESTORE
24. Vox ___ : DEI
25. Meeting convoked by an ancient king : AGORA
27. Committee member, maybe: Abbr. : SEN
28. A letter provides one : LEASE
30. Couldn't stand : DETESTED
32. Bluffs : FEINTS
33. Criminal subduer : TASER
34. Tore : RACED
35. One with an eye for fine clothing? : NEEDLE
37. Industrial category : TEXTILES
40. "Tiny Alice" dramatist : ALBEE
41. Problem in historical records : GAP
42. All-night bar? : ROOST
43. Fruits de ___ (menu heading) : MER
44. Paella accompaniment : SANGRIA
47. Brit. military decoration : DSO
48. Reassuring response : IMOK
50. Propose as an explanation : POSIT
51. Time, for wine : AGER
52. World leader who wrote a novel, "The Cardinal's Mistress" : BENITOMUSSOLINI
55. Reciprocal relationship : INTERDEPENDENCE
56. Dieted : ATELESS
57. Shot measures? : DOSAGES
1. Ninny : FATHEAD
2. Ranch land : ACREAGE
3. Writer whose first book, 1846, sold only two copies : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
4. "There is little reason in ___": Virgil : ARMS
5. Dance move : DIP
6. First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
7. "Casablanca" villain : STRASSER
8. Smoked ham : GAMMON
9. In accordance with : ASPER
10. Colo. clock setting : MST
11. Word repeated in a French Hamlet's soliloquy : ETRE
12. What country inns provide : BOARDANDLODGING
13. It may be worn in a chair : ARMREST
14. Chorus dancers : GYPSIES
16. Ready to frame : MATTED
22. Gets down 'n' dirty : RASSLES
23. Euripides drama : ELECTRA
26. Aptly named English novelist : READE
29. Letters on a farm? : EIEIO
31. Certain intersection : TEE
32. Kind of number : FAX
34. Did again : REPRISED
35. U.N. member since 1990 : NAMIBIA
36. Natural setting : ELEMENT
37. Returns to base : TAGSUP
38. Perfume : ESSENCE
39. Levels : STORIES
41. Treasure guarders : GNOMES
45. Footless amphibians : APODS
46. "___ big deal" : ITSNO
49. German city with a harbor : KIEL
51. Epithet of Athena : ALEA
53. Italian TV channel : TRE
54. Some E.M.T. cases : ODS

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