New York Times, Saturday, November 13, 1999

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Page
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JPXZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Call a jab a hook, e.g. : MISTERM
8. Prelim : LEADIN
14. Clear, as a sky : ETHERIC
15. U.S./Canadian defense system : DEWLINE
16. Alexandra, e.g. : TSARINA
17. Overpowering : AWESOME
18. Delirious : RAVING
19. Actress Meyers and others : ARIS
20. "Cool!" : RAD
21. "Lord, is ___?": Matt. 26:22 : ITI
22. Scrutinizes : SIFTS
24. Dentist's request : BITE
25. "Later" : CIAO
27. Blowup causes : TNTS
28. Borne : TOTED
29. Blow up : ENLARGE
31. Sally Ann of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" : HOWES
32. Prepare to fight : SQUAREOFF
34. File : QUEUE
36. "Silent Movie" co-star, 1976 : DELUISE
39. ___ corner (make progress) : TURNA
40. Name repeated in a nursery rhyme : MARY
41. Opening time, maybe : NINE
43. Fixes, as fights : RIGS
44. ___ words : WAROF
45. Stovetop sound : SSS
46. Diminutive suffix : ULE
47. Boxer's comeback? : BARK
48. Response to a joke : IGETIT
51. The United States, to Central Americans : ELNORTE
53. Bootlicking : SERVILE
54. Spies' quest : SECRETS
55. Property receiver : ALIENEE
56. Certain dates : TRYSTS
57. Idiosyncrasy : ODDNESS
1. Kind of unit : METRIC
2. Cry before sudden death : ITSATIE
3. Having an ironic comedic tone : SHAVIAN
4. Actress Garr : TERI
5. Land of sentimental verse : ERIN
6. Seems right : RINGSTRUE
7. Universal Studios record label : MCA
8. 31-Down opponent : LEWIS
9. Meadow group : EWES
10. The Unsers of Indy : ALS
11. Igneous rock composed of feldspar and hornblende : DIORITE
12. Stirbirds : INMATES
13. Like yardage on a fourth down : NEEDED
15. It has numbers from 1 to 20 : DARTS
19. When to see stars : AFTERDARK
23. L. Frank Baum prince : INGA
24. Carnivorous fish also called a grindle : BOWFIN
26. Merlin and others : OLSENS
28. Some health food : TOFU
30. Soothing hue : AQUA
31. 8-Down opponent : HOLYFIELD
33. Architect Saarinen : EERO
34. English poet Sir Arthur ___-Couch : QUILLER
35. Pressure : URGENCY
37. Raphael's "___ Madonna" : SISTINE
38. Puts away, in a way : ENSILES
39. Like a best friend : TRUEST
40. Parts of a herd : MARES
42. Actress Chandler et al. : ESTEES
44. Light bulb choice : WATTS
47. Boone of the Braves : BRET
49. Street plan, e.g. : GRID
50. With no ends sticking out : EVEN
52. Hosp. areas : ORS
53. Miguel or João : SAO

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