New York Times, Wednesday, November 3, 1999

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: The answers at 20-, 32-, 43- and 58-Across form a progressive word ladder of five-letter words, where each word is one letter different from the one before it.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Auditors : CPAS
5. Small songbird : PIPIT
10. Pipe tobacco : SHAG
14. Green target : HOLE
15. Kind of pad : STENO
16. Lockup : CELL
17. Minute amount : IOTA
18. Approvals : YESES
19. "Do ___ others as..." : UNTO
20. Hybrids? : CROSSCROPS
22. More than fudges : LIES
23. Exclamation before "Look!" : OOH
24. Tough puzzles : STUMPERS
26. Participates : JOINSIN
30. Place to refuel : PIT
31. Motor suffix, commercially : OLA
32. Rings in chicken cages : COOPSLOOPS
38. Smooth transition : SEGUE
41. Gun grp. : NRA
42. Waggish : DROLL
43. Urban basketball zones : HOOPSHOODS
46. Game park : ZOO
47. ___ Paulo : SAO
48. Group within a group : SUBTYPE
51. It once ruled Mozambique : PORTUGAL
56. "This instant!" : NOW
57. Domain : AREA
58. Quote from Tiger? : WOODSWORDS
63. Talk like thish, shay : SLUR
64. Go at it : ARGUE
65. Bridge site : BOAT
66. Person with a mike : HOST
67. Tour of duty : STINT
68. Analogy words : ISTO
69. Subjects of Darwinian theory : APES
70. Cabbies : HACKS
71. Spring thing? : THAW
1. All the rage : CHIC
2. Hard up : POOR
3. Low woman : ALTO
4. Give relish to : SEASON
5. Medium : PSYCHIC
6. Roman road : ITER
7. Cuban money : PESOS
8. All thumbs : INEPT
9. Even chances : TOSSUPS
10. Michelangelo or Rodin : SCULPTOR
11. Skater Sonja : HENIE
12. Doctor : ALTER
13. Some makeup : GLOSS
21. Message in a bottle? : SOS
25. Soft-spoken : MILD
26. Kid : JOSH
27. Stick on the dinner table : OLEO
28. "Othello" fellow : IAGO
29. Rule breaker : NONO
33. Treasure on the Spanish Main : ORO
34. Football gear : PADS
35. Slimy : OOZY
36. Sitting sound : PLOP
37. ___ gin fizz : SLOE
39. They're not "old money" : UPSTARTS
40. "___ Wood sawed wood" (tongue twister) : ESAU
44. "Baloney!" : HOGWASH
45. Western endings : SUNSETS
49. Yield : BOW
50. Small-time : TWOBIT
51. Grand vizier, e.g. : PASHA
52. Lowest deck on a ship : ORLOP
53. Second time around : REUSE
54. Place for a valve : AORTA
55. Reasoning : LOGIC
59. Easy bucket : DUNK
60. ___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
61. Info : DATA
62. Put on board : STOW

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