New York Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1999

Author: Bill Zais and Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Zais
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Nancy Salomon
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1.581521

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Zais. This is puzzle # 41 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "The Lost Weekend" subject : DTS
4. Scream : RIOT
8. Care provider, to a child : NURSIE
14. Crater feature : RIM
15. "This one's ___" : ONME
16. Land on Lake Victoria : UGANDA
17. "The ___ Daba Honeymoon" : ABA
18. Booty location : SPANISHMAIN
20. Microfiche : FILMCARDS
22. Dance in Dublin : JIG
23. Candle material : TALLOW
24. Runway walker : MODEL
27. Nastiness : VENOM
30. Eggnog topper : NUTMEG
33. Pedro's affirmative : SISI
36. Sawyer of ABC : DIANE
38. Ryan's "Love Story" co-star : ALI
39. Post-E.R. place : ICU
40. X marks it : THESPOT
42. Laid up : ILL
43. Race unit : LEG
44. Gossipy Hopper : HEDDA
45. Eskimo's need : SLED
46. Go a long way : TRAVEL
48. ___ the Jebusite, of I and II Chronicles : ORNAN
51. Muscat moola : RIALS
53. Saws : ADAGES
57. Like pocket dicts. : ABR
58. Fall guy : SCAPEGOAT
61. What this puzzle is : TREASUREMAP
64. It may have a silver lining : ORE
65. Some sorority women : OMEGAS
66. Merry-go-round music : LILT
67. Key locale: Abbr. : FLA
68. Bars : ESTOPS
69. Apollo vehicles : LEMS
70. A Chaplin : SYD
1. Early writing : DRAFT
2. Legbone : TIBIA
3. Like some talk : SMALL
4. Revolver, in old slang : ROSCOE
5. Hocked : INPAWN
6. Gen. Bradley : OMAR
7. Care for : TEND
8. Xis' predecessors : NUS
9. "Gross!" : UGH
10. Aircraft engine : RAMJET
11. Nonelectronic correspondence : SNAILMAIL
12. "Got it" : IDIG
13. Ending with Ecuador : EAN
19. School of thought : ISM
21. Year in Edward the Confessor's reign : MLVI
25. ___ account (never) : ONNO
26. Tuneful twosome : DUET
28. Had too much, briefly : ODED
29. Bungle : MISDO
31. Fashion mag : ELLE
32. Richly adorn : GILD
33. Bank deposit : SILT
34. Cupcake topper : ICER
35. Sweet vegetable : SUGARBEET
37. On ___ with : APAR
40. "___-Team" : THEA
41. Hot spot : HELL
45. Hose hole : SNAG
47. Shrew : VIRAGO
49. Incendiary stuff : NAPALM
50. Whizzes : ADEPTS
52. Ukr., e.g., once : SSR
54. Slips : GOOFS
55. Like an eager guest, maybe : EARLY
56. Position : STEAD
57. Embracers : ARMS
59. Pen part : CELL
60. Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
61. Stocking part : TOE
62. Easy mark : SAP
63. ___ Missouri : USS

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