New York Times, Friday, December 15, 2000

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Body builder? : AMINOACID
10. Lose it : GOMAD
15. It flies close to the ground : LINEDRIVE
16. Like some dodderers : ANILE
17. Replacing : INSTEADOF
18. Car starter? : RENTA
19. They may be boring : BITS
20. Thought : CEREBRATED
22. Frank's second ex : AVA
23. Installment plans? : SERIALS
24. It's past due : TRE
25. Picker's need : BANJO
27. Words before goal or course : SETA
28. Striking end : PEEN
29. Pay : ANTEUP
31. Like Tilsit cheese : SEMIHARD
33. Pother : STIR
35. Record company's receipt : DEMO
36. Not wilting, perhaps : FRESHCUT
40. Painter Botticelli : SANDRO
44. Hurdler's assignment : LANE
45. Jersey, e.g. : KNIT
47. Polyp production : CORAL
48. Invoice abbr. : AMT
49. Tries to obtain anew : RESEEKS
51. Chemical suffix : IDE
52. Charleston institution : THECITADEL
54. See 23-Down : ASIA
55. Language linked to the Y2K problem : COBOL
56. One shot a lot : MOVIESTAR
58. Promenade : AMBLE
59. Irving title character : OWENMEANY
60. Like some marshes : REEDY
61. Attire symbolizing boyhood : KNEEPANTS
1. Fictional password user : ALIBABA
2. Voyager, e.g. : MINIVAN
3. Not brewed : INSTANT
4. Clears : NETS
5. Dedicated work : ODE
6. In ___ to the finish : ARACE
7. Apple products : CIDERS
8. Many keys : IVORIES
9. Beat : DEFEATED
10. "Mr. Mom" co-star and others : GARRS
11. Ready to serve : ONEA
12. Herbal quaff : MINTTEA
13. Tailor, often : ALTERER
14. Site of many a turnaround : DEADEND
21. Lays at one's door : BLAMES
23. With 54-Across, where India is : SOUTH
26. 1980 Carly Simon hit : JESSE
28. Platter player : PHONO
30. One standing in a strike zone? : PICKET
32. Apple products : IMACS
34. Goes berserk : RUNSAMOK
36. Rolling freight transporter : FLATCAR
37. Really stress, as a point : RAMHOME
38. 1976 raid site : ENTEBBE
39. Secure, in a way : TIEDOWN
41. 53-Down fighter : DRISTAN
42. Visibly elated : RADIANT
43. Former Energy Secretary Hazel et al. : OLEARYS
46. Tube : TEEVEE
49. Three-time N.B.A. Coach of the Year : RILEY
50. "In & Out" star, 1997 : KLINE
53. Winter woe : COLD
54. Floating, perhaps : ASEA
57. Charlemagne, e.g.: Abbr. : EMP

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