New York Times, Thursday, December 16, 1999

Author: Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Harvey Estes
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
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1.52700
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJKQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 42 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
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1. Graphic ___ : ARTS
5. No-frills : BASIC
10. Deer sir : STAG
14. Something eaten with the palms? : LUAU
15. Exxon alternative : AMOCO
16. Quaint sigh : AHME
17. About : INRE
18. Red Sea borderer : YEMEN
19. Charger's acquisition : DEBT
20. Dickens's pen name : BOZ
21. Fine-tune : HONE
22. C&W singer Tritt : TRAVIS
24. Home of the legendary Morgan le Fay : AVALON
26. They're involved in pageantry : BEAUTIES
28. Admonition to a child : BENICE
29. Fortune 500 chemicals company : OLIN
30. Like Beethoven's Sonata No. 30 : INE
31. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
32. Helping for a while, with "over" : TIDING
34. Sheraton hotels owner : ITT
35. Be busy : HUM
37. One of the Chaplins : SYD
38. Phys., e.g. : SCI
40. Honest ___ : ABE
42. They're cast : IMAGES
45. "How the Other Half Lives" author Jacob : RIIS
48. Singing syllable : TRA
49. Honeybun : DEAR
50. "Seinfeld" regular : ELAINE
52. Source of some clicking : TAPDANCE
54. More crafty : CAGIER
55. Extremely : EVERSO
56. Off-course : AWRY
58. Journalist Kupcinet : IRV
59. Note : MEMO
60. Big name in daytime TV : ROSIE
62. Cash in Capua : LIRA
63. ___ B : PLAN
64. Heads-up : ALERT
65. Quotation notation : ANON
66. Actress Daly : TYNE
67. Hot spot : HADES
68. Ernie's "Sesame Street" pal : BERT
1. "Open sesame!" sayer : ALIBABA
2. Exceed : RUNOVER
3. Jungle swinger : TARZANTHEAPEMAN
4. "So ___ me!" : SUE
5. Rifle attachment : BAYONET
6. End of grace : AMEN
7. With 11-Down, 3-Down's last words? : SOMEBODYGREASED
8. Rocks : ICE
9. Hold in check : CONTAIN
10. Begin's co-Nobelist : SADAT
11. See 7-Down : THEVIIIIIIIIINE
12. Completely surrounding : AMBIENT
13. Prepares : GETSSET
21. Ad ___ : HOC
23. Steps up? : RUNGS
25. Stead : LIEU
27. Say "Li'l Abner," say : ELIDE
33. Violinist Stern : ISAAC
36. Goldfinger? : MIDAS
39. Rugged rock : CRAG
40. Crack : ATTEMPT
41. With pluck : BRAVELY
43. Holiday window item : MENORAH
44. What tellers lack? : SECRETS
46. Mistaken : INERROR
47. Leporello, e.g., in "Don Giovanni" : SERVANT
51. Put : LAY
53. Stingless bee : DRONE
57. Certain money transfer : WIRE
61. Schnozz tip? : OLA
62. Family dog, for short : LAB

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