New York Times, Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Luciano Pavarotti, e.g. : TENOR
6. Bomb : FLOP
10. Lip-balm target : CHAP
14. Addis ___ : ABABA
15. Gift for a diva : ROSE
16. Moneyed one : HAVE
17. Candlestick maker? : RAYOFLIGHT
19. Ever's partner : ANON
20. Like some inspections : ONSITE
21. Mukluk material : SEALSKIN
23. Nintendo rival : SEGA
25. Tankard filler : ALE
26. Laudatory lines : ODE
27. Seductresses : MANTRAPS
31. Narcissist's love : SELF
33. He floated "like a butterfly" : ALI
34. Sports buff's memorization : STATS
36. Post-op time : REHAB
39. Mugger subduer : MACE
41. Give an address : ORATE
43. It's a long story : SAGA
44. Spot often struck by a snake : ANKLE
46. Snake, to Medusa : TRESS
48. "Am ___ a roll!" : ION
49. Portraitists' purchases : OILS
51. Power up, as an old battery : RECHARGE
53. Pound sound : ARF
55. Schlep : LUG
57. Sound of a tuned engine : PURR
58. Within reach, as a solution : GETTABLE
61. State of confusion : DITHER
65. Annual theater award : OBIE
66. Chef? : BILLOFFARE
68. Winter coating : RIME
69. Warhol pal ___ Sedgwick : EDIE
70. Oral Roberts University site : TULSA
71. Yemeni port : ADEN
72. Student overseer : DEAN
73. Hypnotist's word : SLEEP
1. South Seas food staple : TARO
2. Israel's Abba : EBAN
3. Some floor votes : NAYS
4. Double-reed player : OBOIST
5. Some river travelers : RAFTERS
6. Busy night at a bar: Abbr. : FRI
7. Old cabin materials : LOGS
8. Milo of "The Verdict" : OSHEA
9. Parts of bloomers : PETALS
10. Cartoonist Addams, for short : CHAS
11. Barber? : HANKOFHAIR
12. Steer clear of : AVOID
13. Rigatoni relative : PENNE
18. Smooth, musically : LEGATO
22. Groucho-type look : LEER
24. In pieces : APART
27. Doll's cry : MAMA
28. Conservative Keyes : ALAN
29. Watchmaker? : NICKOFTIME
30. Brenda of the comics : STARR
32. "___ Misérables" : LES
35. Pricey : STEEP
37. Bug-eyed : AGOG
38. Ruination : BANE
40. "Boola Boola" collegian : ELI
42. Portuguese monetary unit : ESCUDO
45. Actress Raines : ELLA
47. Old-time impositions of penance : SHRIFTS
50. Came off the bench (for) : SUBBED
52. Like a literary Dodger : ARTFUL
53. Prefix with phobia : AGORA
54. Make another offer : REBID
56. Fly smoothly : GLIDE
59. Archie or Jughead : TEEN
60. Director Kazan : ELIA
62. In fine fettle : HALE
63. Irish Gaelic : ERSE
64. Swing a scythe : REAP
67. Gridiron great Dawson : LEN

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