New York Times, Thursday, December 2, 1999

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Taub
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Taub. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Needing to take off : OBESE
6. Naif : BABE
10. Some 20's art : DADA
14. Language group including Zulu : BANTU
15. Giant screen production : IMAX
16. Numbered piece : OPUS
17. Bellowing : AROAR
18. Lollapalooza : LULU
19. Notch : NICK
20. Might-have-been East Coast team : NEWYORKREDCOATS
23. Saratoga Springs, e.g. : SPA
24. Stock exchange membership : SEAT
25. Item in an airline magazine : MAP
28. Biblical "father" : ABBA
31. Collude (with) : SCHEME
35. Beginning on : ASOF
37. Composer Bartók : BELA
39. x : TIMES
40. Might-have-been Midwest team : STLOUISORDINALS
43. Constellation directly above the equator : ORION
44. Up ___ good : TONO
45. Taunt : GIBE
46. Noggin : NOODLE
48. It may precede a stroke : FORE
50. Careless : LAX
51. Impieties : SINS
53. Doc bloc : AMA
55. Might-have-been West Coast team : SEATTLELANDSMEN
63. Popular cologne : TABU
64. Pinnacle : APEX
65. Integra, for one : ACURA
66. "Yeah, that'll ever happen" : ASIF
67. Black shade : COAL
68. Hardly a he-man : SISSY
69. Protest : BEEF
70. Strong-willed Jane : EYRE
71. Ups : HIKES
1. Port in Scott's "Lord of the Isles" : OBAN
2. Show fully : BARE
3. Sufficient for Shakespeare : ENOW
4. Ropes for steadying masts : STAYS
5. Princess whom Zeus carried off to Crete : EUROPA
6. Swindle : BILK
7. Russia/Manchuria boundary river : AMUR
8. Makes hay : BALES
9. Oozes : EXUDES
10. Idler : DONOTHING
11. Pacific capital : APIA
12. Cable conduit : DUCT
13. Calls upon : ASKS
21. Browning's Ben Ezra, e.g. : RABBI
22. Mojave vegetation : CACTI
25. Street director? : MASON
26. Houston player, formerly : ASTRO
27. Salk's conquest : POLIO
29. Outdo : BEST
30. Distant : ALOOF
32. Net result? : EMAIL
33. Kind of toast : MELBA
34. Elizabeth I's ill-fated favorite : ESSEX
36. Bit of sustenance : FOODSTUFF
38. Italy's fertile Val d'___ : ARNO
41. Dark : UNLIT
42. Doubleday, ___ (old publishing house) : DORAN
47. Intertwine : ENLACE
49. Clause separator : EMDASH
52. Native Indian in the British army : SEPOY
54. PC character representation : ASCII
55. Effort : STAB
56. Deftness : EASE
57. Rose's beloved in a 1922 play : ABIE
58. "There was an Old Man with a beard" writer : LEAR
59. Toll unit : AXLE
60. Cologne ingredient : MUSK
61. Old World language : ERSE
62. Side in a vote : NAYS

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