New York Times, Tuesday, December 21, 1999

Author: Richard Hughes
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Hughes
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQV} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Laddie's love : LASS
5. Vehicles with bells : TRAMS
10. Nursery item : CRIB
14. "Tell ___ the marines!" : ITTO
15. French assembly : SENAT
16. Operatic heroine : AIDA
17. Big fat mouth : TRAP
18. Delaware Indian whose name is French for "a friend" : UNAMI
19. Diving bird : LOON
20. Like some purchases : CASHANDCARRY
23. Hustle : HIE
24. Taking the booby prize : LAST
25. Two trios : SEXTET
29. Line of trousers : INSEAM
31. Soccer star Hamm : MIA
32. Dined : ATE
33. Time-tested : TRIEDANDTRUE
37. ___ facto : IPSO
40. Really liked, man : DUG
41. Redding of R&B : OTIS
42. Hardly gentlemanly : DOWNANDDIRTY
47. Koufax's was 2.76 : ERA
48. Writer ___ Blount Jr. : ROY
49. Less trying : EASIER
53. Reach : ATTAIN
55. Bounders : CADS
57. Miracle-___ (lawn products brand) : GRO
58. Unharmed : SAFEANDSOUND
61. Roentgen's discovery : XRAY
64. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," e.g. : OLDIE
65. Sir's partner : MAAM
66. Long ago : YORE
67. Heavy-plus : OBESE
68. The "I" in "The King and I" : ANNA
69. Gusto : ZEST
70. Post office gizmo : DATER
71. Fall in April? : RAIN
1. Chinese fruit tree : LITCHI
2. Vehicle for Duke Ellington : ATRAIN
3. Positions of equilibrium : STASES
4. Frosh follower : SOPH
5. Wave of destruction : TSUNAMI
6. Tears : RENDS
7. Put on ___ (pretend) : ANACT
8. Doll's cry : MAMA
9. Adds gradually : STIRSIN
10. Flower part : CALYX
11. Earth Summit host, 1992 : RIO
12. Words preceding a kiss : IDO
13. Shut out : BAN
21. Apple growth retardant : ALAR
22. Peruse : READ
26. Pucker-producing : TART
27. Needle holder : ETUI
28. Caddie's bagful : TEES
30. School for British princes : ETON
31. Traveling trio : MAGI
34. Mini-whirlpool : EDDY
35. Flop : DUD
36. Children's Christmas wish : TOYS
37. Notion : IDEA
38. Harbor city : PORT
39. Kind of team : SWAT
43. Soprano's song, maybe : ARIA
44. Like some items on a grocery store receipt : NONFOOD
45. Cousin of a wapiti : REDDEER
46. Soviet news agency : TASS
50. Large lizard : IGUANA
51. Title bandit in a Verdi opera : ERNANI
52. Dennis of the N.B.A. : RODMAN
54. To this point : ASYET
55. West Pointer : CADET
56. Drink flavoring : ANISE
59. Isle of exile : ELBA
60. Persian poet : OMAR
61. The ___ Affair (1797 imbroglio) : XYZ
62. Fish eggs : ROE
63. ___ longa, vita brevis : ARS

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