New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1999

Author: John Scott Marrone
Editor: Will Shortz
John Scott Marrone
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Marrone. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Santa's flight? : ORBIT
6. Barry Manilow song locale : COPA
10. Buster : NARC
14. Seasonal songs : NOELS
15. Selfish sort : USER
16. Skin aid : ALOE
17. Celebrity born Christmas 1924 : RODSERLING
19. Certain column : TENS
20. Boy or girl preceder : ATTA
21. Unwrap : OPEN
22. Nursery rhyme food : CURDS
23. Question usually asked with raised eyebrows : MOI
24. Celebrity born Christmas 1821 : CLARABARTON
26. Beat : PUMMEL
28. "Potemkin" setting : ODESSA
29. Lift : STEAL
30. Trunk's locale : REAR
33. Celebrity born Christmas 1949 : SISSYSPACEK
38. Teaser : PEST
39. Peace on earth : AMITY
42. Fatherland, to Flavius : PATRIA
47. Not smooth : GAUCHE
48. Celebrity born Christmas 1642 : ISAACNEWTON
52. Mauna ___ : KEA
53. Potato chip flavor : CHIVE
54. Architect Mies van der ___ : ROHE
55. Clue hunters, slangily : TECS
56. Apteryx australis : KIWI
57. Celebrity born Christmas 1918 : ANWARSADAT
59. Gravitate (toward) : LEAN
60. Assembly : DIET
61. Scolding, e.g. : ABUSE
62. Bird on a cliff : ERNE
63. Features of British jazz? : ZEDS
64. Had : DUPED
1. Accesses : ONRAMPS
2. Eliminate with some effort : ROOTOUT
3. Parents' concerns on Christmas Eve : BEDTIMES
4. "Casablanca" role : ILSA
5. Lao-___ : TSE
6. Part of an apology : CULPA
7. Lawn chair material : OSIER
8. Feather, to an ornithologist : PENNA
9. S.A. country : ARG
10. "___ does nothing without purpose": Aristotle : NATURE
11. Flashing lights, say : ALERTS
12. Sonata parts : RONDOS
13. Many a corporate plane : CESSNA
18. Resound : ROLL
22. Two-timer, e.g. : CAD
24. Art collectibles : CELS
25. When repeated, an idyllic place : BORA
27. Spring time in Paris : MAI
30. Bar staple : RYE
31. Part of a test track : ESS
32. Inclined : APT
34. Distance : SPAN
35. "For the Boys" co-star, 1991 : CAAN
36. Easily tamed bird : EMU
37. Started again unexpectedly : KICKEDUP
40. Start of a Perry Mason title : THECASE
41. Fermented : YEASTED
42. Spot : PICKLE
43. Not so red-cheeked : ASHIER
44. U.N. ostracizee : TAIWAN
45. Coulee : RAVINE
46. Christmas traveler's worry : ICE
47. Traveler : GOER
49. "It's a Wonderful Life" role : ERNIE
50. Impressed and how! : WOWED
51. "___ life!" : THATS
55. Anthropologist's topic: Var. : TABU
57. Chisellike tool : ADZ
58. Down : SAD

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