New York Times, Monday, December 27, 1999

Author: Gregory E. Paul
Editor: Will Shortz
Gregory E. Paul
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Deep sleep : COMA
5. Reminder of a swordfight : SCAR
9. Customs : MORES
14. Milky gem : OPAL
15. "Catch a Falling Star" singer, 1958 : COMO
16. Plain as day : OVERT
17. Telescope part : LENS
18. Famous ___ : AMOS
19. Word before hop or top : TABLE
20. Shakespearean play with the clown Touchstone : ASYOULIKEIT
23. Do tailoring : SEW
24. Computer giant : NEC
25. U.C.L.A. quarterback, perhaps : BMOC
27. Gave a hoot : CARED
31. Hardly a neatnik : SLOB
33. Café additive : LAIT
37. Break in the action : HIATUS
39. Have bills : OWE
40. Four-star : AONE
41. Soap opera set in Oakdale : ASTHEWORLDTURNS
44. Hipbones : ILIA
45. Mount Rushmore pres. : ABE
46. Sonnet section : SESTET
47. Advertising sign : NEON
48. Heal : MEND
50. Arctic explorer Robert : PEARY
51. City west of Tulsa : ENID
53. Reuters competitor : UPI
55. Met display : ART
58. Faulkner novel : ASILAYDYING
64. Injures with a horn : GORES
66. British blue blood : EARL
67. Rev. Roberts : ORAL
68. Woodstock or the Super Bowl : EVENT
69. TV's Nick at ___ : NITE
70. Zero, on a court : LOVE
71. Down at the heels : SEEDY
72. "___ bien!" : TRES
73. Pants part : KNEE
1. Pepsi, for one : COLA
2. Unlocks, in poetry : OPES
3. Umpteen : MANY
4. The first "a" in a k a : ALSO
5. Richter ___ : SCALE
6. Funnies : COMICS
7. In a frenzy : AMOK
8. Annual Pasadena doings : ROSEBOWL
9. "All for one and one for all," e.g. : MOTTO
10. Eggs : OVA
11. Civil War soldiers : REBS
12. Author ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
13. Cook, as tomatoes : STEW
21. Needless : UNDUE
22. Plants securely : IMBEDS
26. Contract provision : CLAUSE
27. Item of neckwear : CHAIN
28. Space between pews : AISLE
29. 2:1, e.g. : RATIO
30. Flammable fuel : ETHANE
32. Sophia of "Two Women" : LOREN
34. Main line from the heart : AORTA
35. Kind of tube : INNER
36. Cantankerous : TESTY
38. Beturbaned wise men : SWAMIS
42. Not insubordinate : OBEDIENT
43. Lukewarm : TEPID
49. Eva Perón's maiden name : DUARTE
52. Spiteful : NASTY
54. Gomer and others : PYLES
55. Census data : AGES
56. Gad about : ROVE
57. Shoe stiffener : TREE
59. Retreat : LAIR
60. The sun, in sunnyside up : YOLK
61. Vitamin tablet supplement : IRON
62. Where the congregation sits : NAVE
63. Tickled-pink feeling : GLEE
65. Tackle's teammate : END

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