New York Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1999

Author: Robert O. Dillman
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert Dillman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Dillman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fields : AREAS
6. Mountaineer's worry : SLIP
10. Lowly laborer : PEON
14. So out, it's in again : RETRO
15. Yorkshire river : AIRE
16. Be worthy of : RATE
17. Start of a quip : IFHERCULEPOIROT
20. Whole lot : TON
21. Vintners' offerings : ROSES
22. Herpetologists' subjects : ASPS
26. Herpetologist's subject : RATTLER
30. Quip, part 2 : CHANGESHISMIND
34. Like black/white issues : RACIAL
35. Take the plunge, so to speak : WED
36. Set of Brit. tomes : OED
38. Revises : EDITS
39. Pres. Wilson held one : PHD
40. He married Pocahontas : ROLFE
42. Ampersand follower, sometimes : SON
43. Vote in Vosges : OUI
44. Soup holder : TUREEN
45. Quip, part 3 : WOULDNTSOMESAY
49. Winter apples : RUSSETS
50. Mach I breakers : SSTS
51. Where Akitas originated : JAPAN
54. Logical intro? : ECO
56. End of the quip : ABELGIANWAFFLES
64. Hero maker : DELI
65. Graf ___ : SPEE
66. Hooch holder : FLASK
67. T.V.A. output : ELEC
68. "Beowulf" beverage : MEAD
69. Sentimental, and then some : SOPPY
1. Paul's "Exodus" role : ARI
2. Person who whistles : REF
3. Old verb ending : ETH
4. "___ you happy now?" : ARE
5. Do some postal work : SORT
6. Steamy spots : SAUNAS
7. Al Capp adjective : LIL
8. High dudgeon : IRE
9. Get-up-and-go : PEP
10. Like some deductions, with "a" : PRIORI
11. Rabbit ___ : EARS
12. Siouan speaker : OTOE
13. Takes home : NETS
18. WordPerfect company : COREL
19. Utah city : OREM
22. Lots of lots : ACRES
23. Eclipse phenomenon : SHADOW
24. Oscar winner for "Scent of a Woman" : PACINO
25. Agitated state : SNIT
27. "The Once and Future King" novelist : THWHITE
28. At deuce : TIED
29. Kind of trip : LSD
31. Boastful talk : GAS
32. To boot : NOLESS
33. Worst : DEFEAT
37. France's patron saint : DENYS
39. Groan causers : PUNS
40. Baba ingredient : RUM
41. Bonanza finds : ORES
43. Some E.R. cases : ODS
44. Puccini soprano : TOSCA
46. Language family that includes Finnish : URALIC
47. What "pneumo-" means : LUNG
48. Pie-eyed : STEWED
51. Carved gem : JADE
52. Labor leader I. W. : ABEL
53. One-named sports legend : PELE
55. Rubs out : OFFS
57. Cause: Suffix : ISM
58. Go ___ over : APE
59. PBS helper : NEA
60. Waitress at Mel's : FLO
61. Luxurious place? : LAP
62. Uncommon sense : ESP
63. Shade of blue : SKY

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