New York Times, Friday, December 29, 2000

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQUVXYZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Was in the running for : HADASHOTAT
8. Summer dress feature : POLKADOT
14. They often start "Here" : EPITAPHS
16. Jim Palmer, once : ORIOLE
17. Where The Gazette is published : MONTREAL
18. Kind of club : KENNEL
19. Hoops stat. : PPG
20. Forfeit again : RELOSE
22. Benjamin Disraeli, e.g. : EARL
23. African pullover : DASHIKI
24. Schoolmarmish : PRIM
26. Mr. ___ of "Peter Pan" : SMEE
28. "There it is!" : AHA
30. August birthstone : PERIDOT
34. Siesta time : TARDE
36. In direct competition : ONEONONE
38. CD-___ : ROM
39. Inventor who inspired this puzzle : MORSE
41. Get spliced : WED
42. Parts left out : ELISIONS
45. Fosters, for one : LAGER
48. First name in mystery writing : DASHIELL
49. Sri Lanka export : TEA
51. Ninny : DOLT
52. "___ Stars," #1 hit for Freddy Martin, 1934 : ISAW
54. Symbol of punctuality : THEDOT
56. Ale relative : MEAD
59. Waterside accommodations provider : BOATEL
61. Duffel : BAG
64. Rare birth : ALBINO
66. Weigh heavily : MILITATE
68. Sewer, maybe : DARNER
69. Screenwriter's start : SCENARIO
70. Auto gauge shower : DASHLIGHT
71. Speech enliveners : ANECDOTES
1. Rope material : HEMP
2. Per : APOP
3. Like Errol Flynn : DASHING
4. Old Polo Grounds favorite : OTT
5. Hung back : TARRIED
6. Take ___ (look) : APEEK
7. Muse of comedy : THALIA
8. Draw game? : POKER
9. Valuable deposit : ORE
10. QB protectors : LINEMEN
11. Hawaiian storm : KONA
12. 16-Across, for short : ALER
13. "I'm all ears" : DOTELL
15. Pavement caution : SLO
21. Goes over : SPANS
23. Dancer's partner? : DASHER
25. Wall St. event : IPO
26. Vodka brand, informally : STOLI
27. First lady with bangs : MAMIE
29. Chestnut, e.g. : HORSE
31. Spur part : ROWEL
32. Like krypton : INERT
33. Lavished love (on) : DOTED
35. Comic Philips : EMO
37. Elusive one : EEL
38. Timber tree with colored inner bark : REDASH
40. When some footballs are hiked : ONTWO
43. Like many doors : SLIDING
44. French pronoun : ILS
46. Good name for a girl writing a postscript? : ADELINE
47. Beckett title name : GODOT
50. Athens's state, in ancient times : ATTICA
53. Call off : ABORT
55. Euripides play : HELEN
56. Commuter's run? : MADDASH
57. Pride of Israel : ELAL
58. Dugout shelter : ABRI
60. When half of rush hours occur: Abbr. : AMS
61. "Viva Maria!" actress, 1965 : BARDOT
62. Play to ___ : ATIE
63. Some G.M. cars : GEOS
65. Book after Ezra: Abbr. : NEH
67. Part of X-X-X : TAC

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