New York Times, Monday, December 3, 2001

Author: Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Harvey Estes
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
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1.52700

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 79 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Involuntary twitch : SPASM
6. Pint-sized : PUNY
10. Broadway star Verdon : GWEN
14. Quits : STOPS
15. Fraternal org. : BPOE
16. "Say it ain't so!" : OHNO
17. Completely bare : NAKEDASAJAYBIRD
20. Place for a nap : COT
21. Bullring bull : TORO
22. Piece of turf : SOD
23. Cream puff : MILKSOP
27. Part of a fist : KNUCKLE
29. Greek vowels : ETAS
30. Directory listings : NAMES
32. Grasped : HELD
33. Bill at the bar : TAB
34. Realty measure : ACRE
35. "Whew!" : BOY
36. Completely relaxed : LOOSEASAGOOSE
41. B. & O. and others : RRS
42. Response to an insult : SLAP
43. Grand ___ Opry : OLE
45. New Mexico art community : TAOS
47. Word before "beware!" : BUYER
49. Tempest in a teapot : FUSS
50. Clear, to a photographer : INFOCUS
52. Club with a floor show : CABARET
54. Capitol Hill figure : POL
55. All-purpose trucks : UTES
57. Grasp : GET
58. Completely self-satisfied : PROUDASAPEACOCK
64. Restrooms, informally : LAVS
65. Cook in the microwave : NUKE
66. CB, for one : RADIO
67. Barely makes, with "out" : EKES
68. "The Ten Commandments," for one : EPIC
69. Place : STEAD
1. Taxpayer's ID : SSN
2. Mom-and-pop org. : PTA
3. Thumbs-up response : AOK
4. Itsy-bitsy bits : SPECKS
5. Basic PC program : MSDOS
6. "Masterpiece Theatre" airer : PBS
7. ___ the crack of dawn : UPAT
8. "I'm not kidding!" : NOJOKE
9. Hankers (for) : YEARNS
10. Bunch : GOB
11. Popular cocktail : WHISKEYSOUR
12. Sign up : ENROLL
13. Agreed silently : NODDED
18. Pronto : ATONCE
19. "Yeah, ___!" : YOU
23. He earns his pay at Shea : MET
24. Slanted type: Abbr. : ITAL
25. Job that's not a chore : LABOROFLOVE
26. Prefix with medic : PARA
28. Sneeze syllable : CHOO
31. Neat's opposite : MESSY
34. Ninny : ASS
35. Hit on the head : BOP
37. "... ___ I'm told" : ORSO
38. One of the Baldwins : ALEC
39. Park place? : GARAGE
40. "If all ___ fails ..." : ELSE
44. N.Y.C. hrs. : EST
45. Be a boozer : TIPPLE
46. Arctic jacket : ANORAK
47. Cigarette lighter fill : BUTANE
48. Exhausts : USESUP
49. Rich dude : FATCAT
51. Chew for Bossy : CUD
53. Puts up with : BEARS
56. Alias for H. H. Munro : SAKI
59. Letters starting a ship's name : USS
60. Chest muscle : PEC
61. Poetic paean : ODE
62. Cloak-and-dagger org. : CIA
63. Pasted in the ring : KOD

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