New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 1999

Author: Alan Jay Weiss
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Jay Weiss
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Weiss. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Schemers : CABAL
6. Hummus holder : PITA
10. Gardener's purchase : BULB
14. Essential acid : AMINO
15. Complete : ATOZ
16. See 63-Across : OHIO
17. Arizona character trait? : GOODSENSEOFYUMA
20. Artificial : ERSATZ
21. In great demand : REDHOT
22. Buoys : ELATES
26. Like Florida pharmaceutical packaging? : TAMPARESISTANT
34. It may be assumed : ALIAS
35. Common preservative : BHT
36. Duffel filler : GEAR
38. Neon ___ : TETRA
39. Prefix with puncture : ACU
40. Relieve : SLAKE
41. Parentheses, essentially : ARCS
42. "Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-___" : RAL
43. Packed, as pistols : TOTED
44. Gospel out of Washington? : THESPOKANEWORD
48. Mean : ORNERY
49. Helpmate : SPOUSE
53. "Forget it!" : NODEAL
59. Child's plea in Oklahoma? : TULSASTORYDADDY
63. Lake ___ College, in 16-Across : ERIE
64. South Seas staple : TARO
65. Pulitzer winner Pyle : ERNIE
66. Make (one's way) : WEND
67. Ones with pull? : OXEN
68. Lennon and others : SEANS
1. Place to put an old newspaper : CAGE
2. Iglesias tune : AMOR
3. Photo accompaniers, at times : BIOS
4. Shave ___ haircut : ANDA
5. Going around in circles : LOST
6. Turkey holder : PAN
7. "___ show time!" : ITS
8. Bathwater tester : TOE
9. Islands off Portugal : AZORES
10. Hopalong Cassidy portrayer : BOYD
11. "Nope!" : UHUH
12. Minibar site : LIMO
13. Dugout, for one : BOAT
18. Israeli statesman Weizman : EZER
19. Celebration suffix : FEST
23. Bygone Chrysler : LEBARON
24. Southern corn bread : ASHCAKE
25. Like some heads : TITULAR
26. "Ciao!" : TATA
27. Argus-eyed : ALERT
28. Musical Miller : MITCH
29. Break down, in a way : PARSE
30. Writer Baber : ASA
31. Radiant : AGLOW
32. "Keen!" : NEATO
33. Selfish sort : TAKER
37. He played Fred the junkman : REDD
40. Part of many Québec place names : STE
45. 1998 N.L. M.V.P. : SOSA
46. Magic word : PRESTO
47. Abbr. on mail to ZIP code 10001 : NYNY
49. Dither : STEW
50. 24-karat : PURE
51. "thirtysomething" star : OLIN
52. Adapted (to) : USED
54. Lofty lines : ODES
55. Bell the cat : DARE
56. Dame ___ Everage : EDNA
57. Tie-breaking point : ADIN
58. NaOH solutions : LYES
60. Put a strain on : TAX
61. Sourdough's find : ORE
62. Wood of the Rolling Stones : RON

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