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PREDICTIONS FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM (Hard Clues)

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 1999

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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This puzzle:

Rows: 25, Columns: 25 Words: 186, Blocks: 96 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
JimH notes: In 1999, the NYT published six special 25 x 25 "Millennium" puzzles. Each came with two sets of clues, easy and hard.
The clues here are the hard ones. Click here to see the set.
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 18,289
Across Down
1. Special science course costs : LABFEES
8. Fine things? : ARTS
12. Sounds at massages : AAHS
16. Houlihan portrayer : SWIT
20. It's close to Rome : ATLANTA
21. Siouan speakers : IOWAS
23. Classic car : TBIRD
25. Prefix with biology : ETHNO
26. Vision of the future in medicine? : THEDOCTORWILLSEEYOU
29. People in the service : LAITY
30. Lauren of "The Love Boat" : TEWES
31. "Hurray!" and others: Abbr. : INTS
32. Paste material : TOMATO
33. Private greetings? : SALUTES
35. Patient wife of literature : ENID
36. ___ king : ALA
37. Adjuster's investigation : CLAIM
38. Cards letters : STL
39. "Sesame Street" name : BERT
40. Given to moving about : RANGY
42. Arsenic, e.g. : TOXICANT
44. Not just hurt : MAIMED
47. Corp. money handler : CFO
48. Vision of the future in human relations? : LOVEWILLKEEPUSTOGETHER
52. Straight man : STOOGE
55. Shoe designation : EEE
56. Dominant : ONTOP
57. English locale : SHIRE
58. "I'm OK--You're OK" author : HARRIS
59. Rear : DUFF
61. Provide juice for? : PLUGIN
63. GT's and others : COUPES
64. Sanction : OKAY
65. City on the Adige : TRENT
67. Cockney, e.g. : BRITON
68. Bearded ___ (reedlings) : TITS
69. Family mem. : REL
70. Coin in la fontaine? : FRANC
71. The great unwashed : PLEBS
72. What a colon may mean : ISTO
73. Pinch : DAB
76. Vision of the future in current events? : THEDAYWILLCOME
79. Former "Meet the Press" moderator : UTLEY
81. More than frowned upon: Var. : TABU
82. Discolored with yellowish-brown stains : FOXED
83. Vision of the future in the corporate world? : HEADSWILLROLL
85. Right-triangle ratio, for short : COTAN
86. Mideast land : OMAN
87. Fortifies : GIRDS
88. Vision of the future in communications? : PEOPLEWILLTALK
90. "Radio Song" group : REM
91. Heaters : RODS
92. Hacker's creation, perhaps : VIRUS
93. With 63-Down, a port on the Missouri : SIOUX
94. Watch attachment : FOB
95. Stud site : LOBE
96. Compasses : SCOPES
98. Window treatments : TINTS
99. Press release? : WINE
100. Ink producers : OCTOPI
103. Running again : THAWED
104. Like some memories : FOND
105. Dogged : TAILED
107. It may be white : NOISE
108. View from Lyons : SAONE
109. They may appear on a tree : KIN
110. Go out : EGRESS
111. Vision of the future in ethics? : THETRUTHWILLSETYOUFREE
118. The Bee Gees' "___ a Liar" : HES
119. Makeshift percussion instruments : SPOONS
120. Music appreciation? : APPLAUSE
121. Parts of 119-Across : STEMS
125. Psyche's love : EROS
127. "Set ___ the doors, O Soul!": Whitman : OPE
128. Smudged : DIRTY
129. Super time?: Abbr. : TUE
130. Immensely : ALOT
131. Getting a flat, perhaps : RENTING
133. Sister of Clio : URANIA
135. Mound feature : SLAB
136. Rash : SPATE
137. Not quick to react : INERT
138. Vision of the future in travel? : ACCIDENTSWILLHAPPEN
142. Dash : SCOOT
143. Mexican menu item : POLLO
144. Easy two-pointer : TIPIN
145. Mexican president Zedillo : ERNESTO
146. Start of a children's rhyme : EENY
147. Alter egos : PALS
148. Unlikely to bite : TAME
149. Remedy : REDRESS
1. Part of 78-Down : LATTER
2. Phidias subject : ATHENA
3. Showed up : BLEWIN
4. What a has-been has : FADEDGLORY
5. Space chimp of 1961 : ENOS
6. Replacement for the unlisted? : ETC
7. Stuff : SATIATE
8. Certain shuttle : AIRTAXI
9. Minds the cox : ROWS
10. Prefix with night : TWI
11. With 63-Down, Delta Center site : SALTLAKE
12. Special forces unit : ATEAM
13. Help in holding up : ABET
14. Silver spur? : HIYO
15. B.O. sign : SRO
16. Baseballer Rusty : STAUB
17. Ante, often : WHITECHIP
18. Pry : INTERFERE
19. Top sellers : TOYSTORES
22. "The Lady From Shanghai" actor : SLOANE
24. Broom alternative : DUSTMOP
25. Plumbing pipe : ELL
27. Like back burners, often : ONLOW
28. Afflict : SMITE
34. Shake or break follower : ALEG
37. It's used in viola music : CCLEF
38. Suppress : SITON
41. One in an awkward position? : YOGI
43. "The Girl ___ Behind Me" (war tune) : ILEFT
44. Low-grade wool : MUNGO
45. Actor John : ASTIN
46. Mississippi River discoverer : DESOTO
49. Where robes are kept : VESTRY
50. Long faces : POUTS
51. ___ far : THUS
52. An abbreviation of : SHORTFOR
53. Net : TAKEHOME
54. Doctorate prerequisite, often : ORALEXAM
59. Group with no admittance? : DENIERS
60. Entirely exposed : UNCLAD
61. Came out : PREMIERED
62. Dangerous, as words : LIBELOUS
63. See 93-Across or 11-Down : CITY
66. Untanned skin : RAWHIDE
67. Flame intensifier : BLOWPIPE
68. "The Cocktail Party" playwright : TSELIOT
70. It goes in and out quickly : FAD
71. They may be cloned : PCS
72. Heywood's bearer of bad news : ILLWIND
73. Computer info : DATAFILE
74. Sea-ears : ABALONES
75. Twins may share them : BUNKBEDS
77. Restful spot : DEN
78. Smith's religious grp. : LDS
79. One may be bookmarked : URL
80. Nails obliquely : TOESIN
81. Pampered one? : TOT
84. Groovy collection? : LPS
85. Year before Marcus Aurelius became emperor : CLX
87. Home to some Mongolian nomads : GOBI
89. Opposite of dullness : LUSTER
91. Rodeo participants : ROPERS
92. I, for one : VOWEL
95. Like some causes : LOST
96. Unveiled : SHOWN
97. Major or Minor preceder : CANIS
98. Nancy's figure skating rival of 1994 : TONYA
99. Expert on bugs : WIRETAPPER
100. Escalating : ONTHERISE
101. Babbler's lack : COHERENCE
102. Gets blitzed : TIESONEON
103. Chevy truck model : TAHOE
104. At the right time : FITLY
106. Is unlike Peter Pan : AGES
108. Improvised : STOPGAP
109. Didn't throw in the towel : KEPTATIT
112. Versed in : UPON
113. 66-Down singer : LAINE
114. One may do it after hearing a gunshot : SPRINT
115. Silhouette : OUTLINE
116. Unremarkable : USUAL
117. Less powerful : FEEBLER
122. Go by : ELAPSE
123. Parts of church services : MOTETS
124. Hearing aids? : STENOS
126. Ruin, old-style : STROY
128. Carpentry grooves : DADOS
132. ___ Sheraton : ITT
133. 11-time N.C.A.A. basketball champs : UCLA
134. Lunar trench : RILL
135. Travel in trunks? : SWIM
136. Take the edge off : SAND
139. One of the finest : COP
140. Mudbath locale : SPA
141. Henry IV's domain: Abbr. : HRE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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