New York Times, Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FGQ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Blair's predecessor : MAJOR
6. Torah storers : ARKS
10. "Hey, you!" : PSST
14. Odorous oxygen : OZONE
15. Harness part : REIN
16. Rent-___ : ACAR
17. Pulled up stakes : MOVED
18. Talented : ABLE
19. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
20. Hail to Caesar : AVE
21. Beach resorts : CABANACLUBS
24. Where Swiss may be found : DELI
25. Old section of Algiers : KASBAH
26. Gotten credits, in school : TAKENACLASS
31. Attack : RUNAT
32. Dolt : IMBECILE
37. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
38. Place for "stompin'" : SAVOY
40. Somewhat : ABIT
41. Proton or electron : PARTICLE
43. "The Pilot's Wife" author Shreve : ANITA
44. Dining room piece : CHINACLOSET
47. Solomon's asset : WISDOM
51. It's hard on a yard : MOLE
52. "Highest Mountains" or "World Series MVP's," e.g. : ALMANACLIST
55. "Help!" : SOS
58. Actor Neeson : LIAM
59. Cartful : LOAD
60. "No Trump" declarer? : IVANA
62. Moonstruck state : DAZE
63. W.B.A. calls : TKOS
64. Runway figure : MODEL
65. Keats creations : ODES
66. Salsa quality : ZEST
67. Wield, as influence : EXERT
1. N.Y.C. cultural center : MOMA
2. Sea fed by the Don : AZOV
3. Zeus, to Romans : JOVE
4. Minimal amount of money, with 5-Down : ONE
5. See 4-Down : REDCENT
6. Like our numerals : ARABIC
7. Country singer McEntire : REBA
8. Site of many firings : KILN
9. Gets past quietly : SNEAKSBY
10. Beach toys : PAILS
11. Prepare for surgery : SCRUB
12. Carioca cousin : SAMBA
13. Make a shambles of : TRASH
22. C.S.A. state : ALA
23. Detective's assignment : CASE
24. Passed out : DEALT
26. Duffer's locale : TRAP
27. Halo, e.g. : AURA
28. Wood protuberance : KNAR
29. Pep up : LIVEN
30. Latin 101 word : AMO
33. Birch craft : CANOE
34. Wading bird : IBIS
35. Lo-cal : LITE
36. Province, to the French : ETAT
38. Excessive sentimentality : SCHMALTZ
39. Bard of boxing : ALI
42. Clickable image : ICON
43. Like some sports records : ALLTIME
45. In the thick of : AMIDST
46. Businesses: Abbr. : COS
47. Hard-to-find character in a book : WALDO
48. Trojan War epic : ILIAD
49. Urban air problem : SMAZE
50. Classy ladies : DAMES
53. "___ is it" (old slogan) : COKE
54. Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
55. "Smooth Operator" singer : SADE
56. Standout : ONER
57. Theme of this puzzle, found in the answers to 21-, 26-, 44- and 52-Across : SALT
61. ___ populi : VOX

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