New York Times, Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Author: Mel Taub (and crossword class)
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Taub
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Taub. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Roaring success : SMASH
6. Kindergarten education : ABCS
10. XII years after Columbus's first voyage : MDIV
14. Must : HASTO
15. Grown-up kid : GOAT
16. Place to moor a boat : COVE
17. "Ash Wednesday" poet : ELIOT
18. Actress Nazimova : ALLA
19. Use low-key persuasion : COAX
20. Malt liquor man in Glasgow? : IANBARLEYCORN
23. Slim swimmer : EEL
24. Northern English pronunciation : BURR
25. Keep in a barrel : AGE
28. Claims, informally : DIBS
31. Hair dressing : POMADE
35. Tarzan player ___ Lincoln : ELMO
37. Grit : GUTS
39. Spot of relief : OASIS
40. Document signer in Rome? : GIOVANNIHANCOCK
43. Silicon Valley giant : INTEL
44. "___ to help" : GLAD
45. Medial meniscus site : KNEE
46. Biochemical solid : STEROL
48. Little nothing : TWIT
50. Drop one, say : ERR
51. "Hold on there!" : WHOA
53. NASA orbiter : EOS
55. Average guy in Berlin? : JOHANNQPUBLIC
61. Heavy load : BALE
62. Forbidding : DOUR
63. Prophesy : AUGUR
65. Tab : BILL
66. Merle Haggard song character : OKIE
67. Cousin of a loon : GREBE
68. Hardly a blabbermouth : CLAM
69. Downy surfaces : NAPS
70. Picked, with "for" : OPTED
1. The Four Tops' "When ___ Was My Girl" : SHE
2. Timbuktu's land : MALI
3. Part of SEATO : ASIA
4. 14 pounds, in 47-Down : STONE
5. Greenhouse area : HOTBED
6. Where bacteria may flourish : AGAR
7. Seed pod of flax : BOLL
8. Name from Hebrew for "dog" : CALEB
9. Decline to recline? : STAYUP
10. John W. ___, Speaker of the House, 1962-71 : MCCORMACK
11. Way out : DOOR
12. One of several czars : IVAN
13. Torment : VEX
21. Side (with) : ALIGN
22. Sing like Bing : CROON
25. Auspices : AEGIS
26. Quick reflection : GLINT
27. Be a ham in "Hamlet"? : EMOTE
29. Keg stopper : BUNG
30. It might put you head and shoulders above everyone else : STILT
32. All together : ASONE
33. Craps player, e.g. : DICER
34. Glacial ridge : ESKER
36. Crush : OVERWHELM
38. "Mrs. Warren's Profession" writer : SHAW
41. Hello : ALOHA
42. Goodbye : ADIEU
47. Where Wembley is : LONDON
49. Trinidad's sister island : TOBAGO
52. Minneapolis suburb : ANOKA
54. Drink impolitely : SLURP
55. Clink : JAIL
56. Spicy stew : OLLA
57. Bon mot : QUIP
58. F.D.R. or D.D.E. : PRES
59. "___ Ideas" (1951 Tony Martin hit) : IGET
60. Crouton, maybe : CUBE
61. World Service provider : BBC
64. Florid : RED

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