New York Times, Thursday, December 9, 1999

Author: Chuck Deodene
Editor: Will Shortz
Chuck Deodene
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Jazzy riffs : VAMPS
6. Dry-as-dust : BLAH
10. Gund Arena hoopsters : CAVS
14. Author Calvino : ITALO
15. Level : RAZE
16. Shepherd of Genesis : ABEL
17. Start of a Harvey Keitel jest to a journalist : IFYOUSAYONEMORE
20. Schemata : PLANS
21. Arctic transport : SLEDGE
22. 1,000-kilometer chain : ALPS
25. Uproars : ADOS
27. Clean up, in a way : BLEEP
28. Jest, part 2 : WORDABOUTME
31. Aircraft at Orly : AVION
32. Top-Flite support : TEE
33. 18-Down product : AUTO
37. Common bait : REDWORM
40. "Grumpy Old Men" co-star : MATTHAU
42. Place of complete content : EDEN
43. Philologist's ref. : OED
45. Big ape : ORANG
46. Jest, part 3 : BEINGATOUGH
49. Kind of waves : RADIO
53. They may be cosmic : RAYS
54. Solidify : CLOT
55. Locust tree : ACACIA
57. Singer Lopez : TRINI
59. End of the jest : GUYILLBEATYOUUP
64. Footnote abbr. : ETAL
65. Anemometer spinner : GUST
66. Diploma word : SUMMA
67. Withhold : DENY
68. Pot builder : ANTE
69. Bacon piece : ESSAY
1. The first Tudor Henry : VII
2. Org. that does raids : ATF
3. Busy time at Indy : MAY
4. Drops with a thud : PLOPSDOWN
5. Essence : SOUL
6. "Mutiny on the Bounty" star, 1962 : BRANDO
7. Presents in detail : LAYSOUT
8. ___ dye : AZO
9. Feathered layers : HENS
10. Caravan beast : CAMEL
11. Domicile : ABODE
12. Brink : VERGE
13. Chronotherapy aids it : SLEEP
18. Big Swedish manufacturer : SAAB
19. Wittenberg's river : ELBE
22. Sentient : AWARE
23. Was sweet on : LOVED
24. "The possession of fools": Herodotus : PRIDE
26. Forward part : STEM
29. Four seasons in Baja : ANO
30. Confession starter : MEA
33. Dreadful : ATROCIOUS
34. Orange-and-white rental : UHAUL
35. Mambo cousin : TANGO
36. Is expected (to) : OUGHT
38. Beluga yield : ROE
39. Rabin's predecessor : MEIR
41. Sprout : TOT
44. Crime lab job : DNATEST
46. Canning instruction : BOIL
47. Dance wildly : GYRATE
48. Just ___ should be : ASIT
49. Went ballistic : RAGED
50. Urgent : ACUTE
51. Six-Day War commander : DAYAN
52. Without empathy : ICILY
56. Bit of plankton : ALGA
58. Big Board inits. : NYSE
60. Schoolmarm's do : BUN
61. Verbal stumbles : UMS
62. Thurman of "Jennifer 8" : UMA
63. Settle up with : PAY

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