New York Times, Friday, February 18, 2000

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {BJKQVXYZ} Spans: 4 Grid has super symmetry This is puzzle # 101 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. This is a recording : WIRETAP
8. High degree : MASTERS
15. Nearing-completion comment : ONETOGO
16. Loose nut? : ESCAPEE
17. 16th-century Vatican frescoist : RAPHAEL
18. Cocked : ATATILT
19. "___ 'nuff!" : SHO
20. Tramp : DRIFTER
22. Brits' expressions of gratitude : TAS
23. Air carrier : HOSE
25. Discontinue, as a project : SCRAP
26. Monster's home : LOCH
27. War story : ILIAD
29. Velvet finish? : EEN
30. Similar: Prefix : HOMEO
31. Arizona attraction : PETRIFIEDFOREST
34. Switch : TRANSPOSE
35. Convenes : GATHERSTOGETHER
41. German pronoun : UNSER
42. Crock : POT
43. One way to deal with sin : ATONE
44. Hockey's Mikita : STAN
45. It might pass une loi : SENAT
47. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
48. Old what's-___-name : HER
49. Like some gems : FACETED
51. Be flat? : LIE
52. Bleep : EDITOUT
54. Hole in the head : ORIFICE
56. Encounter : RUNINTO
57. Regally attired : ERMINED
58. Make a mess in the kitchen : SPATTER
59. Prophetic figure : SEERESS
1. Address for a British magistrate, with "Your" : WORSHIP
2. Behind the eight ball : INAHOLE
3. Store, as for safekeeping : REPOSIT
4. Biblical verb ender : ETH
5. Hopper : TOAD
6. Gray hair makers : AGERS
7. Mystery figure : POLICEINSPECTOR
8. Basic : MEATANDPOTATOES
9. "It's ___ in the right direction" : ASTEP
10. Slash mark? : SCAR
11. Exchange for 53-Down : TAT
12. Apotheosis : EPITOME
13. Ties the knot again? : RELACES
14. Basket made with both hands : SETSHOT
21. Like some peaches and plums : FREESTONE
24. With feet of clay? : EARTHEN
26. Musical Lynn : LORETTA
28. Of greater concern : DIRER
30. 8th-century B.C. prophet : HOSEA
32. ___ East : FAR
33. Aviation concern : FOG
35. Wildcatter's dream : GUSHERS
36. Chipped in : ANTEDUP
37. Bygone queen : TSARINA
38. Aid in a crisis : HOTLINE
39. Leads on : ENTICES
40. Tries to improve, as a lawn : RESEEDS
45. Brown : SAUTE
46. ___-verte (grayish green) : TERRE
49. Rite receptacle : FONT
50. Kind of store : DIME
53. See 11-Down : TIT
55. Cone bearer : FIR

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