New York Times, Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Author: Richard Chisholm
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Chisholm
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Medina resident : ARAB
5. Rand McNally blowup : INSET
10. Flappers' hairdos : BOBS
14. Newshawk's asset? : NOSE
15. De ___ (actual) : FACTO
16. He sang of Alice : ARLO
17. Beginning of a quip : TOERRISHUMANBUT
20. Right or fright preceder : STAGE
21. Bricklayer's carrier : HOD
22. Gentle slopes : RISES
23. View from the Riviera : MER
25. Depends (on) : LEANS
27. Quip, part 2 : ITTAKESA
31. Regis, to Kathie Lee : COHOST
35. Dance setting, perhaps : BARN
36. Imposing entrance : PORTAL
38. Auditor, briefly : CPA
39. Outback runner : EMU
40. Fla. neighbor : ALA
41. Uneven? : ODD
42. Knock (over) : TIP
43. Jungle swinger : APE
44. Mustang's home : GARAGE
46. Dry as dust : SERE
47. Sportscaster John : MADDEN
49. Quip, part 3 : COMPUTER
51. Emcee's task : INTRO
53. Craving : YEN
54. Bit of broken pottery : SHARD
57. 1996 Olympic torch lighter : ALI
59. Adlai's 1956 running mate : ESTES
63. End of the quip : TOREALLYSCREWUP
66. "I'll Be Around" composer Wilder : ALEC
67. Didn't take part, with "out" : OPTED
68. Flag : TIRE
69. Undiluted, at the bar : NEAT
70. Almost perpendicular : SHEER
71. Precable problem : SNOW
1. Wee workers : ANTS
2. Dig like a pig : ROOT
3. Out of port : ASEA
4. "Gaslight" Oscar winner, 1944 : BERGMAN
5. "___ were you..." : IFI
6. "Bronx"/"thonx" rhymer : NASH
7. Librarygoer : SCHOLAR
8. Exercise in musical dexterity : ETUDE
9. Tough turkey? : TOM
10. Cast out : BANISH
11. Eyes, in poetry : ORBS
12. Bummed out : BLUE
13. Breathalyzer test flunkers : SOTS
18. Smell something fierce : REEK
19. Noted traitor : ARNOLD
24. Move, as marigolds : REPLANT
26. Plebe's place : ACADEMY
27. Construction girder : IBEAM
28. Gulf city : TAMPA
29. Brought into alignment : TRUED
30. Take wing : SOAR
32. Good-sized combo : OCTET
33. Cathedral topper : SPIRE
34. Diminish gradually : TAPER
37. Like some lunch orders : TOGO
40. To-do list : AGENDA
45. Priest's assistant : ACOLYTE
46. Romantic sights : SUNSETS
48. Nonstop : DIRECT
50. Source of pressure, maybe : PEER
52. Peace Nobelist Bunche : RALPH
54. Kenton of jazz : STAN
55. Pocket problem : HOLE
56. Neighborhood : AREA
58. Words of understanding : ISEE
60. Castor, to Pollux : TWIN
61. Mark replacer : EURO
62. Gush out : SPEW
64. ___ Alamos, N.M. : LOS
65. Naval off. : CDR

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