New York Times, Monday, February 28, 2000

Author: Jerry E. Rosman
Editor: Will Shortz
Jerry E. Rosman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {CFKQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rosman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Itsy-bitsy : WEE
4. Jerks : BOZOS
9. Mob : HORDE
14. Ewe's mate : RAM
15. Field of play : ARENA
16. Easy-to-carry instruments : OBOES
17. Part of an octopus : ARM
18. Not now : LATER
19. Harass : BESET
20. What Rick Blaine never said : PLAYITAGAINSAM
23. Endings for hydrocarbons : ENES
24. Bambi's mother, e.g. : DOE
25. Ordered (around) : BOSSED
28. Leopold and ___ (big 1920's murder case) : LOEB
30. Wharton degree : MBA
33. Semester's-end events : EXAMS
34. Robe for Caesar : TOGA
35. Hardly a genius : BOOB
36. One-man show about President Truman : GIVEEMHELLHARRY
39. Yemeni port : ADEN
40. Simplify : EASE
41. Signs to beware of : OMENS
42. Beatty or Rorem : NED
43. ___ and sciences : ARTS
44. High-priced furs : SABLES
45. ___ Baba : ALI
46. Prefix with plane : AERO
47. Plaintive plea in the 1919 Black Sox scandal : SAYITAINTSOJOE
54. It makes a clicking noise : MOUSE
55. Tony winner ___ Lenya : LOTTE
56. Before, for a bard : ERE
57. Actor John of "The Addams Family" : ASTIN
58. Dutch painter Jan : STEEN
59. ___ Aviv : TEL
60. Places for hinges : DOORS
61. Where to find dates? : OASES
62. Message in a bottle? : SOS
1. Coat or shawl : WRAP
2. Rank below marquis : EARL
3. Austen heroine : EMMA
4. Certain Indonesians : BALINESE
5. Speechified : ORATED
6. Followers of epsilons : ZETAS
7. Force on Earth: Abbr. : ONEG
8. "Nobody doesn't like ___ Lee" : SARA
9. Schmooze (with) : HOBNOB
10. Overly overweight : OBESE
11. Parks on a bus : ROSA
12. Consider : DEEM
13. N.Y.C. clock setting : EST
21. Toadies : YESMEN
22. Rating a 10 : IDEAL
25. Commenced : BEGAN
26. Rust, for one : OXIDE
27. Put in the bank : SAVED
28. Fertile soil : LOESS
29. Look like a wolf? : OGLE
30. Mushroom : MOREL
31. Carried : BORNE
32. Yawning gulf : ABYSS
34. "___ does it!" : THAT
35. Shoots in the jungle? : BAMBOO
37. Kind of badge for a scout : MERIT
38. Makes husky, as a voice : HOARSENS
43. Martians and such : ALIENS
44. Sofa : SETTEE
45. Sailor's "yes!" : AYSIR
46. Poker stakes : ANTES
47. "Comme ci, comme ça" : SOSO
48. Chrysler, e.g. : AUTO
49. "The Sun ___ Rises" : ALSO
50. Trivial bit : IOTA
51. New York footballers : JETS
52. Black-and-white cookie : OREO
53. Congers : EELS
54. Plenty ticked : MAD

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