New York Times, Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Author: Cynthia Joy Higgins
Editor: Will Shortz
Cynthia Joy Higgins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Higgins. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hula skirt material : GRASS
6. Arafat's grp. : PLO
9. It may be secondhand : SMOKE
14. Moses' mountain : SINAI
15. Varnish ingredient : LAC
16. Downy duck : EIDER
17. Befuddle : ADDLE
18. Not cutting : ATTENDING
20. Woman who's not very sharp? : MRSTHEPOINT
22. Mad magazine's genre : SATIRE
25. Paint can direction : STIR
26. Addis Ababa's land: Abbr. : ETH
27. Mad. ___ : AVE
29. Clip out : SCISSOR
34. Chowed down : ATE
35. Stately shader : ELM
37. Every 9-Down has one : TILDE
38. Girl who's got her facts wrong? : MISSINFORMATION
43. "Star Trek" extra : ALIEN
44. Cobbler : PIE
45. Windup : END
46. More spiteful : NASTIER
49. Chem. pollutant : PCB
51. Canonized Mlle. : STE
52. New Mexico art center : TAOS
54. The "N" in "N x P" : CAPTOR
56. Man who's annually in the doghouse? : MRBIRTHDAYS
60. Aspirin target, maybe : NEURALGIA
61. Propelled a boat : OARED
65. The Little Mermaid : ARIEL
66. Coffee vessel : URN
67. Extremist : ULTRA
68. Lavatory sign : GENTS
69. Lipton product : TEA
70. Attack ad, maybe : SMEAR
1. Govt. property org. : GSA
2. Purge : RID
3. & : AND
4. Pheasant ragout : SALMI
5. ___ Nevada : SIERRA
6. Surveyor's map : PLAT
7. Plasterwork backers : LATHS
8. Fair-sized musical groups : OCTETS
9. Managua miss : SENORITA
10. Longish dress : MIDI
11. Thor's father : ODIN
12. Clark of the Daily Planet : KENT
13. Work unit : ERG
19. Cast-of-thousands film : EPIC
21. Early evening : SEVEN
22. Chantey singer : SEAMAN
23. Number one Hun : ATTILA
24. Grad student's work : THESIS
28. Polar worker : ELF
30. Watch the kids : SIT
31. Most artful : SLIEST
32. Tooth: Prefix : ODONTO
33. Give, as an apology : RENDER
36. Unruly locks : MOP
39. Harden : SET
40. Hanky embroidery : INITIALS
41. Saw along the grain : RIP
42. City non-Muslims may not enter : MECCA
47. Man addressed as "My Lord" : EARL
48. Cheap liquor : ROTGUT
50. Louisiana waterways : BAYOUS
53. English place name suffix : SHIRE
55. Poem of King David : PSALM
56. Insignificant : MERE
57. Totally botch : RUIN
58. Baseball's Saberhagen : BRET
59. Comedian Carvey : DANA
60. Henpeck : NAG
62. Rd. or hwy. : RTE
63. Unit of geologic time : ERA
64. Patriotic org. : DAR

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