New York Times, Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQXYZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pilgrim's destination : MECCA
6. Passing yardage, e.g. : STAT
10. Like many a cellar : DAMP
14. ___ squash : ACORN
15. Alice's chronicler : ARLO
16. Three-ply snack : OREO
17. Mauritius, once? : DODODOMAIN
19. Tackle : GEAR
20. From scratch : ANEW
21. Muumuu go-with : LEI
22. Point of view : SLANT
23. Like black humor : MORBID
25. Take the silver : PLACE
28. St. Francis, e.g.? : ASSISISIGNOR
33. First Super Bowl M.V.P. : STARR
36. Casual attire : DENIM
37. Outback runner : EMU
38. Frame filler : ART
39. Enzyme suffix : ASE
41. Mai ___ : TAI
42. Prefix with night or day : MID
43. Pose : SIT
44. French story : ETAGE
46. Gov't security : TNOTE
48. Waikiki wingding? : HONOLULULUAU
51. Gargle, e.g. : RINSE
52. Free-for-all : FRACAS
56. Big brass : TUBAS
59. B.O. sign : SRO
61. Scrubbed mission : NOGO
62. Crude bunch? : OPEC
63. Passable party? : SOSOSOCIAL
66. Part of a hat trick : GOAL
67. Bellicose deity : ARES
68. Dig (into) : DELVE
69. It's a starter : ANTE
70. Give up : CEDE
71. Over 10% of the dictionary : ESSES
1. Bawdyhouse figure : MADAM
2. Low-budget prefix : ECONO
3. Hacker, maybe : CODER
4. Prier's need : CROWBAR
5. "Go on ..." : AND
6. What "tauto-" means : SAME
7. Gad about : TRAIPSE
8. Ryan's "Love Story" co-star : ALI
9. Whole lot : TON
10. Duffer's challenge : DOGLEG
11. Gazetteer datum : AREA
12. Penny-pinching : MEAN
13. Left at sea : PORT
18. Auto pioneer : OLDS
22. Curved sword : SCIMITAR
24. Sharon and others : ISRAELIS
26. Door frame part : LINTEL
27. Home to most Turks : ASIA
29. High standards : IDEALS
30. Verne mariner : NEMO
31. Strike out : OMIT
32. Hardly genteel : RUDE
33. Cummerbund : SASH
34. Beethoven's "Archduke ___" : TRIO
35. Envelope abbr. : ATTN
40. Bowl over : STUN
45. Took a shot : GUESSED
47. Subtle differences : NUANCES
49. All-seeing one : ORACLE
50. Roswell sightings : UFOS
53. Prepares to strike : COILS
54. Source of sisal hemp : AGAVE
55. Cobbler's stock : SOLES
56. Forum wear : TOGA
57. Familiar with : UPON
58. Ready for the sack : BEAT
60. Wine choice : ROSE
63. Defense org. until 1992 : SAC
64. Pay dirt : ORE
65. Lyrical lines : ODE

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