New York Times, Monday, March 2, 1998

Author: Jeremy Thomas Paine
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeremy Thomas Paine
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Paine. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Reply to a ques. : ANS
4. Wisecrack : QUIP
8. Youngster : CHILD
13. Brag about : TOUT
15. Wrist-elbow connector : ULNA
16. Cowboy contest : RODEO
17. Defeats : OVERCOMES
19. Traveler's reference : ATLAS
20. Composer who wrote "The Magic Flute" : MOZART
21. "Don't go out!" : STAYHERE
23. Speaker's spot : DAIS
25. Medicinal herb : ALOE
26. Become motionless out of fear : FREEZEUP
30. Pass, as time : ELAPSE
34. Thin fish : EEL
35. "This ___" (shipping label) : ENDUP
37. Unprepared comment : ADLIB
38. Actor Guinness : ALEC
40. Plants used to make poi : TAROS
42. Without: Fr. : SANS
43. Discipline : RIGOR
45. Popular athletic footwear : NIKES
47. Golf bag item : TEE
48. Baroque and rococo, e.g. : STYLES
50. Opposite of 26-Across? : MELTDOWN
52. Apollo astronaut Slayton : DEKE
54. Suffix with gang : STER
55. Unwanted art : GRAFFITI
59. Fanatic : ZEALOT
63. U. S. Grant opponent : RELEE
64. Opposite of 17-Across? : UNDERGOES
66. Deduce : INFER
67. Gloomy : DOUR
68. Bubbly beverage : SODA
69. Castles' barriers : MOATS
70. TV deputy from Hazzard : ENOS
71. Armenia or Azerbaijan, once: Abbr. : SSR
1. Tiny particle : ATOM
2. Porto-___ (Benin's capital) : NOVO
3. Canal that leads to the Red Sea : SUEZ
4. Division result : QUOTIENT
5. German city on the Danube : ULM
6. Chemical endings : INES
7. Macaroni and such : PASTA
8. Colorful brand name? : CRAYOLA
9. Rash people : HOTHEADS
10. Not busy : IDLE
11. Shakespearean king : LEAR
12. Prescription amount : DOSE
14. Barter : TRADE
18. Mania : CRAZE
22. Bubbly beverage : ALE
24. Land south of Egypt : SUDAN
26. Is afraid of : FEARS
27. On again, as a lantern : RELIT
28. Poem of lament : ELEGY
29. Jewish festival : PURIM
31. Philosopher who wrote the "Republic" : PLATO
32. Tendon : SINEW
33. Actor Buddy : EBSEN
36. Nudges : POKES
39. Opposite of 9-Down? : COLDFEET
41. Bubbly beverages : SELTZERS
44. Illegal cigarettes, slangily : REEFERS
46. Turn the wheel : STEER
49. Do slaloms : SKI
51. Pulls : DRAGS
53. Conservatory assignment, perhaps : ETUDE
55. Bleak : GRIM
56. Clinton Attorney General : RENO
57. ___ Romeo (Italian auto) : ALFA
58. Let ___ a secret : INON
60. Facilities, in Falmouth : LOOS
61. Multivolume ref. works : OEDS
62. Pre-1917 ruler : TSAR
65. Twosome : DUO

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