New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Big drawer? : MECCA
6. Duck : AVOID
11. Groundskeeper's purchase : SOD
14. Be of service to : AVAIL
15. Kind of pie : MINCE
16. Forum greeting : AVE
17. Blithe fish? : CAREFREEEEL
19. Good time, informally : GAS
20. Suffix with block : ADE
21. From the sticks : RUSTIC
22. Spill the beans : TALK
23. Tightly packed : WEDGED
25. Shake off : LOSE
27. South American misfit? : ODDBALLLLAMA
33. Item on a card : BOUT
36. Ingrid's "Anastasia" co-star : YUL
37. Word with sand or bottom : DOLLAR
38. Sen. Hatch : ORRIN
40. Tattoo favorite : MOM
42. Cut's partner : PASTE
43. More crackers : MADDER
45. Start of a triple jump : HOP
47. Oodles : LOTS
48. Elvis movie sequel? : BLUEHAWAIIII
51. Slave girl of opera : AIDA
52. Liver is good for it : ANEMIA
56. Act the mother hen : FUSS
59. Exasperating : IRKING
62. Dancer Miller : ANN
63. Bit of binary code : ONE
64. Forbidden tea? : TABOOOOLONG
66. Fix, in a way : RIG
67. Shingle words : ATLAW
68. Deductions from gross weight : TARES
69. SAS announcement : ETA
70. She played Thelma in "Thelma and Louise" : GEENA
71. T, for one : SHIRT
1. Colorful parrot : MACAW
2. Duck : EVADE
3. Had a feeling : CARED
4. Ltd., in Paris : CIE
5. Noyes or Nobel : ALFRED
6. With 61-Down, a Big 12 campus city : AMES
7. ___ Cong : VIET
8. Treasury Secretary Paul : ONEILL
9. Freezing : ICECOLD
10. First of 50: Abbr. : DEL
11. It's a long story : SAGA
12. Like an oxeye window : OVAL
13. Pigeonhole's place : DESK
18. Not pale, as a complexion : RUDDY
22. Prevaricate : TELLALIE
24. Was creative : GOTIDEAS
26. Pen provisions : SLOP
28. No-good : BUM
29. Western airline : ALOHA
30. To boot : ALSO
31. Drudge in cyberspace : MATT
32. Son of Zeus : ARES
33. Long pass : BOMB
34. Like some traditions : ORAL
35. Language of Pakistan : URDU
39. Nostalgic soft drink : NEHI
41. Pronoun for Miss Piggy : MOI
44. Extend, as spokes : RADIATE
46. Eighty-eight : PIANO
49. Sing like a bird : WARBLE
50. They're full of bullion : INGOTS
53. Language from which "kiwi" comes : MAORI
54. Central : INNER
55. Frequent Woody Allen theme : ANGST
56. Driver's alert : FORE
57. Module : UNIT
58. Nintendo rival : SEGA
60. Zen riddle : KOAN
61. See 6-Down : IOWA
64. Telephone ___ : TAG
65. "Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH

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