New York Times, Thursday, March 29, 2001

Author: William I. Johnston
Editor: Will Shortz
William I. Johnston
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Johnston. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The answer to 39-Across, when translated by the cipher key at 20- and 55-Across (A = Z, B = Y, C = X, etc.), spells OUR COVER IS BLOWN.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Scotland's ___ Fyne : LOCH
5. It's nothing to speak of : TABOO
10. Perennial presidential campaign issue : JOBS
14. Memo phrase : INRE
15. Part of a U.S. census category : ASIAN
16. "Did you ___?!" : EVER
17. Bound : LEAP
18. Manly apparel : KILTS
19. ___ avis : RARA
20. Half of a decoder ring : ABCDEFGHIJKLM
23. Former nuclear power org. : AEC
24. "Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
25. Maserati, e.g. : FASTCAR
29. It gives you an out : EGRESS
34. The Buckeyes: Abbr. : OSU
35. Heralded : RANG
38. What a rubber produces? : GENIE
39. Secret message : LFIXLEVIRHYOLDM
43. Hall-of-Fame coach Mike : DITKA
44. Author Wiesel : ELIE
45. Clay, after transformation : ALI
46. English essayist Sir Richard : STEELE
48. Unpleasant ones : NASTIES
51. Landers and others : ANNS
54. Opus ___ : DEI
55. Other half of the decoder ring : ZYXWVUTSRQPON
61. Thailand, once : SIAM
62. More than hot : IRATE
63. Gave the go-ahead : OKED
65. French 101 verb : ETRE
66. Pluralizers : ESSES
67. Woman of the haus : FRAU
68. Its motto is L'Étoile du Nord: Abbr. : MINN
69. Thomas Jefferson, religiously : DEIST
70. Inevitability : FATE
1. Not-so-apt word for Abner : LIL
2. Suitable for service : ONEA
3. Shore catch : CRAB
4. One who's beat but good? : HEPCAT
5. "Be well" : TAKECARE
6. Catchphrase from "Clueless" : ASIF
7. Poppycock : BILGE
8. They may be made with Bibles : OATHS
9. Present : ONSITE
10. Be rough with the reins : JERK
11. Flattened figure : OVAL
12. Earthwork : BERM
13. Madrid Mme. : SRA
21. Big holiday mo. : DEC
22. Notched : JAGGY
25. Makes origami : FOLDS
26. Comparatively healthy : ASFIT
27. Deluxe accommodations : SUITE
28. All-night party : RAVE
30. Early auto : REO
31. Zhou ___ : ENLAI
32. Move like a 3-Down : SIDLE
33. Tournament round : SEMIS
36. Nothing : NIL
37. Smile : GRIN
40. Classic Jaguar : XKE
41. Hit 1980's-90's NBC drama : LALAW
42. Car safety feature : HEADREST
47. Coveted : ENVIED
49. Et ___ (footnote abbr.) : SEQ
50. Warn : TIPOFF
52. Hospital figure : NURSE
53. Former East German secret police : STASI
55. Tubes in the kitchen : ZITI
56. Tale : YARN
57. Marvel Comics heroes : XMEN
58. Jeanne d'Arc et al.: Abbr. : STES
59. Gumbo component : OKRA
60. Without ice : NEAT
61. Relig. training ground : SEM
64. Company in Italy? : DUE

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