New York Times, Monday, March 6, 2000

Author: Gregory E. Paul
Editor: Will Shortz
Gregory E. Paul
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {BQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "It's us against ___" : THEM
5. Backtalk : SASS
9. Data disk : CDROM
14. What an optimist always has : HOPE
15. This, south of the border : ESTA
16. Bakery enticement : AROMA
17. The "U" in I.C.U. : UNIT
18. Larger ___ life : THAN
19. Circus star with a whip : TAMER
20. 1966 Johnny Rivers hit : SECRETAGENTMAN
23. Doozy : ONER
24. Suffix with pay or play : OLA
25. Capt.'s superior : MAJ
28. Rock band ___ Mode : DEPECHE
31. Cinder : ASH
34. Yale of Yale University : ELIHU
36. "Just ___ thought!" : ASI
37. Chorus member : ALTO
38. Hospital ward alternative : SEMIPRIVATEROOM
42. Pentagon inventory : ARMS
43. "Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips With Me" instrument : UKE
44. Make up (for) : ATONE
45. Mudhole : STY
46. Israeli parliament : KNESSET
49. Gave supper : FED
50. ___-Cat (winter vehicle) : SNO
51. Currier's companion : IVES
53. 1998 Best Picture nominee : LACONFIDENTIAL
60. Attacks : HASAT
61. Opposed to, in dialect : AGIN
62. Annapolis inits. : USNA
63. Tour of duty : STINT
64. Oodles : TONS
65. ___ for oneself : FEND
66. Short-tempered : TESTY
67. As a result : ERGO
68. Lawyers' charges : FEES
1. As a result : THUS
2. Sharpen, as on a whetstone : HONE
3. "Ben-Hur," e.g. : EPIC
4. Geo model : METRO
5. Medium-sized sofa : SETTEE
6. Equivalent to B flat : ASHARP
7. Dateless : STAG
8. Levelheaded : SANE
9. Longhorns, e.g. : CATTLE
10. Pulitzer Prize category : DRAMA
11. Capital of Italia : ROMA
12. Gathering clouds, for one : OMEN
13. Ruin : MAR
21. Turn out to be : ENDUP
22. Like a rare baseball game : NOHIT
25. Monument Valley features : MESAS
26. On the ball : ALERT
27. Force open, as a lock : JIMMY
29. Place for icicles : EAVES
30. Civil War side: Abbr. : CSA
31. Standoffish : ALOOF
32. Slingshot ammo : STONE
33. ___ in on (neared) : HOMED
35. Towel stitching : HIS
37. College major : ART
39. Kind of sentence : RUNON
40. Mamie's man : IKE
41. Moth-___ : EATEN
46. Hard to saw, as some pine : KNOTTY
47. What a stucco house doesn't need : SIDING
48. Be that as it may : EVENSO
50. Meager : SCANT
52. Cram : STUFF
53. After curfew : LATE
54. Sale caution : ASIS
55. Doom : FATE
56. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
57. "Now it's clear" : ISEE
58. Shakespeare's ___ Hathaway : ANNE
59. Boys : LADS
60. Monogram of 40-Down's predecessor : HST

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