New York Times, Monday, March 9, 1998

Author: Randall J. Hartman
Editor: Will Shortz
Randall J. Hartman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "___ Howdy Doody time!" : ITS
4. Bit of gravel : STONE
9. "Falstaff" or "Fidelio" : OPERA
14. Singer ___ King Cole : NAT
15. Lecture hall platforms : PODIA
16. Boxcars, in dice : SIXES
17. Barbecue dish : SPARERIBS
19. Open, as a bottle : UNCAP
20. Weird : EERIE
21. "Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
23. Enlivens, with "up" : PEPS
24. Developments : TRENDS
26. One "E" on a scoreboard : ERROR
28. Street urchin : GUTTERSNIPE
32. Nay canceler : YEA
35. Load for Jack and Jill : PAIL
36. Madcap : ANTIC
38. 9-Across solo : ARIA
40. Fairy tale figure : GNOME
43. Bird on a beach : TERN
44. Malden and Marx : KARLS
46. Scores 72 on a 72 course : PARS
48. Lair : DEN
49. Kind of timing : SPLITSECOND
53. Slowdown : LETUP
54. Deep Throat, e.g., in the Watergate scandal : SOURCE
58. Kill, as a dragon : SLAY
60. Not slack : TAUT
63. Smells : ODORS
64. Birchbark : CANOE
66. Nolan Ryan specialty : STRIKEOUT
68. Bread spreads : OLEOS
69. Pale purple : MAUVE
70. NNW's opposite : SSE
71. Hornets' cousins : WASPS
72. Very, very thin : SHEER
73. Word before "more" and "merrier" : THE
1. Map within a map : INSET
2. Become narrower : TAPER
3. Gawk (at) : STARE
4. Acceleration : SPEEDUP
5. Craggy peak : TOR
6. Garfield's canine pal : ODIE
7. Bird beaks : NIBS
8. It ends Lent : EASTER
9. The Buckeyes: Abbr. : OSU
10. Locate exactly : PINPOINT
11. Quoted (from) : EXCERPTED
12. Sow's opposite : REAP
13. Nile snakes : ASPS
18. Bathtub detritus : RING
22. Horace's "___ Poetica" : ARS
25. Without women : STAG
27. Genetic initials : RNA
29. Kind of foil : TIN
30. Skip the usual wedding preparations : ELOPE
31. Land of the leprechauns : EIRE
32. Tibetan ox : YAK
33. Paleozoic and Mesozoic : ERAS
34. Hangar contents : AIRPLANES
37. Larry King employer : CNN
39. Cartoon caveman : ALLEYOOP
41. Rock's Fleetwood ___ : MAC
42. Son of Aphrodite : EROS
45. Take a chair : SIT
47. Pub game : SNOOKER
50. Egyptian boy king : TUT
51. Muscle tics : SPASMS
52. Surfer's sobriquet : DUDE
55. Barnyard perch : ROOST
56. Puppy love : CRUSH
57. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
58. Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
59. Singer's refrain : LALA
61. Beehive State : UTAH
62. Loyal : TRUE
65. Super G curve, in the Olympics : ESS
67. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE

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