New York Times, Friday, April 14, 2000

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. ___ signum (here is the proof) : ECCE
5. Surprise birth : OCTUPLET
13. Norse saint : OLAV
14. Tyro : APPRENTICE
16. It smells great : NOSE
17. Well source : WATERTABLE
18. Less thick : SPARSER
20. Funnyman Philips : EMO
21. Country butter : RAM
22. Math degree : NTH
23. Former sports org. : AFL
25. Grub : EATS
26. Abbr. on some mail : APO
28. Verdi villain : IAGO
30. German phone book section : VON
32. Ottawa official : GOVERNORGENERAL
38. Sled puller : ALASKANMALAMUTE
39. Techies : SYSTEMSANALYSTS
40. "___ on my bed my limbs I lay": Coleridge : ERE
41. It's inflated in England : TYRE
42. Use a shuttle : TAT
43. A great many : GOBS
46. Dogmatic conclusion? : ISM
47. Electrical unit : REL
49. Squeeze (out) : EKE
50. Yes and no follower : SIR
52. Utmost : EXTREME
56. Not local : NATIONWIDE
59. One of the Oceanides, in Greek myth : ASIA
60. Spies : OPERATIVES
61. Bottom lines : SUMS
62. Parts of airplane wings : AILERONS
63. Sign language pioneer Abbé de l'___ : EPEE
1. A long time to wait : EONS
2. Hoofbeat : CLOP
3. Rakes : CASANOVAS
4. Flip : EVERT
5. Go (for) : OPT
6. Bob's place : CREEL
7. What-you-may-call-it? : TERM
8. Gay Talese's "___ the Sons" : UNTO
9. School tie? : PTA
10. Start of a fall : LIBRA
11. Big success : ECLAT
12. Bursts at the seams : TEEMS
14. Wow : AWE
15. Ideals : PARAGONS
19. Layabout : SHIRKER
24. Gets organized : FORMATS
25. Other side : ENEMY
26. Foreign titles : AGAS
27. Cal ___ : POLY
29. Make ___ for oneself : ANAME
30. Like some consonants, in phonetics : VELAR
31. Ready for trouble : ONALERT
33. Met bass-baritone Simon : ESTES
34. Moon on which Heinlein's "Farmer in the Sky" is set : GANYMEDE
35. Prepares, as grub : RUSTLESUP
36. Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
37. First word on a military memorial : LEST
43. Niccolò Paganini's birthplace : GENOA
44. Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
45. Kind of nut : BETEL
46. Avant-gardist Robert : IRWIN
48. Take off : ERASE
50. Take off : SOAR
51. Obsessed with : INTO
53. Tic-tac-toe side : XES
54. Charades, essentially : MIME
55. Peacefulness : EASE
57. Pique condition? : IRE
58. E.R. inserts : IVS

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