New York Times, Tuesday, April 11, 2000

Author: Nancy Salomon and Sherry O. Blackard
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Sherry O. Blackard
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534/11/20004/28/20075
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1.52003

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 49 for Ms. Salomon. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Big mess : SNAFU
6. Kind of awareness : SELF
10. Stick of gum, informally : CHEW
14. Kissinger's boss, once : NIXON
15. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
16. Sport with mallets : POLO
17. Dead to the world : INERT
18. "Peter Pan" pooch : NANA
19. Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
20. Fortuneteller's art : PALMREADING
23. In a funk : SAD
24. German car : AUDI
25. Big beer buy : CASE
27. City southeast of Rome : NAPLES
30. International trade spot : OPENPORT
34. Goofs : ERRS
35. Author Ferber : EDNA
37. Rubbernecker : GAPER
38. "Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANI
39. Theme of this puzzle : GLASSES
41. Bard's "before" : ERE
42. Its mouth is nowhere near its head : RIVER
44. Feline line : MEOW
45. High-fiber food : BRAN
46. Shoreline : SEACOAST
48. Martha's Vineyard, e.g. : ISLAND
50. Roger Rabbit, for one : TOON
51. ___ B'rith : BNAI
52. "Norma ___" (Field film) : RAE
54. Summer arctic phenomenon : MIDNIGHTSUN
60. Actor Guinness : ALEC
62. Vegetarian's no-no : MEAT
63. Sky-blue : AZURE
64. It comes easily to hand : YOYO
65. Dismounted : ALIT
66. Hang loose : RELAX
67. Rung : STEP
68. Easter flower : LILY
69. Not for minors : ADULT
1. Barber's motion : SNIP
2. La ___ (weather worry) : NINA
3. Figure skater's jump : AXEL
4. Black-tie affairs : FORMALS
5. "That's a lie!" : UNTRUE
6. Red Sea peninsula : SINAI
7. "Holy cow!" : EGAD
8. Burt's ex : LONI
9. Médoc wine source : FRANCE
10. Tax expert, for short : CPA
11. Oater : HORSEOPERA
12. First name in jazz : ELLA
13. Golf club : WOOD
21. Ford folly : EDSEL
22. The Jets and the Sharks : GANGS
26. Bathroom installation : SPA
27. Draws nigh : NEARS
28. Palmer with an "army" : ARNIE
29. Sam Spade, e.g. : PRIVATEEYE
30. Beginning : ONSET
31. El ___, Tex. : PASO
32. Showed again : RERAN
33. Poll revelation : TREND
36. Stops up : DAMS
39. Best man's best friend, often : GROOM
40. "Dallas" family name : EWING
43. Prefix with friendly : ECO
45. Charged the quarterback : BLITZED
47. Like some instincts : ANIMAL
49. Much of Niger : SAHARA
51. Teensy-weensy : BITTY
52. Tanners catch them : RAYS
53. Gobs : ALOT
55. Where to find a hero : DELI
56. It's at your fingertip : NAIL
57. "Star Trek" helmsman : SULU
58. Russian river : URAL
59. Doctor's office call : NEXT
61. Speeder stopper : COP

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