New York Times, Thursday, May 11, 2000

Author: Peter Abide
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Abide
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {VX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Abide. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Kind of lettuce : BIBB
5. What a gambler may be in : HOCK
9. Dangerous toy : BBGUN
14. Code preceder : AREA
15. Taylor boy, in 60's TV : OPIE
16. Obliterate : ERASE
17. 9000 automaker : SAAB
18. 61-Across medium : ARTE
19. Promising one : COMER
20. "Blue" boxer : EQUALRAYLEONARD
23. Clothes in a basket, say : WASH
24. "Sketches by ___" (1836 satires) : BOZ
25. Mustang holder : GARAGE
28. Sends back to Washington : REELECTS
33. "___ having fun yet?" : AREWE
34. Millennium unit : YEAR
35. With it : HIP
36. Theme of this puzzle : SUGARSUBSTITUTE
40. Ancient query : UBI
41. Small game, e.g. : PREY
42. Actress Gibbs : MARLA
43. Basic grading system : PASSFAIL
46. Whoop : HOLLER
47. Glass shooter : TAW
48. Bankrupt, so to speak : SUNK
49. "Pink" 1979 Broadway musical : SWEETNLOWBABIES
57. It's "more than beauty," in a Yiddish proverb : CHARM
58. Not quite shut : AJAR
59. "Times of Your Life" singer : ANKA
60. Prudential competitor : AETNA
61. "Christ of St. John of the Cross" producer : DALI
62. All hands on deck : CREW
63. 1980's-90's ring champ : TYSON
64. Isn't a natural : DYES
65. Product once touted with the slogan "They feel good" : KEDS
1. Barracks site : BASE
2. Subject of U.N. sanctions : IRAQ
3. Steady : BEAU
4. Gilda Radner character : BABAWAWA
5. Like Brando's Godfather : HOARSE
6. First name in TV talk : OPRAH
7. ___ hall : CITY
8. Fall (over) : KEEL
9. "Hang in there" : BECOOL
10. Like many a lifeguard : BRONZE
11. Vasco da ___ : GAMA
12. Cybercafe patron : USER
13. Dateless sort : NERD
21. Bar order : LAGER
22. "I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie" author : EBERT
25. Fill the tank : GASUP
26. Caribbean isle : ARUBA
27. College in Weston, Mass. : REGIS
28. Ole Miss mascot : REBEL
29. Readily persuadable : EASY
30. Boor : CHURL
31. King's conferral : TITLE
32. Stab : SPEAR
34. Soviet leader Andropov : YURI
37. Give rise to : SPAWN
38. "___ roll!" (winner's cry) : IMONA
39. Be fresh : TALKBACK
44. Buffet table staple : STERNO
45. Old Dashiell Hammett radio series, with "The" : FATMAN
46. Arrogance : HUBRIS
48. Wet lowland : SWALE
49. Word to a tabby : SCAT
50. Miss Muffet spillage : WHEY
51. Diner sign : EATS
52. Great Gatsby player, 1949 : LADD
53. One of a 70's R&B group : OJAY
54. About : INRE
55. Squeezed : EKED
56. Trunk openers? : SAWS

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