New York Times, Thursday, May 13, 1999

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 103 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Public transport since '76 : SST
4. Rock wren's habitat : MESA
8. Lifted : BUOYED
14. Voting places, familiarly : THEPOLLS
16. Unscheduled performance : ENCORE
17. Class work? : YEARBOOK
18. Smart : ASTUTE
19. ___-majesté : LESE
20. Small sound : PEEP
22. L'eggs competitor : HANES
23. Existing : INESSE
25. Carrying on : WAGING
27. Challenge for a speech coach : LISP
29. Noted gateman? : STPETER
32. Actor Charles of old romantic roles : BOYER
35. Words from Moto : AHSO
37. Swiss canton : URI
38. Sanctions : OKAYS
39. This puzzle's theme, phonetically : Y2K
40. Stinging : ACRID
42. Tolstoy's "Voyna i ___" : MIR
43. Baffin Bay sight : FLOE
44. Salad ingredients, briefly : CUKES
45. Kind of manner : BEDSIDE
48. River to the North Sea : YSER
50. Sensation : SPLASH
52. Wrinkle : CREASE
56. Kind of star : NATAL
58. Fair : SOSO
60. Dollar competitor : AVIS
61. Judge : CRITIC
63. Security device since 1851 : YALELOCK
65. Cause of misunderstanding? : ACCENT
66. Demure, by some standards : LADYLIKE
67. Acts hospitably : ASKSIN
68. Gaelic : ERSE
69. "Le Coq ___" : DOR
1. Needles : STYLI
2. Luster : SHEEN
3. Rib : TEASE
4. Kind of rule : MOB
5. Runs off (with) : ELOPES
6. ___-eyed : SLOE
7. Out of line : ASKEW
8. "When I grow up to ___ man" (Beach Boys lyric) : BEA
9. Take off the steamer : UNSHIP
10. Shell designation : OCTANE
11. Aggressive reformist : YOUNGTURK
12. Art Deco designer : ERTE
13. Low marks : DEES
15. 1971 Lifetime Achievement Grammy winner : PRESLEY
21. Entree provider : PASSKEY
24. Round Table participants : SIRS
26. Old Pontiac : GTO
28. Low-priced shoestore : PAYLESS
30. An Iroquoian : ERIE
31. Clears : RIDS
32. Fiasco : BOMB
33. Depression Era figure : OKIE
34. Tape alternative : YARDSTICK
36. Water : H2O
40. One adept at serving : ACER
41. Panacea : CUREALL
43. Grp. whose approval is often sought : FDA
46. Floods : SPATES
47. The Big Ten's Fighting ___ : ILLINI
49. Dresses down : SCOLDS
51. Noted rules maven : HOYLE
53. Get around : AVOID
54. Loony tunes : SICKO
55. Geological ridge : ESKER
56. March Madness org. : NCAA
57. Pinball paths : ARCS
59. River to the Mosel : SAAR
62. U.P.S. unit : CTN
64. Storm area : EYE

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