New York Times, Monday, May 17, 1999

Author: Ethan Cooper
Editor: Will Shortz
Ethan Cooper
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Cooper. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Cereal serving : BOWL
5. Easy basketball shot : LAYUP
10. Ninny : ASS
13. Blows it : ERRS
14. Senseless : INANE
15. Voice below soprano : ALTO
16. Oriental Avenue neighbor, in Monopoly : READINGRAILROAD
19. Elite : TOP
20. Person who gets picked on : NERD
21. Prefix with red : INFRA
22. Minuscule : TINY
23. Subjects of wills : ESTATES
25. Dishes out : ALLOTS
28. Fall over in a faint : PLOTZ
29. Invent, as a phrase : COIN
30. Christmas dinner bird : GOOSE
31. Plopped down : SAT
34. Journalists who don’t have desk jobs : ROVINGREPORTERS
38. United : ONE
39. Furious : IRATE
40. Cause a stench : REEK
41. Occurrences on icy roads : SKIDS
42. Steamy places : SAUNAS
44. Jane Eyre, e.g. : HEROINE
47. Teen spots : ACNE
48. On the ball : ALERT
49. Pesky insect : GNAT
50. French friend : AMI
53. Weapons since the late 19th century : REPEATINGRIFLES
57. December 24 and 31 : EVES
58. “And thereby hangs ___” : ATALE
59. Watch feature, perhaps : DATE
60. Blanc who was the voice of Bugs Bunny : MEL
61. Coolidge’s Veep : DAWES
62. 1975 Wimbledon champ : ASHE
1. “Sesame Street” regular : BERT
2. Nabisco cookie : OREO
3. Tin foil, e.g. : WRAP
4. It’ll make you see things : LSD
5. Tablecloths and such : LINENS
6. Furious : ANGRY
7. Small football gain : YARD
8. Acapulco article : UNA
9. Province east of N.B. : PEI
10. In the sky : ALOFT
11. Goggle : STARE
12. Drinks with straws : SODAS
15. Desi of “I Love Lucy” : ARNAZ
17. “What’s ___ for me?” : INIT
18. Environmental-ist’s annoyance : LITTER
22. Novelist Morrison : TONI
23. Get hitched quick : ELOPE
24. Mediocre : SOSO
25. High: Prefix : ACRO
26. Crazy as a ___ : LOON
27. Like most sports telecasts : LIVE
28. Homer and others : POETS
30. A+ or C– : GRADE
31. Laid eyes on : SEEN
32. Vicinity : AREA
33. Sounds of disapproval : TSKS
35. Premier Khrushchev : NIKITA
36. Sheepish look : GRIN
37. Loyal : TRUE
41. Tender spots : SORES
42. Terrorizes : SCARES
43. Voting no : ANTI
44. Ladies’ room? : HAREM
45. Student at the Sorbonne : ELEVE
46. Ward off : REPEL
47. Viewpoint : ANGLE
49. Chew, like a beaver : GNAW
50. Dramatic wail : ALAS
51. The “M” in S.M.U.: Abbr. : METH
52. “Understood” : ISEE
54. Small amount : TAD
55. Give ___ shot : ITA
56. Medicine regulators: Abbr. : FDA

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