New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 1999

Author: Zack Butler
Editor: Will Shortz
Zack Butler
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 Grid has repeated answers This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Butler. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. BA or AF plane : SST
4. Better : FINER
9. Play for time : STALL
14. Gobbled up : ATE
15. Love, Neapolitan-style : AMORE
16. Charged : IONIC
17. Event where the twist was done : HOP
18. Start of a quote by Rep. Mo Udall, 1990, regarding the Presidency : IFNOMINATED
20. Quote, part 2 : IWILL
22. Ready for action : POISED
23. Kids’ book character Amelia ___ : BEDELIA
25. The first X? : TIC
26. Trail : LAG
29. Gets warmer, perhaps : NEARS
31. Elvis’s birthplace : TUPELO
33. Class with dissections: Abbr. : ANAT
36. Transmission component : GEAR
38. Quote, part 3 : RUNTO
39. Quote, part 4 : MEXICOIFELECTED
42. Quote, part 5 : IWILL
43. Mother of Apollo : LETO
44. Center : CORE
45. Certain contracts : LEASES
47. Kind of bar : SUSHI
49. Certain addition : ELL
50. “Eureka!” : AHA
52. Stage, as a historical drama : REENACT
56. Kind of band : ONEMAN
58. Quote, part 6 : FIGHT
59. End of the quote : EXTRADITION
63. W.C. : LOO
64. Leonardo da ___ : VINCI
65. Feel : SENSE
66. Disputed psych. phenomenon : ESP
67. Altair or Sirius, astronomically speaking : ASTAR
68. Singer Bob : SEGER
69. “Absolutely!” : YES
1. Indian term of respect : SAHIB
2. Vermont resort : STOWE
3. Lukewarm : TEPID
4. Silken fabric : FAILLE
5. Org. much in economic news : IMF
6. One of a kind : NONPAREIL
7. Switch ending : EROO
8. Send in : REMIT
9. Relaxing job : SINECURE
10. Woodland creature : TOAD
11. Tunnel builder : ANT
12. Golf ball position : LIE
13. Digital watch feature: Abbr. : LCD
19. “Who ___?” : ISIT
21. Soup ingredients : LENTILS
24. Enemy of the Moor : IAGO
26. Slower than adagio : LENTO
27. Rehem : ALTER
28. Former Philadelphia Mayor Wilson : GOODE
30. Items with dials : SAFES
32. “Turandot” composer : PUCCINI
33. See 51-Down : AMILE
34. Banister’s end : NEWEL
35. Perpendicular to radial : AXIAL
37. Backtracking : RETURNING
40. Kind of act passed in 1970 : CLEANAIR
41. Fall (to) : LOSE
46. Remove : SHED
48. Big name in magazine publishing : HEFNER
51. Equivalent of 33-Down? : AMISS
53. “Gang aft ___”: Burns : AGLEY
54. Selected : CHOSE
55. Pseudo-convertibles : TTOPS
56. A whale of a menace : ORCA
57. Fit to ___ : ATEE
59. One of the Gabors : EVA
60. Greek letters : XIS
61. Atlanta-based station : TNT
62. Sugar suffix : OSE

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