New York Times, Monday, May 22, 2000

Author: Nancy Salomon and Louis Hildebrand
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Louis Hildebrand
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55/22/20003/5/20101
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0110120
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1.54000

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQZ} This is puzzle # 52 for Ms. Salomon. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hildebrand. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Does simple arithmetic : ADDS
5. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
9. Cat, informally : TABBY
14. "I ___ to recall..." : SEEM
15. Gossipy Barrett : RONA
16. What treasure hunters want to know : WHERE
17. Capri, e.g. : ISLE
18. Heart of the matter : CRUX
19. Flip chart holder : EASEL
20. Suffice, and then some : FILLTHEBILL
23. Faucet : TAP
24. Mai ___ (drink) : TAI
25. Budget competitor : AVIS
27. Society newcomer : DEB
30. Shake on it : SEALTHEDEAL
36. Ceramic-making, e.g. : CRAFT
38. Wanton look : LEER
39. Rick's "Casablanca" love : ILSA
40. Group of key officers : CADRE
41. London's Big ___ : BEN
42. Flies alone : SOLOS
43. Tennis great Arthur : ASHE
44. Parts of a min. : SECS
45. Congregational cries : AMENS
46. Go for a swim, say, during hot weather : BEATTHEHEAT
49. Bygone car : REO
50. "Now it's clear" : ISEE
51. "___ the season..." : TIS
53. Not near : FAR
55. Surpass all others : TAKETHECAKE
62. Up in years : OLDER
64. "Tickle-me" character : ELMO
65. Creme-filled snack : OREO
66. Violinmaker who taught Stradivari : AMATI
67. Per ___ (daily) : DIEM
68. Huckleberry ___ : FINN
69. Central American Indians : MAYAS
70. Not crazy : SANE
71. Minnesota ___ : FATS
1. "Like, no way!" : ASIF
2. He loved Lucy : DESI
3. Big computer maker : DELL
4. Refine, as metal : SMELT
5. Veronica's guy, in the comics : ARCHIE
6. Achy : SORE
7. Social slight : SNUB
8. Curbside cry : TAXI
9. Jury number, commonly : TWELVE
10. "Now I get it!" : AHA
11. Any Grisham novel : BESTSELLER
12. La ___ tar pits : BREA
13. Kennel sound : YELP
21. "Here, try some!" : TASTE
22. Bert of "The Wizard of Oz" : LAHR
26. Peculiar expression : IDIOM
27. 1983 comedy with Mr. T : DCCAB
28. Clear, as a disk : ERASE
29. Coiffure crisis : BADHAIRDAY
31. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" dramatist : ALBEE
32. Parasitic type : LEECH
33. Pluperfect, e.g. : TENSE
34. In unison : ASONE
35. Rodeo rope : LASSO
37. Worries : FRETS
42. Composer Erik : SATIE
44. Mets' home : SHEA
47. Hot 1990's computer game : TETRIS
48. In : ATHOME
52. Speak derisively : SCOFF
53. Shaving stuff : FOAM
54. ___ mater : ALMA
56. Sneakers brand : KEDS
57. Charles Lamb's pen name : ELIA
58. Certain Feds : TMEN
59. Song for Carmen : ARIA
60. Superman, most of the time : KENT
61. Almost forever : EONS
63. Airplane announcement, for short : ETA

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