New York Times, Monday, May 31, 1999

Author: Joey Crumley
Editor: Will Shortz
Joey Crumley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Crumley. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Spigot : TAP
4. Last in the class : DUNCE
9. Rug fiber : SISAL
14. Hosp. area for emergency cases : ICU
15. Big name in video arcades : ATARI
16. Singer Bryant : ANITA
17. Sci-fi villains, for short : ETS
18. Supposed aid for finding water : DIVININGROD
20. The "D" of C.D. : DISC
22. Not so believable, as an excuse : LAMER
23. Descartes, who said, "I think, therefore I am" : RENE
24. Rubes : YOKELS
26. Thinks : OPINES
28. M-16, e.g. : RIFLE
30. Had : OWNED
32. German sub : UBOAT
33. Negatively charged particle : ANION
34. Devotee : FAN
37. Résumé, of a sort : BIO
38. That special touch, briefly : TLC
40. Print measures : ENS
41. Fish eggs : ROE
42. Concorde, notably : SST
43. Auto seen way too much in an auto shop : LEMON
45. Graphic symbols : ICONS
47. Dissuade : DETER
48. Barn toppers : VANES
49. Overly showy : GARISH
52. Newspaper advertising piece : INSERT
55. Gain ___ (get ahead in a race) : ALAP
56. Prefix with -plasty or -gram : ANGIO
58. Tinted : DYED
61. Big-time : MAJORLEAGUE
64. Copy : APE
65. Boxer Griffith : EMILE
66. Make ___ (befoul) : AMESS
67. Sleep phenomenon : REM
68. Exercised one's wanderlust : ROVED
69. Runs out of energy : TIRES
70. In excelsis ___ : DEO
1. Like a 4-4 score : TIED
2. It follows a curtain-raising : ACTI
3. Move cautiously : PUSSYFOOT
4. Scoutmaster, often : DAD
5. Serviceable : UTILE
6. Like engagements at sea : NAVAL
7. Harvard color : CRIMSON
8. "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
9. ___ Quentin : SAN
10. Actress Bergman : INGRID
11. Woman with a come-hither look : SIREN
12. Joined (with) : ATONE
13. Puts on cargo : LADES
19. Like patches or decals : IRONON
21. 7-Up alternative : COLA
25. Brewing sites : KETTLES
27. Quietly thinking : PENSIVE
28. Burnishes : RUBS
29. Cousin of a heron : IBIS
31. Austria's capital, to the locals : WIEN
33. High point : ACME
34. Visible play area : FRONTYARD
35. Super-duper : AONE
36. Monster's loch : NESS
39. Deadly : LETHAL
44. It might be gotten from a folder : ORIGAMI
46. Cutup : CARD
47. Two-rod antenna : DIPOLE
49. Player : GAMER
50. Memorable 1836 battle site : ALAMO
51. One of the Gandhis : RAJIV
53. Africa's third-longest river : NIGER
54. Drunkard : SOUSE
57. Spiffy : NEAT
59. Sporting blade : EPEE
60. Test-driver's car : DEMO
62. 7-Down, basically : RED
63. Squiggly letter : ESS

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