New York Times, Friday, June 22, 2001

Author: William I. Johnston
Editor: Will Shortz
William I. Johnston
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 10, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Johnston. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Ability to rotate polarized light : OPTICALACTIVITY
16. Hold off : KEEPATADISTANCE
17. Novel featuring Adela Quested : APASSAGETOINDIA
18. Fashion initials : YSL
19. Big name in music compilations : KTEL
20. Way for the wind to blow: Abbr. : SSE
21. "For sure, Fernando!" : SISI
23. 17-Across topic : RAJ
25. 1944 E.T.O. battleground : STLO
29. They're hired to spin : DJS
32. Markers : IOUS
35. A hand : AID
36. Leave things unresolved, perhaps : AGREETODISAGREE
41. Disregard : CLOSEONESEYESTO
42. Desert danger : HEATPROSTRATION
43. Ripple producer : OAR
44. Alone, in Arles : SEUL
45. Syllable in oldies : SHA
46. Like a punished G.I., perhaps : ONKP
48. Fighter with horns : RAM
50. For whom Sherman was veep : TAFT
54. Concert stage sight : AMP
57. Synthesizer pioneer : MOOG
60. What some players turn : PRO
61. What a poor diet may need : SUPPLEMENTATION
66. #1 Tommy Edwards hit of 1958 : ITSALLINTHEGAME
67. Inferentially : BETWEENTHELINES
1. Signs off on : OKAYS
2. Kind of challenge : PEPSI
3. Some dabblers : TEALS
4. Tape recorder speed meas. : IPS
5. Cooper's creation : CASK
6. Rat tail? : ATAT
7. It may be found in a schooner : LAGER
8. "Guys and Dolls" tune : ADELAIDESLAMENT
9. Summons: Abbr. : CIT
10. General ___ chicken : TSOS
11. Exclamation of confirmation : ITIS
12. Windmill parts : VANES
13. Swing voter, perhaps: Abbr. : IND
14. Cable company that merged with AT&T : TCI
15. Indeed : YEA
22. Words of explanation : IDEST
24. Floorboard supporter : JOIST
26. Anklebones : TARSI
27. Hoodwink, in a way : LIETO
28. Ancient Greek theater : ODEON
30. General transportation? : JEEPS
31. Buyer be where? : STORE
33. Teetotalers' opposites : USERS
34. Doctor's order : SAYAH
36. Word said explosively : ACHOO
37. Collect slowly : GLEAN
38. "The Fountainhead" character : ROARK
39. "___ Own" (1994-95 sitcom) : ONOUR
40. Insinuate : GETAT
47. Custard apple : PAPAW
49. Billing period : MONTH
51. Hive-related : APIAN
52. Wharton protagonist : FROME
53. Chromatic nuances : TONES
55. Abbr. on a French envelope : MLLE
56. One-named sports star : PELE
58. Prince's "Sign ___ Times" : OTHE
59. Many a plaid wearer : GAEL
61. Family member : SIB
62. Chief Ouray, e.g. : UTE
63. What most L.A. Lakers games are played on : PST
64. Div. of a degree : MIN
65. ___ Friday's (restaurant) : TGI

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