New York Times, Friday, June 25, 1999

Author: Matt Gaffney
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Gaffney
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {WY} Scrabble average: 1.87 This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Israelite leader and namesakes : JOSHUAS
8. Yields : CAVESIN
15. Stretch : EXPANSE
16. Work for Warner Bros., maybe : ANIMATE
17. Hyperbolic figure? : ZILLION
18. Russian 15-Across, with "The" : STEPPES
19. Change the wording of : EDIT
20. Part of a support system? : RAFTER
22. Grp. that gets a pay cut? : IRS
23. Secret competitor : BAN
24. Constellation's sixth brightest star : ZETA
25. Coal locale : SEAM
26. "Terminal Bliss" actress Chandler : ESTEE
28. Tip : END
30. ___ Kinte of "Roots" : KUNTA
31. Anne Rice title vampire : LESTAT
33. Breaks : TAKESTEN
35. Diplomats' concern : ALLIANCES
37. Secures, in a way : PADLOCKS
40. Shaman's collection : SPELLS
44. Cry of surrender : IQUIT
45. A as in Austria : EIN
47. Kind of skeleton : AXIAL
48. Pueblo tongue : ZUNI
49. Kick : ZEST
51. Year in Ethelred the Unready's reign : MVI
52. Sharp turn : ZAG
53. Sorry : ABJECT
56. Judge : DEEM
57. Pupil surrounders : AREOLAE
59. Needle holder : TONEARM
61. Theodor Herzl, for one : ZIONIST
62. Daughter of King Minos : ARIADNE
63. Leading in ludicrousness : ZANIEST
64. Critic with a cameo in "Superman" : REXREED
1. Hussy : JEZEBEL
2. Biochemical catalyst : OXIDASE
3. 8-Down alternatives : SPLINTS
4. Leave off : HALT
5. Directional beginning : UNI
6. Hit ___ spot : ASORE
7. Boxer's body : SENATE
8. Setter of a sort : CAST
9. Prefix with room : ANTE
10. Rival : VIER
11. Little Caesar? : EMP
12. Discerning : SAPIENT
13. Echo : ITERATE
14. WKRP news director Les : NESSMAN
21. See things : FANTASIZE
24. Crank : ZEALOT
25. Kind of spaniel : SUSSEX
27. Bibliographical phrase : ETALII
29. Blocker of TV : DAN
30. Don't stop : KEEPAT
32. Pampering : TLC
34. Basketball coach Jones and others : KCS
36. Old White House nickname : IKE
37. Dash : PIZZAZZ
38. Sites with little privacy : AQUARIA
39. Role-playing game locale : DUNGEON
41. Virgin gimlet, essentially : LIMEADE
42. Role of Penny's : LAVERNE
43. Shed a few pounds : SLIMMED
46. Ambrosia accompaniment : NECTAR
50. Outlet : STORE
53. "That's ___!" : ALIE
54. Opera villain, typically : BASS
55. "I Love Rock 'n Roll" singer : JETT
56. Sweet : DEAR
58. Clandestine maritime org. : ONI
60. Eighty-six : NIX

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