New York Times, Friday, June 30, 2000

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 10, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Locale receiving investments : DEVELOPMENTAREA
16. Newspaper feature : EDITORIALCOLUMN
17. Quick-sketch pros : SIDEWALKARTISTS
18. Certain clamp shapes : CEES
19. Flirts may use theirs : TOES
20. Zairean autocrat Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
21. Kind of test : BETA
22. Summer feature: Abbr. : DST
24. Head : FOAM
27. Codger : COOT
29. Addressee of many a request : MOM
32. Possible result of hesitation : LOSTOPPORTUNITY
36. Hobbies and such : ACTIVEINTERESTS
37. Paris premiere of 1953 : WAITINGFORGODOT
38. Patty Hearst kidnap grp. : SLA
39. Insouciance : EASE
40. Western Electric founder ___ Barton : ENOS
41. Abbr. on mariners' maps : ISL
42. Guff : SASS
45. Computer picture : SCAN
48. Spot : ESPY
49. Bug-eyed : GAGA
53. Ballpark figures : CONCESSIONAIRES
57. Memorable Met conductor : ARTUROTOSCANINI
58. Gives cause for optimism : RAISESONESHOPES
1. Fam. tree member : DESC
2. 1982 George Plimpton best seller : EDIE
3. ___ infra (see below) : VIDE
4. Form of the verb "etre" : ETES
5. Fan setting : LOW
6. Declaim : ORATE
7. Command : PILOT
8. Acknowledge : MAKEACONFESSION
9. Old musical notes : ELAS
10. Big mfr. of point-of-sale terminals : NCR
11. Day care attendee : TOT
12. Most-wanted : ALIST
13. Dodge : RUSE
14. CPR pros : EMTS
15. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
21. Standard late-night TV fare : BMOVIES
22. 29-Across, often : DOTER
23. Playwright Preston : STURGES
24. Central : FOCAL
25. Port of ancient Rome : OSTIA
26. Bickering, say : ATIT
28. "___ take arms against a sea of troubles": Shak. : ORTO
29. Botch : MISDO
30. Four Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
31. Popular computer game : MYST
32. See 33-Down : LAWS
33. With 32-Down, things that send people to jail : PENAL
34. Gluttons : PIGS
35. Brightly colored : NEON
41. Small bone of the middle ear : INCUS
43. Strike ___ : APOSE
44. Lip-___ (fakes it) : SYNCS
45. Mark of Zorro? : SCAR
46. "The Last of the Mohicans" girl : CORA
47. Con man? : ANTI
48. ___ perpetuum (let it be everlasting) : ESTO
49. Football Hall-of-Famer Marchetti : GINO
50. "What ___!" ("That's rich!") : ARIP
51. Kind of therapy : GENE
52. "No returns" : ASIS
54. Prior to, to Prior : ERE
55. Help wanted notice? : SOS
56. "I see!" : AAH

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