New York Times, Tuesday, June 5, 2001

Author: Peter Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Gordon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BCDFGHJKMPQVWXYZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Besides : ALSO
5. "Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
9. City near Düsseldorf : ESSEN
14. They hang around : LOITERERS
16. Accustom: Var. : ENURE
17. Southern lights : AURORAAUSTRALIS
19. Take the conn : STEER
20. Noted monologuist : LENO
21. Hwys. : RTES
22. W. Hemisphere grp. : OAS
24. Scope : AREA
26. Window bases : SILLS
29. "Mon Oncle" star Jacques : TATI
31. It comes before a dropped name : NEE
34. 29 for copper, e.g.: Abbr. : ATNO
35. Choo-choo's sound : TOOT
37. Lowest in importance : LEAST
39. Game you can lose only once : RUSSIANROULETTE
42. Fastening devices : TNUTS
43. Labor : TOIL
44. Roger of "Cheers" : REES
45. Cardinal's insignia : STL
46. Those, to José : ESOS
48. Choker : NOOSE
50. Out of port : ASEA
52. Scull propeller : OAR
53. Der ___ (Konrad Adenauer) : ALTE
55. Musical Horne : LENA
58. Having no chips left to bet : ALLIN
63. Explosive stuff : TRINITROTOLUENE
66. Sleeping perch : ROOST
67. Most minuscule : TEENSIEST
68. Queen ___ lace : ANNES
69. "What ___?" : ELSE
70. J.F.K. arrivals : SSTS
1. "What a pity!" : ALAS
2. Boor : LOUT
3. Dam's counterpart : SIRE
4. Oklahoma Indian : OTOE
5. Detergent brand : ERA
6. What some pups grow up to be : SEALS
7. 50/50 test choice : TRUE
8. Org. : ASSN
9. Poetic adverb : EER
10. Marching band drum : SNARE
11. Brunei and Oman, e.g. : SULTANATES
12. Toledo's lake : ERIE
13. 1987 role for Costner : NESS
15. Actor Flynn : ERROL
18. Perfectly : TOAT
23. Wirehair of film : ASTA
25. Small brook : RILL
26. Daring feat : STUNT
27. Attic covering, maybe : INSULATION
28. Found's partner : LOST
29. Pamplona runners : TOROS
30. Yours: Fr. : ATOI
32. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
33. Hot seasons in Québec : ETES
34. They might be fine : ARTS
36. Aware of : ONTO
38. Architect Saarinen : EERO
40. "Gotcha" : ISEE
41. It parallels the radius : ULNA
47. Brining need : SALT
49. Tough tests : ORALS
51. Feel : SENSE
52. Hall's singing partner : OATES
53. Razor brand : ATRA
54. "Dianetics" author ___ Hubbard : LRON
56. One-named artist : ERTE
57. Winter air : NOEL
59. Pitcher Tiant : LUIS
60. Directors Ang and Spike : LEES
61. M.I.T. part: Abbr. : INST
62. Captures : NETS
64. "___ a girl!" : ITS
65. Point value in Scrabble of every letter in this puzzle : ONE

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