New York Times, Tuesday, July 13, 1999

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Slender-waisted insect : WASP
5. Pilot's spot : HELM
9. River of central Germany : EDER
13. "...baked in ___" : APIE
14. Plane measure : AREA
15. Soprano Tetrazzini : LUISA
16. Rub the wrong way : RILE
17. Party pooper : DRAG
18. Torcher's misdeed : ARSON
19. Natural antidepressant : SAINTJOHNSWORT
22. Compass doodle : ARC
23. Driveway blotch : OIL
24. Hold title to : OWN
25. Atmospheric prefix : AER
27. Lawman Earp : WYATT
29. Diplomat Deane : SILAS
31. Before, to bards : ERE
32. Sleazy paper : RAG
34. Douglas ___ : FIR
35. Smooth-talking : GLIB
36. Tony Kushner play of 1993 : ANGELSINAMERICA
41. "Listen!" : HARK
42. Popular card game : UNO
43. ___-Cat : SNO
44. Gift-wrapping time, for some : EVE
45. Ancient Britons : PICTS
47. "Whistle While You Work" singer : DWARF
51. Time div. : MIN
52. ___ glance : ATA
53. Big bird : EMU
55. "That's incredible!" : GEE
56. Raymond Massey film of 1945 : GODISMYCOPILOT
60. Sword : SABER
61. Biblical birthright seller : ESAU
62. Wholly absorbed : RAPT
63. Oversized library volume : ATLAS
64. Actor Auberjonois : RENE
65. Baseball's Hershiser : OREL
66. Rind : PEEL
67. Liberal pursuits : ARTS
68. Hawaii's state bird : NENE
1. 1955 pact city : WARSAW
2. Beehive : APIARY
3. Quartz material : SILICA
4. Hammer part : PEEN
5. Pilgrim to Mecca : HADJI
6. Flynn and others : ERROLS
7. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
8. Plantation bloom : MAGNOLIA
9. Prefix with centric : EURO
10. P.M. before Gladstone : DISRAELI
11. Abstruse : ESOTERIC
12. Campaigned : RAN
15. Landscapers' concerns : LAWNS
20. General Mills brand : TOTAL
21. Groups of bees : SWARMS
26. Singer McEntire : REBA
28. Boer migration : TREK
30. "Otherwise..." : IFNOT
33. NASA outfits : GSUITS
35. Cultivate : GROW
36. "Excuse me" : AHEM
37. Handle the maps : NAVIGATE
38. 1968 Winter Olympics site : GRENOBLE
39. Privately : INCAMERA
40. Eventually become : ENDUP
45. Skating event : PAIRS
46. Trigonometry ratio : SECANT
48. Staring fiercely : AGLARE
49. Go back into business : REOPEN
50. In fine ___ (fit) : FETTLE
54. Pouts : MOUES
57. "Agreed!" : DEAL
58. River of Flanders : YSER
59. Much of the earth's core : IRON
60. Easy dupe : SAP

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