New York Times, Thursday, July 18, 1996

Author: W. R. Williams
Editor: Will Shortz
Wayne Robert Williams
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. First course, maybe : SOUP
5. Mans : STAFFS
11. Kind of site : WEB
14. About 30 (percent) of the earth : ASIA
15. "Anybody ho-o-ome?" : HALLOO
16. Car m.p.g. raters : EPA
17. "Hee Haw" comedienne : MINNIEPEARL
19. Cave-dwelling fish : EEL
20. Second-brightest stars : BETAS
21. Stormed : ATTACKED
23. What Jesus spoke : ARAMAIC
26. High school class, informally : ECON
27. Broad ties : ASCOTS
30. Architect Jones : INIGO
33. Tough turkeys : TOMS
36. Take___(accept congratulations) : ABOW
37. Israeli desert : NEGEV
38. Health care lobby: Abbr. : AMA
39. Chicken___ : ALAKING
41. Otto I's realm: Abbr. : HRE
42. London cricket ground : LORDS
44. Vega's constellation : LYRA
45. W.W. II gun : STEN
46. Risible : COMIC
47. Ancient Mexican : TOLTEC
49. Farm field, maybe : ACRE
51. Specious debater : SOPHIST
55. Amber wines : MADEIRAS
59. Home of the biblical city Ephesus : IONIA
60. Flightless bird : EMU
61. Noted Swiss item : BANKACCOUNT
64. No-good ending : NIK
65. Yupik speaker : ESKIMO
66. Case for a vet : LICE
67. Presidential monogram : DDE
68. Salt : SEADOG
69. Associate: Suffix : STER
1. Afro-Brazilian dance : SAMBA
2. Willow switch : OSIER
3. Range of the Rockies : UINTA
4. Straw hats : PANAMAS
5. Word for a storm : SHE
6. Choose : TAP
7. Epithet of Athena : ALEA
8. Not increasing, as earnings : FLAT
9. Loud : FORTE
10. Comforting : SOLACING
11. Traditional homework time : WEEKNIGHT
12. Sporting sword : EPEE
13. Coming out on top? : BALD
18. "A miss___good..." : ISAS
22. Volcano's shape : CONE
24. Suffix with egotist : ICAL
25. Shade of blue : COBALT
28. Godzilla's target : TOKYO
29. Ice cream features : SWIRLS
31. Actor Richard : GERE
32. Kind of mitt : OVEN
33. Drying powder : TALC
34. Melville novel : OMOO
35. The Winslows' family dog : MARMADUKE
39. Imputes : ASCRIBES
40. Org. whose symbol is a four-pointed compass : NATO
43. Reno cubes : DICE
45. Teaches : SCHOOLS
48. Big story : EPIC
50. Expunge : ERASE
52. Preferred term for 65-Across : INUIT
53. Until now : SINCE
54. Starchy food, informally : TATER
55. Repair : MEND
56. In the center of : AMID
57. "You Are My Destiny" singer : ANKA
58. Slide sideways : SKID
62. Latin 101 word : AMO
63. Wheel part : COG

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