New York Times, Monday, July 3, 2000

Author: Marjorie Berg
Editor: Will Shortz
Marjorie Berg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Berg. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. It may be high or low on a car : BEAM
5. Immediately, to a surgeon : STAT
9. Little bits : DRIBS
14. Airport outside Paris : ORLY
15. Brain tests: Abbr. : EEGS
16. Book that's read word-for-word : ROGET
17. Docking spot : PIER
18. Waterproof cover : TARP
19. Black, on a piano : EBONY
20. Entry requirement, sometimes : SECRETPASSWORD
23. Headlight? : HALO
24. Little 'un : TOT
25. Uncle ___ : SAM
28. Retaliate : GETEVEN
31. Hot springs : SPA
34. Bowie's weapon : KNIFE
36. "Mo' Better Blues" director Spike : LEE
37. Money man Greenspan : ALAN
38. Spy : UNDERCOVERAGENT
42. Fibster : LIAR
43. Color : HUE
44. Watermelon throwaways : SEEDS
45. "___ Misérables" : LES
46. Popular place : HOTSPOT
49. Take care of a bill : PAY
50. Diving seabird : AUK
51. Fair-sized field : ACRE
53. Buried loot : HIDDENTREASURE
60. Stored on board : LADED
61. Like some testimony : ORAL
62. Surgery souvenir : SCAR
63. Lagoon encloser : ATOLL
64. Decorate anew : REDO
65. ___ mater : ALMA
66. Brawl : MELEE
67. Shake hands for the first time : MEET
68. Chatters : YAPS
1. Conks : BOPS
2. Buffalo's lake : ERIE
3. Actor Guinness : ALEC
4. Gift of the Magi : MYRRH
5. Agree out of court : SETTLE
6. Kitchen whistler : TEAPOT
7. Taj Mahal's city : AGRA
8. Dosage amts. : TSPS
9. Utilized : DREWON
10. Brainless one : ROBOT
11. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
12. Curve : BEND
13. Hog's home : STY
21. Raring to go : EAGER
22. Wield a wheel : STEER
25. Brain protector : SKULL
26. Comics orphan : ANNIE
27. King with a golden touch : MIDAS
29. Santa's assistants : ELVES
30. Churchill's sign : VEE
31. What a new parent craves : SLEEP
32. Bamboo eater : PANDA
33. On pins and needles : ANTSY
35. ___-de-lance : FER
37. Space-___ (modern) : AGE
39. Auto airflow regulator : CHOKE
40. Over's partner : OUT
41. Ad ___ (to the stars): Lat. : ASTRA
46. Football strategy session : HUDDLE
47. Memorial Day event : PARADE
48. American wildcat : OCELOT
50. Fred's dancing sister : ADELE
52. English paper : ESSAY
53. Love's opposite : HATE
54. Matinee hero : IDOL
55. Test standard : NORM
56. Squirrel's home : TREE
57. Bruins' sch. : UCLA
58. Freeway access : RAMP
59. Historic times : ERAS
60. On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM

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