New York Times, Thursday, August 17, 2000

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {VXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. They may be out on a limb : NESTS
6. After the hour : PAST
10. Have no truck with : SHUN
14. On the ball : ALERT
15. Capital captured by the Germans 4/9/40 : OSLO
16. Bishop of Rome : POPE
17. Sylvester's "Rocky" co-star : TALIA
18. Most close : STINGIEST
20. Plan B : FALLBACKPOSITION
22. "When you get ___..." (parent's reply) : OLDER
23. Russian retreat : DACHA
27. Formed fuzzballs : PILLED
30. Kind of needle : CROCHET
32. In the thick of : AMID
33. Denizen of the deep : HUMPBACKWHALE
35. Place for bacon : PAN
36. Airplane maneuverer : AILERON
38. Guitarist Paul : LES
39. A toddler may go on one : PIGGYBACKRIDE
41. Lincoln picture site : CENT
42. Get ready for a comeback tour : REUNITE
43. Doesn't hold back : EMOTES
45. Captain Hull, known as "Old Ironsides" : ISAAC
46. Maintenance mate : BOSUN
48. Football play : QUARTERBACKSNEAK
54. Act of betrayal : JUDASKISS
57. Gen. Powell : COLIN
58. Enchanted prince, perhaps : FROG
59. Skip : OMIT
60. Electronic game pioneer : ATARI
61. Where to wear a genouillère : KNEE
62. Gets the picture : SEES
63. Conviction : TENET
1. Abbr. in many org. names : NATL
2. Carrier to 54-Down : ELAL
3. Actress Ward : SELA
4. Having three parts : TRIFOLD
5. Clip alternative : STAPLE
6. Follower of tracks, maybe : POSSE
7. Moving : ASTIR
8. Stitch target : SLIT
9. Novelist Morrison : TONI
10. Soufflé flavorer : SPINACH
11. It makes a row : HOE
12. Bull markets : UPS
13. Like some prices : NET
19. Founder : GODOWN
21. "How ___!" : ODD
24. Fireplace site : CHALET
25. Moon of Saturn named after an Amazon : HELENE
26. Bikini tryouts : ATESTS
27. Scrolls : PAPYRI
28. Some computer files : IMAGES
29. Ancient Romans spoke it : LINGUA
30. Fix : CURE
31. Letter on some college jackets : RHO
33. Move after a pirouette, perhaps : PLIE
34. Club ___ : MED
36. High points : APICES
37. N.Y.C. subway : IRT
40. Fit to be tied : INARAGE
41. Mean : CONNOTE
43. Abbr. after a name : ESQ
44. Sweet grape used in winemaking : MUSCAT
46. Count with a keyboard : BASIE
47. Sacks, so to speak : OUSTS
49. Win category in the W.B.A. : TKOS
50. Coleridge work : RIME
51. Flair : ELAN
52. Frigid finish : AIRE
53. Sweater : KNIT
54. See 2-Down : JFK
55. Samovar : URN
56. John ___ : DOE

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