New York Times, Wednesday, August 25, 1999

Author: Richard Hughes
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Hughes
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. ___ chic : TRES
5. Like some calls : CLOSE
10. Stuff to be crunched : DATA
14. "Let's Make a Deal" host : HALL
15. Put in the cup : HOLED
16. Spy exchanged for Powers : ABEL
17. The biggest of seven : ASIA
18. LP half : ASIDE
19. Fire : ZEAL
20. Start of a Mark Twain quote : IHAVENEVERLETMY
23. ___ Valley, Idaho : SUN
24. First name in mystery writing : ERLE
25. C.I.A. progenitor : OSS
28. Increase, with "up" : REV
30. Concert hall cry : ENCORE
35. Quote, part 2 : SCHOOLING
39. Gave sparingly, with "out" : DOLED
40. Masterstroke : COUP
41. Journalist's 40-Across : SCOOP
43. Believers : ISTS
44. Bit of high jinks : ANTIC
46. Quote, part 3 : INTERFERE
48. Join anew, in a way : RESEAM
50. Pay stub? : OLA
51. Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
52. Titicaca, por ejemplo : LAGO
55. "___ your dime!" : ITS
57. End of the quote : WITHMYEDUCATION
65. Jim Davis dog : ODIE
66. Singer ___ Marie : TEENA
67. Go bonkers : RAVE
68. Rustic pipe : REED
69. John who played Gomez : ASTIN
70. "A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
71. Pietà figure : MARY
72. Heroes' exploits : GESTS
73. Lily locale : POND
1. Popular cuisine : THAI
2. Prickly heat, e.g. : RASH
3. "Essays of ___" : ELIA
4. Europe's largest ethnic group : SLAVS
5. Remote selections : CHANNELS
6. Give the slip to : LOSE
7. Holy oil source : OLIVE
8. When haroseth is eaten : SEDER
9. 1920's swimming sensation Gertrude : EDERLE
10. Punchy state : DAZE
11. Opposite of hinder : ABET
12. Bulls or Bears : TEAM
13. One who's in your corner : ALLY
21. It's worth around a dollar : EURO
22. Put up, as money : LEND
25. Hollywood treasure : OSCAR
26. Teatime treat : SCONE
27. Puts out of business : SHUTS
29. One of a Caesarean trio : VICI
31. Bob, e.g. : COIF
32. "Hellzapoppin'" star Ole : OLSEN
33. Like some styles : RETRO
34. Car bomb? : EDSEL
36. Aunt Bee's charge : OPIE
37. ___ compos mentis : NON
38. Jail or pot lead-in : GOTO
42. Critters with pouches : PELICANS
45. Like the eye of a storm : CALM
47. Pro ___ : RATA
49. Employer of commercialdom's idle repairman : MAYTAG
53. Blind followers : GEESE
54. "Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
56. Harness part : STRAP
57. Inside of a jumping bean : WORM
58. Brainwave : IDEA
59. Level : TIER
60. Actress Lamarr : HEDY
61. Hand or foot : UNIT
62. "Othello" fellow : IAGO
63. It's within your range : OVEN
64. Exigency : NEED

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