New York Times, Tuesday, August 31, 1999

Author: Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor: Will Shortz
Arthur S. Verdesca
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dobbin's tow, perhaps : SHAY
5. Action film highlight : CHASE
10. Paul Bunyan's ox : BABE
14. King of the road : HOBO
15. Pass-the-baton race : RELAY
16. Bolshevik Trotsky : LEON
17. River delta, e.g. : ALLUVIALDEPOSIT
20. Easter egg need : DYE
21. Sole : ONLY
22. Almost ready for the tooth fairy : LOOSE
23. Archeological sites : DIGS
24. Go hurriedly : SCAMPER
26. Easter event : PARADE
29. Bed supports : SLATS
30. [see other side] : OVER
31. Visually teasing images : OPART
32. Circle ratios : PIS
35. Tour bus stop : POINTOFINTEREST
39. Pull the plug on : END
40. "Move ___!" : ALONG
41. Carpet store calculation : AREA
42. "...only with ___ eyes" : THINE
43. Walk with a cane, say : TOTTER
45. Part of A.T.M. : MACHINE
48. John Paul II, e.g. : POLE
49. Little hooter : OWLET
50. Franklin D.'s mother : SARA
51. Wino : SOT
54. Summer time : DAYLIGHTSAVINGS
58. Meat-stamp letters : USDA
59. Hostel visitor : YOUTH
60. Caffeine-yielding nut : COLA
61. Sullivan had a really big one : SHEW
62. King with a golden touch : MIDAS
63. Widemouthed pitcher : EWER
1. Herring kin : SHAD
2. Smoke or order preceder : HOLY
3. Up to the task : ABLE
4. "___ rang?" : YOU
5. Shrink in fear : CRINGE
6. Makes well : HEALS
7. Friend in need : ALLY
8. Bummed out : SAD
9. Storm center : EYE
10. Garden display : BLOOMS
11. "The Fox and the Grapes" storyteller : AESOP
12. Gem State capital : BOISE
13. "C'mon in!" : ENTER
18. Word on a sample check : VOID
19. Nebraska river : PLATTE
23. Mend : DARN
24. Colorful talk : SLANG
25. Golfer's transport : CART
26. John Paul II, e.g. : POPE
27. Mary Kay competitor : AVON
28. Tim of "WKRP in Cincinnati" : REID
29. Coward's lack : SPINE
31. "Six ___ and half a dozen..." : OFONE
32. Fresh-mouthed : PERT
33. "That's clear" : ISEE
34. Lower-left phone button : STAR
36. One of the Society Islands : TAHITI
37. Ken or Lena of Hollywood : OLIN
38. Judge : RATE
42. It's often laid down : THELAW
43. Sacred scrolls : TORAHS
44. Norwegian saint : OLAV
45. ___ operandi : MODUS
46. Inundated : AWASH
47. Bonnie's partner : CLYDE
48. Ziti or spaghetti : PASTA
50. Dress shirt ornament : STUD
51. Pre-cable problem : SNOW
52. Lecher's look : OGLE
53. Old autocrat : TSAR
55. Workout spot : GYM
56. ___ polloi : HOI
57. Yegg's haul : ICE

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