New York Times, Monday, September 11, 2000

Author: Gregory E. Paul
Editor: Will Shortz
Gregory E. Paul
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. King with a golden touch : MIDAS
6. Ones wearing knickers : LADS
10. Lion's antithesis : LAMB
14. Sports venue : ARENA
15. Mideast-based grp. : OPEC
16. Say for sure : AVER
17. Not the sailing sort : LANDLUBBER
19. Quick snack : BITE
20. Big bang maker : TNT
21. Mine extraction : ORE
22. Steamroll : RUNOVER
24. Access the Internet, with "on" : LOG
25. Postpone : DEFER
26. Amtrak employee : ENGINEER
30. Made a movie : FILMED
34. Kitchen or den : ROOM
35. Car until 1957 : NASH
37. The "L" in AWOL : LEAVE
38. Spanish museum work : ARTE
39. Squirrels' homes : TREES
41. Diva's song : ARIA
42. Put on a happy face : SMILE
44. Confident : SURE
45. Obsolescent phone feature : DIAL
46. "What's ___ you?" : EATING
48. Drill instructor, usually : SERGEANT
50. They "just want to have fun" in a 1984 song : GIRLS
52. Ruin : MAR
53. "The Satanic Verses" author : RUSHDIE
56. Office seeker, informally : POL
57. Wide of the mark : OFF
60. "L'___ c'est moi": Louis XIV : ETAT
61. Don Juan, e.g. : LATINLOVER
64. Cook's seasoning : SAGE
65. Scientologist ___ Hubbard : LRON
66. "The Magic Flute," e.g. : OPERA
67. In that place, to a whaler : THAR
68. Hangup : SNAG
69. Mary Poppins, e.g. : NANNY
1. Drive-in order : MALT
2. Big rug exporter : IRAN
3. Bumper blemish : DENT
4. What's more : AND
5. Place with swinging doors : SALOON
6. Rounded part : LOBE
7. N.Y.P.D. alert : APB
8. Mower maker : DEERE
9. Back of the neck : SCRUFF
10. Samuel Gompers, e.g. : LABORLEADER
11. Tel ___, Israel : AVIV
12. Dish (out) : METE
13. ___ Fox : BRER
18. FedEx notation : URGENT
23. Moon man Armstrong : NEIL
24. Stage star : LIMELIGHTER
25. "The Cat in the Hat" writer : DRSEUSS
26. Clean a blackboard : ERASE
27. Actress Shearer : NORMA
28. Cry after a catch : GOTIT
29. Supports for specs : EARS
31. Newswoman Shriver : MARIA
32. Poland Spring competitor : EVIAN
33. Handed out, as cards : DEALT
36. Roll call reply : HERE
40. Billy Graham delivery : SERMON
43. Novelist Bagnold : ENID
47. Gives the third degree : GRILLS
49. Cider unit : GALLON
51. Live's companion : LEARN
53. Downtime : REST
54. Four Corners state : UTAH
55. Sweeping story : SAGA
56. Engine knock : PING
57. Dutch cooker : OVEN
58. Forest plant : FERN
59. Skirmish : FRAY
62. ___ fault (overmuch) : TOA
63. ___-Locka, Fla. : OPA

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