New York Times, Tuesday, September 26, 2000

Author: Bill Ballard
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Ballard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKQ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Ballard. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Literary lioness : ELSA
5. Titicaca, por ejemplo : LAGO
9. Person with a handle : CBER
13. People to hang with : PALS
14. Wear down : ERODE
16. Edison's middle name : ALVA
17. "The jig ___!" : ISUP
18. Cliffs ___ (study aids) : NOTES
19. Exclamation after "What are you waiting for?" : DOIT
20. December singer? : CHRISTMASCAROL
23. Not play fair : CHEAT
24. Blazed a trail : LED
25. Hollywood Indian's word : HOW
28. Young ___ (tads) : UNS
29. Friend of François : AMI
31. Deviate from a direct course : YAW
34. ___ dictum : OBITER
36. Dean's world : ACADEMIA
38. Nick at ___ : NITE
39. Like Cheerios : OATEN
41. With 12-Down, a modern idler : MALL
42. No longer chic : DECLASSE
44. Winner's crown : LAUREL
46. Bat wood : ASH
47. "How about that!" : GEE
48. Songwriter Coleman et al. : CYS
49. Gridiron divs. : YDS
50. Boo follower : HOO
52. Word with house or mouth : ORGAN
54. Fast-food addict? : HAMBURGERPATTY
60. Drop off : DOZE
61. Triangular formation : DELTA
62. The Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
63. Take down ___ (humble) : APEG
64. ___ acid (soap ingredient) : OLEIC
65. They have pull : OXEN
66. Kind of monster : GILA
67. Caen's river : ORNE
68. Cherry variety : BING
1. Colossal, filmwise : EPIC
2. Punishment unit : LASH
3. Talk like a tosspot : SLUR
4. Savory jelly : ASPIC
5. One who blossoms in spring? : LENTENROSE
6. Bouquets : AROMAS
7. Reached : GOTAT
8. Poems with "To" in their titles : ODES
9. Training group : CADRE
10. Sunday brunch regular? : BLOODYMARY
11. Sermon topic : EVIL
12. See 41-Across : RAT
15. PC "oops" key : ESC
21. Cage's "Leaving Las Vegas" co-star : SHUE
22. "Put ___ on it!" : ALID
25. Accord maker : HONDA
26. Drama awards since 1955 : OBIES
27. Helper with sprains and bruises? : WITCHHAZEL
29. Duffer's dream : ACE
30. Tomboyish one? : MANLYGRACE
32. Had a bug : AILED
33. Jericho features : WALLS
35. No. on a business card : TEL
36. Downed : ATE
37. Outback runner : EMU
40. Enzyme suffix : ASE
43. Lots : AGOB
45. Urgent notation : ASAP
48. Hardly a Mensa candidate : CRETIN
51. Horseshoe-shaped letter : OMEGA
52. Leer-y one? : OGLER
53. Moneybags : NABOB
54. Pueblo Indian : HOPI
55. Widmark's role in "Kiss of Death" : UDO
56. Move, in Realtor lingo : RELO
57. Rainy day rarity : TAXI
58. Many Feds : TMEN
59. Yin's complement : YANG
60. Nobelist Hammarskjöld : DAG

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