New York Times, Monday, September 27, 1999

Author: Ed Early
Editor: Will Shortz
Ed Early
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. In ___ straits : DIRE
5. Impassive : STOIC
10. Arrangement of the hair : COIF
14. Drug addict : USER
15. Antidrug cop : NARCO
16. BMW competitor : AUDI
17. Shoppers' mecca #1 : CLEARANCECENTER
20. Sen. Kennedy : TED
21. Work units : ERGS
22. State in which Eisenhower was born : KANSAS
23. Dairy case item : OLEO
24. Grant of "An Affair to Remember" : CARY
25. French city on the Strait of Dover : CALAIS
28. Plague carriers : RATS
29. Contend (for) : VIE
32. Scents : ODORS
33. Change the furnishings : REDO
34. ___ Lee Corporation : SARA
35. Shoppers' mecca #2 : WAREHOUSEOUTLET
38. "Holy smokes!" : EGAD
39. Catcher's need : MITT
40. A ship to remember : MAINE
41. Place for a home office, maybe : DEN
42. Ballpoints, e.g. : PENS
43. School paper holder : BINDER
44. Guys' partners : GALS
45. Dressed : CLAD
46. Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands : AMALIE
49. Nutcase : KOOK
50. Uncle who "wants you!" : SAM
53. Shoppers' mecca #3 : DEPARTMENTSTORE
56. Home of Iowa State : AMES
57. Gin's partner : TONIC
58. Miles away : AFAR
59. Playwright Hart : MOSS
60. Notable period : EPOCH
61. Newborn : BABE
1. Airpipe, e.g. : DUCT
2. ___ of Man : ISLE
3. Marsh growth : REED
4. Notable period : ERA
5. Traps : SNARES
6. Ballroom dance : TANGO
7. Horrid giants : ORCS
8. Polar formation : ICE
9. Parakeet's cousin : COCKATOO
10. Shrewd : CANNY
11. The double of a double play : OUTS
12. Inkling : IDEA
13. Pines : FIRS
18. Enjoy with gusto : RELISH
19. Big donkey features : EARS
23. Propelled a canoe : OARED
24. West Pointer : CADET
25. Intimidated : COWED
26. Saying : ADAGE
27. Navigational system : LORAN
28. Takes five : RESTS
29. In effect : VALID
30. Goodnight girl of song : IRENE
31. Diner : EATER
33. Sights at Angkor Wat : RUINS
34. Valiant fight : STAND
36. Brunch staple : OMELETTE
37. Eskimo boats : UMIAKS
42. Unexciting poker holding : PAIR
43. Irregular spot : BLOTCH
44. Tumbler : GLASS
45. Like orange traffic markers : CONIC
46. Funnyman Sandler : ADAM
47. Office note : MEMO
48. Simians : APES
49. Numbers game : KENO
50. Divan : SOFA
51. Basra native : ARAB
52. A ___ pittance : MERE
54. Finish, with "up" : MOP
55. Coca-Cola Co. brand : TAB

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