New York Times, Friday, September 29, 2000

Author: Bob Klahn
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Klahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QVWZ} Spans: 10, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Comprehensive insurance plans : BLANKETPOLICIES
16. Cause for celebration : NATIONALHOLIDAY
17. Summer runners : AIRCONDITIONERS
18. Romeo's last words : IDIE
19. 1995 role for Kenneth Branagh : IAGO
20. Empty talk : CANT
21. Start of a religious observance? : ROSH
22. Command level: Abbr. : ECH
24. Personal involvement : STAKE
28. Provider of a pick-me-up? : TAXI
30. What 1 might mean: Abbr. : JAN
33. Contract provision : ESCALATORCLAUSE
37. "Leaving Home" author : GARRISONKEILLOR
38. "Guys and Dolls" song : ADELAIDESLAMENT
39. Purged : RID
40. March figures, for short : NCOS
41. They're made to measure : TAPES
42. Mtge. units : PTS
43. Broken : TAME
46. Trouble spots? : ACNE
49. Capital of Moravia : BRNO
50. It takes a beating : DRUM
54. Team for which George Plimpton once played : THEDETROITLIONS
58. "Ain't Misbehavin'" tune : YOURFEETSTOOBIG
59. Like 101, to 102? : ACROSSTHESTREET
1. Sons of, in Hebrew : BNAI
2. Wagered : LAID
3. "Tales of a Wayside Inn" bell town : ATRI
4. Swell : NICE
5. Hootchy-___ : KOO
6. "The Untouchables" composer Morricone : ENNIO
7. Shouts of triumph : TADAS
8. Promise to marry : PLIGHTONESTROTH
9. "___ be in England..." : OHTO
10. Rule, in Rouen : LOI
11. 1969 Peace Prize grp. : ILO
12. Sure thing : CINCH
13. Noodle concoction : IDEA
14. Clear : EARN
15. Network: Abbr. : SYST
21. Dependent : RELIANT
22. Shine : EXCEL
23. Paramecium, e.g. : CILIATE
24. Popeye's creator : SEGAR
25. Letter before qoph : TSADI
26. Like a farm : ACRED
27. Baron Münchhausen : KARL
29. Places of refuge : ARKS
30. Something to sip : JULEP
31. Together : ASONE
32. "Phooey!" : NERTS
34. Nike competitor : ASICS
35. Flap : TODO
36. "Summer and Smoke" heroine : ALMA
42. L.A.'s San ___ Bay : PEDRO
44. Pernod flavoring : ANISE
45. Big name in juices : MOTTS
46. "Comin ___!" (1981 3-D western) : ATYA
47. Ice cream flavor, briefly : CHOC
48. Prefix with -itis : NEUR
49. Novelist ___ Easton Ellis : BRET
50. Classic dress : DIOR
51. Courtroom cover-up : ROBE
52. Combined, in Compiègne : UNIE
53. One of a group of 40-Across : MSGT
55. Letters starting many military plane names : EFS
56. French pronoun : TES
57. Drawing : LOT

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