New York Times, Friday, September 8, 2000

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 8, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. High-calorie treat : CHOCOLATEECLAIR
16. London stage : ROYALOPERAHOUSE
17. Things on a cutting room floor? : OPERATINGTABLES
18. "___ Not Dressing" (Crosby comedy) : WERE
19. Kind of shell : TACO
20. Byron's "___ to Napoleon Buonaparte" : ODE
21. Comment with a wrist-slap : NONO
22. Director Craven : WES
24. Andrea ___ (ill-fated ship) : DORIA
28. "Destination" in a 1950 sci-fi film : MOON
30. Conversation fillers : UMS
33. Roots : ORIGIN
35. Strict disciplinarian : MARTINET
37. Country club? : GENERALASSEMBLY
39. Ice Age roamer : MASTODON
40. Dress : ENROBE
41. "Forty Modern Fables" writer : ADE
42. River feature : BEND
43. Bushes can be found here : TEXAS
44. Francis Drake, for one : SIR
45. Brand : MAKE
48. Do doilies : TAT
50. Dictator Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
51. "A God in Ruins" novelist : URIS
55. Guardianship : POSITIONOFTRUST
59. Literary figure? : ETERNALTRIANGLE
60. Postprandial speakers : TOASTMISTRESSES
1. Exult : CROW
2. "A waking dream": Aristotle : HOPE
3. ___ and terminer (criminal court) : OYER
4. Meticulousness : CARE
5. Slangy 50's suffix : OLA
6. This might cause you to scratch : LOTTO
7. Like some colonies : APIAN
8. Biggest-grossing film of 1956, with "The" : TENCOMMANDMENTS
9. Logician's word : ERGO
10. Have a date? : EAT
11. Tea, on the Thames : CHA
12. Western wolves : LOBOS
13. New Year's Eve adjective : AULD
14. "Gotcha" : ISEE
15. Lo-___ : RES
21. Safari-goer's starting point : NAIROBI
22. Unfavorable prognosis : WORSE
23. International agreement : ENTENTE
24. Ism : DOGMA
25. Mountain nymph : OREAD
26. Dentist's direction : RINSE
27. "___ Weak" (1988 Belinda Carlisle hit) : IGET
29. Grp. founded in Bogot√° : OAS
30. Open, in a way : UNBOX
31. Singer Moore : MELBA
32. Eyelid inflammations : STYES
34. 2000 presidential candidate : NADER
36. Hungary's Nagy : IMRE
38. First name in horror : LON
44. Rows : STIRS
46. Of ___ (so to speak) : ASORT
47. Mideast drink made from fermented milk : KEFIR
48. Completely, after "in" : TOTO
49. On a crossing : ASEA
50. Turns at the Met : SOLI
51. Items in niches : URNS
52. Bearskins, maybe : RUGS
53. "This scepter'd ___" (England) : ISLE
54. French honorees: Abbr. : STES
55. Honeybun : PET
56. Shell filler : TNT
57. Cartesian conclusion : IAM
58. ___ kwon do : TAE

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