Fred Piscop
Fred Piscop

NY Times, Sun, Feb 06, 2000 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Fred Piscop
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: , Blocks: 76, Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Oxygen-dependent organism : AEROBE
7. Orienteering need : MAP
10. Blip's cause on a Richter scale : TREMOR
11. ___ grudge : BEARA
16. Exalted Indian : RANI
17. The audiophile played the ___ : TAPERECORDER
19. Shoptalk : ARGOT
21. Swelled head : EGO
22. Cloverleaf feature : ONRAMP
23. The club director played the ___ : HOUSEORGAN
26. Grins from ear to ear : BEAMS
27. Without much dissent : SOLIDLY
28. Main lines : AORTAE
29. Rebellious Turner : NAT
30. Nighttime occurrence : DEWFALL
34. "Newhart" setting : INN
35. Baseball great Sandberg : RYNE
37. Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
38. Pretend : ACT
39. The mechanic played the ___ : BRAKEDRUM
42. "Be Prepared" org. : BSA
44. U. S. Grant or R. E. Lee, e.g. : GENL
45. Vintners' valley : NAPA
48. Old biddy : HEN
49. Peccadillo : MISDEED
51. N.Y.P.D. broadcast : APB
53. The Ebro flows through it : ARAGON
55. Worn-out T-shirt, maybe : DUSTRAG
58. Cartoon skunk Pepe : LEPEW
59. The frontiersman played the ___ : POWDERHORN
62. Slip by : ELAPSE
63. Way through Qu├ębec : RUE
64. After-dinner order : SANKA
65. The philanderer played the ___ : LOVETRIANGLE
69. In order : NEAT
70. Nobel or Celsius : SWEDE
71. Onassis, e.g. : TYCOON
72. Banned bug killer : DDT
73. Sleeping sickness carrier : TSETSE
1. Bar assn. member : ATT
2. Failed amendment : ERA
3. Set at a new level, as an exchange rate : REPEG
4. End of a series : OMEGA
5. Element #5 : BORON
6. Poetic preposition : ERE
7. Strand : MAROON
8. Lean and bony : ANGULAR
9. Excessive display of reverence : PIOSITY
11. Big boo-boo : BONER
12. Unstable : ERRATIC
13. Uncompromising : ADAMANT
14. Saccharin discoverer Ira : REMSEN
15. Artist Hans : ARP
16. Pep rally cries : RAHS
18. Language developed about 1959 : COBOL
20. Rocker Nugent : TED
24. Longer in the tooth : OLDER
25. Corned beef holder : RYE
28. Plant-growth retardant : ALAR
31. Comes to : WAKES
32. Hellhound : FIEND
33. Discombobulate : ADDLE
36. Mavericks' org. : NBA
38. Sawbones' grp. : AMA
40. Opposed to, in the sticks : AGIN
41. Excessive : UNDUE
42. Leave desolate : BEREAVE
43. Went nuts : SNAPPED
46. Full house, say : PATHAND
47. Clad like a barbecuer : APRONED
48. Declare holy : HALLOW
49. Greenskeeper's need : MOWER
50. Byrnes or Hall : EDD
52. Speak sharply to : BARKAT
54. Beau ___ : GESTE
56. A.A.R.P. members : SRS
57. Pesky flier : GNAT
59. Says the rosary : PRAYS
60. Perfume amount : OUNCE
61. "Ain't ___ Fun" : WEGOT
62. C.T.A. trains : ELS
66. Addams family cousin : ITT
67. ___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
68. Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
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