New York Times, Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Author: Leslie Billig
Editor: Will Shortz
Leslie Billig
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Billig. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Not shut tight : AJAR
5. Royal crown : TIARA
10. O.K. in any outlet : ACDC
14. Like Silver's rider : LONE
15. Up to : UNTIL
16. "Oops!" : UHOH
17. Greek salad ingredient : FETA
18. Dolly, for one : CLONE
19. Tear : RACE
20. RAMSEYS : LEWISANDCLARK
23. Schoenberg opera "Moses und ___" : ARON
24. "Boola Boola" singer : ELI
25. POWELLS : DICKANDJANE
31. Org. in old spy stories : OSS
34. Athol Fugard's "A Lesson From ___" : ALOES
35. Mouse manipulator : USER
36. Company, proverbially : TWO
37. Verb, for example : NOUN
38. Planck's "thanks" : DANKE
40. Lots of bucks : DEER
41. King's domain : CNN
42. Cousin's mother : AUNT
43. "The House of Dies ___" (Virginia Hamilton Edgar-winning mystery) : DREAR
44. Attack a sub? : EAT
45. STILLERS : BENANDJERRY
48. Cataract site : EYE
50. Like Patagonia : ARID
51. ROGERS : FREDANDGINGER
57. Culbertson coup : SLAM
58. Showed again : RERAN
59. Wrinkle remover : IRON
61. Wear out the carpet in the waiting room : PACE
62. Gatling gun feature : CRANK
63. Rosetta's river : NILE
64. "Now hear this!": Abbr. : ATTN
65. Rail riders : HOBOS
66. Traditional Hanukkah gift : GELT
1. Landon of politics : ALF
2. One of the Coen brothers : JOEL
3. It's just for openers : ANTE
4. Arouse : REAWAKEN
5. Popular retirement destination : TUCSON
6. Not on the shore : INLAND
7. Heaps and heaps : ATON
8. Zest : RIND
9. Tess's seducer in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" : ALEC
10. Hearing-related : AURAL
11. Ben Hur, e.g. : CHARIOTEER
12. Deduct from : DOCK
13. Fighter with Fidel : CHE
21. Roth offerings : IRAS
22. Groucho's expression : LEER
25. Twist or stomp : DANCE
26. Actress Massey : ILONA
27. Work against : COUNTERACT
28. Undemocratic government : JUNTA
29. "Don't ___!" : ASK
30. Born, in Bordeaux : NEE
32. Talk a blue streak? : SWEAR
33. Contrite : SORRY
38. Expected to arrive : DUE
39. First name in advice : ANN
40. Using a dragnet : DREDGING
42. Out for the night : ABED
43. Bottled spirit?: Var. : DJIN
46. 1998 Olympics site : NAGANO
47. They may be on the house : DRINKS
49. Mocha's country : YEMEN
51. Off-pitch : FLAT
52. Ogee, e.g. : ARCH
53. Agrippina's son : NERO
54. Colorless : DRAB
55. U.S. port, or its locale : ERIE
56. Throw, as dice : ROLL
57. Health haven : SPA
60. Place to surf : NET

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