New York Times, Wednesday, October 20, 1999

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Silvestri
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFJQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Insecticide target : APHID
6. New Year's popper : CORK
10. Truck stop order : HASH
14. "Time in a Bottle" singer : CROCE
15. Bit attachment : REIN
16. Where Lima is : OHIO
17. With 38- and 62-Across, why the maharishi refused Novocain : HEWANTEDTO
19. Place to play blackjack : RENO
20. Become balanced : EVENOUT
21. Pull out : EXTRACT
23. "___ magnifique!" : TRES
25. Goes underground : HIDES
26. Screech : SHRIEK
30. Broadcast : AIRED
33. Endless years : AEON
34. Hardly important : MINOR
35. Check cashers' cards : IDS
38. See 17-Across : TRANSCENDDENTAL
42. "My boy" : SON
43. Good going down : TASTY
44. Legal rights org. : ACLU
45. Like Vikings : NORSE
46. Gentle breeze : ZEPHYR
48. Command to Rover : SPEAK
51. Lead singer for the Belmonts : DION
53. Dispute : CONTEST
56. Horned thing? : DILEMMA
61. Lots of laughs : RIOT
62. See 17-Across : MEDICATION
64. ___ Royale National Park : ISLE
65. Spread served in bars : OLEO
66. "The Faerie Queene" division : CANTO
67. Orchard item : PEAR
68. Grab (onto) : GLOM
69. John of rock : ELTON
1. Pine (for) : ACHE
2. Before: Abbr. : PREV
3. Sewing machine inventor : HOWE
4. "...___ do better!" : ICAN
5. Indicate : DENOTE
6. Aegean vacation locale : CRETE
7. Multivolume ref. work : OED
8. Initiation procedure : RITE
9. Fort ___ (gold repository) : KNOX
10. Abominable : HORRID
11. Coming up : AHEAD
12. Subsequently : SINCE
13. Heckling sounds : HOOTS
18. Izmir inhabitant : TURK
22. Start of many limericks : THERE
24. Like Mother Cabrini : SAINTED
26. Srs.' worry : SATS
27. Lifesaver, e.g. : HERO
28. Horse of a certain color : ROAN
29. Caravansary : INN
31. 500 spot : INDY
32. Fishing need : ROD
34. Snafu : MESS
35. Restless desire : ITCH
36. Emmy-winning Tyne : DALY
37. Insulting remark : SLUR
39. Tend, as a fire : STOKE
40. Sleeper or smoker : CAR
41. Velvet pile : NAP
45. Run off at the mouth : NATTER
46. Suffix on era names : ZOIC
47. Intertwine : ENLACE
48. Money substitute : SCRIP
49. Modeling asset : POISE
50. Bomber name : ENOLA
52. Challenge for a nonnative speaker : IDIOM
54. E.P.A. concern : SMOG
55. Confess : TELL
57. And others, for short : ETAL
58. Make change? : MINT
59. Marquand sleuth : MOTO
60. In a while : ANON
63. "Gloria in excelsis ___" : DEO

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