New York Times, Friday, November 10, 2000

Author: Bob Klahn
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Terrific, once : THECATSWHISKERS
16. With insufficient qualifications : OUTOFONESLEAGUE
17. Easter song popularized by Gene Autry : PETERCOTTONTAIL
18. Blinker : EYE
19. Places for masks, in brief : ICUS
20. Marie Antoinette's birthplace : VIENNA
21. Skedaddle : SCAT
22. Reckon (on) : RELY
23. Grape variety : MUSCAT
26. Unique : SOLE
27. Plane with a tipped nose : SST
30. Books printed before 1501 : INCUNABULA
32. The Beatles' "Lovely ___" : RITA
33. Drives the point home : STABS
34. Field marshal? : REF
35. Quavers, e.g. : NOTES
36. "Coastal Disturbances" playwright Howe : TINA
37. It's surrounded by cushions : SIDEPOCKET
39. Before all is done : YET
40. Distinctive quality : TONE
41. A tunnel, maybe : ESCAPE
42. King David player, 1985 : GERE
43. Memorable 1964 Florida hurricane : CLEO
44. European capital : ZAGREB
47. Charles de Gaulle's jet : NOIR
48. Kind of relief : BAS
51. 1950's song hit with a foreign-language title : ARRIVEDERCIROMA
54. Space-saving device : CLOSETORGANIZER
55. Snack food treat : HOSTESSDINGDONG
1. Lift one's spirits? : TOPE
2. Military helicopter, informally : HUEY
3. Suffix with disk : ETTE
4. Country music's David Allan ___ : COE
5. Hottentots, e.g. : AFRICANS
6. Improvisationlike composition : TOCCATA
7. It tapers on a tapir : SNOUT
8. Licks, say : WETS
9. Presidential inits. : HST
10. Classic 1983 Randy Newman song : ILOVELA
11. Dotty : SENILE
12. Sagal of "Married ... With Children" : KATEY
13. "Life in London" author Pierce ___ : EGAN
14. Total : RUIN
15. Actress Ward : SELA
21. Take a breather? : SCUBA
22. John of Jamestown : ROLFE
23. Like Niagara Falls : MISTY
24. Loose : UNTIE
25. Limited : SCANT
26. It'll take a nap : SUEDE
27. Chief town in Russian America : SITKA
28. Awfully high : STEEP
29. Smack : TASTE
31. What sauerkraut ferments in : BRINE
32. Florestan's jailer in "Fidelio" : ROCCO
35. Decoration for a bull, maybe : NOSERING
37. Ices : SORBETS
38. Bird that Alcatraz was named for : PELICAN
40. Soap box? : TEEVEE
42. Meal from a mill : GRIST
43. Literally, "dwarf dog" : CORGI
44. Lead role in "A Chorus Line" : ZACH
45. Guthrie who sang "The City of New Orleans" : ARLO
46. ___ point (certain stitch) : GROS
47. Unpopular sort : NERD
48. Galoot : BOZO
49. Grace period? : AMEN
50. Puppeteer Tony : SARG
52. Parties : DOS
53. Clear : RID

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