New York Times, Monday, December 13, 1999

Author: Dave and Diane Epperson
Editor: Will Shortz
Dave Epperson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFJQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Epperson. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Epperson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Actress Turner : LANA
5. One of baby's first words : DADA
9. Coke bottle size : LITER
14. Get the wrinkles out : IRON
15. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
16. Home base for humans : EARTH
17. Takes risks : SKATESONTHINICE
20. Casual top : TSHIRT
21. Unnecessary accessory with 20-Across : TIE
22. Unit of conductance : MHO
23. Average grades : CEES
25. "Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
28. Takes risks : GOESINHARMSWAY
34. Follower of Mar. : APR
35. Beaver's project : DAM
36. Shorthand takers : STENOS
38. Infectious bacteria, briefly : STAPH
41. Chop : HEW
43. Spar (with) : ARGUE
44. Feels sorry for : PITIES
46. Afternoon break : NAP
48. Mexican Mrs. : SRA
49. Takes risks : COURTSDISASTER
53. Ooze : SEEP
54. Instrument on a Greek vase : LYRE
55. Austrian peak : ALP
58. Afire : LIT
60. Hidden : CACHED
64. Takes risks : WALKSATIGHTROPE
68. Cybernotes : EMAIL
69. New York's ___ Canal : ERIE
70. Explorer called "the Red" : ERIC
71. Hunky-dory : DANDY
72. Cell-phone button : SEND
73. Bulletin board item : TACK
1. Santa checks it twice : LIST
2. Boats like 3-Down's : ARKS
3. Biblical captain : NOAH
4. Monkeyshines : ANTICS
5. Bloat : DISTEND
6. Many years ___ : AGO
7. Cautionary advice : DONT
8. More affected : ARTIER
9. Gift in Honolulu : LEI
10. Fleming of 007 novels : IAN
11. In good physical condition : TRIM
12. Draw on copper, say : ETCH
13. Prefix with -stat : RHEO
18. "...___ saw Elba" : EREI
19. Sen. Jesse from North Carolina : HELMS
24. Overthrown Iranian leader : SHAH
26. "Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
27. Pitcher : EWER
28. Fight for breath : GASP
29. Kind of nerve : OPTIC
30. Poetry Muse : ERATO
31. Modify : AMEND
32. Psychiatrists treat it : ANGST
33. "Tag, ___ it!" : YOURE
37. Mark with a branding iron : SEAR
39. One of 12 popes : PIUS
40. "Take this!" : HERE
42. Sirens do it : WAIL
45. Inscribed pillar : STELA
47. Eager to proceed, slangily : PSYCHED
50. Gets back at : SPITES
51. "I smell ___" : ARAT
52. Hush-hush : SECRET
55. Stunned : AWED
56. Tibetan monk : LAMA
57. Blueprint : PLAN
59. BFGoodrich item : TIRE
61. Jewish dance : HORA
62. Many a DeMille film : EPIC
63. Where to play shipboard shuffleboard : DECK
65. Tyke : KID
66. Foxy : SLY
67. Tonic's partner : GIN

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