New York Times, Monday, December 20, 1999

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 43 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Spat : TIFF
5. Dish with beans : CHILI
10. Trace of smoke : WISP
14. Like Darth Vader : EVIL
15. Former intl. airline : PANAM
16. "I had no ___!" : IDEA
17. Cerium and erbium, e.g. : RAREEARTHMETALS
20. Map within a map : INSET
21. Bowl over : STUN
22. Old what's-___-name : HIS
23. Golf pitfalls : TRAPS
26. Mentally spaced out : INAFOG
28. Hawaii, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
30. Statutes : LAWS
32. Brit. recording giant : EMI
33. Nighttime twinkler : STAR
35. Aloha gifts : LEIS
37. Lucy's landlady : ETHEL
41. Neither large- nor small-caliber guns : MEDIUMARTILLERY
44. Watch secretly : SPYON
45. Adult-to-be : TEEN
46. Harvard rival : YALE
47. Rubber ducky's spot : TUB
49. Nutty : DAFT
51. ___ Moines, Iowa : DES
52. "Pow! Right in the ___!" : KISSER
55. Green stuff : MOOLA
57. Newsman Koppel : TED
58. Gave the once-over : EYED
60. Scottish inlets : LOCHS
63. Compliment from a Brit : WELLDONEOLDCHAP
67. ___-Day vitamins : ONEA
68. "Cool!" : NEATO
69. Vegas numbers game : KENO
70. Belgrade native : SERB
71. Churchill Downs event : DERBY
72. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
1. Ms. Garr of "Mr. Mom" : TERI
2. "Terrible" czar : IVAN
3. Mrs. in the White House : FIRSTLADY
4. One on the lam : FLEER
5. Tax preparer, briefly : CPA
6. One of two hardy followers : HAR
7. Football stats: Abbr. : INTS
8. Christine of "Chicago Hope" : LAHTI
9. Protected, as from disease : IMMUNE
10. Sense of humor : WIT
11. Boise's state : IDAHO
12. Baseball commissioner Bud : SELIG
13. Skip a turn : PASS
18. Catchall abbr. : ETAL
19. Tooth protector : ENAMEL
24. Date maker : PALM
25. "No ___!" ("Easy!") : SWEAT
27. In an apt way : FITLY
28. Doctrines : ISMS
29. Big first for a baby : STEP
31. Fathered : SIRED
34. They're a laugh a minute : RIOTS
36. Cook, as clams : STEAM
38. Major nuisances : HEADACHES
39. Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
40. Cleaning cabinet supplies : LYES
42. Brand-new : UNUSED
43. The low-down : INFO
48. Out of reach of : BEYOND
50. Tattled : TOLD
52. Nancy Drew's creator Carolyn : KEENE
53. Time waster : IDLER
54. Actress Taylor of "The Nanny" : RENEE
56. Opa-___, Fla. : LOCKA
57. Terrible time? : TWOS
59. Turtledove : DEAR
61. ___ Christian Andersen : HANS
62. Predicament : SPOT
64. Chemist's workplace : LAB
65. Wagering locale, for short : OTB
66. Myrna of "The Thin Man" : LOY

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