New York Times, Wednesday, December 22, 1999

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Silvestri
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQ} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "___ long story" : ITSA
5. Where the Vikings landed : MARS
9. Seder serving : MATZO
14. ___-a-brac : BRIC
15. Heaps : ALOT
16. CH-, e.g. : ANION
17. Character in "The Wizard of Oz-trich"? : AUNTIEEMU
19. Nursery V.I.P. : NANNY
20. Happens repeatedly : RECURS
21. By and by : ANON
23. Cowpoke's nickname : TEX
24. Scarcity : DEARTH
26. Tech course : TRIG
28. Playwright Jones : LEROI
30. Out for the night : ASLEEP
34. Tight spot : JAM
37. Sir Francis Drake's Indian ship? : GOLDENHINDU
39. Corn product : OLEO
41. June honoree : DAD
42. City on the Rhine : BONN
43. A whale of a 60's singer? : SAMTHESHAMU
48. Two cents worth : SAY
49. Rated XXX : EROTIC
50. Signs of the future : OMENS
52. As soon as : ONCE
54. Hilarious person : STITCH
57. "Sketches by ___" (1836 book) : BOZ
60. Show's partner : TELL
62. Paesano's land : ITALIA
64. African antelope : ORIBI
66. Bill of fare at Rick's? : BOGEYMENU
68. Formal fabric : SATIN
69. Wrapped up : OVER
70. Use a beeper : PAGE
71. Hoisting device : SLING
72. Sprays : WETS
73. Pun conclusion : STER
1. Construction piece : IBAR
2. Made even : TRUED
3. Because : SINCE
4. Real : ACTUAL
5. Orchestra leader : MAESTRO
6. Kensington quaff : ALE
7. Capital of 62-Across : ROMA
8. Double's job : STUNT
9. Hardly feminine : MANNISH
10. Literary scraps : ANA
11. Windshield option : TINT
12. Postal delivery area : ZONE
13. Cameo stone : ONYX
18. Discount rack abbr. : IRREG
22. Algerian port : ORAN
25. Wrestler's arsenal : HOLDS
27. Smooth-tongued : GLIB
29. Spud spot : IDAHO
31. Biblical patriarch : ENOS
32. Best of the theater : EDNA
33. Insignificant : PUNY
34. Slugger Canseco : JOSE
35. Orchard no-no : ALAR
36. Staff note : MEMO
38. Dutch exports : EDAMS
40. Camp Swampy canine : OTTO
44. Suggesting indirectly : HINTING
45. "___ homo" (declaration in John 19:5) : ECCE
46. Occupations : METIERS
47. Agreement : UNITY
51. Philatelist's collection : STAMPS
53. Kind of room : ELBOW
55. Sports shoe attachment : CLEAT
56. Pivotal point : HINGE
57. Order (around) : BOSS
58. Spoken : ORAL
59. Rigatoni relative : ZITI
61. It means nothing to some people : LOVE
63. Teacher of Heifetz : AUER
65. Hopper : BIN
67. Figure out : GET

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