New York Times, Friday, December 22, 2000

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith and Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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1658/7/199611/2/201411
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {HQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Unquestionably gone : DEADASADOORNAIL
16. Zig or zag : ALTERONESCOURSE
17. Not release : KEEPINDETENTION
18. Like basil leaves : OVATE
19. "Danny Boy" star Stephen : REA
20. Antenna holder : ANT
21. Pro ___ : TEM
22. Rake in the bucks : CLEANUP
26. They may be found in cribs : ANSWERS
29. Hit right to the shortstop, perhaps : LINEOUT
33. Loud : AROAR
35. October blooms : ASTERS
36. Texas A & M student : AGGIE
39. Persian for "crown" : TAJ
41. Country rocker Steve : EARLE
42. It's west of Sierra National Forest : FRESNO
44. Jerusalem artichoke, e.g. : TUBER
46. Kurt's "The Threepenny Opera" collaborator : BERTOLT
48. Permafrost areas : TUNDRAS
52. A.F.L.-C.I.O. chief John : SWEENEY
54. Fly's path : ARC
55. One in a suit : ACE
58. Chiang's overthrower : MAO
59. Fields of comedy : TOTIE
61. Tendency not to panic : CALMDISPOSITION
66. Far from uptight : ASLOOSEASAGOOSE
67. Parts hardest to reach : DEEPESTRECESSES
1. Sitting Bull, e.g. : DAKOTA
2. Cricket complement : ELEVEN
3. Special Forces units : ATEAMS
4. Part of D.O.E.: Abbr. : DEPT
5. Indy's Luyendyk : ARIE
6. Name passer, perhaps : SON
7. "Your point being ...?" : AND
8. Name on a tiller : DEERE
9. Bony : OSTEAL
10. "1984" state : OCEANIA
11. Jockey Turcotte : RON
12. Fiend : NUT
13. It may be accompanied by an orchestra : ARIA
14. "The Race ___" (1965 song) : ISON
15. Spring stretch : LENT
22. Early man's beginning? : CRO
23. Aspiring atty.'s hurdle : LSAT
24. Like the Shadow : UNSEEN
25. Detonating device : PETARD
27. Reducing concerns : WAISTS
28. Heretofore : ERENOW
30. Preposition in "Jingle Bells" : OER
31. Modern address : URL
32. Lao-___ : TSE
34. Nibbler : RAT
36. Vance or Vandenberg: Abbr. : AFB
37. Coll. test : GRE
38. E.U. member : GER
40. Burlap fiber : JUTE
43. 1992 Liberty Bowl winner : OLEMISS
45. Be bullish : BUY
47. Service, of a sort : TEASET
49. Sine and cosine : RATIOS
50. Melodic : ARIOSE
51. Embarrassing outbreaks : SCENES
53. Without face value : NOPAR
55. Uniform locale: Abbr. : ACAD
56. Mason's assignment : CASE
57. Marie Claire competitor : ELLE
59. Shoe-endorsing dog : TIGE
60. Former Platte River inhabitants : OTOS
62. Tonsorial challenge : MOP
63. Female kangaroo : DOE
64. Suffix with lact- : OSE
65. It may contain eggs : SAC

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