New York Times, Thursday, December 23, 1999

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mil. rank : CPO
4. Aim : ASPIRE
10. Whole slew : RAFT
14. Atlas Mtns. locale : AFR
15. Gas log, e.g. : BURNER
16. Gillette product : ATRA
17. Gaggle formation : VEE
18. Self-help classic : IMOKYOUREOK
20. H.S. class : ENG
21. American League color line breaker : DOBY
22. Capture : SEIZE
23. Open-mouthed : INAWE
25. City south of Gainesville : OCALA
28. Prefix with classic : NEO
29. Madre's little one : NINO
30. Capture : SNARE
31. Sandbag : STUN
32. Grilling technique : GOODCOPBADCOP
35. Palme ___ (Cannes award) : DOR
36. Norm : PAR
37. Type of argument : HESAIDSHESAID
44. Sprite : PIXY
45. Major's successor : BLAIR
46. Ready for the operating room : PREP
48. Addams Family member : ITT
49. Human or alien : BEING
50. Freetown currency unit : LEONE
51. Pang : THROE
53. Former South Korean president : RHEE
55. Item in a photog's file : NEG
56. "Tommy" tune : SEEMEFEELME
59. Kisser : MUG
60. They're sometimes twisted : ARMS
61. What King Arthur's knights wore : ARMOUR
62. Genesis evictee : EVE
63. It's often reviewed in newspapers : WEEK
64. On the way out? : DROWSY
65. Homer's TV neighbor : NED
1. Collapse : CAVEIN
2. Cologne change : PFENNIG
3. Mint family member : OREGANO
4. Stand for : ABIDE
5. Clash of heavyweights : SUMO
6. Free : PROBONO
7. Mushroom variety : INKYCAP
8. Actor Alejandro : REY
9. Ranch extension? : ERO
10. Not well? : RARE
11. Eroded : ATEINTO
12. Suddenly stopped working : FROZEUP
13. Hire : TAKEON
19. Part of an Olympics chant : USA
24. Like pine scent, say : WOODSY
26. Certain Wall Streeter, briefly : ARB
27. Figure skater, at times : LEAPER
30. Penman : SCRIBE
31. Scuffle : SCRAPE
33. 1950 film noir classic : DOA
34. Court V.I.P.'s : DAS
37. Casual greeting : HITHERE
38. Like no-holds-barred sports : EXTREME
39. Sixth-century date : DLI
40. Riviera resort : SANREMO
41. Poker variety : HIGHLOW
42. Triathletes : IRONMEN
43. Catherine of "The Convent" : DENEUVE
44. Log cutter : PITSAW
47. Classified, informally : PEGGED
49. Royal jelly maker : BEE
50. Distrustful : LEERY
52. Trans-Siberian Railroad city : OMSK
54. They just won't fly : EMUS
57. Mood rings, once : FAD
58. Slip : ERR

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