New York Times, Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Author: Michael S. Maurer and Bonnie Prystowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael S. Maurer
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Bonnie S. Prystowsky
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0002100
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Maurer. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Prystowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Prop in "Siegfried" : SPEAR
6. High school breakout : ACNE
10. From where some worship? : AFAR
14. Fish illegally : POACH
15. Execute perfectly : NAIL
16. Bud holder : VASE
17. Beginning of a quip : ALTHOUGHTIMEISA
20. Plane part : NOSE
21. Crescent : LUNE
22. Tried pot luck? : ANTED
23. Bell and Barker : MAS
24. Like the Mississippi : MIGHTY
25. Rome's ___ Way : APPIAN
29. Tingle area? : SPINE
31. Visits from Vikings : RAIDS
32. Draft avoider's need? : SCARF
33. Mattress problem : SAG
36. Middle of the quip : GREATHEALERITSA
39. Roulette bet : ODD
40. Viscount's superiors : EARLS
41. Be of use to : AVAIL
42. Woods nymph : DRYAD
43. Unicellular life : AMEBAE
44. Has words? : SPEAKS
47. "Good morrow, cousin," for Romeo : CUE
48. "Sesame Street" regular : ERNIE
49. The McCoys, for one : CLAN
51. Ray of Hollywood : ALDO
55. End of the quip : LOUSYBEAUTICIAN
58. "A ___ formality" : MERE
59. Baal, e.g. : IDOL
60. E-mail option : REPLY
61. Singing family name : AMES
62. Pigeonhole's place : DESK
63. Reo rival : ESSEX
1. Pair of oxen : SPAN
2. Game you can't play left-handed : POLO
3. Chow : EATS
4. Heart problem? : ACHE
5. Sweater letter : RHO
6. Black ___ (cattle breed) : ANGUS
7. "High Hopes" lyricist : CAHN
8. Time for Nick? : NITE
9. Dubya, as a collegian : ELI
10. Exact satisfaction for : AVENGE
11. Kwanzaa principle : FAITH
12. Goodwill, e.g. : ASSET
13. On tap : READY
18. ___ Bator : ULAN
19. Source of a download : MAINFRAME
23. Super's entrustment : MASTERKEY
24. Cause of getting stuck : MIRE
25. Ship to Colchis : ARGO
26. Cowpoke's buddy : PARD
27. Jumbled : PIED
28. Nev. neighbor : IDA
29. Spill hot coffee on : SCALD
30. They hang together : PALS
32. Hospital fluids : SERA
33. Uneducated guess : STAB
34. 17 1/2 million square miles : ASIA
35. Oz visitor Dorothy : GALE
37. Makes bales for the barn : HAYS
38. "___ Gotta Crow" : IVE
42. Roasters' spots : DAISES
43. Em, to Dorothy : AUNT
44. 1965 King arrest site : SELMA
45. Preamble : PROEM
46. Accustom: Var. : ENURE
47. Make watertight : CAULK
49. Give up : CEDE
50. Where kip are spent : LAOS
51. Court coups : ACES
52. Some read them : LIPS
53. Hill's opposite : DALE
54. Cameo stone : ONYX
56. Action on eBay : BID
57. Hot temper : IRE

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