New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 1999

Author: Nathaniel Weiss
Editor: Will Shortz
Nathaniel Weiss
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Weiss. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Ayatollahs' predecessors : SHAHS
6. Gunslinger's command : DRAW
10. "Oh, my!" : GOSH
14. Hooded snake : COBRA
15. Othello's false friend : IAGO
16. "I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
17. Start of a quip : AKLEPTOMANIACIS
20. Summer shirt, informally : TEE
21. Mallards' homes : PONDS
22. Metric volume : STERE
23. Place for a 45 : PHONO
24. Clinch, as a deal : ICE
25. Part 2 of the quip : SOMEONEWHOHELPS
32. Son of Venus : AMOR
33. Stiff denial : NOTI
34. Old polit. cause : ERA
35. Dosage unit : RAD
36. Caribbean music : SKA
39. Ovine utterance : BAA
40. A major, maybe : KEY
41. Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
42. Paris recreation area : PARC
44. Lucy's partner : DESI
45. Part 3 of the quip : HIMSELFASHEJUST
50. Entanglement : WEB
51. Encumbrances : LIENS
52. One who grins and bears it : STOIC
55. Greek S : SIGMA
56. Biol., e.g. : SCI
59. End of the quip : CANTHELPHIMSELF
62. Novelist Waugh : ALEC
63. Tallow source : SUET
64. Words before sight and mind : OUTOF
65. Entanglement : MESH
66. Stumbles : ERRS
67. Query before "Here goes!" : READY
1. "Out!" : SCAT
2. Balderdash : HOKE
3. Strong of body and mind : ABLE
4. Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE
5. Early Greek lyric poet : SAPPHO
6. 1934 quintuplet : DIONNE
7. Forcefully stuff, as a throat : RAMDOWN
8. Turkish generals : AGAS
9. Took the trophy : WON
10. Chin beard : GOATEE
11. ___ and for all : ONCE
12. Move : STIR
13. Place for a run : HOSE
18. Warner Bros. creation : TOON
19. Resort island off Naples : ISCHIA
23. Word in a price : PER
24. Whit : IOTA
25. "The Terminator" woman : SARAH
26. Yemeni's neighbor : OMANI
27. E-mail need : MODEM
28. Play ___ with (damage) : HOB
29. Belgian composer Guillaume : LEKEU
30. Newspapers, with "the" : PRESS
31. "Don't mince words!" : SAYIT
36. Oration : SPEECH
37. Henry Kissinger biographer Marvin : KALB
38. Canine cry : ARF
43. Thickness : CALIPER
44. Radio staff, for short : DJS
46. On/off ___ : SWITCH
47. Tourist attractions : SIGHTS
48. Prefix with spherical : HEMI
49. Captivate : ENAMOR
52. Defraud : SCAM
53. It may be spun : TALE
54. Half of binary code : ONES
55. Disparagement : SLUR
56. ___ good example : SETA
57. Oaf : CLOD
58. Conjectural : IFFY
60. Ethnic suffix : ESE
61. "So ___ me!" : SUE

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