New York Times, Saturday, March 4, 2000

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
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1. Stages : ROSTRUMS
9. Deliver a message : PREACH
15. Traditional : APPLEPIE
16. Symbol of authority : MANTLE
17. Denzel Washington role : MALCOLMX
18. Liquor levy, e.g. : SINTAX
19. "The Martyrdom of ___" (Muslim classic) : ALI
20. Cover letter letters : SAE
21. "Great!" : NEATO
22. Ice breaker : PICK
24. Dirty : SOILED
28. Price abbr. : CTS
29. Without a break : ONEACT
31. "Mississippi Masala" director ___ Nair : MIRA
32. When repeated, a laugh : HEE
33. "The High Road" novelist O'Brien : EDNA
34. Olympic competitor : SPRINTER
36. Absorbed : INATRANCE
38. They're often seen near thrones : CANOPIES
40. M.T.A. employee : ENGR
43. ___-Rhin, France : BAS
44. Old T-bird features : FINS
45. Value : ESTEEM
47. Refuge : ARK
48. Five-time British Open champ : WATSON
50. Moved on the ocean? : HOVE
51. It was formed in Manila in 1954 : SEATO
53. 1999 World Series runner-up: Abbr. : ATL
55. Ferdinand, e.g. : REY
56. Andalusian title : SENORA
58. Gag : STRANGLE
60. Set up a base, maybe : ENCAMP
61. Finer, as print : TEENSIER
62. Dangerous carrier : TSETSE
63. Items sold in lots : USEDCARS
1. New York/New Jersey's ___ Mountains : RAMAPO
2. Having a range of colors : OPALINE
3. Put together : SPLICED
4. Female rap trio with the #1 hit "Waterfalls" : TLC
5. Model T alternatives : REOS
6. Like the pitcher, usually : UPLAST
7. Copy, in a way : MIMEO
8. Kind of roles : SEX
9. Parliamentary bigwigs, for short : PMS
10. Dry measures? : RAINDANCES
11. Female suffix : ENNE
12. Case for a lawyer : ATTACHE
13. Racket : CLATTER
14. Sugar with six carbon atoms : HEXOSE
23. "Born Yesterday" playwright : KANIN
25. Sway : IMPRESS
26. Bygone coins : LIRAS
27. Actress Gray : ERIN
30. Pandora's box : CANOFWORMS
34. Stretch : STINT
35. Extra inning : TENTH
37. Capital ENE of Fiji : APIA
38. Corners carelessly : CAREENS
39. Skeptically : ASKANCE
41. "Ally McBeal" lawyer : GEORGIA
42. New Year's Eve figure : REVELER
43. Big-eared pet : BASSET
45. Access : ENTREE
46. Actress Ari : MEYERS
49. "Unholy Loves" author : OATES
52. Not sloppily : TOAT
54. Catch : LAND
57. Lout : APE
58. Alphabet sequence : STU
59. Powerful D.C. group : NSC

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