New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Author: Stanley Newman
Editor: Will Shortz
Stanley Newman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Helpful hints : TIPS
5. Head off : AVERT
10. Greater likeliness to win : EDGE
14. High draft rating : ONEA
15. Home of La Scala : MILAN
16. "Hercules" TV spinoff : XENA
17. Homework excuse #1 : ILEFTITONTHEBUS
20. River embankment : LEVEE
21. Additionally : AND
22. Pretentious, as a display : ARTSY
23. Breastbone : STERNUM
25. News item for a scrapbook : OBIT
27. Wide-brimmed hat : SKIMMER
29. 401(k) alternative : IRA
32. Financial predicament : HOLE
36. Dos preceder : UNO
37. Nike rival : ADIDAS
39. Homework excuse #2 : ABURGLARSTOLEIT
42. Bob Marley's music : REGGAE
43. S.A.T. administrator : ETS
44. Composer Schifrin : LALO
45. Easter egg application : DYE
46. Winter Olympics races : SLALOMS
49. Radio-active driver : CBER
50. Newscast segment : WEATHER
55. Sunny farewell : ALOHA
58. Civil War side: Abbr. : CSA
60. Tabriz resident : IRANI
61. Homework excuse #3 : MYDOGCHEWEDITUP
64. Prissy : PRIM
65. Corporate department : LEGAL
66. Big copper exporter : PERU
67. Flow slowly : SEEP
68. Dental records : XRAYS
69. Get ready, for short : PREP
1. Works hard : TOILS
2. Arm of the sea : INLET
3. Annoy : PEEVE
4. "60 Minutes" reporter : SAFER
5. Bordeaux beau : AMI
6. Popular antioxidant : VITAMINA
7. Carolina college : ELON
8. Like an "eeny meeny, miney, mo" selection : RANDOM
9. AOL Time Warner network : TNT
10. Bring to bear : EXERT
11. Red ink : DEBT
12. Bearded beasts : GNUS
13. Like falling off a log : EASY
18. Till compartment : TENS
19. Bob, e.g. : HAIRDO
24. Tiny Tim's instrument : UKULELE
26. "I have no idea!" : BEATSME
28. Certain mushroom : MOREL
29. Flash of inspiration : IDEA
30. Commuter line : RAIL
31. Concerning : ASTO
32. Stony : HARD
33. Toe the line : OBEY
34. Winter Olympics vehicle : LUGE
35. Joule fraction : ERG
38. Feeling off : ILL
40. Chatterbox : GASBAG
41. Groucho, in "Monkey Business" : STOWAWAY
47. William Tell, e.g. : ARCHER
48. Remarked : SAID
49. Eat like a horse : CHOMP
51. "Tubby the Tuba" lyricist Paul : TRIPP
52. Misanthrope : HATER
53. Become accustomed (to) : ENURE
54. Tear to shreds : RIPUP
55. Word on a fuse : AMPS
56. Orpheus's instrument : LYRE
57. Garfield's foil : ODIE
59. Nintendo competitor : SEGA
62. XX times VIII : CLX
63. Overhead trains : ELS

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