New York Times, Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQXYZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Verbal assault : SLAM
5. Verbal break-in : AHEM
9. Way around Paris : METRO
14. Offer as proof : CITE
15. Stuff to be crunched : DATA
16. Hatch on the Hill : ORRIN
17. Book after Joel : AMOS
18. Old Dodge : OMNI
19. Plain speaking : PROSE
20. Himalayan aviation board? : NEPALPLANEPANEL
23. Filled the bill, perhaps : ATE
24. November honoree : VET
25. Freshest stories? : LEASTSTALETALES
34. Bert's buddy : ERNIE
35. Third-smallest of nine : MARS
36. Maker or breaker lead-in : LAW
37. Tour dates : GIGS
38. Bugs Bunny and others : TOONS
40. Merlin, e.g. : MAGE
41. Whiz : ACE
42. On toast, at a diner : DOWN
43. Readied the bow : AIMED
44. Closeup of royal displeasure? : LARGEREGALGLARE
48. Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
49. "Is that so!" : GEE
50. Indiana team hijinks summary? : PACERCAPERRECAP
59. Storming : IRATE
60. Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
61. RC, e.g. : COLA
62. Frasier's brother : NILES
63. Be an omen of : BODE
64. Homeboy's place : HOOD
65. Exasperates : GALLS
66. Apple color enhancer : ALAR
67. Numbered work : OPUS
1. Digitize, in a way : SCAN
2. Lawn application : LIME
3. Resting on : ATOP
4. ___ Verde National Park : MESA
5. Takes on : ADOPTS
6. Dogpatch, for one : HAMLET
7. Sicilian peak : ETNA
8. It may be bounding : MAIN
9. Rug rats : MOPPETS
10. Slips : ERRATA
11. Suffix in nuclear physics : TRON
12. Court order? : RISE
13. Scott Turow's first book : ONEL
21. Eleventh-hour : LATE
22. Middle of a noted Cubs trio : EVERS
25. Over 21, perhaps : LEGAL
26. Writer Jong : ERICA
27. Reason for the silent treatment : ANGER
28. Family girl : SIS
29. In with : AMONG
30. PC linkup : LAN
31. Andean wool source : LLAMA
32. Hot to trot : EAGER
33. Bjorn Borg, for one : SWEDE
38. Like inner tubes : TORIC
39. Be in the red : OWE
40. N.L. Central team, on scoreboards : MIL
42. Lower : DEPRESS
43. Golden finish? : AGER
45. Grimm heroine : GRETEL
46. Chairman's paper : AGENDA
47. "My Fair Lady" lyricist : LERNER
50. Engine sound : PING
51. Part of a score, maybe : ARIA
52. "Tails," e.g. : CALL
53. "SOS" pop group : ABBA
54. Summer hangout : POOL
55. Sonar's principle : ECHO
56. Group enterprise : COOP
57. Baseball family name : ALOU
58. Pew parts : PADS

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