New York Times, Monday, July 12, 1999

Author: Carol R. Blumenstein
Editor: Will Shortz
Carol R. Blumenstein
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Blumenstein. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Take it easy : REST
5. Bag : SACK
9. They're kept in cabinets : FILES
14. Region : AREA
15. Distinctive flair : ELAN
16. University town near Bangor : ORONO
17. A small goodbye? : MICROWAVE
19. Happen again : RECUR
20. "Open ___" (magical command) : SESAME
21. Exile island for Napoleon : ELBA
23. Mine diggings : ORE
24. "To ___ is human..." : ERR
26. Peas and beans : LEGUMES
28. TV advertiser : SPONSOR
32. Gambling mecca : RENO
33. Incinerate : BURN
34. Workshop gripper : VISE
36. Pack away : STOW
39. Andy's cohort, in old radio : AMOS
40. Electronic clock feature : RESET
41. Turner who sang "What's Love Got to Do With It" : TINA
42. Pueblo dwellers : HOPI
43. Employed : USED
44. Bakery fixture : OVEN
45. Score after deuce, in tennis : ADIN
47. Cooks' "secrets" : RECIPES
50. University officers : REGENTS
53. Director Howard : RON
54. Braun or Perón : EVA
55. Animal that gives milk : GOAT
57. Pieces for piano class : ETUDES
62. "Three wishes" giver : GENIE
64. A city elf? : METRONOME
66. Calcutta's home : INDIA
67. Conservatives or liberals, say, in the Senate : BLOC
68. Russian parliament : DUMA
69. Step : STAIR
70. Nautical direction : ALEE
71. Spoken : ORAL
1. St. Louis gridders : RAMS
2. New York canal : ERIE
3. Parts of a min. : SECS
4. Skater Lipinski : TARA
5. Seamstresses : SEWERS
6. ___ française : ALA
7. Mammoth ___ : CAVE
8. Ring slowly : KNELL
9. Search for food : FORAGE
10. Hot temper : IRE
11. A crazy cause? : LOCOMOTIVE
12. Accustom : ENURE
13. Tender spots : SORES
18. Sign for the superstitious : OMEN
22. Military cap : BERET
25. Wanders : ROVES
27. Clear, as a drain : UNSTOP
28. Wrestling style : SUMO
29. A socially correct goose in Boston? : PROPAGANDA
30. Like a certain football kick : ONSIDE
31. Step part : RISER
33. Scrooge's reply : BAH
35. Passover feast : SEDER
37. Singles : ONES
38. Unnaturally pale : WAN
40. Eagerly approach : RUNTO
46. Engaged, as an auto engine : INGEAR
48. Force : COERCE
49. Keen on : INTO
50. Kathie Lee's co-host : REGIS
51. Happening : EVENT
52. Brazilian dance : SAMBA
56. "Can you ___?" ("Is it obvious?") : TELL
58. Reverse : UNDO
59. Forbidding : DOUR
60. Austen heroine : EMMA
61. Bewhiskered circus animal : SEAL
63. Three on a sundial : III
65. Stocking's end : TOE

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