New York Times, Wednesday, July 12, 2000

Author: William A. Ballard
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Ballard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Ballard. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Ready : RIPE
5. Vast extents : DEEPS
10. Break in relations : RIFT
14. Cassowary cousins : EMUS
15. Look for : AWAIT
16. Sneaking suspicion : IDEA
17. Humor in its verse possible form? : PUNTAMETER
19. Showy flower, for short : GLAD
20. Basket twigs : OSIERS
21. Poetic palindrome : ERE
22. Wife of Zeus : HERA
23. Dernier ___ : CRI
24. Prerevolutionary state : UNREST
26. Parts of geometry calculations : PIS
27. Edit comedy scripts? : BLUEPUNCIL
31. Scale member : SOL
32. Summon, in a way : BEEP
33. City ESE of Bombay : POONA
34. Plowed land : TILLAGE
36. It creates drafts : BREWPUB
38. Disney's middle name : ELIAS
39. Plummet's opposite : SOAR
40. ___ Missouri : USS
41. Comedy writing? : PUNMANSHIP
44. "___ China" policy : ONE
45. Full-service components? : PLATES
46. Gaelic "Gee!" : OCH
47. Petit four finisher : ICER
50. When it's broken, that's good : PAR
51. Wedding sites : ALTARS
54. Move like molasses : OOZE
55. Joke postscripts? : APPUNDAGES
57. Lean and sinewy : WIRY
58. Wool source : LLAMA
59. Blow off steam : VENT
60. Word for Yorick : ALAS
61. Badlands formations : MESAS
62. Son of Seth : ENOS
1. Defaulter's loss : REPO
2. Stern competitor : IMUS
3. Cure for sick jokes? : PUNICILLIN
4. Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
5. Farm mothers : DAMS
6. Farm mother : EWE
7. Totally gone : EATENUP
8. Coyote State capital : PIERRE
9. "Sophie's Choice" Oscar winner : STREEP
10. "Stat!" : RIGHTNOW
11. Like some rumors : IDLE
12. Four Freedoms subject : FEAR
13. "Behold!" : TADA
18. Uris hero : ARI
24. 1997 Fonda role : ULEE
25. Fab : SUPER
26. W.W. I French soldier : POILU
27. Seek spare change : BEG
28. Witticism capital? : COPUNHAGEN
29. "Ocupado" : INUSE
30. Where cures are discovered : LABS
31. Stage : STEP
32. ___ metabolism : BASAL
35. Eel look-alikes : LAMPREYS
36. ___ de Bologne (park west of Paris) : BOIS
37. Grammy category : RAP
39. Hillary supporters : SHERPAS
42. Flamethrower fuel : NAPALM
43. Bread or butter : STAPLE
44. Pianist's span : OCTAVE
46. Getting on : OLD
47. Caucus state : IOWA
48. Slinky, basically : COIL
49. Browning's "Rabbi Ben ___" : EZRA
51. Literary collections : ANAS
52. City near Sparks : RENO
53. Tu-144 and others : SSTS
56. Actress Thurman : UMA

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