New York Times, Tuesday, July 15, 1997

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Top piece of a two-piece : BRA
4. Italian seaport : SALERNO
11. Timber wood : ASH
14. "Alley ___" : OOP
15. Zoom-in shot : CLOSEUP
16. Chinese principle : TAO
17. Sex determinant : XCHROMOSOME
19. ___ rampage : ONA
20. Ready to go : ONTAP
21. Taste test label : BRANDX
23. 200 milligrams, to a jeweler : CARAT
25. Funnyman Philips : EMO
28. Not have ___ in the world : ACARE
29. Spinks defeater, 1978 : ALI
30. Parallel bar exercises : DIPS
32. Not nude : CLAD
33. Complicated situations : MESSES
37. Debussy contemporary : SATIE
39. Treasure hunter's declaration : XMARKSTHESPOT
43. Pen : WRITE
44. Parti-colored : MOTLEY
46. Quite the expert : BUFF
49. Having conflicting allegiances : TORN
51. ___ du Diable : ILE
52. Kind of fool : APRIL
54. Wood splitter : AXE
55. Quite the expert : MAVEN
57. For adults only : XRATED
59. Tickle one's fancy : AMUSE
61. Play (with) : TOY
62. Twenty-somethings : GENERATIONX
67. Jargon suffix : ESE
68. Earth, wind or fire : ELEMENT
69. Squid secretion : INK
70. Texas-Oklahoma boundary river : RED
71. Tennis volleys : RETURNS
72. Gypsy Rose ___ : LEE
1. Word with band or sand : BOX
2. Dutton's sitcom role : ROC
3. "Art is long, life is short," e.g. : APHORISM
4. Astronaut Carpenter : SCOTT
5. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
6. Blotto : LOOPED
7. Suffix with lion : ESS
8. Rock's ___ Speedwagon : REO
9. Feeling the effects of Novocaine : NUMB
10. "Don Giovanni," for one : OPERA
11. Like Schoenberg's music : ATONAL
12. Bullock of "Speed" : SANDRA
13. Took in, in a way : HOAXED
18. Genetic stuff : RNA
22. Say "yes" to : ACCEPT
23. Auto shaft, slangily : CAM
24. "Family Ties" boy : ALEX
26. Anonymous man : MISTERX
27. Moonfish : OPAH
31. Fruit/tree connector : STEM
34. Deemed appropriate : SAWFIT
35. Miscalculate : ERR
36. "In Living Color" segment : SKIT
38. Prefix with propyl : ISO
40. Greek portico : STOA
41. Salad dressing ingredient : OLIVEOIL
42. Boob tube, in Britain: Var. : TELE
45. Hankering : YEN
46. Bandleader Les : BAXTER
47. Revolted : UPROSE
48. Not neat at the ends : FRAYED
50. More imminent : NEARER
53. Pioneer in Cubism : LEGER
55. Fido and friends : MUTTS
56. "___ recall..." : ASI
58. Take out : DELE
60. "Buddenbrooks" novelist Thomas : MANN
63. Surfing site : NET
64. Big bird : EMU
65. Opposite SSW : NNE
66. Classic Jaguar : XKE

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