New York Times, Monday, July 17, 2000

Author: Mitch Komro
Editor: Will Shortz
Mitch Komro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVWX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Komro. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. "___ for the poor" : ALMS
5. German author Hermann : HESSE
10. Iridescent gem : OPAL
14. Lamb : sheep :: kid : ___ : GOAT
15. Crowning points : ACMES
16. Whitish : PALE
17. Horrible boss : OGRE
18. Unexpected benefits : BOONS
19. They may be smoked or pickled : EELS
20. 1974 Mel Brooks comedy : BLAZINGSADDLES
23. Fancy drinking glass : GOBLET
24. Optometrist's interest : EYE
25. Common name for sodium hydroxide : LYE
26. As well : TOO
27. Wettish : DAMP
30. New moon, e.g. : PHASE
32. Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
34. Halloween cry : BOO
35. ___ constrictor : BOA
36. 1959 film with Marilyn Monroe : SOMELIKEITHOT
41. Suffix with Paul : INE
42. To do this is human : ERR
43. In for the night : ABED
45. Whitish : ASHEN
48. Fix up : REDO
50. Susan of "The Partridge Family" : DEY
51. Norma ___ (Sally Field role) : RAE
52. Raises, as the ante : UPS
55. Military greeting : SALUTE
57. Best Picture of 1981 : CHARIOTSOFFIRE
61. It's hard to believe : TALE
62. Baby grand, e.g. : PIANO
63. Guardianship : CARE
65. More than annoys : IRES
66. Distant planet : PLUTO
67. Particular : ITEM
68. Apple carrier : CART
69. Divvy up : ALLOT
70. Turner and Danson : TEDS
1. In the past : AGO
2. Ships' records : LOGBOOKS
3. ___ Man (classic ad figure) : MARLBORO
4. Great buy : STEAL
5. Fit for living : HABITABLE
6. Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
7. Grimy air : SMOG
8. Have a hunch : SENSE
9. Think piece : ESSAY
10. ___ page (place for a 9-Down) : OPED
11. Spanish dish with rice : PAELLA
12. Bowling spots : ALLEYS
13. Apartment dweller : LESSEE
21. A's opposite, in England : ZED
22. Bus station : DEPOT
23. 1960's Pontiac muscle car : GTO
28. "You don't mean me?!" : MOI
29. Game played with a straight...or a straight face : POKER
31. Big laugh : HAHA
33. French friend : AMIE
35. Place for a claw : BIRDSFOOT
37. World-weariness : ENNUI
38. Before, to a bard : ERE
39. Bull-headed : OBDURATE
40. Was on the brink : TEETERED
44. Blonde's secret, maybe : DYE
45. Extremely cold : ARCTIC
46. Libyan expanse : SAHARA
47. Doctor : HEALER
49. Stumblebum : OAF
53. The old man : POPPA
54. Silence : STILL
56. Permissible : LICIT
58. Take it easy : REST
59. "Herzog" author Bellow : SAUL
60. Latch ___ (get) : ONTO
64. Ens' preceders : EMS

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