New York Times, Monday, August 30, 1999

Author: Margaret Watson
Editor: Will Shortz
Margaret Watson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Watson. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Side of a gem : FACET
6. "Planet of the ___" : APES
10. Family pillar : PAPA
14. Overflowing : AWASH
15. Symbol of goodness : HALO
16. Manipulative sort : USER
17. "Lighten up!" : TAKEITEASY
19. Michelin product : TIRE
20. Ophthalmologist's study : EYE
21. Around : NEAR
22. Beer parties : BLASTS
24. Richly decorate : GILD
25. Gummed flap : SEAL
26. Edit, as film : SPLICE
29. Nuances : SHADINGS
33. Give up : WAIVE
34. Common street name : MAIN
35. "Dumb" girl of old comics : DORA
36. Designer Klein : ANNE
37. Y chromosome carriers : MALES
38. Dentist's request : OPEN
39. Noon, in France : MIDI
40. Is bedridden : AILS
41. Work, as dough : KNEAD
42. Nervously excited : INATIZZY
44. Bank robberies : HEISTS
45. Suit to ___ : ATEE
46. Café au ___ : LAIT
47. Walk a beat : PATROL
50. Lancelot and others : SIRS
51. "This ___ fine how-do-you-do!" : ISA
54. New York canal : ERIE
55. "Lighten up!" : TONEITDOWN
58. Gets on in years : AGES
59. Norse war god : ODIN
60. Patronize, as a restaurant : EATAT
61. Wrongful act : TORT
62. Dalmatian docs : VETS
63. "___ Daughter" (1970 film) : RYANS
1. There's no changing it : FATE
2. "Shoo!" : AWAY
3. Order for a party caterer : CAKE
4. Reverse of WNW : ESE
5. Dangerous place for skating : THINICE
6. Leading : AHEAD
7. Old TV host Jack : PAAR
8. Chicago trains : ELS
9. Tofu makings : SOYBEANS
10. "Lighten up!" : PUTALIDONIT
11. Sale words : ASIS
12. Lively : PERT
13. Greek war god : ARES
18. Prefix with conferencing : TELE
23. Boy : LAD
24. "Lighten up!" : GIVEITAREST
25. Balks, as a horse : SHIES
26. Turbaned sage : SWAMI
27. Start a closeup shot : PANIN
28. Singer/photographer McCartney : LINDA
29. TV's ___ Jessy Raphael : SALLY
30. Slangy denials : NOPES
31. Super : GREAT
32. Former Vegas hotel : SANDS
34. Pale yellow : MAIZE
37. "Congratulations!" : MAZELTOV
41. Target of a good, swift kick : KEISTER
43. "Who am ___ say?" : ITO
44. Spy Mata ___ : HARI
46. Property claims : LIENS
47. Kind of moss : PEAT
48. Jason's ship : ARGO
49. Ballpark level : TIER
50. Pique : SNIT
51. Least bit : IOTA
52. Beautiful swimmer : SWAN
53. Picnic spoilers : ANTS
56. Poem of praise : ODE
57. Word repeated before "in" and "out" : DAY

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