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New York Times, Wednesday, January 6, 1999

44-Across : Large's opposite

Author:
Sam Bellotto Jr.
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVWXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Bellotto. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times1/6/99 ( No. 17,956 )
Across
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Add-ons : ELLS
5
Firefighter Red : ADAIR
10
Sheik ___ Abdel Rahman : OMAR
14
Outdoor party : LUAU
15
Mimi's thanks : MERCI
16
Meteorological effect : HALO
17
Pump kin? : GRILLONESFAMILY
20
American charge : AIRFARE
21
Zoo creatures : LLAMAS
22
Fix, as a voiceover : REDUB
23
No-goodnik : BADEGG
26
Yank's foe : REB
28
Mediums for announcements, in brief : PAS
29
"Gandhi," for one : EPIC
33
Bar order : REFILL
36
12 points : PICA
38
Award bestowed by Queen Eliz. : OBE
39
Mush room? : SPACEONADOGSLED
42
Rocky crag : TOR
43
Surf sound : ROAR
44
Large's opposite : PETITE
45
Letters at Camp Lejeune : USMC
47
Some forensic evidence : DNA
48
Priest of I Samuel : ELI
49
Having handles : ANSATE
52
Not tarry to marry : ELOPE
56
Accelerate : STEPUP
59
Colts may be found here : ARSENAL
61
Car rot? : AUTOBODYRUSTING
64
Wedlock, so to speak : KNOT
65
TV exec Arledge : ROONE
66
Umbrian tourist town : TODI
67
Sensible : SANE
68
Tie up : TRUSS
69
"...___ open fire" : ONAN
Down
1
Composer knighted in 1904 : ELGAR
2
Pulitzer-winning author Alison : LURIE
3
Scot with a lot : LAIRD
4
Kind of acid : SULFURIC
5
Marc Antony's love : AMOR
6
Star in Cygnus : DENEB
7
"You ___ here" : ARE
8
Suffix with electron : ICS
9
Marksman's aid : RIFLESCOPE
10
Woofer measure : OHMAGE
11
Injure : MAIM
12
"It was ___ mistake!" : ALLA
13
Rogers and others : ROYS
18
Office gizmo : LABELER
19
Math. course : ALG
24
Political power structure : APPARAT
25
"Pore Jud Is ___..." ("Oklahoma!" song) : DAID
27
Bullfighting, e.g. : BLOODSPORT
30
___ Sci : POLI
31
"Yeah, right!" : IBET
32
Turn over : CEDE
33
Queue after Q : RSTU
34
"Iliad" and "Odyssey," e.g. : EPOS
35
Spread : FARM
37
Undying : AGELESS
40
Children's caretaker : NANA
41
Kind of heel : STILETTO
46
O. Henry award winner for "Shut a Final Door" : CAPOTE
50
Kernel : NUB
51
Brings home : EARNS
53
Part of "the works" : ONION
54
Cuddly carnival prize : PANDA
55
Ex-Laker Baylor : ELGIN
56
Fashionable store since 1902 : SAKS
57
Florida catch : TUNA
58
007's alma mater : ETON
60
Is penitent : RUES
62
Golden, in France : DOR
63
"That means ___!" : YOU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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