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New York Times, Wednesday, November 3, 1999

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The answers at 20-, 32-, 43- and 58-Across form a progressive word ladder of five-letter words, where each word is one letter different from the one before it.
1
C
2
P
3
A
4
S
5
P
6
I
7
P
8
I
9
T
10
S
11
H
12
A
13
G
14
H
O
L
E
15
S
T
E
N
O
16
C
E
L
L
17
I
O
T
A
18
Y
E
S
E
S
19
U
N
T
O
20
C
R
O
S
21
S
C
R
O
P
S
22
L
I
E
S
23
O
O
H
24
S
T
U
25
M
P
E
R
S
26
J
27
O
28
I
N
S
I
29
N
30
P
I
T
31
O
L
A
32
C
O
33
O
34
P
S
L
O
35
O
36
P
37
S
38
S
E
G
39
U
40
E
41
N
R
A
42
D
R
O
L
L
43
H
O
O
P
S
44
H
O
O
D
45
S
46
Z
O
O
47
S
A
O
48
S
U
49
B
50
T
Y
P
E
51
P
52
O
53
R
T
U
G
54
A
55
L
56
N
O
W
57
A
R
E
A
58
W
O
O
59
D
S
W
O
60
R
61
D
62
S
63
S
L
U
R
64
A
R
G
U
E
65
B
O
A
T
66
H
O
S
T
67
S
T
I
N
T
68
I
S
T
O
69
A
P
E
S
70
H
A
C
K
S
71
T
H
A
W
© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1103 ( 18,257 )

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Across
1
Auditors : CPAS
5
Small songbird : PIPIT
10
Pipe tobacco : SHAG
14
Green target : HOLE
15
Kind of pad : STENO
16
Lockup : CELL
17
Minute amount : IOTA
18
Approvals : YESES
19
"Do ___ others as..." : UNTO
20
Hybrids? : CROSSCROPS
22
More than fudges : LIES
23
Exclamation before "Look!" : OOH
24
Tough puzzles : STUMPERS
26
Participates : JOINSIN
30
Place to refuel : PIT
31
Motor suffix, commercially : OLA
32
Rings in chicken cages : COOPSLOOPS
38
Smooth transition : SEGUE
41
Gun grp. : NRA
42
Waggish : DROLL
43
Urban basketball zones : HOOPSHOODS
46
Game park : ZOO
47
___ Paulo : SAO
48
Group within a group : SUBTYPE
51
It once ruled Mozambique : PORTUGAL
56
"This instant!" : NOW
57
Domain : AREA
58
Quote from Tiger? : WOODSWORDS
63
Talk like thish, shay : SLUR
64
Go at it : ARGUE
65
Bridge site : BOAT
66
Person with a mike : HOST
67
Tour of duty : STINT
68
Analogy words : ISTO
69
Subjects of Darwinian theory : APES
70
Cabbies : HACKS
71
Spring thing? : THAW
Down
1
All the rage : CHIC
2
Hard up : POOR
3
Low woman : ALTO
4
Give relish to : SEASON
5
Medium : PSYCHIC
6
Roman road : ITER
7
Cuban money : PESOS
8
All thumbs : INEPT
9
Even chances : TOSSUPS
10
Michelangelo or Rodin : SCULPTOR
11
Skater Sonja : HENIE
12
Doctor : ALTER
13
Some makeup : GLOSS
21
Message in a bottle? : SOS
25
Soft-spoken : MILD
26
Kid : JOSH
27
Stick on the dinner table : OLEO
28
"Othello" fellow : IAGO
29
Rule breaker : NONO
33
Treasure on the Spanish Main : ORO
34
Football gear : PADS
35
Slimy : OOZY
36
Sitting sound : PLOP
37
___ gin fizz : SLOE
39
They're not "old money" : UPSTARTS
40
"___ Wood sawed wood" (tongue twister) : ESAU
44
"Baloney!" : HOGWASH
45
Western endings : SUNSETS
49
Yield : BOW
50
Small-time : TWOBIT
51
Grand vizier, e.g. : PASHA
52
Lowest deck on a ship : ORLOP
53
Second time around : REUSE
54
Place for a valve : AORTA
55
Reasoning : LOGIC
59
Easy bucket : DUNK
60
___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
61
Info : DATA
62
Put on board : STOW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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