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New York Times, Thursday, December 2, 1999

"There was an Old Man with a beard" writer

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mel Taub

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 112 for Mr. Taub. NYT links: Across Lite
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O
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© 1999, The New York Times12/2/99 ( No. 18,286 )
Across
1
Needing to take off : OBESE
6
Naif : BABE
10
Some 20's art : DADA
14
Language group including Zulu : BANTU
15
Giant screen production : IMAX
16
Numbered piece : OPUS
17
Bellowing : AROAR
18
Lollapalooza : LULU
19
Notch : NICK
20
Might-have-been East Coast team : NEWYORKREDCOATS
23
Saratoga Springs, e.g. : SPA
24
Stock exchange membership : SEAT
25
Item in an airline magazine : MAP
28
Biblical "father" : ABBA
31
Collude (with) : SCHEME
35
Beginning on : ASOF
37
Composer Bartók : BELA
39
x : TIMES
40
Might-have-been Midwest team : STLOUISORDINALS
43
Constellation directly above the equator : ORION
44
Up ___ good : TONO
45
Taunt : GIBE
46
Noggin : NOODLE
48
It may precede a stroke : FORE
50
Careless : LAX
51
Impieties : SINS
53
Doc bloc : AMA
55
Might-have-been West Coast team : SEATTLELANDSMEN
63
Popular cologne : TABU
64
Pinnacle : APEX
65
Integra, for one : ACURA
66
"Yeah, that'll ever happen" : ASIF
67
Black shade : COAL
68
Hardly a he-man : SISSY
69
Protest : BEEF
70
Strong-willed Jane : EYRE
71
Ups : HIKES
Down
1
Port in Scott's "Lord of the Isles" : OBAN
2
Show fully : BARE
3
Sufficient for Shakespeare : ENOW
4
Ropes for steadying masts : STAYS
5
Princess whom Zeus carried off to Crete : EUROPA
6
Swindle : BILK
7
Russia/Manchuria boundary river : AMUR
8
Makes hay : BALES
9
Oozes : EXUDES
10
Idler : DONOTHING
11
Pacific capital : APIA
12
Cable conduit : DUCT
13
Calls upon : ASKS
21
Browning's Ben Ezra, e.g. : RABBI
22
Mojave vegetation : CACTI
25
Street director? : MASON
26
Houston player, formerly : ASTRO
27
Salk's conquest : POLIO
29
Outdo : BEST
30
Distant : ALOOF
32
Net result? : EMAIL
33
Kind of toast : MELBA
34
Elizabeth I's ill-fated favorite : ESSEX
36
Bit of sustenance : FOODSTUFF
38
Italy's fertile Val d'___ : ARNO
41
Dark : UNLIT
42
Doubleday, ___ (old publishing house) : DORAN
47
Intertwine : ENLACE
49
Clause separator : EMDASH
52
Native Indian in the British army : SEPOY
54
PC character representation : ASCII
55
Effort : STAB
56
Deftness : EASE
57
Rose's beloved in a 1922 play : ABIE
58
"There was an Old Man with a beard" writer : LEAR
59
Toll unit : AXLE
60
Cologne ingredient : MUSK
61
Old World language : ERSE
62
Side in a vote : NAYS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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