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New York Times, Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Author:
Wesley R. Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
"A Garden of Earthly Delights" author
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Wesley Johnson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Johnson. Wednesday freshness: 4%
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© 1999, The New York Times3/10/99 ( No. 18,019 )
Across
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Center of an old-fashioned roast : BOAR
5
Old Jewish scholars : ABBAS
10
Kid : JOSH
14
Fully fit : ABLE
15
Coin being replaced by the euro : FRANC
16
Got down : ALIT
17
What boxer #1 did : HITBELOWTHEBELT
20
Got up : STOOD
21
More wily : SLIER
22
Political grp. since 1854 : GOP
23
Umbrella part : RIB
25
Launch of 1986 : MIR
27
What boxer #2 was : DOWNFORTHECOUNT
36
Slice of history : ERA
37
"___ so right!" : YOURE
38
"Li'l" guy : ABNER
39
Othello's betrayer : IAGO
41
Dishonest sort : SNEAK
43
Actor Morales : ESAI
44
Bloodhound's guide : SCENT
46
"A Garden of Earthly Delights" author : OATES
48
Pipe joint : ELL
49
What boxer #2 then had to do : THROWINTHETOWEL
52
Late Cabinet Secretary Brown : RON
53
White House souvenir : PEN
54
Draft org. : SSS
57
Schiller's "___ Joy" : ODETO
61
Swindler's name, possibly : ALIAS
65
What the boxers and fans now do : HOPEFORAREMATCH
68
"What a shame!" : ALAS
69
Certain fur : OTTER
70
Say ___ (deny) : NOTO
71
"___ No Angels" (Bogart flick) : WERE
72
Studio stock : REELS
73
"Go ahead!" : DOIT
Down
1
Scroogeisms : BAHS
2
Life preserver? : OBIT
3
Kind of flute : ALTO
4
Like some Christians : REBORN
5
Union in a 1955 merger : AFL
6
Ringling ___ : BROS
7
Wail : BAWL
8
Hostile to : ANTI
9
Machination : SCHEME
10
Boxer's move : JAB
11
Designer Cassini : OLEG
12
Forage holder : SILO
13
Start of a Web site address : HTTP
18
Uplift : EDIFY
19
Writer Jong : ERICA
24
Ringside responses : BOOS
26
Boxer's wear : ROBE
27
Franklin, religiously : DEIST
28
Spinachlike plant : ORACH
29
It's made at fights : WAGER
30
Like some sentences : RUNON
31
Trick's alternative : TREAT
32
Moor : HEATH
33
Remove stitches from : UNSEW
34
Football Hall-of-Famer Greasy ___ : NEALE
35
Bird's sound : TRILL
40
___ about (near) : ONOR
42
Hoard : KEEP
45
___ a kind (pair) : TWOOF
47
Recipe direction : STEAM
50
Protected from the elements : INDOOR
51
Back from flying : ONLAND
54
"Pygmalion" dramatist : SHAW
55
Only : SOLE
56
Practice in the ring : SPAR
58
Art Deco name : ERTE
59
London's ___ Gallery : TATE
60
Hurler Hershiser : OREL
62
Classic Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
63
Play opener : ACTI
64
Whisky amount : SHOT
66
Opp. of WNW : ESE
67
E.M.T. destinations : ERS

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