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New York Times, Monday, March 13, 2000

One checking out a place in planning a crime

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Kahn.
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© 2000, The New York Times3/13/00 ( No. 18,388 )

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Across
1
Subject of a People profile : CELEB
6
Hubbub : ADO
9
Father : PAPA
13
Tylenol alternative : ALEVE
14
Temple worshiper : JEW
15
Single unit : MONAD
16
Big crop in Hawaii : SUGARCANE
18
Goaded : URGED
19
End of some e-mail addresses : EDU
20
Opulence : LUXE
21
Starry : ASTRAL
22
Fix : REPAIR
24
Miami's ___ Bay : BISCAYNE
26
Mediocre : SOSO
28
Cash register part : TILL
29
1941 Orson Welles classic : CITIZENKANE
33
___ Mahal : TAJ
36
Fruity coolers : ADES
37
Note before la : SOL
38
Prefix with -nautics : AERO
39
Face off in the ring : BOX
40
Making a fuss : RAISINGCAIN
44
Pat Boone's "___ That a Shame" : AINT
45
Worry : CARE
46
Late prize-winning San Francisco columnist : HERBCAEN
50
Reef materials : CORALS
54
Lucky charm : AMULET
55
Diamond Head locale : OAHU
57
Step to the plate : BAT
58
San Francisco footballer, briefly : NINER
59
Popular painkiller : NOVOCAINE
61
Woman's lip application : GLOSS
62
"Feliz ___ nuevo" : ANO
63
Door swinger : HINGE
64
E-mailed : SENT
65
Bench with a back : PEW
66
Law's partner : ORDER
Down
1
One checking out a place in planning a crime : CASER
2
Escape the clutches of : ELUDE
3
Starting advantage : LEGUP
4
One of the Gabor sisters : EVA
5
"Symphonie fantastique" composer : BERLIOZ
6
"Stronger than dirt" sloganeer : AJAX
7
Star in Cygnus : DENEB
8
Have debts : OWE
9
Yahoo! or Lycos, e.g. : PORTAL
10
Furious : ANGRY
11
Song of triumph : PAEAN
12
Flummox : ADDLE
15
Biceps or triceps : MUSCLE
17
Unlucky charm : CURSE
21
"Q ___ queen" : ASIN
23
Sale sign : ASIS
25
Like slanted type : ITALIC
27
Kind of inspection : ONSITE
29
Taxi : CAB
30
Wedding vow : IDO
31
Cowboy's moniker : TEX
32
Some ring outcomes, for short : KOS
33
4:00 affair : TEA
34
Mr. Onassis : ARI
35
Music's ___ Bon Jovi : JON
38
Tennis whiz : ACER
40
Kitchen gizmos : RICERS
41
Med. school course : ANAT
42
Cheesy snack : NACHO
43
The mustachioed brother : GROUCHO
44
Most skilled : ABLEST
46
Puts up, as a painting : HANGS
47
Novelist Zola : EMILE
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Talk nonstop : RUNON
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Nary a soul : NOONE
51
In ___ (trapped) : ABIND
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Oscar-winning Jessica : LANGE
53
Navigate : STEER
56
Confess : AVOW
59
Get a little shuteye : NAP
60
Tire filler : AIR

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