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New York Times, Tuesday, May 4, 1999

Music and painting, for two

Author:
Gayle Dean
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gayle Dean

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {EJZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Ms. Dean. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: A particular thing -- a common part of almost all crosswords -- is wholly missing today. What is it?
Jim Horne notes:

There are no E's in either the answers or the clues.

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© 1999, The New York Times5/4/99 ( No. 18,074 )

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Across
1
Daddy : PAPA
5
"Now!" in a hospital : STAT
9
Points : LOCI
13
King of Norway : OLAV
14
Mountain lion : PUMA
15
It follows larval : PUPAL
16
Cunning : SLYASAFOX
18
Of any amount : ATALL
19
Chit : IOU
20
Music and painting, for two : ARTS
21
Drinks in big amounts : SWILLS
22
Author's assistant : TYPIST
24
Spinning toys : TOPS
25
Quick-thinking : SHARPASATACK
31
Cain was his son : ADAM
34
Thin : NARROW
35
John, abroad : LOO
36
Words said at an altar : VOWS
37
Dah's go-with : DIT
38
Go yachting : SAIL
39
Words said at an altar : IDO
40
Zoo inhabitant : ANIMAL
43
Paquin or Magnani : ANNA
44
Gibraltar-ish? : SOLIDASAROCK
47
Long cut : GASH
48
Patchwork works : QUILTS
52
Curt : ABRUPT
55
Clock division : HOUR
57
"Gotcha!" : AHA
58
Balloon : BLOAT
59
Chubby plus : FATASAPIG
61
Favors sought : BOONS
62
Got off : ALIT
63
Popular insulator : MICA
64
Start with boy or girl : ATTA
65
"Mahogany" vocalist Diana : ROSS
66
Solicits : ASKS
Down
1
Put forward for study : POSIT
2
Amalgam : ALLOY
3
Fulfill an obligation : PAYUP
4
"Mogambo" star, familiarly : AVA
5
Lacking luxury and comfort : SPARTAN
6
Bunch of hairs : TUFT
7
Famous ___ : AMOS
8
Word with withholding : TAX
9
Musician of old : LUTIST
10
It's found in a ring : OPAL
11
Summon : CALL
12
Harms : ILLS
15
Shrub with a tasty fruit : PAWPAW
17
Door part : SASH
21
Middling : SOSO
23
Philosophical holdings : ISMS
24
Tooth buildup : TARTAR
26
Bit in a salad bar : RADISH
27
___ donna : PRIMA
28
Comic King : ALAN
29
Half-dollar, say : COIN
30
Kind of nut : KOLA
31
Company with cars : AVIS
32
Dummy : DODO
33
Army no-show : AWOL
38
Alias of H. H. Munro : SAKI
40
Conforms : ADAPTS
41
Cartoonist Thomas : NAST
42
Asian fruits : LOQUATS
45
Common lizard : IGUANA
46
Junkyard dogs : CURS
49
___ lazuli : LAPIS
50
Not too brainy : THICK
51
Historical writings : SAGAS
52
"S.O.S." pop group : ABBA
53
Rorschach stain : BLOT
54
Applaud (for) : ROOT
55
Luminous ring : HALO
56
Football's ___ Armstrong : OTIS
59
___ and away : FAR
60
Dr.'s org. : AMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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