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New York Times, Thursday, July 8, 1999

29-Down : Milk of magnesia target

Author:
M. Francis Vuolo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Vuolo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Vuolo.
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© 1999, The New York Times7/8/99 ( No. 18,139 )
Across
1
Gallagher of "Millennium" : MEGAN
6
Painter's plaster : GESSO
11
Rack item, for short : MAG
14
Java waft : AROMA
15
King known as "The Short" : PEPIN
16
Part of E.T.A.: Abbr. : ARR
17
"Write!" : DROPMEALINE
19
"___ Bravo" (1959 film) : RIO
20
Raymond of "Dr. Kildare" : MASSEY
21
Yuletide landing site : ROOFTOP
23
Absorbed, as a cost : ATE
24
Hill count in Roma : SETTE
27
Looped sofa fabric : FRISE
28
Zilch : NADA
30
Make a shambles of : TRASH
32
Son of Seth : ENOS
33
Raven's call : CROAK
35
Nice notions : IDEES
37
"Call!" : GIVEMEABUZZ
39
Like a bubble bath : SUDSY
40
Spectacle : SCENE
41
Jai ___ : ALAI
42
Compound present in beer : ESTER
44
Put out of business : SHUT
48
Little ones : RUNTS
50
"___ Doone" : LORNA
52
Unlock, in verse : OPE
53
Name on a flip-top box : CRAYOLA
55
Maltreat : ILLUSE
57
___ welder : ARC
58
"Stop by!" : PAYMEAVISIT
61
Opposite of paleo- : NEO
62
"...down and ___ go!" : ONETO
63
___ la Cité (Paris site) : ILEDE
64
People at People, for short : EDS
65
Aired again : RERAN
66
Corvair critic : NADER
Down
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Bedlamite : MADMAN
2
Slips on a slip? : ERRATA
3
Gave an unwelcome poke : GOOSED
4
Woodstock gear : AMPS
5
Fingers : NAMES
6
Valedictorian's pride: Abbr. : GPA
7
Sniggler's quarry : EEL
8
Bryce Canyon formations : SPIRES
9
Chinese leader? : SINO
10
___ those things : ONEOF
11
Tennis's Conchita : MARTINEZ
12
Short vocal solos : ARIOSOS
13
Searches blindly : GROPES
18
One way to see : EYETOEYE
22
Succumbs to stage fright, maybe : FREEZES
25
Overhead transport : TRAM
26
Acquires a liking for : TAKESTO
29
Milk of magnesia target : ACIDITY
31
Emerald Isle, in verse : HIBERNIA
34
Winnebagos, for short : RVS
36
Horse's hue : DUN
37
Llamas' cousins : GUANACOS
38
Pete Sampras, often : ACER
39
Cast aspersions on : SLURRED
41
Esoteric : ARCANE
43
Beowulf, to Grendel : SLAYER
45
Quartered : HOUSED
46
Positive aspect : UPSIDE
47
Show instability : TEETER
49
Deep sleep : SOPOR
51
Agile Ailey : ALVIN
54
Sprinter's assignment : LANE
56
Wallace of Reader's Digest : LILA
59
N.Y.C. subway inits. : MTA
60
Loooong wait : EON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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