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New York Times, Wednesday, September 29, 1999

Author:
Patrick D. Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {CJQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0929 ( 18,222 )
Across
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Unhappy fan's reaction : HISS
5
Pack (down) : TAMP
9
Bath ___ : SALTS
14
"I'm ___ you now!" : ONTO
15
The Kara Sea touches it : ASIA
16
Suitable in every way : IDEAL
17
Statement meant to end a conversation : THATSTHAT
19
Part of a spine, usually : TITLE
20
Closemouthed : MUM
21
Balance provider, for short : ATM
22
Portable rocket launcher : BAZOOKA
24
Young troublemaker : IMP
25
Desert : GOAWOL
27
Egyptian port : SUEZ
28
Colleen : LASS
30
Waiting, in a way : ONHOLD
32
Tackle : TRY
33
Has down : KNOWS
35
Slightly ahead : ONEUP
37
Exasperated remark : ENOUGHSENOUGH
42
Down the hatch : BELOW
43
High-hat : SNOOT
45
Plus : AND
48
W. C. Fields headgear : TOPHAT
51
Prisoners do it : TIME
52
Global Surveyor's destination : MARS
54
City on the Illinois River : PEORIA
56
Diarist Anaïs : NIN
57
Bewildered : ATALOSS
59
Its symbol is a lion : MGM
60
Oxlike beast : GNU
61
Attend to a fly : ZIPUP
62
Mild rebuke of selfish behavior : FAIRSFAIR
65
Big occasion : EVENT
66
Prefix with potent : OMNI
67
One-on-one sport : EPEE
68
Classroom needs : DESKS
69
Tractor-trailers : RIGS
70
Home for a "monster" : NESS
Down
1
Cocoa ingredient : HOTMILK
2
Cruel : INHUMANE
3
Crushes with the foot : STAMPSON
4
Bowery bum : SOT
5
Heart up one's sleeve? : TATTOO
6
Garbage collector : ASHMAN
7
Soccer star Hamm : MIA
8
"Love Letters in the Sand" singer : PATBOONE
9
___ bath (shallow tub) : SITZ
10
Cousin of "ciao" : ADIOS
11
Expand, as a waistband : LETOUT
12
Conversationalist : TALKER
13
Squalid : SLEAZY
18
Mattress problem : SAG
23
Sportscaster Mel : ALLEN
26
Reference shelf staple : WHOSWHO
29
Mop: Var. : SWOB
31
Comedy teams, usually : DUOS
34
Fatty tissue : SUET
36
Fourth-down option : PUNT
38
School cafeteria servings, say : GLOPS
39
Wishes : HOPESFOR
40
Completely losing it : GOINGAPE
41
Hulled corn preparations : HOMINIES
44
Lengths of service : TENURES
45
Flabbergasted : AMAZED
46
Local : NATIVE
47
Window dressing : DRAPES
49
Outfitting, as a posse : ARMING
50
Fertile Crescent river : TIGRIS
53
Made a red-faced exit : SLUNK
55
Mornings, for short : AMS
58
Votes (for) : OPTS
63
Foreign pen pal : AMI
64
Boggy lowland : FEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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