New York Times, Friday, January 26, 2001

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: There is a rare error in this puzzle. The "China Beach" star at 14 Down is Dana DELANY, not DELANEY. Ms. Delany was a guest solver at Wordplay in 2011.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Escaped punishment : GOTOFF
7. Like some stairs : CARPETED
15. Highest point : APOGEE
16. Piecemeal? : ALACARTE
17. Put away : STORED
18. Faces facts : GETSREAL
19. Digestion aid : BILE
20. Needing to cut down : OBESE
22. Roman-fleuve : SAGA
23. Well-intentioned grp.? : AMA
24. Spanish Main cargo : ORO
25. Place to play cards : DEN
26. Clean out, in a way : GUT
27. Where to spend a balboa : PANAMA
31. Burned up the road : TORE
32. Slight on the stump, say : SMEAR
34. Like some bets : EVENMONEY
36. Vacationer's hiree, perhaps : CATSITTER
38. "Author! Author!" autobiographer : WODEHOUSE
41. Choker : NOOSE
45. Nephew of Abel : ENOS
46. Shades : SPOOKS
48. Afflicted : ILL
49. Liberal leader? : NEO
50. A, in Aquila : UNA
51. Math figure : LOG
52. Cutting : TART
54. Angiogram image : AORTA
57. Monkey : APER
58. Guar gum, e.g. : ADDITIVE
60. Looks : VISAGE
62. Ready to board the Ark : PAIREDUP
63. Word with food or group : ETHNIC
64. License bureau procedures : EYEEXAMS
65. Refuses : SAYSNO
1. Big talkers : GASBAGS
2. Perfect : OPTIMUM
3. Not in time : TOOLATE
4. Tyrant : OGRE
5. Membership requirement, often : FEE
6. It has a creased crown : FEDORA
7. Exercise wheel locale : CAGE
8. Some are pale : ALES
9. Give a 5, e.g. : RATE
10. Some clones : PCS
11. They may be ringing : EARS
12. Trample : TREADON
13. Stand for trinkets : ETAGERE
14. "China Beach" star : DELANEY
21. Crams : BONESUP
24. Sofia's portrayer in "The Color Purple" : OPRAH
28. Dispatch boat : AVISO
29. Admeasure : METEOUT
30. Symbol of industry : ANT
31. Ring rampager : TORO
33. They're part of a good deal : ACES
35. Group of whizzes : MENSA
37. Set-___ : TOS
38. Flipped : WENTAPE
39. Centrum competitor : ONEADAY
40. All-out : DOORDIE
42. Car reservoirs : OILPANS
43. Alabama slammer ingredient : SLOEGIN
44. Spanish Mannerist : ELGRECO
47. Jacks : KNAVES
53. It may be worn after traveling : TIRE
54. It opened in 1871 : AIDA
55. One in the sac : OVUM
56. Gym set : REPS
57. Like some fireplaces : ASHY
59. Cowboy's moniker : TEX
61. "Give ___ whirl" : ITA

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