New York Times, Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. IV units : CCS
4. Legal rights org. : ACLU
8. 1999 U.S. Open champ : AGASSI
14. Base stealer Brock : LOU
15. Not relevant : MOOT
16. "Very well" : SOBEIT
17. Roadie's burden : AMP
18. The "I" in "The King and I" : ANNA
19. Major publicity : HOOPLA
20. Workday evening, or a small medieval warrior : WEEKNIGHT
23. It's boring : DRILL
24. Boxer's stat : REACH
25. Seventh heaven : ECSTASY
27. "Dear" one : ABBY
29. Not level : ASLOPE
31. Vintage auto : REO
32. Vehicle with a rotating top : TANK
34. Country singer Crowell : RODNEY
38. Harsh cry : CAW
39. Ultimate consumer : ENDUSER
41. Horse-and-buggy ___ : ERA
42. Ismail's title : SULTAN
44. Catbird seat? : NEST
45. "Impressive!" : WOW
46. Copper River's locale : ALASKA
48. Part of Nasdaq: Abbr. : ASSN
49. Scratches : CANCELS
52. Rapscallion : SCAMP
55. 1996 Madonna role : EVITA
56. Flat-headed fastener, or Tiger's helpers : WOODSCREW
60. Indigenous : NATIVE
62. Hissy fit : SNIT
63. "I like ___" : IKE
64. Like an aristocrat : TITLED
65. Place to hole up : LAIR
66. Originally named : NEE
67. Hardest to outwit : SLIEST
68. Hodgepodge : OLIO
69. About 5 ml. : TSP
1. Hammer feature : CLAW
2. Draw near : COME
3. January event, or a great bird : SUPERBOWL
4. Appliance maker : AMANA
5. Like dunce caps : CONIC
6. Writing style : LONGHAND
7. Where Logan is : UTAH
8. Tough wood : ASH
9. Unselfish participant, or a mercantile harbor : GOODSPORT
10. Scrubbed : ABORTED
11. Brown shade : SEPIA
12. Met star Beverly : SILLS
13. Peninsular land : ITALY
21. Critical : KEY
22. Rolodex abbr. : TEL
26. Meltdown sites : CORES
27. Pinball paths : ARCS
28. Lady's man : BEAU
30. Shut out : SKUNK
32. Something to read, or blue-green overhangs : TEALEAVES
33. Year's record : ANNAL
35. Forest product, or the result of a second wind : NEWSPRINT
36. Son of Aphrodite : EROS
37. [Ho-hum] : YAWN
40. Like fresh strawberries : SEASONAL
43. Felt : TACTILE
47. Sacramento-to-San Jose dir. : SSW
48. B & W film shower : AMC
49. Word on coins : CENTS
50. Be of use : AVAIL
51. Frank known as "The Enforcer" : NITTI
53. 5th-century date : CDIII
54. Nolan Ryan, notably : ASTRO
57. Capital near the 60th parallel : OSLO
58. Scratches (out) : EKES
59. Break down : WEEP
61. Summer D.C. setting : EDT

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