New York Times, Saturday, October 27, 2001

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 69, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVXYZ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: Despite appearances, every square in this themed puzzle appears in two answers, across and down.
JimH notes: The letters in the fifth, eighth and eleventh rows, reading left to right, spell the theme entries.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Like shish kebab : SKEWERED
9. Draft dodger's destination, often : CANADA
15. Oratorical no-no : MONOTONE
16. Warning sound, once : ALARUM
17. Science fiction race : ANDROIDS
18. Black mark : STIGMA
19. Aforementioned : SAME
20. Olympus alternative : LEICA
22. Young Arab : FOAL
25. Bygone New York transports : ELS
27. Condor condo? : AERIE
30. Title character in a 1988 John Cleese film : WANDA
33. "Please go on!" : DOTELL
35. Night light : MOONBEAM
37. Apostate : RENEGADE
41. Enjoys home cooking : EATSIN
45. Dictaphone button : ERASE
46. "Charlie Chan's Chance" star : OLAND
48. Hoof part : TOE
49. Kilowatt-hour fractions : ERGS
52. Board : MEALS
55. Beyond racy : LEWD
57. Stick : COHERE
59. Certain hospital ward : NEONATAL
61. "For shame!" : TUTTUT
62. Go ahead of : ANTECEDE
63. Halvah need : SESAME
64. Was a nudnik : PESTERED
1. Lit : SMASHED
2. Coffee variety : KONA
3. Farthest : ENDMOST
4. Was covered by : WORE
5. 40's arena, for short : ETO
6. Disturb : ROIL
7. Win the favor of : ENDEAR
8. One-third of a 60's pop trio : DESI
9. Huelva home : CASA
10. PC key : ALT
11. Unversed sort : NAIF
12. French forest region : ARGONNE
13. Russian assembly : DUMA
14. Filling, sometimes : AMALGAM
21. One of the Staple Singers : CLEO
23. Intimate : PAL
24. Allow : OWN
26. Schlimazel : LOSER
28. 19th-century alias : ELIA
29. Move forward : IMPEL
31. Act as a shill for, e.g. : ABET
32. 1997 Literature Nobelist ___ Fo : DARIO
34. Scratches (out) : EKES
36. Word with sea or season : OPEN
37. Jettisons : REJECTS
38. They mean nothing : NAUGHTS
39. Baguette : GEM
40. Skinny : DOPE
42. Upset : ADO
43. Final admissions supervisor? : STPETER
44. Ribbed : NEEDLED
47. Famous Francis : ARLENE
50. Rakehell : ROUE
51. ___ record : SETA
52. Measure : METE
53. Take ___ (rest) : ANAP
54. They're high-minded : SOTS
55. Rose point, e.g. : LACE
56. Wimbledon winner of 1977 : WADE
58. Odd, to Brits : RUM
60. Bring in : NET

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