New York Times, Saturday, March 29, 2003

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 23 Missing: {J} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Philadelphia university : LASALLE
8. Longs : THIRSTS
15. Like some oil : IRANIAN
16. Very busy : BAROQUE
17. Where one becomes finally committed : POINTOFNORETURN
19. Monday, in Málaga : LUNES
20. Occult figures : RUNES
21. Kind of user : END
22. Italian fortress site : ESTE
23. Some Asian spirits : SAKES
24. Like one of a certain pair of watches : HERS
25. Part of some discount store names : SAV
26. Lots have them : HOMES
27. "Ivan IV" composer : BIZET
28. Zigzagged down : SLALOMED
30. Manage : MAKEDO
31. Seems imminent : LOOMS
32. Got on : FARED
33. Rotbart turned her into a swan : ODETTE
35. Slam preventer : DOORSTOP
38. Postprandial handout : MINTS
39. King of TV : LARRY
40. Vietnamese coin : HAO
41. Minute part : IOTA
42. "In the Bedroom" actress : TOMEI
43. Havens : ARKS
44. Year that in Arabic numerals has all repeated digits : CXI
45. Moving option : UHAUL
46. English variety : SCOTS
47. Was hot : RANATEMPERATURE
50. Past : ONETIME
51. Places to work on bodies : GARAGES
52. Like the children in "A Visit From St. Nicholas" : NESTLED
53. Rustles : SWISHES
1. Like some mouths : LIPLESS
2. Excitement : AROUSAL
3. Hearty occasion? : SAINTVALENTINES
4. Calendrier span : ANNEE
5. Wagons-___ (sleeping cars) : LITS
6. Thai Buddhist : LAO
7. Puts a border around : ENFRAMES
8. Strip alternatives : TBONES
9. Small game : HARES
10. Ticks off : IRES
11. Form compost : ROT
12. Barely got by : SQUEEZEDTHROUGH
13. Flush : TURNRED
14. Mails : SENDSTO
18. Zapped : NUKED
23. W.W. I battle site : SOMME
24. Ups : HIKES
26. Laughfests : HOOTS
27. "Twenty-One" host of 50's TV : BARRY
29. Gene Vincent's "___ Lovin'" : LOTTA
30. Polynesian language : MAORI
32. Canine pair : FORELEGS
33. Certain fraternity chapter : OMICRON
34. Solvent used in varnishes : DIOXANE
35. Obstruct : DAMUP
36. Symbol of strength : OAKTREE
37. Hold : POSSESS
39. Plastered over, in a way : LOAMED
42. A restaurant may have one : THEME
43. Be temporarily : ACTAS
45. Gas, say: Abbr. : UTIL
46. Taj Mahal attire : SARI
48. One who's into the bar scene?: Abbr. : ATT
49. Untrained : RAW

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