New York Times, Thursday, November 29, 2001

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 73, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: Note: Across Lite will consider a correct solution to 36-Across to be XXX.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Hall : SETON
6. Trudge : PLOD
10. Site of many walls : MAZE
14. 2002 Olympics venue : PROVO
15. "___ mouse!" : EEKA
16. "Exodus" author : URIS
17. Brickworker : LAYER
18. "Zounds!" : EGAD
19. Money maker : MINT
20. Suffix with origin : ATOR
21. Do this if 36-Across is two letters : SKIPASPACE
23. These go in 36-Across : YOURINITIALS
25. Rate ___ (be perfect) : ATEN
26. B.O. sign : SRO
27. Bro or sis : SIB
30. DDT target : TSETSE
33. A score : TWENTY
35. Pepsi-like : SWEET
36. ??? : XXX
37. Prepare (for) : BRACE
38. "Giant" animals : PANDAS
40. Gets it, apparently : LAUGHS
41. Microfilmer, maybe : SPY
42. Sportage maker : KIA
44. Antique show sign : SOLD
45. Like this puzzle, when 36-Across is filled in : PERSONALIZED
50. Your description of 36-Across : MYMONOGRAM
53. Wrest : TEAR
54. Orthogonally moving piece : ROOK
55. Pacific explorer : COOK
56. It's spotted in the West : PINTO
57. Australia's Lake ___ : EYRE
58. Test course obstacle : CONE
59. The "m" in m.o. : MODUS
60. One who's not a procrastinator : DOER
61. Lingering effect : ODOR
62. Responds peevishly : SNAPS
1. Spread : SPLAY
2. Inspiration for poets and musicians : ERATO
3. Appropriate dedication for this puzzle : TOYOU
4. Too popular : OVERRATED
5. And not : NOR
6. Examine slyly : PEEKIN
7. On the up and up : LEGIT
8. Congo forest dwellers : OKAPIS
9. Duchamp works : DADAART
10. Doctors call it parotitis : MUMPS
11. Met selection : ARIA
12. Kind of sulfide : ZINC
13. Renaissance family name : ESTE
21. Old knife : SNEE
22. Pitcher's change-up : SLOWBALL
24. Reply to a seat seeker : ITSTAKEN
27. Minor setback : SNAG
28. Septennial problem? : ITCH
29. Tournament passes : BYES
30. Recipe abbr. : TSPS
31. Trade : SWAP
32. Counting-out word : EENY
34. Extensive knowledge : ERUDITION
39. Hot, dry wind : SIROCCO
40. The good earth? : LOAM
43. At least equal : ASGOOD
44. One who cleans drains : SNAKER
45. Hearth tool : POKER
46. Town near Bangor : ORONO
47. Title locale in a 1937 Ronald Colman film : ZENDA
48. Devour : EATUP
49. Waste : DROSS
50. Wilbur's charge in 60's TV : MRED
51. Subject of a 1930's fad : YOYO
52. "Don't stop" : MORE
56. U.K. leaders : PMS

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