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New York Times, Wednesday, October 17, 2001

30-Down : Shut out

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Staples.
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C
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C
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© 2001, The New York Times10/17/01 ( No. 18,971 )
Across
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IV units : CCS
4
Legal rights org. : ACLU
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1999 U.S. Open champ : AGASSI
14
Base stealer Brock : LOU
15
Not relevant : MOOT
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"Very well" : SOBEIT
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Roadie's burden : AMP
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The "I" in "The King and I" : ANNA
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Major publicity : HOOPLA
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Workday evening, or a small medieval warrior : WEEKNIGHT
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It's boring : DRILL
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Boxer's stat : REACH
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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
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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
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Hissy fit : SNIT
63
"I like ___" : IKE
64
Like an aristocrat : TITLED
65
Place to hole up : LAIR
66
Originally named : NEE
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Hardest to outwit : SLIEST
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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About 5 ml. : TSP
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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
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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

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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