New York Times, Thursday, December 18, 2008

Author: Michael Vuolo
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Vuolo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Vuolo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Numb3rs" airer : CBS
4. Bearded : FACED
9. In ___ (quickly) : AJIFF
14. Where to go in Greenwich? : LOO
15. It may be tragic : IRONY
16. They start in the middle : RADII
17. Keeper of confidential information : UNDERCOVERAGENT
20. Noodle : BEAN
21. Sneaking : SLY
22. Wrongs : ABUSES
23. The last King Edward of England : VIII
25. "O terra, addio," e.g. : ARIA
26. Like a keeper of confidential information : SWORNTOSECRECY
32. Title role for Valentino : SHEIK
33. ___ Majesty : HIS
34. Fruit used in English jelly : SLOE
35. Slippery one : EEL
36. Subject of Exodus 20:10 : SABBATH
40. "Can't fool me!" : AHA
41. ___ fides (bad faith) : MALA
43. Cause of a scare : BOO
44. Daisylike flower : ASTER
46. With 60-Across, what a keeper of confidential information might say : IFITOLDYOUTHEN
50. Leeway : PLAY
51. Unoccupied : FREE
52. Scammer's skill : DECEIT
55. Certain qualifications : IFS
56. Djinn's home in a popular tale : LAMP
60. See 46-Across : IDHAVETOKILLYOU
63. Bring out : EDUCE
64. Buck for a song? : OWENS
65. Slippery one? : ELM
66. Harnesses : TAMES
67. Like the sun : RAYED
68. Davy Jones's locker, with "the" : SEA
1. Listing in a high-school yearbook : CLUB
2. Something to pick : BONE
3. Part of many a drink order : SODA
4. Bearer of cones : FIR
5. Inverse trig function : ARCSIN
6. "Enough!" : COOLIT
7. Part of a famous septet : ENVY
8. Alter, in a way : DYE
9. With French, one of two official languages of Chad : ARABIC
10. Porsche alternatives : JAGUARS
11. Day of destiny : IDES
12. Numismatist's classification : FINE
13. They may be thrown : FITS
18. Poetic coda : ENVOI
19. Most prized, often : RAREST
24. Gets to : IRKS
25. Part of a famous septet : ASIA
26. Stack of papers : SHEAF
27. "___ never!" : WELLI
28. "Yippee!" : OHBOY
29. Lift up : ELATE
30. Singer/songwriter Leonard : COHEN
31. Sophomores, e.g. : YEAR
32. Rest stop sight : SEMI
37. Wear away, as a metallic surface : ABLATE
38. Factor in a wine rating : BODY
39. Bad feeling? : HATE
42. Tranquil : ATPEACE
45. Hard case : SHELL
47. Tapenade ingredients : OLIVES
48. Out of tune : OFFKEY
49. Bearish : URSINE
52. Legislature : DIET
53. Icelandic volume : EDDA
54. Confidant : CHUM
55. Home of Private Ryan in "Saving Private Ryan" : IOWA
57. First side to vote : AYES
58. Spicy chocolate sauce : MOLE
59. Big brand in athletic footwear : PUMA
61. Rocky peak : TOR
62. Cause of tripping? : LSD

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