New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Author: Mike Buckley
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Buckley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QVXYZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Buckley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Bamboo muncher : PANDA
6. Paparazzo's target : CELEB
11. "Very Funny" network : TBS
14. Like radon : INERT
15. Scout pack leader : AKELA
16. Spinks's opponent in two title fights : ALI
17. Start of a thought by British journalist Miles Kington : KNOWLEDGEIS
19. CD-___ : ROM
20. Falstaff's princely friend : HAL
21. Flower-shaped decoration : ROSETTE
23. Thought, part 2 : KNOWINGATOMATO
27. Hardly a win-win situation? : TIE
28. Album track : CUT
29. A Monopoly token : IRON
30. Thought, part 3 : ISAFRUIT
34. Salon supply : GEL
36. Places for mills, once : STREAMS
37. Some varsity players : JUNIORS
41. "The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the ___" (Thomas Gray line) : LEA
42. Thought, part 4 : WISDOMIS
43. Morales of "Caprica" : ESAI
46. One of a deadly seven : SIN
47. Pull down : NET
48. Thought, part 5 : NOTPUTTINGITIN
54. Anonymous one, in court : JANEROE
55. Ingested : ATE
56. Conquistador's booty : ORO
57. End of the thought : AFRUITSALAD
63. O. J. Simpson trial judge : ITO
64. "When thou ___ down, thou shalt not be afraid": Proverbs : LIEST
65. Where Sanyo is headquartered : OSAKA
66. Alternative to "smoking" : NON
67. Brown ermine : STOAT
68. Skewered fare : KEBAB
1. Water ___, Inc. : PIK
2. New England's Cape ___ : ANN
3. "The Matrix" role : NEO
4. BBC time-traveling series : DRWHO
5. Counselor-___ : ATLAW
6. Insensitive sort : CAD
7. Heart chart, briefly : EKG
8. Eye lustfully : LEERAT
9. Poet whose work inspired "Cats" : ELIOT
10. Low man on stage : BASSO
11. Calculus, familiarly : TARTAR
12. Pie-eyed : BLOTTO
13. San ___ (Hearst Castle site) : SIMEON
18. Country music's ___ Young Band : ELI
22. Actor Estevez : EMILIO
23. Commercial ending for Sun or Star : KIST
24. Warm, so to speak : NEAR
25. "JAG" spinoff with Mark Harmon : NCIS
26. ___ reaction : GUT
27. Frank McCourt memoir : TIS
31. One of baseball's Alous : FELIPE
32. "Norma ___" (Sally Field film) : RAE
33. Thurman of "The Avengers" : UMA
34. Gloomy guy? : GUS
35. Wind down : END
37. Spirit of Islamic myth : JINN
38. Onetime Dodge : OMNI
39. Nanette's "nothing" : RIEN
40. Mach 1 breaker : SST
42. Super Smash Bros. Brawl console : WII
43. Prohibit by judicial order : ENJOIN
44. Reach an altitude of : SOARTO
45. When some do lunch : ATNOON
46. Den system : STEREO
49. Eurasian range : URALS
50. Tailored ___ (customized) : TOFIT
51. Old gang heater : GAT
52. "Things could be worse" : ITSOK
53. Pick on : TEASE
58. G8 member : USA
59. Cousin of TV's Gomez : ITT
60. "CSI" setting : LAB
61. Rap sheet entry : AKA
62. Amount of cream : DAB

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