New York Times, Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BDEFGJKNPQUVWXYZ} Spans: 1 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This amazing puzzle uses only 10 different letters, a record it shares with this puzzle.
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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Corday's victim : MARAT
6. Billiard shot : CAROM
11. Convenience store sign : ATM
14. Classic game company : ATARI
15. Like World Cup crowds : AROAR
16. Charles X, e.g. : ROI
17. 59-Across and others : COMICACTORS
19. Dispenser of 47-Across : MOM
20. Irritate : ROIL
21. Where to spend kips : LAOS
22. Mid fourth-century year : CCCLI
24. Results of ties: Abbr. : OTS
25. ___-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 : SMOOT
26. Cheer : RAH
27. Shelley's "___ Skylark" : TOA
28. Old Chevy : CAMARO
31. Professional grp. : ASSOC
34. Comment made while fanning oneself : IMHOT
37. Cyclades island : IOS
38. Classic Dickens title (from whose 10 letters this puzzle was constructed) : ACHRISTMASCAROL
41. ___ polloi : HOI
42. Itsy bits : ATOMS
43. Must : HASTO
44. Casual walk : STROLL
46. Show : AIR
47. See 19-Across : TLC
48. Commandment word : SHALT
51. ___ Poly : CAL
54. Wreck : TOTAL
56. Sail supporter : MAST
57. Colombian city : CALI
58. Coach Parseghian : ARA
59. Ebenezer Scrooge player in a 1951 movie version of 38-Across : ALASTAIRSIM
62. ___ chi ch'uan : TAI
63. Conductor Georg : SOLTI
64. Portuguese colony until 1999 : MACAO
65. Entirely : ALL
66. Kind of energy : SOLAR
67. Pile up : AMASS
1. Introduction to economics? : MACRO
2. On ___ (carousing) : ATOOT
3. "Groundhog Day" director : RAMIS
4. Seed covering : ARIL
5. Start of a winning combination : TIC
6. Major export of Ivory Coast : CACAO
7. Movie droid, familiarly : ARTOO
8. Perch : ROOST
9. Stick in the water : OAR
10. Tiny Tim's mother in 38-Across : MRSCRATCHIT
11. Places for theorizers? : ARMCHAIRS
12. Shed item : TOOL
13. Rodolfo's love in "La Bohème" : MIMI
18. ___ mater : ALMA
23. Suffix with mini or Web : CAM
25. Working poor, e.g., in 38-Across : SOCIALCLASS
27. Rocky hill : TOR
28. 1980's-90's TV nickname : COS
29. Cheer (for) : ROOT
30. Kon-Tiki Museum site : OSLO
31. Cries of delight : AAHS
32. 59-Across, e.g. : SCOT
33. It's usually tucked in : SHIRTTAIL
34. "Am ___ believe ...?" : ITO
35. "Dee-lish!" : MMM
36. Joke responses : HAS
39. Cards, on the scoreboard : STL
40. Berne's river : AAR
45. Commercial suffix with Rock : OLA
46. Utah ski resort : ALTA
48. Trivial : SMALL
49. "___ mañana" : HASTA
50. Moving : ASTIR
51. Conspirator against Caesar : CASCA
52. Popular spy show : ALIAS
53. Line at an airport : LIMOS
54. "Bye now" : TATA
55. Spoken : ORAL
57. Jampack : CRAM
60. John : LOO
61. "Well, ___ monkey's uncle!" : IMA

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