New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Author: Ernest Lampert
Editor: Will Shortz
Ernest Lampert
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lampert. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Symbol of blackness : COAL
5. Stone of many Libras : OPAL
9. Radio-active one? : CBER
13. Excessive indulgence : ORGY
14. Monte ___ : CARLO
15. Some learning : ROTE
16. Take it on the lam : SCAMPEROFF
18. ___ Barak, former Israeli P.M. : EHUD
19. Sport fisherman's catch : TARPON
20. Coffee-flavored liqueur : TIAMARIA
22. Dash : HOTFOOTIT
24. Toon's place : CEL
27. It's occasionally 5 : PAR
28. Part of a stereo player : TUNER
32. Dollar rival : AVIS
34. Deviate : VEER
37. Hideous one : CRONE
38. Bolt : TAKETOONESHEELS
41. Diuretic's target : EDEMA
42. Place to brood : NEST
43. Crate part : SLAT
44. Make even deeper : REDIG
45. Grp. formed in Bogot√° : OAS
47. Cheer syllable : SIS
48. Scoot : CUTANDRUN
53. Lamp filler : KEROSENE
56. Yule scene : CRECHE
60. Lionel layout, maybe : OVAL
61. Skedaddle : HITTHEROAD
63. Building toy brand : LEGO
64. John of the Broncos : ELWAY
65. Susan B. Anthony's goal : VOTE
66. Give ___ for one's money : ARUN
67. Punta del ___, Uruguay : ESTE
68. River of Flanders : YSER
1. Go for : COST
2. Sea predator : ORCA
3. Thickening agent : AGAR
4. A serous fluid : LYMPH
5. Stroke's need : OAR
6. First: Prefix : PROTO
7. "Cavalleria Rusticana" baritone : ALFIO
8. Lite : LOFAT
9. Some Halloween costumes : CREATURES
10. 1922 Physics Nobelist : BOHR
11. Place for pins : ETUI
12. Hester Prynne's stigma : REDA
14. Chump change, abroad : CENTAVO
17. Inside dope : POOP
21. Musical Miller : MITCH
23. Aerosol gas : FREON
24. Handle the food for a party : CATER
25. Duck : EVADE
26. Went for : LIKED
29. Seasonal airs : NOELS
30. China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
31. Doesn't play : RESTS
33. Pause indicator : SEMICOLON
35. Suffix with benz- : ENE
36. Surface anew : RESOD
39. Lisbon's river : TAGUS
40. Like taro or sago : STARCHY
46. "No sweat" : SURE
49. [Titter] : TEHEE
50. Dye-yielding plants : ANILS
51. Cereal box fig. : NETWT
52. Having chutzpah : NERVY
53. Stimulating nut : KOLA
54. "Did you ___?" : EVER
55. Prego competitor : RAGU
57. ___ Bay, Ore. : COOS
58. Kind of mail : HATE
59. Linda of Broadway : EDER
62. ___ Bo (exercise system) : TAE

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