New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Stop with : ENDAT
6. "That ___ excuse" : ISNO
10. Common rhyme scheme : ABAB
14. Lord Vader : DARTH
15. F.B.I. investigator, slangily : GMAN
16. Give up : CEDE
17. Most of the characters on "The West Wing" : WHITEHOUSESTAFF
20. 1970's Robert Blake series : BARETTA
21. "Rebel Without a Cause" actor Sal : MINEO
22. Altar garb : ALB
24. Friend in France : AMI
25. Chicago's St. ___ University : XAVIER
26. Item pictured in a cereal ad : MILKPITCHER
30. Suffix with legal : ESE
31. Murphy Brown's mother or son : AVERY
32. Fasting times : LENTS
34. Arnaz of 50's TV : DESI
35. Musical featuring the song "Buenos Aires" : EVITA
37. Cookbook author Rombauer : IRMA
41. Carl who wrote "Contact" : SAGAN
43. "That is to say ?" : IMEAN
44. Select, with "for" : OPT
47. Pitch-black : DARKASNIGHT
50. "Rent" composer Jonathan : LARSON
52. Photo : PIC
53. "East" on a grandfather clock : III
54. Dentist's implement : DRILL
55. Zigzags downhill : SLALOMS
58. Where to find the varieties mentioned at the start of 17-, 26- and 47-Across : BOXOFCHOCOLATES
62. Settled (on) : ALIT
63. Gossip, slangily : DISH
64. Forebodings : OMENS
65. Golfer's bagful : TEES
66. Capt. Hook's sidekick : SMEE
67. More pink, as steak : RARER
1. One of eight English kings: Abbr. : EDW
2. "No thanks" : NAH
3. Bounces : DRIBBLES
4. Intro for boy or girl : ATTA
5. Headwork? : THERAPY
6. Cry in the outfield : IGOTIT
7. Dirty literature : SMUT
8. Voyager launcher : NASA
9. Capital ___ Bank : ONE
10. When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are last seen : ACTIV
11. Little cap : BEANIE
12. Bulk of a TV network's income : ADFEES
13. In front of : BEFORE
18. Prefix with sphere : HEMI
19. Brainy : SMART
22. In ___ rush : AMAD
23. Not recorded : LIVE
25. "Hercules" spinoff : XENA
27. ___ Kringle : KRIS
28. What many champagne glasses do : CLINK
29. Worked (up) : HET
33. ___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
35. New York cardinal : EGAN
36. Tabu for taboo, e.g.: Abbr. : VAR
38. Till holder : REGISTER
39. When repeated, a food fish : MAHI
40. Con : ANTI
42. First name in W.W. II infamy : ADOLF
43. Not black-and-white : INCOLOR
44. Biddy : OLDBAT
45. Let out early : PAROLE
46. Mrs. Ed Norton : TRIXIE
48. Attack helicopter : APACHE
49. Barn adjunct : SILO
51. Certain Vegas games : SLOTS
55. Slender wedge : SHIM
56. Take the booby prize : LOSE
57. Doll's cry : MAMA
59. Items made unnecessary by iPods : CDS
60. K.C.-to-Detroit dir. : ENE
61. Moldavia, e.g.: Abbr. : SSR

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