New York Times, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Author: Kevan Choset
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Noted handler of dogs : PAVLOV
7. Mother of Helios : THEA
11. Tubes : TVS
14. Sports star who wrote 2009's "Open: An Autobiography" : AGASSI
15. Whom Othello declares "is most honest" : IAGO
16. Actress Charlotte : RAE
17. Security desk at a Broadway theater? : RENTCONTROL
19. ___ de France : ILE
20. Starts at either end? : ESS
21. Certain Alaskan : ALEUT
22. Large bra feature : DCUP
23. Simian on a Broadway set? : GREASEMONKEY
26. Challenge for a H.S. honor student : APTEST
29. Author Dinesen : ISAK
30. "Even ___ speak ..." : ASWE
31. ___ & Young (accounting firm) : ERNST
34. Cancel : NIX
37. Understudy in a Broadway show? : HAIRREPLACEMENT
41. Place with a waiting room: Abbr. : STN
42. Gather : AMASS
43. Son or grandson, say : HEIR
44. Italian beloved : CARA
46. Greek peak SE of Olympus : MTOSSA
48. Pessimistic Broadway investors? : CHICAGOBEARS
53. Owns, in the Bible : HATH
54. Actress Rene : RUSSO
55. "___ made clear ..." : ASI
58. Egg: Prefix : OVI
59. Nighttime Broadway wardrobe? : CATSPAJAMAS
62. "The Simpsons" character who says "Oh geez" a lot : MOE
63. [Giggle] : HEHE
64. It's awesome : DABOMB
65. Mac alternatives : PCS
66. Love god : EROS
67. ___ régime (pre-1789 French government) : ANCIEN
1. Whittle (down) : PARE
2. A long, long time : AGES
3. Plumbers' wheels : VANS
4. D-Day craft, for short : LST
5. Walt Disney had 26 of them : OSCARS
6. Color akin to plum : VIOLET
7. Emperor who completed the Colosseum : TITUS
8. Author Bret : HARTE
9. A star can have a huge one : EGO
10. CD mailer of the early 2000s : AOL
11. Bad conditions for playing hoops, say : TRICKKNEES
12. Care about : VALUE
13. Running slowly : SEEPY
18. "Sesame Street" supporter, in brief : NEA
22. Strands in a cell? : DNA
23. Will of "The Waltons" : GEER
24. Odds and ends: Abbr. : MISC
25. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
26. Circus cries : AAHS
27. Natl. Merit Scholarship qualifying exam : PSAT
28. Minneapolis/St. Paul : TWINCITIES
31. Green org. : EPA
32. Literary inits. : RLS
33. "Stillmatic" rapper : NAS
35. "Last one ___ a rotten egg!" : INIS
36. More, in adspeak : XTRA
38. ___ avis : RARA
39. Slate, e.g. : EMAG
40. Conductance units : MHOS
45. Rhine whine? : ACH
46. Siege site of A.D. 72 : MASADA
47. ___ horse : TROJAN
48. Bite : CHOMP
49. Rack and ruin : HAVOC
50. Prefix with -pedic : ORTHO
51. M.T.A. fleet : BUSES
52. Subj. of a space-to-Earth experiment on Apollo 14 : ESP
55. Mine, in Amiens : AMOI
56. "Me, too" : SAME
57. Library ID : ISBN
59. Tony-winning role for Mandy Patinkin : CHE
60. ___ Lingus : AER
61. "Desperate Housewives" network : ABC

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