New York Times, Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Author: Larry Shearer
Editor: Will Shortz
Larry Shearer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Shearer. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Every clue starts with the letter C. Four of the clues are simply the letter C.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Convenience store sign : ATM
4. "Coming soon" messages : PROMOS
10. Churls lack it : TACT
14. Constrictor : BOA
15. Convincing, as an argument : COGENT
16. Confess openly : AVOW
17. C : CARSTARTER
19. Cosmos legend : PELE
20. Celebrity biographer Hawes : ESME
21. Charlotte of "The Facts of Life" : RAE
23. Canapé topping : ROE
24. Coleridge, for one : POET
27. Curved motorcycle part : MUDGUARD
29. Criticizes harshly : RIPS
30. Concluding appearance : SWANSONG
32. Clive Cussler's "___ Gold" : INCA
33. Coal scuttle : HOD
34. Conked out for good : DEAD
37. Completely wowed : AGOG
38. Columnist Hopper : HEDDA
41. Comedy series award, maybe : EMMY
42. Con ___ (animatedly, in music) : MOTO
43. Countless years : EON
44. Commuter's choice : RAIL
45. Collects one's winnings : CASHESIN
49. Creature at SeaWorld : ORCA
50. Clarify : SPELLOUT
52. Closely related : AKIN
53. Comic strip prince's son : ARN
54. Civil rights org. that became a governing party : ANC
55. Clerk, to a bus. owner : ASST
58. Cole Porter's "___ Do It" : LETS
60. C : CLAMPSHAPE
65. Critic James : AGEE
66. Come aboard, in a way : HIREON
67. Comfy retreat : DEN
68. Cartoon explorer : DORA
69. Cowley and Keats : ODISTS
70. Coach in Little League, often : DAD
1. "Charlie's Angels" airer : ABC
2. Come ___ head : TOA
3. Cause damage to : MAR
4. Cuts for agts. : PCTS
5. Circumambulate : ROAM
6. Cruel person : OGRE
7. Coloratura's home, with "the" : MET
8. Consequence of a solo homer : ONERUN
9. Cremona collectibles, for short : STRADS
10. Choose : TAP
11. C : AVERAGEMARK
12. Crayon choice : COLOR
13. Coarse wool fabric : TWEED
18. Concentrates on specific achievement : SETSAGOAL
22. Conceit : EGO
24. Cassandra's father : PRIAM
25. "Capitalism" rock group ___ Boingo : OINGO
26. C : EPCOTCENTER
27. Crossest : MADDEST
28. Committed to the truth, in court : UNDEROATH
30. "Can it!" : SHH
31. Cry of grief : WOE
35. Capua friends : AMICI
36. "Chimes of Freedom" songwriter : DYLAN
39. Crosby's "So ___" : DOI
40. Cape ___ : ANN
46. Captors of Patty Hearst: Abbr. : SLA
47. Chief : HONCHO
48. City near Cleveland : EUCLID
50. Course before an entree : SALAD
51. Competitor of Ragú : PREGO
55. C.I.A. betrayer Aldrich : AMES
56. Catch sight of : SPOT
57. Credit application figs. : SSNS
59. Coral ___ : SEA
61. Cardinals, on scoreboards : ARI
62. Count up : ADD
63. Casserole morsel : PEA
64. Close : END

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