New York Times, Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Author: Kevan Choset
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKVXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Subj. of many conspiracy theories : CIA
4. Lion in C. S. Lewis's "The Chronicles of Narnia" : ASLAN
9. Woman with ___ : APAST
14. Switch position : OFF
15. Linen fabric : TOILE
16. Mocha alternative : LATTE
17. Bumbler : OAF
18. What was won by the answer to each capitalized clue : TRIPLECROWN
20. Ab ___ (from the start) : INITIO
22. Onetime airport accoster : MOONIE
23. Physicist Fermi : ENRICO
25. Least fictional : REALEST
26. Fail miserably : BOMB
27. Amaze : FLOOR
30. Guesses: Abbr. : ESTS
31. Fortunate, old-style : BLEST
33. Drink : IMBIBE
35. Cover ground, in a way : SOD
36. BATTERY'S PARTNER : ASSAULT
38. ___-square test, in statistics : CHI
41. Ends : DEATHS
42. One side in labor negotiations : UNION
44. Part of a Spanish play : ACTO
47. Poet's "below" : NEATH
49. School for William and Harry : ETON
50. Cleared the throat : GARGLED
52. World War marine menaces : UBOATS
54. Fine fiddles : AMATIS
55. "Guys and Dolls" song "Adelaide's ___" : LAMENT
57. UNITED NATIONS BODY : SECRETARIAT
59. Figs. averaging 100 : IQS
62. Squelch : SITON
63. Staffer on TV's "The West Wing" : DONNA
64. Passé : OUT
65. Schools for engrs. : INSTS
66. Chips in chips : ANTES
67. Senate vote : NAY
1. Gentle sound : COO
2. "___ tree falls..." : IFA
3. TOOK AN OATH : AFFIRMED
4. Where a stairway may lead : ATTIC
5. Kinda : SORTOF
6. Year Trajan was born : LIII
7. Dinner that typically comes in a bowl : ALPO
8. First word of Dante's "Inferno" : NEL
9. Big name in kitchen foil : ALCOA
10. One who gets out early : PAROLEE
11. Performs a Yom Kippur ritual : ATONES
12. Double curve, as in yarn : STWIST
13. Beliefs : TENETS
19. Cook with flavor? : EMERIL
21. Quill points : NIBS
23. Goes back : EBBS
24. ___ contendere : NOLO
25. Full of vigor : ROBUST
28. On the stock exchange : LISTED
29. WHERE CONAGRA IS HEADQUARTERED : OMAHA
32. ___ kwon do : TAE
34. A.C. measure : BTU
37. Least loco : SANEST
38. TICKET : CITATION
39. Thigh-slapper : HOOT
40. Cozy places to stay : INNS
41. Gentle pace : DOGTROT
43. Kind of light : NEON
44. Sampras rival : AGASSI
45. Entered : CAMEIN
46. Plots : TRACTS
48. Kind : HUMANE
51. Legal claims : LIENS
53. Test versions : BETAS
55. ___ Hubbard : LRON
56. "___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
58. Liberal grp. on Capitol Hill : ADA
60. Sine ___ non : QUA
61. Farm pen : STY

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