New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 2007

Author: Joe Krozel & Victor Fleming
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
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747/7/20062/3/201512
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3146172320
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1.47044
Victor Fleming
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433/29/20053/13/201521
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73106656
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1.55023

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 7, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Krozel. This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: I don't count "theme squares" on XWord Info because the definition is too subjective but this collection of seven 15-letter law-related theme answers is remarkable.
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Times to call, in some classifieds : AMS
4. Johnny Carson persona : SWAMI
9. Sauce : BOOZE
14. Serious crimes : CAPITALOFFENSES
17. Perry Mason line : THEDEFENSERESTS
18. Crest bearer in heraldry : ORLE
19. Showed enthusiasm for, with "up" : ATE
20. Highest bond rating : AAA
21. Passes more than once : RELAPS
24. Annually : AYEAR
26. "___ Robin Gray" (classic Scottish ballad) : AULD
28. Dr. ___ Schneider, historian who was a love interest of Indiana Jones : ELSA
32. Order sought by an accused before trial : ADMISSIONTOBAIL
39. Hearing, e.g. : COURTAPPEARANCE
40. Lawyers' requests at trials : MOTIONSTOSTRIKE
41. You are, in Aragón : ERES
42. De bene ___ (of conditional validity) : ESSE
43. Kind of hand : HIRED
47. Title locale in a Cheech Marin film : EASTLA
52. Neighbor of Libya: Abbr. : ALG
55. Energy : VIM
56. Hombres en la familia : TIOS
57. Equals at a trial : JURYOFONESPEERS
63. Specialist's offering : EXPERTTESTIMONY
64. Snappish : TESTY
65. Relative of -ish : ESQUE
66. ___ Tamid (synagogue lamp) : NER
1. Part of a company : ACTOR
2. Family name in Olympic skiing : MAHRE
3. Period of time : SPELL
4. Montréal's Rue ___-Catherine : STE
5. Erstwhile military aux. : WAF
6. Drink in "The Taming of the Shrew" : ALE
7. "Hey, ___!" (Jamaican greeting) : MON
8. Suppose : IFSAY
9. First multiracial coeducational college in the South : BEREA
10. Night stand leader? : ONE
11. Mythical mount : OSSA
12. Certain sorority woman : ZETA
13. What she is in Italy : ESSA
15. Bean sprout? : IDEA
16. Grand affair : FETE
22. Meal, in Milan : PASTO
23. Lazy ___ : SUSAN
24. Like many pets : ADOPTED
25. Steel support for concrete : REBAR
27. Kissers : LIPS
29. Legal scholar Guinier : LANI
30. Twisted : SICK
31. On the less windy side : ALEE
32. Crown : ACME
33. Entrance : DOOR
34. Remote option : MUTE
35. Lucky sorts? : IRISH
36. Modernists : NEOS
37. French cup : TASSE
38. "Coffee ___?" : ORTEA
44. Key component : IVORY
45. Falling-out : RIFT
46. Overplay : EMOTE
48. The brain has one : STEM
49. Fastenable, as labels : TIEON
50. Emmy-winning Michaels : LORNE
51. From Nineveh: Abbr. : ASSYR
52. "Leaving on ___ Plane" : AJET
53. Elegance : LUXE
54. Assns. and orgs. : GRPS
58. Still : YET
59. Old video game inits. : NES
60. Abbr. on a firm's letterhead : ESQ
61. Good name for a flight attendant? : STU
62. Bake sale offering : PIE

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