New York Times, Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Author: Kevan Choset
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Like farmland : ARABLE
7. Mandela's org. : ANC
10. "The Naked Maja" artist : GOYA
14. "On a similar note" and the like : SEGUES
15. Fa follower : SOL
16. Mathematician Niels Henrik ___ : ABEL
17. Oscar-winning Jodie Foster role : CLARICESTARLING
20. They can be a handful : REINS
21. Kind of number : SERIAL
22. Suffix with Euclid : EAN
23. Posthumous Best Actor winner of 1976 : PETERFINCH
27. Suppose : ASSUME
30. Works on copper, say : ETCHES
31. The city and beyond : METROAREA
35. Builder's need : LOT
36. Former N.B.A. star with a hint to 17-, 23-, 52- and 60-Across : LARRYBIRD
40. Colorado hrs. : MST
43. Describes : SETSFORTH
47. Get off the fence : CHOOSE
51. Stick : ADHERE
52. "Soak Up the Sun" singer, 2002 : SHERYLCROW
56. Up to, informally : TIL
57. ___ Largo, James Bond villain : EMILIO
58. Half a 45 : BSIDE
60. Architect who was a founding member of the Royal Society : CHRISTOPHERWREN
64. Local area, slangily : HOOD
65. Brian known as the father of ambient music : ENO
66. "Bonanza" star : GREENE
67. Singer James : ETTA
68. Rep.'s counterpart : SEN
69. Says hi to : GREETS
1. Really funny : ASCREAM
2. Put in theaters : RELEASE
3. Pro's opposite : AGAINST
4. Beachgoer's woe : BURN
5. Oahu keepsakes : LEIS
6. Upper-left key : ESC
7. Balance sheet entry : ASSET
8. ___ Dame : NOTRE
9. Actress Danes : CLAIRE
10. French : GALLIC
11. Sash with a bow : OBI
12. You might buy a Nintendo game with this : YEN
13. High sch. math : ALG
18. Suffix with Canton : ESE
19. Marooned sailor's construction : RAFT
23. Kind of brandy : PEAR
24. Hart Memorial Trophy org. : NHL
25. Private jet V.I.P., maybe : CEO
26. Pres. when the cold war began : HST
28. Modern form of address : URL
29. Extinct relative of the ostrich : MOA
32. Monopoly foursome: Abbr. : RRS
33. Spy satellite, metaphorically : EYE
34. Noted U.S. dance grp. : ABT
37. Dr. Seuss's "And to Think That ___ It on Mulberry Street" : ISAW
38. "Mayberry ___" : RFD
39. Homeric cry? : DOH
40. Hosts, briefly : MCS
41. Theater injunction : SHH
42. Piggy : TOE
44. Many a Sunshine State resident : RETIREE
45. Popular gum : TRIDENT
46. Author Hanff and others : HELENES
48. Big name in the frozen food aisle : OREIDA
49. Sylvia of "The World of Suzie Wong" : SYMS
50. Chosen groups : ELITES
53. "Star Wars" army member : CLONE
54. Bad-mouth : RIPON
55. Cry at a circus : OOH
58. Winter comment : BRRR
59. ___' Pea : SWEE
60. Comrade of Fidel : CHE
61. Sexy : HOT
62. Go bad : ROT
63. Grade A item : EGG

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