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New York Times, Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Author:
Larry Shearer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Larry Shearer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Shearer. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Every clue starts with the letter C. Four of the clues are simply the letter C.

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A
2
T
3
M
4
P
5
R
6
O
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M
8
O
9
S
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T
11
A
12
C
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T
14
B
O
A
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C
O
G
E
N
T
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A
V
O
W
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C
A
R
18
S
T
A
R
T
E
R
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P
E
L
E
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E
S
M
E
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R
A
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E
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R
O
E
24
P
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O
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E
T
27
M
U
D
G
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U
A
R
D
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R
I
P
S
30
S
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W
A
N
S
O
N
G
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I
N
C
A
33
H
O
D
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D
E
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A
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D
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A
G
O
G
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H
E
D
39
D
40
A
41
E
M
M
Y
42
M
O
T
O
43
E
O
N
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R
A
I
L
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C
A
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S
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H
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E
S
I
N
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O
R
C
A
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S
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P
E
L
L
O
U
T
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A
K
I
N
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A
R
N
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A
N
C
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A
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S
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S
T
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L
E
T
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S
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C
L
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A
M
P
S
H
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A
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P
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E
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A
G
E
E
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H
I
R
E
O
N
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D
E
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D
O
R
A
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O
D
I
S
T
S
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D
A
D
© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0312 ( 21,309 )
Across
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
Down
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

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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