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New York Times, Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

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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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0510 ( 20,637 )

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

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