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New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 2007

Author:
Joe Krozel & Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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877/7/20066/14/201815
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1.48057
Joe Krozel
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463/29/20055/12/201724
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1.55023
Victor Fleming

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
Jim Horne 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 TimesNo. 0913 ( 21,128 )
Across
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
Down
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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

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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