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New York Times, Monday, December 10, 2012

Author: Michael David
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael David
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. David. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,043
Across Down
1. Pharmaceutical co. regulator : FDA
4. Mule of song : SAL
7. Go by, as hours : ELAPSE
13. ___ Vegas : LAS
14. CBS forensic drama : CSI
15. Boundless enthusiasm : PASSION
16. Being risked : ATSTAKE
18. One of seven in the Constitution : ARTICLE
19. Prepare to drive a golf ball : TEEUP
20. Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
22. Clijsters of tennis : KIM
23. See, as visitors : MEETWITH
25. Author Blume : JUDY
26. Quick punches : JABS
28. "If I Only ___ Brain" : HADA
29. Unruly head of hair : MOP
30. Have a bug : AIL
31. Drink at a sushi bar : SAKE
32. Sauce at a sushi bar : SOY
33. Twisted, as humor : WRY
34. Like December, among the months of the year : TWELFTH
36. ___ Moines, Iowa : DES
39. Exxon product : GAS
40. Angers : IRES
41. Pen filler : INK
42. Drool catcher : BIB
43. Old dagger : SNEE
44. Tramp's partner in a Disney film : LADY
45. Corp. money managers : CFOS
47. Border collie, for one : SHEEPDOG
49. Feedbag morsel : OAT
50. At ___ (stumped) : ALOSS
51. Milton ___, leader to Uganda's independence : OBOTE
54. Cashew or hazel, in a grove : NUTTREE
56. Capital of Arizona : PHOENIX
58. Was a bad winner : GLOATED
59. Writer Fleming : IAN
60. French friend : AMI
61. Maximally : ATMOST
62. Science guy Bill : NYE
63. Rent out : LET
1. *Smooth : FLAT
2. *Romantic outing : DATE
3. *Legislature : ASSEMBLY
4. Ending with land or sea : SCAPE
5. Show curiosity : ASK
6. Suffer from insomnia : LIEAWAKE
7. Our planet : EARTH
8. D-Day transports: Abbr. : LSTS
9. "Do ___ say, not ..." : ASI
10. *Light truck : PICKUP
11. *Sphere or cube : SOLID
12. *Foe : ENEMY
15. Noodles, e.g. : PASTA
17. Election day: Abbr. : TUES
21. Where to find coaches at football games ... or a description of the answers to the 16 starred clues? : SIDELINES
24. Defrosts : THAWS
25. Elation : JOY
26. *It moves up and down when you talk : JAW
27. *Broadcast : AIR
29. Kind of scale of mineral hardness : MOHS
31. Attack with a knife : STAB
32. Precipitous : STEEP
35. "Wheel of Fortune" bonus : FREESPIN
36. *Shortcut path, maybe : DIAGONAL
37. *Finish : END
38. *What's up? : SKY
39. U.S. soldiers : GIS
42. *Fanny : BOTTOM
43. Did some blacksmith's work on : SHOED
44. Ear part : LOBE
45. *Cuban drum : CONGA
46. *Tennis umpire's cry : FAULT
47. Winter hazard : SLEET
48. Blackmore's "Lorna ___" : DOONE
50. Partner of sciences : ARTS
52. *Cons do it : TIME
53. *Depart : EXIT
55. Way of the East : TAO
57. It's pitched with a pitchfork : HAY

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