New York Times, Friday, December 13, 2013

Author: Gary Cee
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {KXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Will Shortz notes: Gary Cee is a radio program director and on-air host for two New York/New Jersey rock stations. One of them is Rock 93.3, billed as ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Lots of snazzy entries today, headlined by AN ACQUIRED TASTE and HERES HOW TO ORDER. So many great entries all over the grid, my ... more
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Across Down
1. Kid in shorts with a cowlick : ALFALFA
8. Soft soap relative : SNOWJOB
15. Twisting : TORSION
16. Industrial production unit : MANHOUR
17. What black licorice or blue cheese is, for many : ANACQUIREDTASTE
19. What a parade may necessitate : DETOUR
20. Goulash : OLIO
21. Give the ax : HEW
22. Organ showpiece : TOCCATA
24. Things that are put on ... or don't go off : DUDS
25. Sound of a belt : BAM
28. Agitates : ROILS
29. "Stand and fight" grp. : NRA
30. Like agateware and graniteware : ENAMELED
32. One might be made for the shower : BOOTEE
35. Goosed : EGGEDON
36. Consolation prize recipient : ALSORAN
37. Novel followed up by "The Boyhood of Christ" : BENHUR
38. Out to lunch : CLUELESS
39. Need for muscle contraction, briefly : ATP
40. Person who may work a lot : VALET
41. One having a ball? : EYE
42. Like a Madrilenian millionairess : RICA
44. Apex : VERYTOP
46. Geology topic : ERA
47. Plot element? : ACRE
48. Singular publication : ONEOFF
52. Line near the end of an infomercial : HERESHOWTOORDER
55. Get limited access? : ENTRAIN
56. Finish line? : ITSDONE
57. Rural parents : MAANDPA
58. Sexual desire, euphemistically : THEURGE
1. Not much : ATAD
2. Singular : LONE
3. Rushing home? : FRAT
4. Bit of chichi wear : ASCOT
5. Smashed : LIQUOREDUP
6. Like a common printing process : FOURCOLOR
7. The Skywalker boy, for short : ANI
8. Processes, as ore : SMELTS
9. Tennis star Petrova : NADIA
10. Not suckered by : ONTO
11. Inquiry made while half awake, maybe : WHA
12. Mojave Desert sight : JOSHUATREE
13. Like some celebrities blogged about by Perez Hilton : OUTED
14. Inn inventory : BREWS
18. Chemistry Nobelist Hoffmann : ROALD
23. Hernando's hundred : CIEN
24. Go gaga (over) : DROOL
25. English channel's nickname, with "the" : BEEB
26. Being with une auréole : ANGE
27. King John sealed it : MAGNACARTA
29. Direct, as a confrontation : NOSETONOSE
31. Israel Philharmonic maestro : MEHTA
32. Technology standard named for a Danish king : BLUETOOTH
33. "Calm down now ..." : EASY
34. Massachusetts motto opener : ENSE
36. Hitch horses : ALLY
38. All-Star 18 consecutive times from 1967 to 1984 : CAREW
40. "Where we lay our scene," in Shakespeare : VERONA
42. Take up one more time, say : REHEM
43. ___ Sendler, heroine of W.W. II's Polish Underground : IRENA
44. Blocker working with a receiver : VCHIP
45. Out of sight : PERDU
47. "Like ___ Song" (John Denver hit) : ASAD
49. With 51-Down, unscented : ODOR
50. Wind, in Chinese : FENG
51. See 49-Down : FREE
53. Midwest attachment? : ERN
54. Bearded ___ (reedling) : TIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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