New York Times, Friday, December 14, 2012

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 84 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. She often wears hand-me-downs : SIS
4. 2010 best seller by Michael Lewis : THEBIGSHORT
15. Homewrecker? : TNT
16. Fever that reached America in the mid-1960s : BEATLEMANIA
17. Org. fighting decay : ADA
18. Nominee who was the subject of a 2006 filibuster attempt : SAMUELALITO
19. Major Eur. oil exporter : NORW
21. Matter found in briefs? : RES
22. Digital evidence? : PRINTS
23. Toss down tequila, e.g. : DOSHOTS
25. Comedian/rapper Williams : KATT
26. One may service an organ : ARTERY
27. Relative of John Bull : UNCLESAM
31. Carousal : SPREE
32. Not clear, in a way : SMOKY
33. Special handling : TLC
34. They indicate shyness : IOUS
35. Bazooka Joe's company : TOPPS
36. Stiff : PRIM
37. Sleepy co-worker? : DOC
38. Rascal, in slang : GANEF
39. Shooter favored by Henri Cartier-Bresson : LEICA
40. Large hunter with a shaggy gray coat : ELKHOUND
42. Percolate : SEEPIN
43. Adept arguer: Abbr. : ATTY
44. Virtuous behaviors, in Hinduism : DHARMAS
45. End : DEMISE
48. Due tripled : SEI
49. Contemporary of O. Henry : SAKI
50. L'Oréal spokeswoman of the 2000s : EVALONGORIA
53. It's a sign : LEO
54. Wake up and smell the coffee : FACEREALITY
55. Political adviser Nofziger : LYN
56. Sea novel by James Fenimore Cooper : THEREDROVER
57. Lottery letters : SSS
1. Take no preventive action : STANDASIDE
2. Amenity in some 30-Down : INDOORPOOL
3. Transported by a big name : STARSTRUCK
4. "Sullivan & Son" airer : TBS
5. Unrestrained : HEARTY
6. ___ House (Los Angeles landmark of modern architecture) : EAMES
7. Energy qtys. : BTUS
8. Trinité, e.g. : ILE
9. Flexible injury soothers : GELPACKS
10. One way to dress : SMARTLY
11. Cubic crystals with perfect cleavage : HALITE
12. "Go ___!" : ONIN
13. "Nuts" director, 1987 : RITT
14. Ute Peak's county : TAOS
20. Cries on a ride : WHEES
24. Bed rock? : ORE
25. Publisher with a borzoi logo : KNOPF
27. Worked on a field : UMPED
28. Chains of chains, often : STRIPMALLS
29. 2001 Best New Artist Grammy winner : ALICIAKEYS
30. They stand out in the neighborhood : MCMANSIONS
32. Fella : SONNY
35. Took up the slack? : TAUTENED
36. Equals : PEERS
38. Became peeved : GOTSORE
39. Low location? : LEA
41. Whom a hack watches out for : HAILER
42. Follower of Ali : SHIITE
44. Dict. info : DERIV
45. Magicianlike : DEFT
46. Cole Porter's "Well, Did You ___?" : EVAH
47. Police supply : MACE
48. Unbanded? : SOLO
51. Fish with poisonous roe : GAR
52. Scottish port : AYR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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