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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 2012

Author: Will Nediger
Editor: Will Shortz
Will Nediger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.88 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,048
Across Down
1. Java application? : HALFANDHALF
12. E-mails a dupe : CCS
15. Swearing-in figure : INAUGURATOR
16. Onetime giant in decking : ALI
17. Raphael, e.g. : NINJATURTLE
18. It may have no stars : PAN
19. Film producer Fayed : DODI
20. Birthplace of the phonograph : MENLOPARK
22. Ruling group : INS
23. Heads across the pond : WCS
25. Standing by : ONICE
26. Cold front? : CEE
27. Gran Paradiso, e.g. : ALP
29. Prepares to be discharged : AIMS
31. It goes over the tongue : SHOELACE
34. Guitar-spinning group : ZZTOP
35. City of a quarter million founded on a ranch site : CHANDLERARIZONA
37. ___ fit : HISSY
38. Shred : RIPAPART
39. Prefix with Germanic : INDO
40. Three-sided carrier : HOD
41. Peak periods : UPS
42. Piña colada topping? : TILDE
44. Web site crasher? : FLY
45. M quarter : CCL
48. Specifically : TOBEEXACT
51. Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
52. Greetings : HIS
53. Bit of ancient art : CAVEDRAWING
56. ___ polar (animal del Ártico) : OSO
57. Singer who founded Righteous Babe Records : ANIDIFRANCO
58. Victor over H.H.H. : RMN
59. It competed with Mail Boxes Etc. : FEDEXKINKOS
1. Origin of the word "cheetah" : HINDI
2. F-, for one : ANION
3. Secures : LANDS
4. It blew in 1707 : FUJI
5. Ottoman dignitary : AGA
6. Real fan : NUT
7. Makeup of some kits : DRUMS
8. Storied slacker : HARE
9. Routing abbr. : ATTN
10. Move with a bobbing motion : LOLLOP
11. Common cooler : FREON
12. Charge storer : CAPACITOR
13. Home of Pomona College : CLAREMONT
14. Settle : SINK
21. Big squares : PIAZZAS
23. Overgrown, say : WEEDY
24. Mobile : CELL
26. Wii, for one : CONSOLE
27. Nose-burning : ACRID
28. One may be taken in faith : LEAP
30. Facial site : SPA
31. Its central deity is Amaterasu : SHINTOISM
32. Claims : HASDIBSON
33. Like sports cars, briefly : AERO
34. Full of energy : ZIPPY
35. Eastern energy : CHI
36. 1980s Argentine president Alfonsín : RAUL
40. Hydrocarbon in gasoline : HEXANE
43. 1-Across may be added to it : DECAF
44. Neighbor of McGuire A.F.B. : FTDIX
45. Can : CLINK
46. A third of quince : CINCO
47. Toy snappers : LEGOS
48. Dweller in the hall Bilskirnir : THOR
49. Like a 6-Down : AVID
50. Turn over : CEDE
51. Actor McGregor : EWAN
54. N.Y.C.'s ___ Bridge : RFK
55. Talent agent Emanuel : ARI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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