New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 2010

Author: Brad Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
Brad Wilber
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FWZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Aid in deep diving : ECHOSOUNDER
12. One might use Peter Pan, in brief : PBJ
15. "Casino" Golden Globe winner : SHARONSTONE
16. Sch. with a 60-foot "Praying Hands" sculpture : ORU
17. Proverbially newsworthy item : MANBITESDOG
18. Designer of Alabama's Civil Rights Memorial : LIN
19. It displays an array of spikes: Abbr. : EKG
20. Trunk attachment : LIMB
21. Basic drive : LIBIDO
23. Take on : ASSUME
25. Marine muncher on mangrove leaves : MANATEE
26. Explosion producer : IRE
27. Smashes : MEGAHITS
28. Heroine of Inge's "Picnic" : MADGE
31. 1986 Indy 500 winner : RAHAL
32. Poule's counterpart : COQ
33. Sparkle : ELAN
34. Opposite of frumpish : NATTY
35. Actor awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross in W.W. II : SABU
36. On-target : APT
37. Deltoid ligament attachment point : TIBIA
38. French frost : GELEE
39. Old Rory Calhoun TV western : THETEXAN
41. Disney character prone to spoonerisms : DOC
42. Period about a decade before the 34-Down : CAMELOT
43. Person in a pool : BETTOR
46. "Saving Fish From Drowning" novelist : AMYTAN
47. Fist pumper's cry : YEAH
48. Spider, Snoopy or Intrepid: Abbr. : LEM
50. Football Hall-of-Famer Huff : SAM
51. Artwork depicted in Dalí's "The Hallucinogenic Toreador" : VENUSDEMILO
54. "Last Train to London" grp. : ELO
55. Financial option upon leaving a job : IRAROLLOVER
56. Father's alma mater: Abbr. : SEM
57. Tag with a message, often : VANITYPLATE
1. Woman in all four "Twilight" novels : ESME
2. R&B's ___ Khan : CHAKA
3. Pays dearly for one's crimes : HANGS
4. Astronomical discovery : ORB
5. Stain : SOILURE
6. Good way to arrive : ONTIME
7. 1972 Bill Withers hit : USEME
8. Wreck checker: Abbr. : NTSB
9. U.S.N. and U.S.A.F. div. : DOD
10. Ship with devastating cargo : ENOLAGAY
11. Queenly : REGINAL
12. Like some platforms : POLITICAL
13. Engagement party? : BRIDETOBE
14. Queenly : JUNOESQUE
22. "Ridiculous!" : BAH
24. Plus or minus, say : SIGN
25. Israel Philharmonic maestro : MEHTA
27. Après-midi follows it : MATIN
28. Places to display cuts : MEATCASES
29. First mate? : ALPHAMALE
30. Intergenerational MTV reality show : DATEMYMOM
31. Home to Mohammed V University : RABAT
34. When William Safire worked at the White House : NIXONERA
35. One may be Protestant : SECT
37. Shalom Meir Tower locale : TELAVIV
38. Entered rehab, e.g. : GOTHELP
40. Three-day holiday : TET
41. Not just dangerous : DEADLY
43. Inebriate : BESOT
44. Rival of Yastrzemski for 1960s A.L. batting titles : OLIVA
45. Filled anew, as a flat : RELET
47. Chess master Averbakh : YURI
49. Hog's desire : MORE
52. Book editor Talese : NAN
53. CO, e.g.: Abbr. : MOL

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