New York Times, Friday, December 2, 2011

Author: Ed Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Cries from a litter : MEWS
5. Bazaar dish : SHISHKEBAB
15. End notes? : OBIT
16. "The Birdcage" drag queen player : NATHANLANE
17. Kind of boots popular in the '60s : GOGO
18. State capital with Yeager Airport : CHARLESTON
19. Old English : ANGLIC
21. Take a bath : LAVE
22. Chemical ending : IDE
23. Prospero's dukedom : MILAN
24. West Coast ZIP starter : NINE
25. "Dream on!" : ASIF
26. Chophouse choice : BEEFSTEAK
28. Actress Gaynor : MITZI
29. "Cloak and Dagger" org. : OSS
30. Least powerful member of the board? : PAWN
31. Course using a fridge : HOMEEC
32. Earful for one getting an eyeful : DONTSTARE
34. Pieces of eight? : OCTETS
37. Hamlet's cousin : TOWN
38. Luck, old-style : HAP
41. Quaint ladies with buns, often : MARMS
42. Ones who may get you into hot water? : CANNIBALS
44. "Indeed" : ITIS
45. Big burst : GALE
46. Crackers : NUTSY
47. Some washers and dryers : GES
48. Twain's "celebrated" frog : DANL
49. Thing spun by a spider : EGGSAC
50. Field of vision? : ORTHOPTICS
53. Currier and Ives product: Abbr. : LITH
54. Muckrakers? : STABLEBOYS
55. Opera star Pinza : EZIO
56. Savvy : HORSESENSE
57. Their arms are wet : SEAS
1. 1953 film classic with a Swahili title : MOGAMBO
2. Piano's 36, familiarly : EBONIES
3. Emulates a hula dancer : WIGGLES
4. Coll. founded by Norwegian immigrants : STOLAF
5. Grp. organizing '60s sit-ins : SNCC
6. "In your face!" : HAH
7. Master of Disaster's ring rival : ITALIANSTALLION
8. Downsized : SHRANK
9. Downsize, in a way : HALVE
10. Stocking part : KNEE
11. Hollow center? : ELS
12. Fine, soft, sheer fabric : BATISTE
13. Coat by electrolytic action : ANODIZE
14. Of some good : BENEFIC
20. Here and there : INSPOTS
24. "She turned me into a ___!": Monty Python : NEWT
25. "Je vous ___" : AIME
27. Salon offerings : TANS
28. Eastern daylight time? : MORNING
31. Best Supporting Actress for "Cactus Flower" : HAWN
32. House party members, briefly : DEMS
33. Cosmetology concern : TONE
34. "No way!" : OMIGOSH
35. Mollycoddle : CATERTO
36. Studio with a Pegasus logo : TRISTAR
38. Bowler's number : HATSIZE
39. Ancient French region : ALSATIA
40. Whack jobs : PSYCHOS
42. "No way!" : CANTBE
43. Some mating calls : BUGLES
45. Opens wide : GAPES
48. James who was known as the Pineapple King : DOLE
49. They, in Rome : ESSE
51. N.F.L. ball carriers : HBS
52. Composer Coleman and others : CYS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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