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New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 2012

Author: Ian Livengood and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,053
Across Down
1. Hair-raising : SCARY
6. Secretive org. : CIA
9. Cause of everything going up? : ARSON
14. Hip : AUCOURANT
16. Range : GAMUT
17. Gamer's midday meal? : XBOXLUNCH
18. Quick online message : ENOTE
19. Spot : ESPY
20. Dancer/choreographer Michio : ITO
21. Villains in the "28-Down" films, e.g. : SICKOS
22. Working hours for director Shyamalan? : MNIGHTSHIFT
24. Fourth-largest city in the Americas : LIMA
27. Use, as dishes : EATON
28. Nasal spray brand : SINEX
29. Restaurant's after-dinner selection : TEAS
31. Red wing? : GOP
34. N.Y.C. subway line in one's imagination? : ATRAINOFTHOUGHT
38. Atomic : WEE
39. Fishes or cuts bait, say : OPTS
40. They take a beating : DRUMS
41. Centipede creator : ATARI
44. Stops in the country : INNS
45. Bozo in a big Mercedes? : SCLASSCLOWN
50. Peppermint ___ : PATTIE
51. Hearth's content : ASH
52. End of many company names : SONS
56. Santa ___ : ANITA
57. With 63-Across, extra holiday pay ... or what's in 17-, 22-, 34- and 45-Across? : CHRISTMAS
59. Noodle dish : RAMEN
60. Upper : STIMULANT
61. Some hard-to-wrap presents : SLEDS
62. Starting O, maybe : TIC
63. See 57-Across : BONUS
1. Old German duchy name : SAXE
2. Team supposedly cursed by a billy goat : CUBS
3. Rent-___ : ACOP
4. Classic theater name : ROXY
5. Actor Brynner : YUL
6. "Pretty, pretty please?" : CANTI
7. Sporting a fake nose and glasses, maybe : INCOG
8. Sporting figure: Abbr. : ATH
9. Discriminatory, in a way : AGEIST
10. Spanish spread : RANCHO
11. Proof positive : SMOKINGGUN
12. Lacking : OUTOF
13. Cloud producer, for short : NTEST
15. Total : RUIN
21. Narc's discovery : STASH
22. Conservative skirt : MAXI
23. Early races : HEATS
24. Diet, commercially : LITE
25. As it happens : INREALTIME
26. "Give ___ buzz" : MEA
28. See 21-Across : SAW
29. The weather, commonly : TOPIC
30. Newt, once : EFT
32. ___ law : OHMS
33. Liq. measures : PTS
35. Like 36-Down, e.g. : NORSE
36. Frigg's husband : ODIN
37. It may fill a niche : URN
42. Inked up : TATTED
43. Japanese or Javanese : ASIANS
45. Trades one-twos, say : SPARS
46. Ear part : CANAL
47. "Chicago Hope" Emmy winner : LAHTI
48. Umpire of Hamlet's fencing match with Laertes : OSRIC
49. Impulse : WHIM
52. French town in '44 news : STLO
53. Gulf land : OMAN
54. Part of a sitcom sign-off : NANU
55. Big "birds" of old : SSTS
57. Ill. hours : CST
58. Fill-in : SUB

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