New York Times, Friday, December 21, 2012

Author: Zoe Wheeler
Editor: Will Shortz
Zoe Wheeler
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQUXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Wheeler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. The 500s, in the Dewey Decimal Classification: Abbr. : SCI
4. Bars : ESTOPS
10. Secretary of war under Theodore Roosevelt : TAFT
14. Not be underdressed? : GOCOMMANDO
16. Polish border river : ODRA
17. Winner of nine 2011 Tonys : THEBOOKOFMORMON
19. Payoffs : SOPS
20. Figure in a celebrated 2004 breakup : KEN
21. Off : ERRING
22. Stravinsky's "Le ___ du Printemps" : SACRE
24. Corrodes : EATSINTO
26. Minimally : ATLEAST
28. Specialized in fiction, say : LIED
29. Title girl in a John Cougar #1 hit : DIANE
30. Female Arabic name meaning "peace" : SALMA
32. "___ Fitz," old comic strip started by Mort Walker : MRS
35. Director Thomas H. ___ of the silent era : INCE
36. Ring with a face attached? : SKYPE
37. Crossjack, e.g. : SAIL
38. ___-specific : AGE
39. One-___ : ACTER
40. "Twin Peaks" actor Jack : NANCE
41. Some hotels, for short : SROS
42. Hans Christian ___, pioneer of electromagnetism : OERSTED
44. Everything : THEWORKS
48. Program blocker : VCHIP
49. Antique dealer's transaction : RESALE
50. Guadeloupe, par exemple : ILE
52. Suffix with method : ICAL
54. American diner favorite : APPLEPIEALAMODE
57. 61-Across affliction : STYE
58. Fad of 2010-11 : ANGRYBIRDS
59. "Bonanza" brother : HOSS
60. "Who ___?" : DOESNT
61. See 57-Across : EYE
1. Some officers: Abbr. : SGTS
2. Working like Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, say : COHOSTING
3. F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, with "The" : ICEPALACE
4. Music genre : EMO
5. Beats decisively, in slang : SMOKES
6. Bit of filming : TAKE
7. Two-___ : ONONE
8. Certain e-mail attachment : PDF
9. "Whenever" : SOMETIME
10. R-rated or higher, say : TORRID
11. Frequenter of Web forums: Abbr. : ADMIN
12. False personality : FRONT
13. "Romance de Barrio," e.g. : TANGO
15. X-rated : OBSCENE
18. By land ___ : ORSEA
23. Singer Corinne Bailey ___ : RAE
25. Gridiron star : ALLPRO
26. 1998 hit that begins "___, I do believe I failed you" : ADIA
27. "You shouldn't have done that" : TSKTSK
31. Word often uttered with a salute : AYE
32. Legendary creature similar to the Sphinx : MANTICORE
33. Certain irrigated cropland : RICEPADDY
34. Go downhill fast? : SLED
36. Bridge need : SCOREPAD
37. Fresh fish dish : SASHIMI
39. Play ___ in : AROLE
40. Atomic energy org. : NRC
41. Marshy tracts : SWALES
43. Crabtree & ___, retailer of body products : EVELYN
44. Lay waste to : TRASH
45. Up on : HEPTO
46. Annual athletes' awards : ESPYS
47. Long bout : SIEGE
51. "___ and the Real Girl" (2007 Ryan Gosling film) : LARS
53. ___-majesté : LESE
55. Sea goddess who saved Odysseus : INO
56. U.S. dance grp. : ABT

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