New York Times, Saturday, December 22, 2012

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 8, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Giving a wide berth : STEERINGCLEAROF
16. What an environmentalist wants to reduce : CARBONFOOTPRINT
17. "My mistake" : ISTANDCORRECTED
18. What instrumentalists often change : KEYS
19. 7-Down's goals, briefly : TDS
20. Set up: Abbr. : ESTD
21. She, in Lisbon : ELA
22. "According to old wisdom ..." : ASTHESAYINGGOES
34. Something passed on the way to court? : BAREXAM
35. Singer of the 2010 #1 hit "Rude Boy" : RIHANNA
36. Post-winter breakup : ICERUN
37. Anguished : TOREAT
38. Like a bugbear : DREADED
40. End a split : REUNITE
41. Its first C.E.O. was the W.W. I hero Eddie Rickenbacker : EASTERNAIRLINES
43. Big check-printing co. : ADP
44. Not flee : FACE
48. "___ true" : TOO
49. Car ad fig. : MSRP
53. FEMA mission : DISASTERSUPPORT
57. One whose goal is changing shape? : EXERCISETRAINER
58. Info on a medical history form : NEARESTRELATIVE
1. Med., e.g. : SCI
2. Unpleasant thing to be taken to : TASK
3. "Broadway's in Fashion" artist : ERTE
4. Owner of Bill Me Later : EBAY
5. Running back Dayne and others : RONS
6. Birthplace of Rex Stout and Kurt Vonnegut: Abbr. : IND
7. Bears, e.g. : NFCTEAM
8. Substantial : GOODLY
9. Pirate : CORSAIR
10. It's often 11 in. long : LTR
11. French-derived word with two accents : EPEE
12. Fly balls, e.g. : ARCS
13. "Hud" director : RITT
14. Going along the line, briefly? : ONED
15. 1-800-SEND ___ (apropos corp. number) : FTD
22. Brook : ABIDE
23. Vertebral column parts : SACRA
24. Almonds and pistachios : TREES
25. Afghan province or its capital : HERAT
26. Radiate : EXUDE
27. Less likely to crack : SANER
28. Pyrotechnics compound : NITER
29. One present in spirit? : GHOUL
30. Adorned, on menus : GARNI
31. Odds opener : ONEIN
32. Maternally related : ENATE
33. Is enough for : SATES
39. Common cold case reviver : DNATEST
40. Comeback : RIPOSTE
42. Fan : ADORER
44. Set on the Saône? : FIXE
45. On deck, say : ASEA
46. Lloyd in the College Football Hall of Fame : CARR
47. Ending with fluor- : ESCE
49. Trailer-approving grp. : MPAA
50. Meat sticker : SPIT
51. Pasta ___ (Quaker brand) : RONI
52. Before: Abbr. : PREV
53. Place for a trophy case : DEN
54. "___ true" : TIS
55. Surfer's address : URL
56. 30% of dieci : TRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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