New York Times, Friday, December 25, 2009

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 48 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 Grid is asymmetric This is puzzle # 51 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sony computer brand : VAIO
5. River of Germany : SAAR
9. One who worked in a "dismal little cell" : BOBCRATCHIT
12. A-list wannabe : SOCIALCLIMBER
14. Georgia border river : SAVANNAH
15. Order in the court : DECREE
17. Blanch : SCALD
18. "Piece" org. : NRA
20. Italy's first capital : TURIN
21. Canine warnings : GRRS
22. Taking too much, briefly : ODING
24. With 35-Down, brother of Master Peter : TINY
25. Stocking stuffer : TOY
26. With 32-Across, one subjected to "incessant torture of remorse" : GHOSTOF
28. Org. with inspectors : FAA
29. Cause for weaving, for short : DUI
30. Prepare to drive : TEEUP
32. See 26-Across : JACOBMARLEY
35. Something to do twice? : THINK
37. It may be rolled : OAT
38. "Ho, ho, ho," e.g. : LAUGH
41. Burial place of Macbeth : IONA
42. Apportioned, as medicine : DOSED
44. Noted Bauhaus teacher : KLEE
45. "Little Women" woman : MEG
46. Quick-change artists? : PITCREW
48. 25-Across maker : ELF
49. Repeated part of "Deck the Halls" : LALALA
51. Agrarian concern : SOIL
53. One who saw his name upon the stone of a neglected grave : EBENEZERSCROOGE
58. Michael who wrote "Charmed Lives" : KORDA
59. It's gross : GOO
60. Tannenbaum topper : ENGEL
61. Gradual : EASY
62. On the ___ : SLY
63. Tupolev Tu-144s, e.g. : SSTS
1. Sung parts, as of carols : VOCALS
2. Trapped, after "in" : ABIND
3. Optimistic assertion : ICAN
4. "As You Like It" hero : ORLANDO
5. Mo. town : STL
6. Kind of rock : ACID
7. Ertegun who co-founded Atlantic Records : AHMET
8. Club steak, e.g. : RIBCUT
9. Emma of fiction : BOVARY
10. 1843 work in five "staves" : ACHRISTMASCAROL
11. "Super!" : TERRIF
12. Pelvic prefix : SACRO
13. Spanish royal : REINA
14. U.S.A.F. E-5 : SSGT
16. "And Winter Came ..." artist : ENYA
19. Termite tormentor : ANTEATER
22. 1970 hit by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young : OHIO
23. Suffix with party : GOER
26. It's gross : GUCK
27. Like Santa's bag on Christmas Eve : FULL
29. ___ Perino, George W. Bush's last White House press secretary : DANA
31. Prime : PEAK
32. Sleigh bells and such : JINGLERS
33. Pirates : BOOTLEGS
34. Iconic flamers : YULELOGS
35. See 24-Across : TIM
36. Groundbreaking invention? : HOE
39. Foam alternative : GEL
40. Hutch's head, briefly : HEF
42. Junot ___, 2008 Pulitzer winner for "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" : DIAZ
43. One with an ancestor: Abbr. : DESC
46. S O S, e.g. : PLEA
47. Sported : WORE
50. "The ___ Williams Christmas Album" : ANDY
52. Na+ and Cl- : IONS
53. Manage, with "out" : EKE
54. Fancy wrap : BOA
55. Protein source : SOY
56. Secure : GET
57. Chicago runners : ELS

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