New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 2010

Author: Stanley Newman
Editor: Will Shortz
Stanley Newman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FHQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. "The Twentieth Century" producer : CBSNEWS
8. Point : DECIMAL
15. Knock noise : RATATAT
16. Spring : EMANATE
17. How some pranks are done : ONADARE
18. 1970s "first mother" : LILLIAN
19. Santa ___ : CATALINAISLAND
21. Security Council veto : NON
22. Makeup of some burgers : SOY
23. Stunning : DAZING
28. Put away : DOIN
30. Get stuck : JAM
33. Off-white shade : IVORY
34. Sight from the top of the Leaning Tower : ARNO
35. Out-and-out : PURE
36. Santa ___ : MONICAMOUNTAINS
39. Isn't straight : LIES
40. Certain party, in headlines : DEMS
41. Members of an ancient empire : INCAS
42. Golf scorecard abbr. : YDS
43. Part of the planning for many a surprise birthday party : RUSE
44. Happy cohort? : SNEEZY
45. Company with an I.P.O. in both 1992 and 2009 : AOL
46. Point : DOT
48. Santa ___ : ANITARACETRACK
56. Stir up : ANIMATE
57. Schmaltz : TREACLE
58. Builds a foundation, say : DONATES
59. Bridge topic : ENDPLAY
60. Lab procedure : DNATEST
61. Some game show questions : TOSSUPS
1. Big snapper, informally : CROC
2. Actor who played the villain in 2009's "Star Trek" : BANA
3. Doctor's directive : STAT
4. Zip : NADA
5. Endnote abbr. : ETAL
6. Big blender maker : WARING
7. Old office worker : STENO
8. Place for a ham : DELI
9. E.P.A. measurement : EMISSION
10. Tap : CALLON
11. Fine furniture feature : INLAY
12. Water carrier : MAIN
13. Slightly : ATAD
14. Wiseman who directed "Live Free or Die Hard" : LEN
20. Wife of Perseus : ANDROMEDA
23. How distant stars shine : DIMLY
24. Go around : AVOID
25. Thinks about nothing, with "out" : ZONES
26. Tennessee's state flower : IRIS
27. Former U.S. capital: Abbr. : NYC
29. Heavy load : ONUS
30. Oomph : JUICE
31. "I Love Lucy" executive producer : ARNAZ
32. Embarrassing : MESSY
34. City north of Des Moines : AMES
35. Stamp sheet : PANE
37. Fawns over : ADULATES
38. Corrosion-resistant plating : TIN
43. Circumvolve : ROTATE
44. "Perfection under fire" product : STERNO
45. Imply : AIMAT
47. Certain chamber piece : OCTET
48. Uninformative attribution: Abbr. : ANON
49. Granada girl : NINA
50. Doctor's directive : REST
51. Turner and others : TEDS
52. Chins or jaws : RAPS
53. Opponent of the Patriot Act, for short : ACLU
54. Give a hand? : CLAP
55. They have all the answers : KEYS
56. Foot up : ADD

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