New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Author: Ellen Leuschner and Victor Fleming
Editor: Will Shortz
Ellen Leuschner
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Victor Fleming
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Leuschner. This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Kinnear of "Little Miss Sunshine" : GREG
5. Turned red, say : IRED
9. Turned white : PALED
14. Streetside shout : TAXI
15. Verne captain : NEMO
16. "___ the other reindeer" (common mishearing of a Yuletide lyric) : OLIVE
17. Cookie baker : OVEN
18. Eye carefully : SCAN
19. Turn into mush : PUREE
20. 1966 Johnny Rivers hit : SECRETAGENTMAN
23. ___ Bator : ULAN
24. Anthropologist Fossey : DIAN
25. Create skid marks, perhaps : SLAMONTHEBRAKES
32. ___ crab : HERMIT
33. Malt-drying 17-Across : OAST
34. World workers' assn. : ILO
35. Judith of "The Devil's Advocate," 1977 : IVEY
36. Early gig for Chase and Belushi, for short : SNL
37. Prison, informally : STIR
38. Prison, informally : PEN
39. Mentally together : SANE
41. "Stop right there!" : FREEZE
43. One with lots of experience : SEASONEDVETERAN
46. El Prado works : ARTE
47. Lofty verses : ODES
48. Certain holiday mail ... or what 20-, 25- and 43-Across have in common : LETTERSTOSANTA
54. "Me, too!" : SODOI
55. Visionary sort : SEER
56. Untrusting : WARY
57. Dispute, as a point : ARGUE
58. Diva's delivery : ARIA
59. Falco of "Nurse Jackie" : EDIE
60. Is introduced to : MEETS
61. Shades at the beach : TANS
62. Beavers build them : DAMS
1. Old muscle cars : GTOS
2. Four-star piece, say : RAVE
3. Corp. higher-up : EXEC
4. Game with sets and runs : GINRUMMY
5. Like some coffee and potatoes : INSTANT
6. Take back, as testimony : RECANT
7. 'Zine on the Net : EMAG
8. Agreement that's now sure to go forward : DONEDEAL
9. Kellogg's snack since 1964 : POPTART
10. Bryn Mawr grad, e.g. : ALUMNA
11. Old currency abbreviated "L." : LIRA
12. Squared up : EVEN
13. Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
21. Race in an H. G. Wells novel : ELOI
22. Ballpoint tips : NIBS
25. Armada units : SHIPS
26. Corps of Engineers project : LEVEE
27. Where competitions take place : ARENA
28. Made sharper : HONED
29. Parkgoer on a windy day, maybe : KITER
30. Doolittle played by Audrey Hepburn : ELIZA
31. Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
36. Shows disdain for : SNEERSAT
37. Changed one's mind again and again : SEESAWED
39. Combat pilots' missions : SORTIES
40. Stud fee? : ANTE
41. Felt toppers : FEDORAS
42. GPS suggestions: Abbr. : RTES
44. Did not play : SATOUT
45. Elect : VOTEIN
48. The stuff of legends : LORE
49. Living on the ___ : EDGE
50. Inoculation fluids : SERA
51. Nothin' : NADA
52. Decorate, as a Christmas tree : TRIM
53. Roll-call calls : AYES
54. Texas patriot Houston : SAM

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