New York Times, Saturday, December 8, 2012

Author: Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. A flat alternative : GSHARP
7. Like some alibis and stomachs : CASTIRON
15. Green wheels : ECOCAR
16. Oscar-nominated player of Sonny Wortzik : ALPACINO
17. Salsa brand : ORTEGA
18. Telephone connectors : TIELINES
19. One for the team? : RAH
20. Better : ENHANCE
22. Fig. on some applications : GPA
23. 1935 Cagney crime film : GMEN
25. Rich sources of vitamin K : KALES
26. Diamond with many cuts : NEIL
27. "Use ta Be My Girl" group, with "the" : OJAYS
29. They're crunchable: Abbr. : NOS
30. Seminal name in science fiction : VERNE
31. Mr. Pricklepants in "Toy Story 3," e.g. : HEDGEHOG
33. How many are chosen? : FEW
34. Pentateuch peak : MTSINAI
35. Least legitimate : FALSEST
39. Rich or poor: Abbr. : ADJ
40. Its members are in order : SEQUENCE
41. Toolbar lineup : ICONS
44. Going rate?: Abbr. : VEL
45. Deadening device : MUTER
46. Experience ecdysis : MOLT
47. One of the Jonas brothers : KEVIN
49. "Dracula" heroine Harker : MINA
50. Series after the opener? : BCD
51. Wings : ANNEXES
53. Unpleasant sound in nature : CAW
54. Woman who's hard to reach : ICEQUEEN
56. Seat of New York's Chemung County : ELMIRA
58. Part of many a detour : BYSTREET
59. "Fudge!" : DARNIT
60. Like some martinis : EXTRADRY
61. Beer hall turn-on? : SPIGOT
1. German resistance leader? : GEORGOHM
2. Boeing X-51 engine, e.g. : SCRAMJET
3. They snap easily : HOTHEADS
4. One in play? : ACE
5. Frequent feeling for 3-Down : RAGE
6. Shoe-lacing, e.g. : PRANK
7. Made-to-order item? : CATALOG
8. Wear with flares : ALINES
9. Processor speed, hard disk space, etc. : SPECS
10. It's often handed down : TALE
11. Where you may be in France : ICI
12. Player who's way too good, say : RINGER
13. Part of a lane arrangement : ONEPIN
14. Deal-killing declaration : NOSALE
21. Bank of ___ (institution the A-Team was jailed for robbing) : HANOI
24. Big Blue member, for short : NYGIANT
26. Washington attraction with a punny name : NEWSEUM
28. Radios, e.g. : SENDS
30. Soft palate : VELUM
32. Fifth pillar of Islam : HAJ
33. Newbie's resource : FAQ
35. Cartoon character that was one of the first images transmitted on TV : FELIX
36. Like sirens : ENTICING
37. Novel creation : SCENARIO
38. A whole lot of juice? : TERAWATT
40. Ytterbium's atomic number : SEVENTY
41. Tipple : IMBIBE
42. Sacrum neighbor : COCCYX
43. Senior : OLDEST
44. Front : VENEER
47. Hit below the belt : KNEED
48. Calls for : NEEDS
51. Mystique : AURA
52. "How dare you!" accompanier : SLAP
55. One ends on Sept. 30 : QTR
57. Anatomy test, briefly? : MRI

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