NY Times, Sun, Nov 25, 2012 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Jeffrey Harris
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 67, Across Lite

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Across Down
1. In Canaan, he spied cold beer bottle's top (5) : CALEB
4. Bit of fiction with a different sort of reality! (5,4) : FAIRYTALE
9. Greek character pitching Pine-Sol (7) : EPSILON
10. Parrot flying around island where you can see lots of birds? (7) : AIRPORT
11. Say "attack," grabbing Ronald (9) : PRONOUNCE
12. Type part of nasty letter (5) : STYLE
13. "Calvin and Hobbes" girl settled issue (5) : SUSIE
15. I fell asleep after taking lithium on a pedestal (8) : IDOLIZED
18. Eccentric sat, drank mugs of beer (8) : TANKARDS
20. Words of praise about land near Britain (5) : KUDOS
22. Al Roker's debut interrupting morning wake-up call (5) : ALARM
23. As a result, it's picked out after a Denis Leary comedy (9) : THEREFORE
25. Old actor groomed his pets (7) : THESPIS
26. John, George and Ringo live near guitarist Paul (7) : BEATLES
27. Habitat for Humanity champion embracing pokey builder (9) : CARPENTER
28. Simplifies some contracts after removing Latin (5) : EASES
1. Lowest-quality copy in box (8) : CHEAPEST
2. Reportedly moderates teaching sessions (7) : LESSONS
3. Lead characters in "Bend It Like Beckham" or "The Hobbit" (5) : BILBO
4. Enthusiast taking in major lender (9) : FINANCIER
5. One game in motion picture (5) : IMAGE
6. Germany's last king taking awfully drastic measure (9) : YARDSTICK
7. Painkiller annoyed bum (7) : ANODYNE
8. Cosmetician Lauder is in France and center of Greece (5) : ESTEE
14. English boy from Mayberry eating low-fat ice cream treat (6,3) : ESKIMOPIE
16. Seafood restaurant rebuilt by a resort (6,3) : OYSTERBAR
17. Sizes up jennies? (8) : ASSESSES
19. A strangely mature beginner (7) : AMATEUR
21. Scribbles down scores (7) : DOODLES
22. Not a fan of clown's first trick (5) : ANTIC
23. Vanadium inserted into upside-down test tube (2,3) : TVSET
24. Periods of history we ultimately wipe from memory (5) : ERASE

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