XW Info

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
by Ellen Leuschner and Victor Fleming
Tue 12/25/2012
GREGIREDPALED
TAXINEMOOLIVE
OVENSCANPUREE
SECRETAGENTMAN
ULANDIAN
SLAMONTHEBRAKES
HERMITOASTILO
IVEYSNLSTIR
PENSANEFREEZE
SEASONEDVETERAN
ARTEODES
LETTERSTOSANTA
SODOISEERWARY
ARGUEARIAEDIE
MEETSTANSDAMS
© 2012, The New York Times
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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