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This puzzle appeared on Friday, December 28, 2012 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Friday, November 23, 2012
by Patrick Berry
Fri 11/23/2012
STARTBACKMICAH
CHIHUAHUAERATO
ARMYBRATSNATAL
BEATENODESALS
SETHSPARCLOT
MUDHENSHOWE
SUSTAINKEENER
FONTEYNMIDRIBS
RACISMPANARAB
OPECACADEMY
MORKRUNESCAN
APTBERTBUTANE
TEASEALTOHORNS
ORIONREASONOUT
ZANDTEGGSHELLS
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Call an end to a hike : STARTBACK
10.Biblical prophet who railed against idolatry : MICAH
15.Big-eyed toy : CHIHUAHUA
16.Mythological lyrist : ERATO
17.Kids whose parents fight? : ARMYBRATS
18.On delivery? : NATAL
19.Hammered : BEATEN
20."___ et Ballades" (Victor Hugo work) : ODES
22.Sitcom characters Borland and Bundy : ALS
23.Evan's best friend in "Superbad" : SETH
24.Box for a drill : SPAR
25.Form a mass : CLOT
26.Minor-league team of Toledo : MUDHENS
29.Mr. Hockey's surname : HOWE
30.Keep up : SUSTAIN
32.More interested : KEENER
34.1960s-'70s dance partner of Nureyev : FONTEYN
35.Leaf bisectors : MIDRIBS
36.What excellence is the best deterrent to, per Oprah Winfrey : RACISM
37.Like some Mideast movements : PANARAB
38.Grp. that may call on its reserves? : OPEC
39.French ___ (language overseer) : ACADEMY
41.TV character who said "K.O." instead of "O.K." : MORK
42.Kylver Stone letter : RUNE
43.Glance over : SCAN
47.Prone : APT
48.Cockney pal of Mary Poppins : BERT
49.Lighter compound : BUTANE
51.Pick on : TEASE
53.Instruments also known as mellophones : ALTOHORNS
55.He could walk on water, in myth : ORION
56.Think through : REASONOUT
57.Musician/radio host Steven Van ___ : ZANDT
58.White trash? : EGGSHELLS
1.Union enemies : SCABS
2.Rule of ___ (comedy writer's maxim) : THREE
3.Target : AIMAT
4.Elementary school percussion instrument : RHYTHMSTICK
5.Poster mailer's need : TUBE
6.One raised in Amish country : BARN
7.It may result from a discovery : AHA
8.Make a slit in : CUTOPEN
9.Lawrence who wrote the screenplay for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" : KASDAN
10.___ chorus : MENS
11.Org. that disarmed in 2005 : IRA
12.Barcelona is its capital : CATALONIA
13.Way down : ATALOWEBB
14.Piece keepers : HOLSTERS
21.Bowles of the Simpson-Bowles commission : ERSKINE
24.Tibia's place : SHIN
25.Pit that's sometimes spit : CHERRYSTONE
27.Black Hawk War combatants : UTES
28.Fright when it's light? : DAYMARE
30.Never-ending story? : SOAPOPERA
31.Up in the air : UNCERTAIN
33.Queso relleno cheese : EDAM
34.Missing nothing : FROMATOZ
35.In the Mafia : MADE
37.24-Down cover : PANTLEG
40.Blowgun dart poison : CURARE
44.Go door to door, possibly : CAROL
45.Void : ANNUL
46.Gets settled : NESTS
48.Crooked : BENT
49.Decision-maker : BOSS
50."This could get ugly" : UHOH
52.Nursery purchase : SOD
54.Graffitize : TAG

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