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This puzzle appeared on Saturday, December 29, 2012 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
by Josh Knapp
Sat 11/24/2012
AFGHANSKIJUMP
MALAWIMENELAUS
BRAZENINSECURE
LINEENTORENEW
ENDPOOHRAGA
DASHINGATFLOG
ACEINTHEHOLE
DAWNOFTHEDEAD
JACKINTHEBOX
ORTCESARRAIGN
SKIMFRIAMOE
ERVINMATTSCAM
POISONEDIMPALE
HOTHOUSESCALIA
MYANMARHITMEN
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Shaggy dog : AFGHAN
7.It's gone over with poles : SKIJUMP
14.African country with a namesake lake : MALAWI
15.Rival of Paris : MENELAUS
17.Contemptuously bold : BRAZEN
18.Self-doubting : INSECURE
19.Extra desire? : LINE
20.Prefix with -zoic : ENTO
22.O.K. for another season : RENEW
23.Stop going : END
24."Fiddlesticks!" : POOH
25.Eastern melody : RAGA
26.Like many a romance hero : DASHING
28.Raiders org.? : ATF
31.Call ___ : LOG
32.Secret weapon : ACEINTHEHOLE
35.1978 sequel set in a shopping mall : DAWNOFTHEDEAD
37.It might pop up at a nursery : JACKINTHEBOX
38.Crumb : ORT
39.These, in Toulon : CES
40.Charge : ARRAIGN
44.Far from whole : SKIM
46.Like refreshing agua : FRIA
47.Fellow in a counting-out rhyme? : MOE
48.Senator of Watergate fame : ERVIN
50."South Park" co-creator Stone : MATT
51.Hustle : SCAM
52.Like four ill-fated popes, it's said : POISONED
54.Spike : IMPALE
56.Where things might pop up in a nursery : HOTHOUSE
57.He took Rehnquist's seat : SCALIA
58.Home of Mandalay : MYANMAR
59.Ones given money to waste? : HITMEN
1.Showed no hurry in getting somewhere : AMBLED
2.Breakfast bowlful : FARINA
3.The endocrine system, essentially : GLANDS
4.Break a pledge? : HAZE
5.State at a spectacle : AWE
6.It might be hard-pressed to get assistance : NINEONEONE
7.Expert on forgery? : SMITH
8.Vegas game : KENO
9.Hookups : INS
10.Razz : JEER
11.Inside trouble : ULCER
12.Peak east of Captain Cook : MAUNALOA
13.Killer source material for a comedian, say : PUREGOLD
16.Pollution concern : SEWAGE
21.Invitation stipulation : NOGIFTS
24.It might be put on a blanket : PICNIC
27.Atlanta cager : HAWK
28.Fundamentally : ATHEART
29.Who "are coming," in a historical declaration : THEBRITISH
30.Part of a Freddy Krueger costume : FEDORA
33.Math ordinal : NTH
34.One meter start? : HEXA
35.Developing area : DARKROOM
36.Goings-on : ACTIVITY
37.Patron saint of the Catholic Church : JOSEPH
41.Response to "Don't panic!" : IMCALM
42.Hands-on position? : GOALIE
43.Like the beast in Hercules' first labor : NEMEAN
45.Diminutive for Baryshnikov : MISHA
46.Radio knob : FADER
49.Showdown time : NOON
50.Southwest city founded by Mormon pioneers : MESA
51.Run-in : SPAT
53.Book before Deut. : NUM
55.Old long-distance letters : MCI

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