Mike Selinker
Mike Selinker

NY Times, Sun, Dec 11, 2011 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:Mike Selinker
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 85, Across Lite

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© 2011, The New York Times
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1. Tyke : TOT
4. Masked swordsman of film and literature : ZORRO
6. Bombards, as with questions : PEPPERS
8. Went to #1 : TOPPEDTHECHARTS
16. When you might turn right : ONRED
17. Chow down : EAT
18. Old Oldsmobile : ALERO
19. Equal : PEER
20. Bother : ANNOY
22. Starting : ASOF
23. Blather : GAS
24. What Giants battle Titans in, for short : NFL
25. Louvre pyramid architect : PEI
27. King who was the subject of a 1978 hit : TUT
28. Where some M.D.'s work : ERS
29. Frazier's longtime foe : ALI
30. Major and Macmillan, in brief : PMS
31. Verb after "wo" or "wie" : IST
32. Pump (up) : AMP
33. Not, in Nantes : PAS
34. Ocean wriggler : EEL
35. "The Matrix" hero : NEO
36. Ex ___ (legal phrase meaning "on behalf of": Abbr.) : REL
37. Pretend : ACT
38. Molecule that can take the shape of a helix : RNA
39. Org. : GRP
40. Tiny bit of paint : DAB
42. Crosstown option : BUS
43. Cole Porter song that rhymes "Mahatma Gandhi" and "Napoleon Brandy" : YOURETHETOP
51. Circusdom : THEBIGTOP
52. "300" extra : SPARTAN
53. Reno's state: Abbr. : NEV
1. Letterman staple : TOPTENLIST
2. "Little ___ Annie" : ORPHAN
3. Star or angel, at Christmas : TREETOPPER
4. British letter : ZED
5. Tolkien baddie : ORC
6. Crosstown walker, for short : PED
7. ___ Na Na : SHA
8. Fifth, often, in a car : TOPGEAR
9. Like many Vegas bandits : ONEARMED
10. Start up a DVD, e.g. : PRESSPLAY
11. Each : PER
12. Resembling : ALA
13. Getting ready for a big race, say : RESTINGUP
14. Pants : TROUSERS
15. Convertible option : SOFTTOP
20. Company whose ads feature a duck : AFLAC
21. Country across the gulf from Somalia : YEMEN
24. Valley where you can get a Cab : NAPA
26. Cuba, por ejemplo : ISLA
41. Internet automaton : BOT
42. Some jazz : BOP
44. Stammering syllables : UHS
45. Street ___ : REP
46. Israeli politician Abba : EBAN
47. Pit crew item : TIRE
48. Channel concerned with décor : HGTV
49. Announcement to the cabin, in brief : ETA
50. Large amount : TON
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