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New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 2010

9-Across : Cornered

Author:
John Lampkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lampkin.
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© 2010, The New York Times12/15/10 ( No. 22,317 )
Across
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Friends and neighbors : KITH
5
Bend one's elbow, e.g. : FLEX
9
Cornered : ATBAY
14
Start of an incantation : ABRA
15
Wash up : LAVE
16
"On the Beach" author : SHUTE
17
Hard-boiled crime genre : NOIR
18
Aesir ruler : ODIN
19
Perfect Sleeper maker : SERTA
20
Athlete who has pigged out on snacks at a bar? : JOCKFULLONUTS
23
Interstate-championing prez : IKE
24
Strippers' tips, often : ONES
25
Explosive of old : AMATOL
28
Special treatment, for short : TLC
29
"___ geht's?" (German "How are you?") : WIE
30
___ pro nobis : ORA
31
Chief heckler? : JEERLEADER
36
Skewer : SPIT
37
Place for a Dumpster : ALLEY
38
Juan's "what" : QUE
39
Lavender, for one : SCENT
40
Pesky arachnid : MITE
41
Skydiver's amended plans? : JUMPCHANGE
43
Troop-entertaining grp. : USO
44
Cara ___ (Italian term of endearment) : MIA
45
Performer yukking it up : HAM
46
Friend from afar : PENPAL
48
Tickled : GLAD
50
Indy letters : STP
53
Insulation from jokes? : JESTPROTECTOR
56
Rodeo ride : BRONC
58
Astronomy's ___ cloud : OORT
59
Brand for woofers, but not tweeters? : ALPO
60
Cultural prefix : ETHNO
61
Purple shade : PUCE
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Sound from a steeple : PEAL
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Core belief : TENET
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Critic's unit : STAR
65
Primordial stuff : OOZE
Down
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Japanese writing system : KANJI
2
Old Apple laptop : IBOOK
3
Brief moment : TRICE
4
"Listen!," old-style : HARK
5
Walk with jerky motions : FLOUNCE
6
Chili server : LADLE
7
Escapees from Pandora's box : EVILS
8
Alien: Prefix : XENO
9
Take on : ASSUME
10
Angle symbol, in trigonometry : THETA
11
Explode like a puffball : BURSTOPEN
12
"Boston Legal" fig. : ATT
13
Truly, in the Bible : YEA
21
Unwise undertaking : FOLLY
22
Brand once advertised with the jingle "We wear short shorts ..." : NAIR
26
Circular gasket : ORING
27
Barista's offering : LATTE
28
Back into a corner : TREE
29
Boo-hoo : WEEP
31
Copier malfunction : JAMUP
32
Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
33
"Rocket Man" rocker : ELTONJOHN
34
Pastel hue : AQUA
35
Scat syllable : DUM
36
Bernie Madoff's hedge fund, e.g. : SCAM
39
Parasol's offering : SHADE
41
Leave high and dry : JILT
42
Say "Hey, batter batter batter" and such : CHATTER
44
Mr. Met, for one : MASCOT
47
Tubular pasta : PENNE
48
Mosaic artist's material : GROUT
49
Spanish poet García ___ : LORCA
50
Fifth-century canonized pope : STLEO
51
Birthstone for many Scorpios : TOPAZ
52
Working stiff : PROLE
54
The old man : POPS
55
Banjo accessory : CAPO
56
Double or nothing, e.g. : BET
57
Tpke., e.g. : RTE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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