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New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 2010

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Artwork depicted in Dalí's "The Hallucinogenic Toreador"
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FWZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Wilber. Saturday freshness: 64%
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© 2010, The New York Times12/18/10 ( No. 22,320 )
Across
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Aid in deep diving : ECHOSOUNDER
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One might use Peter Pan, in brief : PBJ
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"Casino" Golden Globe winner : SHARONSTONE
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Sch. with a 60-foot "Praying Hands" sculpture : ORU
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Proverbially newsworthy item : MANBITESDOG
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Designer of Alabama's Civil Rights Memorial : LIN
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It displays an array of spikes: Abbr. : EKG
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Trunk attachment : LIMB
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Basic drive : LIBIDO
23
Take on : ASSUME
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Marine muncher on mangrove leaves : MANATEE
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Explosion producer : IRE
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Smashes : MEGAHITS
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Heroine of Inge's "Picnic" : MADGE
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1986 Indy 500 winner : RAHAL
32
Poule's counterpart : COQ
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Sparkle : ELAN
34
Opposite of frumpish : NATTY
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Actor awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross in W.W. II : SABU
36
On-target : APT
37
Deltoid ligament attachment point : TIBIA
38
French frost : GELEE
39
Old Rory Calhoun TV western : THETEXAN
41
Disney character prone to spoonerisms : DOC
42
Period about a decade before the 34-Down : CAMELOT
43
Person in a pool : BETTOR
46
"Saving Fish From Drowning" novelist : AMYTAN
47
Fist pumper's cry : YEAH
48
Spider, Snoopy or Intrepid: Abbr. : LEM
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Football Hall-of-Famer Huff : SAM
51
Artwork depicted in Dalí's "The Hallucinogenic Toreador" : VENUSDEMILO
54
"Last Train to London" grp. : ELO
55
Financial option upon leaving a job : IRAROLLOVER
56
Father's alma mater: Abbr. : SEM
57
Tag with a message, often : VANITYPLATE
Down
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Woman in all four "Twilight" novels : ESME
2
R&B's ___ Khan : CHAKA
3
Pays dearly for one's crimes : HANGS
4
Astronomical discovery : ORB
5
Stain : SOILURE
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Good way to arrive : ONTIME
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1972 Bill Withers hit : USEME
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Wreck checker: Abbr. : NTSB
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U.S.N. and U.S.A.F. div. : DOD
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Ship with devastating cargo : ENOLAGAY
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Queenly : REGINAL
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Like some platforms : POLITICAL
13
Engagement party? : BRIDETOBE
14
Queenly : JUNOESQUE
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"Ridiculous!" : BAH
24
Plus or minus, say : SIGN
25
Israel Philharmonic maestro : MEHTA
27
Après-midi follows it : MATIN
28
Places to display cuts : MEATCASES
29
First mate? : ALPHAMALE
30
Intergenerational MTV reality show : DATEMYMOM
31
Home to Mohammed V University : RABAT
34
When William Safire worked at the White House : NIXONERA
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One may be Protestant : SECT
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Shalom Meir Tower locale : TELAVIV
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Entered rehab, e.g. : GOTHELP
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Three-day holiday : TET
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Not just dangerous : DEADLY
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Inebriate : BESOT
44
Rival of Yastrzemski for 1960s A.L. batting titles : OLIVA
45
Filled anew, as a flat : RELET
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Chess master Averbakh : YURI
49
Hog's desire : MORE
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Book editor Talese : NAN
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CO, e.g.: Abbr. : MOL

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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