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New York Times, Monday, December 2, 2013

Villain in the tale named by the starts of 20-, 32-, 41- and 52-Across

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Perl.
Adam G. Perl notes:
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Will Shortz notes:
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© 2013, The New York Times12/2/13 ( No. 23,400 )

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Across
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Villain in the tale named by the starts of 20-, 32-, 41- and 52-Across : WOLF
5
Chicago air hub : OHARE
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Letterman of late-night : DAVE
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Cleveland's lake : ERIE
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Forty-___ (California Gold Rush participant) : NINER
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Grandson of Eve : ENOS
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Sound signaling the start and end of class : BELL
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Flared dress type : ALINE
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Pants fillers : LEGS
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"The Bad News Bears" activity : LITTLELEAGUE
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Includes in an emailing : CCS
26
___ Moines, Iowa : DES
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Scuba tank content : OXYGEN
28
Colored part of the iris : AREOLA
30
Judges levy them : FINES
32
Supposed hints that mislead : REDHERRINGS
34
With 61-Down, description of the 1-Across : BIG
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Eve's mate : ADAM
38
Number before dos and tres : UNO
39
Musical ending : CODA
40
Elephant's weight unit : TON
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Lawn tractor : RIDINGMOWER
45
Orange traffic markers : CONES
46
Staggered : REELED
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Disco light : STROBE
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Caribbean ___ : SEA
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NNW's opposite : SSE
52
Jaguar on the front of a Jaguar, e.g. : HOODORNAMENT
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Slightly : ATAD
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Part of a carpenter's joint : TENON
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Spirited horse : ARAB
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Malden or Marx : KARL
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Steaming mad : IRATE
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"Come to ___" : PAPA
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In other ways : ELSE
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Following : AFTER
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Took a gander at : EYED
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What a spider spins : WEB
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Valuable rock : ORE
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"___ Abner" : LIL
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Cut down, as a tree : FELL
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Running wild : ONATEAR
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Sword handles : HILTS
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Indigo dye : ANIL
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Actress Russo : RENE
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Soon, old-style : ERELONG
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Airport woes, as due to bad weather : DELAYS
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Lay ___ (bomb) : ANEGG
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Style : VOGUE
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City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
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Nothing doing? : IDLE
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Former spouses : EXES
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Diamond unit : CARAT
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The Golden rule is a good one : CREDO
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Alternative to a station wagon : SEDAN
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Georg with a physics law : OHM
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The end : FINIS
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Hip to : INON
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Like talking during a movie, e.g. : RUDE
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Soup holders : BOWLS
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Notions: Fr. : IDEES
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En ___ (fencer's cry) : GARDE
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College in Iowa : COE
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Movie lead-in to Cop : ROBO
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Subject of Newton's first law of motion : INERTIA
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Like the grass on the other side, in a saying : GREENER
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Be defined as : MEAN
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Treat like a baby : CODDLE
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Drink that may be ordered with a burger : SHAKE
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Completely wreck : TOTAL
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Sounds heard at the start of MGM movies : ROARS
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Struck down, biblically : SMOTE
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Soft ball material : NERF
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Med. school subj. : ANAT
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Adhesive : TAPE
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Sunbeam : RAY
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Copy : APE
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See 34-Across : BAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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