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New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 2012

Author:
Ian Livengood and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
With 63-Across, extra holiday pay ... or what's in 17-, 22-, 34- and 45-Across?
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Livengood. Thursday freshness: 47%
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© 2012, The New York Times12/20/12 ( No. 23,053 )
Across
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Hair-raising : SCARY
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Secretive org. : CIA
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Cause of everything going up? : ARSON
14
Hip : AUCOURANT
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Range : GAMUT
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Gamer's midday meal? : XBOXLUNCH
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Quick online message : ENOTE
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Spot : ESPY
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Dancer/choreographer Michio : ITO
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Villains in the "28-Down" films, e.g. : SICKOS
22
Working hours for director Shyamalan? : MNIGHTSHIFT
24
Fourth-largest city in the Americas : LIMA
27
Use, as dishes : EATON
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Nasal spray brand : SINEX
29
Restaurant's after-dinner selection : TEAS
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Red wing? : GOP
34
N.Y.C. subway line in one's imagination? : ATRAINOFTHOUGHT
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Atomic : WEE
39
Fishes or cuts bait, say : OPTS
40
They take a beating : DRUMS
41
Centipede creator : ATARI
44
Stops in the country : INNS
45
Bozo in a big Mercedes? : SCLASSCLOWN
50
Peppermint ___ : PATTIE
51
Hearth's content : ASH
52
End of many company names : SONS
56
Santa ___ : ANITA
57
With 63-Across, extra holiday pay ... or what's in 17-, 22-, 34- and 45-Across? : CHRISTMAS
59
Noodle dish : RAMEN
60
Upper : STIMULANT
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Some hard-to-wrap presents : SLEDS
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Starting O, maybe : TIC
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See 57-Across : BONUS
Down
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Old German duchy name : SAXE
2
Team supposedly cursed by a billy goat : CUBS
3
Rent-___ : ACOP
4
Classic theater name : ROXY
5
Actor Brynner : YUL
6
"Pretty, pretty please?" : CANTI
7
Sporting a fake nose and glasses, maybe : INCOG
8
Sporting figure: Abbr. : ATH
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Discriminatory, in a way : AGEIST
10
Spanish spread : RANCHO
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Proof positive : SMOKINGGUN
12
Lacking : OUTOF
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Cloud producer, for short : NTEST
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Total : RUIN
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Narc's discovery : STASH
22
Conservative skirt : MAXI
23
Early races : HEATS
24
Diet, commercially : LITE
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As it happens : INREALTIME
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"Give ___ buzz" : MEA
28
See 21-Across : SAW
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The weather, commonly : TOPIC
30
Newt, once : EFT
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___ law : OHMS
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Liq. measures : PTS
35
Like 36-Down, e.g. : NORSE
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Frigg's husband : ODIN
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It may fill a niche : URN
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Inked up : TATTED
43
Japanese or Javanese : ASIANS
45
Trades one-twos, say : SPARS
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Ear part : CANAL
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"Chicago Hope" Emmy winner : LAHTI
48
Umpire of Hamlet's fencing match with Laertes : OSRIC
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Impulse : WHIM
52
French town in '44 news : STLO
53
Gulf land : OMAN
54
Part of a sitcom sign-off : NANU
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Big "birds" of old : SSTS
57
Ill. hours : CST
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Fill-in : SUB

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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