0519-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 19 May 12, Saturday

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CROSSWORD SETTER: Patrick Berry
THEME: None … but we can note that every letter in the alphabet appears in the grid, except the letter E!
COMPLETION TIME: 50m 13s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0


Today’s Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies
It seems that I picked up a bug, probably when flying back from Dallas last weekend. I’ve been under the weather ever since, and today found out that I’ve developed a full-blown influenza. Flu symptom relief drugs have me zonked, so I’m not up to doing the look-ups tonight.

Apologies, everyone.

Bill

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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
Across
1. One with a coat of many colors : CALICO CAT
10. Asian sea name : ARAL
14. Girl group with a 1986 #1 hit : BANANARAMA
15. “Sì, mi chiamano ___” (Puccini aria) : MIMI
16. Like telescopes : ASTRONOMIC
17. The Olympic Australis, e.g. : OPAL
18. Unlocked? : SHORN
19. 1977 Paul Davis hit that spent 25 weeks in the Top 40 : I GO CRAZY
21. Negligible : TINY
22. Rubber : GALOSH
24. Old man : POP
25. “___ Time,” 1952 million-selling Eddie Fisher hit : ANY
26. Solitary places : JAILS
27. ___ Humpalot, Austin Powers villain : IVANA
29. Pro ___ : FORMA
30. City NNE of Toledo : MADRID
31. Game in which players offer a few words : MAD LIBS
34. Swingers hit on them at parties : PINATAS
35. Manila airport name : AQUINO
36. Like hurricane weather : GUSTY
37. Punishment, metaphorically : LUMPS
38. Bill who composed “Gonna Fly Now” : CONTI
39. Big trap : MAW
42. CBer’s place : CAB
43. “Clamshell” computers of old : IBOOKS
45. Kennedy Center happening : GALA
46. First, second and third : ORDINALS
48. Historic D.C. theater : FORDS
49. Beast fought by Heracles : LION
50. Donning, as loafers : SLIPPING ON
53. Gloom : MURK
54. Chilling : HANGING OUT
55. Short winter day? : XMAS
56. They may be heard in a temple : ORGANISTS

Down
1. Redeem : CASH IN
2. Second Triumvirate member : ANTONY
3. David with a role for himself on TV : LARRY
4. Muscle ___ : IN ON
5. Junk : CAN
6. California’s Montaña de ___ State Park : ORO
7. Duchess of Cornwall : CAMILLA
8. Mates : AMIGOS
9. Dishes eaten with the hands : TACOS
10. Topic for Catullus : AMOR
11. Shred : RIP APART
12. Rain forest region : AMAZONIA
13. Resting spots by the water : LILY PADS
14. “Stop!” overseas : BASTA
20. Pasta go-with : CHIANTI
22. Four-time Oscar nominee (never a winner) in the 1930s : GARBO
23. Motivators : AIMS
26. Doesn’t merely observe : JOINS IN
28. Heady time for soldiers : V-DAY
29. Rapid turnover : FLIP
30. They’re hard to see through : MISTS
31. Organization of Afro-American Unity founder : MALCOLM X
32. School house? : AQUARIUM
33. Comic strip that Chic Young abandoned to create “Blondie” : DUMB DORA
34. No-goodnik : PUNK
36. Touching bottom? : GOOSING
38. Pet peeve? : COLLAR
39. Herbert Henry Asquith’s socialite wife : MARGOT
40. ___ Snow, Russell Brand’s character in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek” : ALDOUS
41. “___ That a Time?” (Weavers album) : WASN’T
44. Poet credited with popularizing haiku : BASHO
45. They may be heard in a temple : GONGS
47. Signs : INKS
48. Done, in Dunkirk : FINI
51. Wanamaker Trophy org. : PGA
52. Jewelry box item : PIN

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