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1. They may be hot on the beach
5. Part of a New Year's toast
9. Tastiness
14. Throw ___ (fly off the handle)
15. Behind-the-camera group
16. Blue star classification
17. Role for Rosalind Russell
18. Morales of La Bamba
19. Site of a 1950's conflict
20. What to give a columnist who's running out of time?
23. Where the Apennines are found
24. Alexander of Sixty Minutes fame
25. Type of lock for enthused sprinter Usain?
31. Semana section
34. Certain undergrad. course
35. One known for double-talk
36. Controlled
38. Two-handled soup bowl
41. Statistical stuff
42. Goddess whose name means 'strife'
43. Red or White team follower
44. Catchy rhythm for a moocher?
49. Pierrette's pen
50. Trot and canter, e.g.
54. Burden that keeps a dieter up at night?
57. Rich dish topper
59. Singer Marilyn who appeared regularly on The Tonight Show
60. Queen played by Liz
61. Longtime GM president
62. Stimulus pkg. of 2009
63. Peel, as corn
64. Contains
65. Manit. neighbor
66. Phrase of comprehension
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1. Thumper's friend
2. Work ___ (masterpiece)
3. Words before dozen or dance
4. Sneaks
5. Sumatran province
6. Bears, to Brutus
7. Goes for the kiss, perhaps
8. Jim's rival at Dunder Mifflin
9. "It was ___ of you to come!...": Lewis Carroll
10. Not beyond forgiveness
11. End in a blaze of glory?
12. Unfurl, in poesy
13. Singer Chris with the 1978 hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)"
21. Melville's first work
22. Last known takeoff spot for Amelia Earhart
26. Defunct RR regulatory board
27. Participant in 19 Across, briefly
28. Tung and shale, to name two
29. Composer and Grammy winner Schifrin
30. Critter of the Cretaceous Era, familiarly
31. ___ double take (acted surprised)
32. Awkward position lead-in?
33. When the witches first appear in Macbeth
37. Bologna alternative
38. Monogram for John Carter's creator
39. French firm, for short
40. Practice
42. Contemporary of Claude and Pierre-Auguste
45. Eponymous lo-carb diet
46. Nautical rope
47. Actress Jenna of Dharma & Greg
48. Popular exercise with seniors
51. Inuit abodes: var.
52. The ones over here
53. Fire up
54. Sheepish thing
55. Its brightest star is Vega
56. Feeble
57. Shade of blond
58. UN workers' rights grp.
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