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L.A. Times Daily Jun 18 2013

"A picture is worth ...," e.g OLDSAW
"Easy __!": "Piece of cake!" ASPIE
"The movies won't be the same without 44-Down" and others TWEETS
Altar consent IDO
Ambulance team, briefly EMTS
Award won by 44-/49-Down PULITZERPRIZE
Beauty contest accessory SASH
Berlin article EINE
Big name in skin care NIVEA
Blinds with angled slats LOUVERS
Both Bushes, college-wise ELIS
Bruce better known as Batman WAYNE
Bug-bugging compound DEET
Chow __: noodle dish MEIN
Collecting a pension: Abbr RETD
Continue despite adversity PERSIST
Cox's command ROW
Daytona 500 mishap SPINOUT
Dental care brand ORALB
Elemental variant ISOTOPE
Ending for smack EROO
Entertains, as a tot at bedtime READSTO
Equivalents of C's BSHARPS
Eulogize PRAISE
First network to show "The Wizard of Oz" CBSTV
Geese formation VEE
George Strait's "All My __ Live in Texas" EXS
Half-mast fliers, at times FLAGS
Handful FEW
Hasty RASH
Hoosier St IND
Hypotenuse, e.g SIDE
imdb.com, e.g SITE
Ivan the Terrible, e.g TSAR
Jeweler's fitting tool SIZER
Lament RUE
Like perennial rivals, constantly ATIT
Longtime employer of 44-/49-Down CHICAGOSUNTIMES
Manila fight nickname THRILLA
Mannerly fellow GENT
Mark from Dracula BITE
More than portly OBESE
Mother of the Titans GAEA
MPAA criteria, e.g STDS
Muscle spasm TIC
Novelist Deighton LEN
Opposite of NNW SSE
Pasta suffix INI
Piny ooze RESIN
President who wrote the 41-Down quote OBAMA
Radii-paralleling bones ULNAE
Really irritate VEX
Ridiculous INANE
River along the Zambia-Zimbabwe border ZAMBEZI
Santa's helpers ELVES
Sci-fi pilot Solo HAN
See 44-Down EBERT
Signature 44-/49-Down gesture represented by the clusters of black squares bordering this answer TWOTHUMBSUP
Social sphere MILIEU
Sound of lament SOB
They may be checked for R-rated movies IDS
Tide type NEAP
Tiny bit SMIDGEN
Treasure trove CACHE
Treat like a king LIONIZE
Triangular sails JIBS
Wee, like Abner LIL
Wiener schnitzel meat VEAL
With 49-Down, late film critic born 6/18/42 ROGER
__ alai JAI
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