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New York Times Dec 23 2014

'Ciao' PEACE
'Sands of Iwo ___' JIMA
'The Cosby Show' son THEO
'We Three Kings of Orient ___' ARE
'Winnie ___ Pu' ILLE
2014 World Series winners GIANTS
Actress Arthur BEA
Advance, as a clock SETAHEAD
Attempt, as a field goal GOFOR
Bake in a sauce ESCALLOP
Become rusted OXIDIZE
Brennan of 'Private Benjamin' EILEEN
Bright, as a fire BLAZING
British rule in old India RAJ
Buddy BRO
Center CORE
Clichéd gift on Mother's Day PERFUME
Coarse, as humor EARTHY
Commandeer HIJACK
Cree, Creek or Crow TRIBE
Day-___ GLO
Declines EBBS
Diamond bag BASE
Duped HAD
Dusk-dawn connector TIL
Engine sound at Indy ROAR
Espresso and cappuccino COFFEES
Fanatic MANIAC
Fend off, as mosquitoes SLAPAT
Fireside chat prez FDR
Flexible, electrically ACDC
Former F.B.I. chief Louis FREEH
General on Chinese menus TSO
Give a heads-up WARN
Greek personification of the outer sea OCEANUS
Half-___ (low-octane drink order) CAF
Ibsen's 'Hedda ___' GABLER
Ice mass FLOE
Illuminated from behind REARLIT
Italian carmaker FIAT
Kebab stick SKEWER
Lab culture medium AGAR
Largest country in Africa since the breakup of Sudan in 2011 ALGERIA
Lie in wait LURK
Like Santa's helpers ELFIN
Mad ___ HATTER
Make a quick note of JOT
Milan opera house LASCALA
Muscle SINEW
New York Stock Exchange symbol BULL
One helping an addict ENABLER
One in the class of '12 or '13, now ALUM
One justification for the Iraq war, for short WMD
Online publication EZINE
Org. in the 'Dirty Harry' movies SFPD
Pale WAN
Pince-___ (glasses that clip to the nose) NEZ
Plural animal name that does not end in '-s' OXEN
Puppeteer Tony SARG
Rapper with the 1991 hit 'Rico Suave' GERARDO
Real hoot GASSER
Snatch NAB
Snicker TEEHEE
Spell-off BEE
Storied locale for the circled letters in 8- and 65-Across BEANSTALK
Take back, as a false charge RETRACT
The 13 of PG-13 and 17 of NC-17 AGES
Ticklish red Muppet ELMO
Tonsil doc ENT
Violates the rules ISNTOK
WaPo competitor NYT
Wayward offspring, informally BADSEED
Weekly 'Whew!' TGIF
When repeated, Mork's sign-off NANU
___ avis RARA
___ dish PETRI
___ flash NEWS
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