Crossword - ''Center piece''

No theme, big middle
By MATT JONES  |  May 4, 2009

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Across
1 Dungeons & Dragons game runners, for short
4 Donkey's ancestors
13 Gets ready
15 Enter nonchalantly
17 Amassed, as a bar tab
18 Offshore company, financially speaking
19 Old Roman local levy (not derived from "eight")
21 Court request to the press
22 Springy sound effect in comics
24 Marlin searched for him
25 "I'll take that as ___"
26 Filled in for an author
32 Bulk food aisle container
33 March 28, 2009 event that made many homes go dark
34 Back muscle, for short
35 Least likely to rain
36 Mean Amin
39 "No Line on the Horizon" coproducer Brian
40 Copy down to the last detail
41 "Hey ___" (recurring "In Living Color" skit)
42 Literal translation of "Adirondack" that evokes trees
43 Peruvian singer Sumac
44 Journalists who write heart-tugging stories, slangily
45 Sue Grafton's "___ for Outlaw"
46 Sam & Dave's longtime record label
48 Home of the Great Dark Spot
50 That Suzanne Vega song with the "doo doo doo doo" chorus
56 "The Wrestler" director Aronofsky
57 Stadium section with cheaper tickets, usually
59 Kennel structures
60 Mississippi university that's home to the Fighting Okra
61 Accustom
62 Cleaned up a microscopic specimen, e.g.
63 Part of CBS: abbr.
Down
1 Overly harsh
2 Pass along a bit of info
3 Reject
4 Pro league sometimes called the "Dream Tour of Surfing"
5 Nation with a Supreme Leader
6 "___ Jr." (Pixar's first film whose lamps are used in their logo)
7 Frisbee, e.g.
8 "Brimful of ___" (Cornershop hit of 1997)
9 Come across as
10 What February might have, depending on the region
11 Biggest section of a TV dinner
12 Prepare cauliflower, say
13 Like some causes
14 Crustacean that fashions homes from a porous animal
16 "___ it seems"
20 Asthma sufferers' needs
23 Contemporary classical composer Henryk
27 Rubbernecks
28 Intent to harm, for one
29 Soft-Coated ___ Terrier (breed named for its grainlike color)
30 On a list, in olden times
31 Star's locale
36 Friend-in-need's helpful response
37 Acts like a control freak
38 Somehow
42 CD anthologies, often
44 Store handout
46 Poker variety
47 Drank until stinking drunk
49 Fat introduction?
51 "Curses!"
52 Rick's "Casablanca" love
53 ___ pot (sinus-cleaning apparatus)
54 Politico Bayh
55 Anatomical nerve network
58 Had the most points

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