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Crossword: ''Center piece''

No theme, but a wide-open middle.
By MATT JONES  |  May 7, 2008

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1 That girl
4 Like the most fragile of cookies
14 One who obeys The Force
15 Treat pool water, maybe
16 "Evil" Bush grouping
17 Type of worker theorized to have built the Death Star, according to a "Clerks" bit
18 Airport terminal area
19 It's usually taken by high school jrs.
20 Meg's mom, on "Family Guy"
21 Disgusted grunts
22 Mark on an attendance record
25 1970s synthesizer brand
26 Be civilly disobedient
30 ___ Shinrikyo (Japanese group that carried out a 1995 sarin attack in Tokyo)
31 Perform a family task
35 Answer that's up in the air
37 One who comes from a separate egg
39 Tribe of the southwestern U.S.
40 MTV2 comedian Milonakis
41 "___ Mine" (George Harrison song)
42 Legumes with a "black-eyed" variety
46 A long, long time
47 "...___ saw Elba" (part of a famous palindrome)
48 Superpower that left the map in the 1990s
52 Get all mushy
53 With a feeling of isolation
56 Gas or elec., e.g.
57 Stays unresolved
58 Trig function
59 Jobs for openers
60 Summer in la cite
1 Pattern of six horizontal lines found in the I Ching
2 Role that earned Marion Cotillard a Best Actress Oscar
3 Gets high
4 48-across, in 48-across
5 Sorority letters
6 Bone next to the humerus
7 "Raging Bull" boxer Jake La ___
8 "Damn, it's cold!"
9 "Weetzie Bat" author Francesca ___ Block
10 Like schedule-changing weather
11 Shirley who was painted gold in "Goldfinger"
12 Impassive
13 Short and sweet, as speeches go
14 Luxury car manufacturer bought by India's Tata Motors in 2008
23 Like Leroy Brown, in a Jim Croce song
24 "___ you jest!"
26 Mail-in offer
27 Lipton product, as marketed in some European countries
28 Meat Puppets song covered by Nirvana on "MTV Unplugged"
29 Pageant headgear
32 Cloying to the max
33 "Coal Miner's Daughter" subject
34 Phrase said after smacking one's forehead
36 Series accompanying a museum display
38 Company that owns Coffee-Mate
42 TMZ subject
43 University of Maine town
44 George who was greeted with "Norm!"
45 "Poison" shrub
46 Entertain
49 ___ precedent
50 Victoria's Secret purchase
51 Breads for Reubens
54 Part of RSVP
55 Song that follows "Sunday Bloody Sunday" on the album "U218 Singles"

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