By John Greenman
December 20, 2010 12:00 PM

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ACROSS

1 Leaving ___ Vegas

4 Benicio ___ Toro

7 The ___ Matthews Band

11 Alcove

12 ___ Longoria Parker

13 Harold & ___ Go to White Castle

14 Actor Wallach

15 Pink’s “Don’t ___ Me Get Me”

16 “___ Milty” (Milton Berle’s nickname)

17 A star of The Big Bang

Theory (2 wds.)

20 The ___ Bully

21 50 First ___

24 Kaley ___ (TV costar of 17 Across)

27 Itzhak Perlman was born in ___ Aviv

28 Bell, Barker and Kettle

30 U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan

31 Bill Cosby’s nickname

32 Gun bullets, e.g.

33 Ovid’s 52

34 ___ & the Family Stone

35 The ___ (undersea sci-fi film with Ed Harris)

36 Zach Braff’s Garden ___ features 17 Across

38 F. Lee Bailey’s monogram

39 Star of Fair Game and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2 wds.)

44 Actor Helberg (TV costar of 17 Across)

47 British singer Chris ___

48 Actress Farrow

49 Photographer Diane ___

50 TV Tarzan Ron ___

51 17 Across had a recurring role in Judging ___

52 SWV (Sisters with Voices) No. 1 single

53 Doc Holliday’s dentistry degree (abbr.)

54 Super ___ of Nintendo fame

DOWN

1 Actor Cobb (wd. and init.)

2 Mariah Carey‘s “___ Want for Christmas Is You” (2 wds.)

3 Film/TV actor Pickens

4 Franklin ___ Roosevelt

5 Tennis great Chris ___

6 Mr. Universe’s back muscles, for short `

7 Actress Kirsten ___

8 The Walking Dead channel

9 Actor Kilmer

10 Before, poetically

13 Actor Nayyar (TV costar of 17 Across)

18 Rachael Ray attended ___ University

19 Poems by Pindar

22 17 Across won an ___ award in 2010

23 Shepard and Snead

24 ___ Tech (where 17 Across’ TV character works)

25 Leon ___ (Trinity author)

26 Step ___ (hurry; 2 wds.)

27 Tom Hanks voices Woody in ___ Story 3

29 Rihanna chart-topper

31 Goldfish in Disney’s Pinocchio

32 “Fernando” tunesmiths

34 Getz and Kenton

35 “___ on Time” by Ja Rule with Ashanti

37 French actress Aimee’s first name

38 Actress Sally ___

40 Talking horse of TV (2 wds.)

41 Treasury agent

42 Cyndi Lauper’s “___ After Time”

43 Woody Allen’s Everyone ___ I Love You stars Drew Barrymore

44 “I ___ Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

45 Anger

46 Degree for a Donald Trump wannabe (abbr.)

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