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This puzzle appeared on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
by Barry Franklin and Sara Kaplan
Tue 2/19/2013
POLKABARBTVPG
ABENDACHEEELY
PATESHOOVERDAM
AMIEAIRERINS
WATSONANDCRICK
SOWNOVO
WENCESLAUSKRIS
EWOKSIRSFIERY
DEWSWEREWOLVES
IWOATOI
HOUSINGPROJECT
SORTAYUMOWAR
WYATTEARPBUENA
ALTEAPOPELROY
BEERUPSYYESES
© 2013, The New York Times
JimH notes: Sound out the first syllable of each of the six(!) long theme answers.
1.Some Lawrence Welk music : POLKA
6.Fishhook part : BARB
10.Rating for many a sitcom : TVPG
14.V. S. Naipaul's "___ in the River" : ABEND
15.Broken-heart symptom : ACHE
16.Slippery like a fish : EELY
17.Cracker spreads : PATES
18.Construction on the Colorado River : HOOVERDAM
20.French girlfriend : AMIE
21.Put on the radio : AIR
22.Brockovich and others : ERINS
23.DNA modelers : WATSONANDCRICK
27.Planted : SOWN
28.Lacto-___ vegetarian : OVO
29.Sainted king who inspired a carol : WENCESLAUS
33."American Idol" winner ___ Allen : KRIS
37.Furry allies of Luke Skywalker : EWOKS
38.Org. with a staff of auditors : IRS
39.Blazing : FIERY
40.Morning moistures : DEWS
41.Lycanthropes : WEREWOLVES
43.___ Jima : IWO
44.Yours, in Tours : ATOI
45.Publicly funded residential complex : HOUSINGPROJECT
52.Somewhat, informally : SORTA
53."Tasty!" : YUM
54.Man ___ (racehorse) : OWAR
55.Lawman at the O.K. Corral : WYATTEARP
58.___ Vista (part of Disney) : BUENA
59.Old one, in Austria : ALTE
60.Each, pricewise : APOP
61.The Jetsons' boy : ELROY
62.Molson or Michelob : BEER
63."___-daisy!" : UPSY
64.Thumbs-up responses : YESES
1.Elongated fruit from a tree : PAPAW
2.44th president : OBAMA
3.Phrase sung three times in a row in a holiday song : LETITSNOW
4.Shin coverers : KNEESOCKS
5.Commercials : ADS
6.Coastal Brazilian state : BAHIA
7.Oak nut : ACORN
8.Letter after pi : RHO
9.Pepsi or O.J. : BEV
10.Country singer Gibbs : TERRI
11.Pertaining to Hindu scriptures : VEDIC
12.Pirate ship feature : PLANK
13.School areas with high ceilings : GYMS
19.Architect Saarinen : EERO
21.St. ___ (London neighborhood) : ANNS
24.Has a negative net worth : OWES
25.Put out, as a flame : DOUSE
26.Rite Aid competitor : CVS
29.Tie the knot : WED
30.Lamb raiser : EWE
31.Rest atop : LIEON
32.Flight board abbr. : ARR
33.1,000 watt-seconds : KILOJOULE
34.Ones quoted on Rotten Tomatoes : REVIEWERS
35.Anger : IRE
36.Method: Abbr. : SYS
39.Pic : FOTO
41.Conflict for which "Over There" was written: Abbr. : WWI
42.Toasty : WARM
43."The hour ___ hand" : ISAT
45.Card game rules expert : HOYLE
46.Speechify : ORATE
47.Out-and-out : UTTER
48.Greek sandwiches : GYROS
49.Litter member : PUPPY
50.Birchbark, e.g. : CANOE
51.Places for dental tools : TRAYS
52.Deck washer : SWAB
56.Mer contents : EAU
57.iPad user's purchase : APP
58.Ottoman nabob : BEY

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