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New York Times, Friday, January 10, 2020

1954 Patti Page hit that begins "It was winter when you told me you were leaving"

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 184 for Mr. Quigley.
Jeff Chen notes:
Four contenders for clue of the year in this puzzle; such cleverness: Being an Oakland A diehard in my youth (anyone else follow ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times1/10/20 ( No. 25,630 )
Across
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Expressive cartoon avatar : BITMOJI
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Absorbs : SOPSUP
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Like some congressional bills : OMNIBUS
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A home in the major leagues? : OAKLAND
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Loud and disorderly : RAUCOUS
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Steals : PIRATES
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When some contest entries are submitted, just in time : ONTHELASTDAY
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In particular: Abbr. : ESP
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Language suffix : ISH
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Car ad abbr. : APR
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Proofreader's notation : ITAL
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Alley ___ : OOP
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1954 Patti Page hit that begins "It was winter when you told me you were leaving" : ICRIED
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Leap out, so to speak : POP
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Over three-fifths of its land is owned by the federal government : IDAHO
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Perfume : CENSE
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Some fruit-filled desserts : APPLESHORTCAKES
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Tampa suburb named after a pope : STLEO
41
Flip a top off : UNCAP
42
Sign : INK
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Boil : SEETHE
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Tory party symbol : OAK
46
Gym units : SETS
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Series ender : NTH
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TV character who went to high school for 122 years : ALF
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Capable, jocularly : EPT
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"Black Panther" genre : AFROFUTURISM
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Term for a group of moles : SPYRING
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20th- and 21st-century artist known by his first name : CHRISTO
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"Sounds about right" : IDAGREE
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Not as likely to hold water, say : SEEPIER
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One who goes through the motions? : LAWYER
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"Goodness gracious!" : BLESSME
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Manhattan, e.g., informally : BORO
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Mononymous model : IMAN
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Hardware fastener : TNUT
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Mont-Saint-___ (French tourist island) : MICHEL
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High winds : OBOES
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Puff pieces? : JUULPODS
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"Insecure" creator Rae : ISSA
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Greeted someone : SAIDHI
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Succotash ingredient, at times : OKRA
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Part of some McDonald's restaurants : PLAYAREA
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Convened : SAT
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Article in Arles : UNE
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Workplaces for dets. : PDS
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Decides : OPTS
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Gradually steal : SIPHONOFF
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P's and q's typer : PINKIE
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Take umbrage at : RESENT
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"Skip me" : IPASS
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Highlights collection, maybe : TOPTEN
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Java product : APPLET
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Locale of a noted 1941 attack : OAHU
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Letters on cosmonauts' helmets, once : CCCP
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Newsroom units : DESKS
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The "I" of I. M. Pei : IEOH
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Penguin predator : ORCA
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Languor : LETHARGY
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Admit defeat, in modern slang : TAKETHEL
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Money maker : EARNER
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Funnies : STRIPS
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Premium ticket spec : LOGE
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Make into mush : PUREE
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What Vulcan was the god of : FIRE
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Golden State school inits. : UCSB
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Goddess wearing a vulture headdress : ISIS
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Check : STEM
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"What's ___ ..." : MORE
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Meaning of an embossed "S," maybe : SIL
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Smack on the street, e.g., for short : PDA
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Side-to-side motion : YAW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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