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New York Times, Tuesday, January 14, 1997

Late singer named for a Dickens character

Author:
E. C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 1997, The New York Times1/14/97 ( No. 17,234 )
Across
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Pitchers : EWERS
6
Take to the dump : SCRAP
11
Say "pretty please" : BEG
14
Republican politico Alexander : LAMAR
15
Skip the big wedding : ELOPE
16
Genetic letters : RNA
17
1978 Faye Dunaway film : EYESOFLAURAMARS
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I.B.M. or 3M, e.g.: Abbr. : CORP
21
In this place : HERE
22
Taboos : NONOS
23
___ of war : TUG
24
Luxuriate, as in the sun : BASK
25
Tone down : SUBDUE
26
Incredible bargain : STEAL
28
Boeing product : JET
29
The "I" in T.G.I.F. : ITS
30
George Bush's home now : HOUSTON
34
Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
35
1932 Will Rogers film : DOWNTOEARTH
37
Tofu source : SOY
38
Late singer named for a Dickens character : TINYTIM
39
Midmorning : TEN
40
Douglas ___ : FIR
41
Adagio and allegro : TEMPI
45
Pennsylvania, for one : AVENUE
47
Food inspection inits. : USDA
50
Suffix with convention : EER
51
Kind of closet : CEDAR
52
Italian princely family name : ESTE
53
Mata ___ : HARI
54
1948 Ava Gardner film : ONETOUCHOFVENUS
57
N.Y.C. subway operator : MTA
58
Olympic judge : RATER
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Come up : ARISE
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Prodigy competitor, for short : AOL
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Used colorful language : SWORE
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40- and 51-Across, e.g. : TREES
Down
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Puts into office : ELECTS
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Exit : WAYOUT
3
Come out : EMERGE
4
Bronchitis symptom : RASP
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Full house sign : SRO
6
Tennis's Monica : SELES
7
Co-worker of Lois and Jimmy : CLARK
8
Libertine : ROUE
9
30-day mo. : APR
10
Subject for George Washington Carver : PEANUT
11
Wave, as a weapon : BRANDISH
12
Along the way : ENROUTE
13
Helium and neon, e.g. : GASSES
18
Mortgage agcy. : FHA
19
Teeming group : MOB
24
Hard punch : BLOW
25
French assembly : SENAT
27
On-board greeting : AHOY
28
Bishop of old TV : JOEY
31
Loosen, as laces : UNTIE
32
Recipe directive : STIR
33
"Long" or "short" amount : TON
34
"Don't look ___ like that!" : ATME
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Fait accompli : DONEDEAL
36
Singer Coolidge : RITA
37
53 minutes past the hour : SEVENTO
39
Puget Sound city : TACOMA
40
Frenzies : FURORS
42
Villain : MEANIE
43
Look over : PERUSE
44
Record-setting van Gogh canvas : IRISES
46
___ King Cole : NAT
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Fallen house of literature : USHER
48
Squirrel away : STORE
49
Rock's ___ Leppard : DEF
52
Outside: Prefix : ECTO
53
Munchen Mr. : HERR
55
Detroit labor grp. : UAW
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Grape masher's work site : VAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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