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New York Times, Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jimmy who wrote "Galveston" and "MacArthur Park"

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 82, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Croce.
Tim Croce notes:
Now, this may come as a surprise, but I rather like all the colorful ways in which the English language allows its speakers to express ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
An 82-word construction is four words over my usual maximum for a daily puzzle, but this is done to accommodate — count 'em — 16 theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Perhaps the hardest Tuesday NYT I've ever done. It's pretty neat, not at all BUSHWA (my favorite themer by a mile!) to see 16 ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Jimmy WEBB at 62 Down wrote an amazing number of hit songs.

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© 2014, The New York Times1/14/14 ( No. 23,443 )
Across
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Nonsense : JIVE
5
Nonsense : JAZZ
9
Nonsense : HOKUM
14
"California ___ Alles" (classic punk rock song) : UBER
15
James who wrote "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
16
Car with a stylized caliper in its logo : ACURA
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Target of NASA's Rover mission : MARS
18
B&Bs : INNS
19
Clear of vermin à la the Pied Piper : DERAT
20
Nonsense : PRATTLE
22
Nonsense : TWADDLE
24
Near-prime seating : ROWB
26
Overseer of N.Y.C. subways : MTA
27
Nonsense : HOTAIR
31
"Didn't you leave out something ...?" : AND
33
Emulates Jay Z and Master P : RAPS
37
Score before a service break, maybe : ADOUT
38
Windshield material : GLASS
40
___ King Cole : NAT
41
Nonsense : BILGE
42
Nonsense : ROT
43
Nonsense : TRIPE
45
"Well, ___ be!" : ILL
46
River crossed by the Pont d'Avignon : RHONE
48
Kingly : REGAL
49
"Sax on the Beach" musician John : TESH
51
'50s presidential nickname : IKE
52
Nonsense : BUSHWA
53
"Thumbs up" response : AOK
55
Sailor's tale : YARN
57
Nonsense : BLATHER
61
Nonsense : HOGWASH
66
Some jabs and turns : LEFTS
67
"Right back ___!" : ATYA
69
Second hearing? : ECHO
70
Skylit rooms : ATRIA
71
Tiny bit of time: Abbr. : NSEC
72
Thin Russian pancake : BLIN
73
Nonsense : HOOEY
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Nonsense : TOSH
75
Nonsense : BUNK
Down
1
Hurdle : JUMP
2
Certain metal beam : IBAR
3
Wang of fashion : VERA
4
Long ago, once : ERST
5
Turnkey : JAILOR
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Nixon's number two : AGNEW
7
Kind of state that's peaceful : ZEN
8
Piquancy : ZEST
9
Attacked : HADAT
10
Brand of mops and brooms : OCEDAR
11
Member of a Turkish minority : KURD
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
13
Australian pal : MATE
21
More hackneyed : TRITER
23
Iraq war concerns, for short : WMDS
25
Nonsense : BALONEY
27
Chewing one's nails, e.g. : HABIT
28
The black swan in "Swan Lake" : ODILE
29
E-ZPass charges : TOLLS
30
Follower of Jul. : AUG
32
Silver of fivethirtyeight.com : NATE
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Near, poetically : ANIGH
35
Fruit also known as a prairie banana : PAPAW
36
Inscribed stone slab : STELA
38
Understand, informally : GROK
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Drawn (out) : STRUNG
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Lo-___ (not so clear) : RES
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Shout after a series of numbers : HIKE
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McDaniel of "Gone With the Wind" : HATTIE
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Bring up, as a subject : BROACH
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"Can you see" preceder : OHSAY
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"Sure, I remember!" : AHYES
57
Shrug-worthy : BLAH
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Actor Jared of "My So-Called Life" : LETO
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Do that may have a pick : AFRO
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Tirade : RANT
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Jimmy who wrote "Galveston" and "MacArthur Park" : WEBB
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Rights org. : ACLU
64
Leg part : SHIN
65
Beep : HONK
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General on a menu : TSO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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