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New York Times, Thursday, January 14, 2016

Author:
Jeffrey Wechsler
Editor:
Will Shortz
Group whose songs get spoonerized in 18-, 23-, 32- and 46-Across
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Jeffrey Wechsler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Wechsler. Thursday freshness: 79%
Jeffrey Wechsler notes:
The humble Spoonerism is such an endless source of wordplay — often unexpected, sometimes wildly funny — that it's no wonder that it ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I like a good spoonerism (swapping beginning sounds of two consecutive words) theme now and again. I appreciate that Jeffrey used a ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times1/14/16 ( No. 24,173 )
Across
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Arctic resident : LAPP
5
Who sings "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" in "The Sound of Music" : ABBESS
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Co. bought by G.E. in 1986 : RCA
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NASA's ___ Research Center : AMES
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Give, as instructions : TELLTO
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Sushi fish : AHI
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Like limes : TART
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One who might cause a spill at a cafeteria? : TRAYDIPPER
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Some TV drama locales, for short : ERS
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Yellow-card, e.g. : WARN
22
Patches, in a way : TAPES
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Dog attacking a newsstand? : PAPERRACKBITER
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Jungian concept : ANIMA
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See 26-Down : LOSERS
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Show of pride : STRUT
30
Stadium vendor's offering : BEER
32
Answer to "What's her job in the garden supply store?"? : SHESHEAVINGLOAM
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Oodles and oodles : ATON
40
"___ a stinker?" (Bugs Bunny catchphrase) : AINTI
41
Longtime "Law & Order" actor : ORBACH
45
Goes soft : MELTS
46
What happens after getting in Vivien's way on a movie set? : LEIGHSHOVESYOU
50
Viperidae family member : ADDER
51
State : AVER
52
Some choice words : ORS
53
Group whose songs get spoonerized in 18-, 23-, 32- and 46-Across : THEBEATLES
56
With 25-Down, women's fashion designer : ANNE
57
Might : MAY
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Part of a presidential motorcade : ESCORT
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Certain bakery worker : ICER
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Paris's ___-Chapelle : STE
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Puts aside : SHUNTS
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Bygone Ottoman rulers : DEYS
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School allowance? : LATEPASS
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"Immortal" flower in "Paradise Lost" : AMARANTH
3
Make beads, say : PERSPIRE
4
It's observed in L.A. : PST
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Natural perfume : ATTAR
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The catcher in the wry? : BERRA
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Like most lait et riz : BLANC
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English cathedral city : ELY
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Criterion: Abbr. : STD
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"Indeed, yes" : SOITIS
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Drake, e.g. : RAPPER
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"Down the hatch!" : CHEERS
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Highfalutin attitude : AIRS
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Crostini topping : PATE
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___ of God : WRATH
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Big birds : EMUS
25
See 56-Across : KLEIN
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With 28-Across, schlemiels : BORN
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Features of urban ancient Rome : BATHS
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President Morales of Bolivia : EVO
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Pricing word : EACH
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One frequenting arcades : GAMER
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"That's utter slander!" : LIES
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How we experience our first kiss : ONLYONCE
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Mason, notably : ATTORNEY
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Language manglers, e.g. : MISUSERS
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Stale : OLDHAT
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Unwanted photo effect : REDEYE
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"Boyfriend" singer, to fans, with "the" : BIEB
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Matches : AGREES
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Fire-suppressing compound : HALON
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Unhidden : OVERT
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Police protection : VESTS
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You might be recorded using them : ATMS
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Blaze evidence : ASH
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Fort Worth campus, for short : TCU
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Succor : AID

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