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New York Times, Saturday, January 15, 2011

1954 Patti Page hit, whose title is sung three times before "Please, don't go"

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJX} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times1/15/11 ( No. 22,348 )
Across
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Notes' counterparts : RESTS
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They have soles : PAWS
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"What are you waiting for?!" : DOIT
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It's like -like : ESQUE
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Growing part of the economy : ECOMMERCE
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Good thing to end a close race with : SPURT
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"Whatever" : LIKEICARE
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Deviled : NETTLED
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Nuprin alternative : ANACIN
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Plant toxic to sheep and goats : AZALEA
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Stable stock : BRIDLES
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"Frost at Midnight" poet : COLERIDGE
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Like a fig : SEEDY
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Cabell who was the 1978 N.L. at-bats leader : ENOS
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Byzantine weaving output : DAMASKS
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Place to litter : DEN
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Arizona national monument with Pueblo ruins : WUPATKI
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Office of Small Business Utilization agcy. : GSA
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One way to be married : HAPPILY
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Churn : BOIL
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Not release, as bad news : SITON
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Item of current technology? : ELECTRODE
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Knot : CLUSTER
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LSD and others : AMIDES
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They have major bifurcations : AORTAE
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Grilling demand : ADMITIT
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Rifle shot, so to speak : LINEDRIVE
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Kol ___ (Yom Kippur prayer) : NIDRE
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No wear for waifs : PLUSSIZES
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"___ in a sentence" : USEIT
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Bribes : SOPS
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Discrimination fighter: Abbr. : EEOC
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Plastic surgery may change it : SHAPE
Down
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Flat, e.g.: Abbr. : RES
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Sports-themed restaurant chain : ESPNZONE
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Rat out : SQUEALON
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They have retractable heads : TURTLES
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Passer and blocker's teammate : SETTER
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Santos rookie of 1956 : PELE
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Eating stuff : ACID
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Food is often tossed in it : WOK
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Bad mark : SMEAR
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They take years to end : DECADES
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Very wise one : ORACLE
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1954 Patti Page hit, whose title is sung three times before "Please, don't go" : ICRIED
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Minute : TEENSY
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Bit of bunny slope gear : MINISKI
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Out of action : LAIDUP
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Nailed : ACED
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Memorable J.F.K. arrival : BEATLE
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Smart : DAPPER
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Priority Inbox offerer : GMAIL
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Overhead shooter : SKYCAM
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Idle people may scour them : WANTADS
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"That just might work!" : GOODIDEA
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Cruise option : SIDETRIP
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They're often tapped : ALES
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Eater seater, sometimes : HOSTESS
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Like a 23-Down : BRITISH
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Crown covers : SCALPS
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Port on the Panay Gulf : ILOILO
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Appear : TURNUP
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Countdown term : TMINUS
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Paranormal, say : EERIE
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Chevy model : AVEO
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Fam. tree member : DESC
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Organ finale? : IZE
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Côte d'Ivoire's rainy season : ETE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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