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New York Times, Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pop group whose music was the basis of a hit 2001 Broadway musical

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Silk.
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© 2008, The New York Times1/16/08 ( No. 21,253 )
Across
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Gets one's feet wet? : WADES
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Frizzy do : AFRO
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Pop group whose music was the basis of a hit 2001 Broadway musical : ABBA
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Hut material : ADOBE
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A lot of pizzazz? : ZEES
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Some socials : TEAS
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Rid of vermin : DERAT
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French chalk mineral : TALC
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Corporal punishment unit : LASH
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1999 Russell Crowe movie : MYSTERYALASKA
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Something to shoot for : PAR
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N.R.C. forerunner : AEC
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Scorecard listing : ROSTER
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Fielder's cry : IGOTIT
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Potter's need : SOIL
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"The racer's edge" : STP
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Parent's handful : PROBLEMCHILD
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___ Club (retail chain) : SAMS
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Cyclotron particle : ION
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Deplaned, e.g. : ALIT
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Nickname for the National Security Agency : PUZZLEPALACE
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The Monkees' "___ Believer" : IMA
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Scholarship consideration : NEED
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Popped up : ARISEN
51
"Groovy!" : FAROUT
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Orch. section : STR
54
QB stats : TDS
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W.W. II encryption device : ENIGMAMACHINE
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Fretted fiddle : VIOL
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Whittle : PARE
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In a pique : VEXED
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Last word in an ultimatum : ELSE
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Getz of jazz : STAN
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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Black Flag alternative : RAID
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Manhattan, e.g. : ISLE
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Reveal one's feelings : LETON
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Tobacco buy : WAD
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Suffix with cannon : ADE
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Campus quarters : DORMROOM
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24/7 auction site : EBAY
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Shove off : SETSAIL
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San Diego State player : AZTEC
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Goose bumps cause : FEAR
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Last king of the united Sweden and Norway : OSCARII
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Travel aid : ATLAS
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Coarse sorts : BEASTS
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Two- or three-pointer : BASKET
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Black key : ASHARP
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French noodle? : TETE
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Lounge : LOLL
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Domino features : PIPS
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Red Fort city : AGRA
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Cookbook amt. : TBSP
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Dress down : SCOLD
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"Die Frau ___ Schatten" (Strauss opera) : OHNE
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Baseball's Johnny, known as the Big Cat : MIZE
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Mustachioed Surrealist : DALI
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End of the road, possibly : LASTEXIT
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Like some coffee : ICED
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Gymnastics coups : TENS
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E pluribus ___ : UNUM
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Fraternity founded in 1847 at New York University : ZETAPSI
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Walkway : PATH
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Stork's bundle : ARRIVAL
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Assuming, hypothetically : IFEVER
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1975 "Thrilla" city : MANILA
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Melodic passages : ARIOSI
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Looked libidinously : OGLED
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Public to-do : SCENE
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Dojo accessories : MATS
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Campbell of "Three to Tango" : NEVE
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"___ Beso" : ESO
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Mafia figure : DON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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