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New York Times, Saturday, January 18, 2003

1960's pop group named after a phrase from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Author:
Harvey Estes
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Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times1/18/03 ( No. 19,429 )
Across
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Specialty : AREAOFEXPERTISE
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Her film debut was as Woody Allen's date in "Annie Hall" : SIGOURNEYWEAVER
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Food item made with olive oil and spices : ITALIANDRESSING
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Place for a duck : FEN
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Give up : DIE
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It's often left hanging : ART
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Japanese historical period from the 17th to 19th centuries : EDO
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Respectful greeting : SALAAM
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"Hey!" : PSST
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Donna ___, "Don Giovanni" soprano : ANNA
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Hack, e.g. : DRIVER
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Matters : COUNTS
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A challenge : IDAREYOU
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Bag holders : CADDIES
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Some primetime TV : SITCOMS
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Ennui : THEBLAHS
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Was goatish : LEERED
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"The wait is over!" : ATLAST
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Baseball's Tony or Alejandro : PENA
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Box without a prize : SPAR
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Sign in the heart of downtown : MAINST
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Lay low : HID
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Take in : GYP
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30-day mo. : SEP
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Tablet holder : ARK
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1960's pop group named after a phrase from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : EVERYMOTHERSSON
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Graph point locator : POLARCOORDINATE
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Welfare : STATEASSISTANCE
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"Yeah, right!" : ASIF
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Observance : RITE
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Star of "A Summer Place," 1959 : EGAN
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Trio after @, perhaps : AOL
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Novelist Louise de la Ramée's pen name : OUIDA
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Delicate : FRAIL
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Baseball team : ENNEAD
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Marked : XED
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Gets bigger and bigger : PYRAMIDS
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Relief pitcher? : EWER
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Lie : REST
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Class leaders: Abbr. : TAS
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Creepers : IVIES
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More than gladdens : SENDS
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Plant problem : ERGOT
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Mariner's worry : SANDBAR
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He wed a White House widow : ARI
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Commandment : PRECEPT
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Broker's file: Abbr. : ACCT
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Vessel maker of old : NOAH
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Painting type : NUDE
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Resort near Beaver Creek : VAIL
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"The Oriental Ballet" designer : ERTE
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Abrupt ending of a sort : TILT
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Word with state or great : SEAL
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Past time : YORE
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Prophet's wish : OMEN
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Inspector's employer: Abbr. : USDA
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They clean locks : SHAMPOOS
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Fed. benefit source : SSA
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Jewish calendar starter : TISHRI
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Some guard dogs, for short : SHEPS
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Court position : PIVOT
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"A Passage to India" woman : ADELA
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Food and shelter : NEEDS
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Nautical pole : SPRIT
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Circular course : GYRE
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Pool site, maybe : YMCA
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"___ uncertain actor on the stage" (Shakespearean sonnet start) : ASAN
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Drilling grp. : ROTC
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Pants part : KNEE
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Sing : RAT
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How-___ : TOS
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Dundee precip : SNA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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