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New York Times, Saturday, January 18, 2014

1983 song with the lyric "Let's leave Chicago to the Eskimos"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
I was inspired to build this Saturday puzzle after reading so many blog comments complaining that my puzzles were too easy. NO JIVE ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

David Steinberg, who turned 17 in November, was the most published constructor in the Times last year. He had 15 puzzles published in 2013, nosing out Ian Livengood, who had 12.

Jeff Chen notes:
David continues his NYT crossword tear today. I'll set the over/under for how many he has in 2014 at... 14.5. Let the betting begin! ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times1/18/14 ( No. 23,447 )

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Across
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12
Lance cpl.'s org. : USM
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It has a Page Navigation menu option : ADOBEREADER
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100 sawbucks : GEE
17
Cop car, to a CBer : TIJUANATAXI
18
Inhibiter of free speech : GAG
19
Exchange some words? : EDIT
20
Follower of Bush or Clinton : ERA
21
Many an Israeli : SABRA
23
Part of some bargain store names : SAV
24
Do-or-die situation : CLUTCH
27
___-to-be : SOON
28
Green on a screen : SETH
30
Texas' ___ Duro Canyon : PALO
31
High style of the 1700s : POUF
32
Oppenheimer's agcy. : AEC
34
Vocal trio : TERZETTO
36
1983 song with the lyric "Let's leave Chicago to the Eskimos" : ILOVELA
40
Women, poetically, with "the" : FAIRSEX
41
Nonverbal equivalent of "You have got to be kidding me!" : FACEPALM
43
Cannes neighbors? : ENS
44
Financier Kreuger called the Match King : IVAR
45
Start another tour : REUP
47
"Man!" : GEEZ
50
Alternative to nuts? : DARN
51
Like 36 of this puzzle's answers : ACROSS
53
Grease monkey's pocket item : RAG
55
Formal identification : ITISI
57
Mix for a mixer : DIP
58
Draw to an end : WANE
59
Spanish gentleman : DON
60
Professional organizers? : TAXONOMISTS
64
Fidelity offering, briefly : IRA
65
Feature of 007's car : EJECTORSEAT
66
Cornerback Law and others : TYS
67
Beyoncé alter ego : SASHAFIERCE
Down
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Katharine Lee ___, "America the Beautiful" lyricist : BATES
2
Court wear, maybe : ADIDAS
3
"I swear, man!" : NOJIVE
4
Have an edge against : ABUT
5
Its website has lesson plans, briefly : NEA
6
Vintage fabric : ARNEL
7
Get set : GEARUP
8
Sharp knock : RATATAT
9
Org. whose members look down in the mouth? : ADA
10
Its flag has an eagle in the center: Abbr. : MEX
11
Some foreign misters : SRIS
12
Wear that was one of "Oprah's Favorite Things" four times : UGGBOOTS
13
Circumnavigator's way : SEAROUTE
14
"Transformers" actress, 2007 : MEGANFOX
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Impugn : ASPERSE
24
Call from a tree : CHEEP
25
Tenor ___ : CLEF
26
Trio in Greek myth : HORAE
29
Round houses? : TAVERNS
33
Bow no longer shot : CLARA
35
Hits with wit : ZINGS
36
2007 book subtitled "Confessions of the Killer" : IFIDIDIT
37
John's place : LAVATORY
38
Simple winds : OCARINAS
39
"The Twilight Saga" vampire : ALEC
42
"A Severed Head" novelist, 1961 : MURDOCH
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Itinerary start : POINTA
48
Thing taken to a slip : ERASER
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Ulcer treater : ZANTAC
52
Mad bit : SPOOF
54
Beau chaser? : GESTE
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Endings of rock names : ITES
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One way to crack : WISE
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1977 Steely Dan title track : AJA
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One side in some chalk talks : XES
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One might show muscles, in brief : MRI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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