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OLDEN GOLDIES

New York Times, Sunday, January 19, 2014

About whom Nabokov said "She was like the composition of a beautiful puzzle - its composition and its solution at the same time"

Author:
Dan Schoenholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 64 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Schoenholz.
Dan Schoenholz notes:
This puzzle originated when I heard "Walk of Life" by Dire Straits on my drive to work one morning. Like any good constructor, I started unconsciously fiddling with the song title, and it ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Quite a challenge for me today, as my knowledge of popular music is sorely lacking. Still though, a fun puzzle, "spoonerizing" famous(-ish) songs into wacky results. I laughed when I hit ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times1/19/14 ( No. 23,448 )
Across
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Egyptian resurrection symbol : SCARAB
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Ought to have, informally : SHOULDA
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"Come on, help me out" : BEAPAL
20
Tropical juice type : PAPAYA
21
Weapon for 27-Across : HARPOON
22
Total : ENTIRE
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Traffic cop's answer upon being asked "Describe your job"? [1975] : ICITETHEWRONGS
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Certify : ATTEST
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Fraternity letter : ETA
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Fictional user of a 21-Across : AHAB
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Follower of A, B or AB, informally : NEG
29
Positions in old monasteries : SCRIBES
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Like some rollers after use : LINTY
32
Post-tornado highway detritus, perhaps? [1974] : RAFTERINTHELANE
36
Scarlett's sister-in-law and best friend in "Gone With the Wind" : MELANIE
38
Brand : SEAR
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Chilling : ATEASE
43
Big inits. in health products : GNC
44
Hub : NODE
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Speck : DOT
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Chemical compounds in tea : TANNINS
50
Remark about a female stoner? [1980] : SHESSOHIGH
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Epitome of simplicity : ABC
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Cracker brand : RITZ
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Lose it : SNAP
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DNA structure : STRANDS
63
British heads : LOOS
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Jour's opposite : NUIT
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Familia members : TIAS
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Get closer : ZEROIN
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Repeated cry accompanying a gavel hit : ORDER
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Roast pig after a pig roast? [1956] : DOWNEDHOG
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Stressed : TENSE
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Fume : SEERED
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Close : NEAR
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Base figs. : NCOS
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___' Pea : SWEE
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Attempts : STRIVES
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"If I ___ ..." : EVER
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Moolah : KALE
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See 9-Down : OAR
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Napa Valley excursion, maybe? [1963] : FUNWINEDAY
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Sundry : DIVERSE
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R&B's ___ Hill : DRU
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Pulitzer-winning novelist Jennifer : EGAN
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Java : JOE
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Displayed for scoring, as in gin rummy : MELDED
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Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
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Ghana neighbor : TOGO
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Yes-men : AGREERS
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Data request from a good ol' furnace repairman? [1953] : YOURHEATINCHART
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Regatta racer : YACHT
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Believer in a strong centralized government : STATIST
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Roulette, e.g. : JEU
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On the job : ATIT
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"Yoo-___" : HOO
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Not bankrupt : AFLOAT
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Frontiersman awakening in a foul mood? [1969] : MADBOONERISING
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About whom Nabokov said "She was like the composition of a beautiful puzzle - its composition and its solution at the same time" : LOLITA
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Teed off : ANGERED
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Marcos who collected shoes : IMELDA
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Rendezvous : TRYSTS
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Lawn care tools : WEEDERS
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Some Civil War shots : SEPIAS
Down
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Long pitch : SPIEL
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Dragon fruit plants : CACTI
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Generating some buzz? : APIAN
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Templeton, e.g., in "Charlotte's Web" : RAT
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Words stated with a salute : AYEAYESIR
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Setting for David's "The Death of Marat" : BATH
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Everything being considered : SHEBANG
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Bray part : HAW
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Hockey great whose name is a homophone of 88-Across and 123- and 124-Down : ORR
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Barely ahead : UPONE
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Recluses : LONERS
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Pup : DOGGIE
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True or false: Abbr. : ANS
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Sun spot : BEACH
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Supposed ancestor of Dracula : ATTILA
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Spotted horse : PIEBALD
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Big name in TV talk : ARSENIO
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"Dig in!" : LETSEAT
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___-kiri : HARA
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Old "From one beer lover to another" sloganeer : STROHS
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Fed : TMAN
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Dive shop rentals : FINS
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PC whizzes : TECHS
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iPod model : NANO
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Name that starts a well-known "ism" : LENIN
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Speechless : ATALOSS
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Backless seat for one : TABORET
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Secret language device : ENCODER
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Space cadet : DITZ
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Marsh hunter : EGRET
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Bit of jewelry : STUD
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Input : ENTERED
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Stated : SAID
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Warren ___, baseball's winningest lefty : SPAHN
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Flock : sheep :: drove : ___ : HARES
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Jerusalem's Mount ___ : ZION
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"Truthiness," e.g., before Stephen Colbert : NONWORD
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Etiologist's study : DISEASE
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Had a haughty reaction : SNEERED
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Line in writing : SERIF
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Shopper in the juniors section, maybe : TWEEN
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What may not come out in the wash? : SOCK
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"Side by Side by Sondheim," e.g. : REVUE
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Mass gathering site : NAVE
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Push : GOAD
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Leader after Mao : DENG
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Guck : SLIME
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Try to hit, as a fly : SWATAT
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Indian head : RAJAH
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Like clockwork : EVERYTIME
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Trying to break a tie, say : INOT
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Spa class : YOGA
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"Lohengrin" lass : ELSA
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Cure, in a way : DRYSALT
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Support : ROOTFOR
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As a rule : USUALLY
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To-dos : ERRANDS
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Stella ___ (beer) : ARTOIS
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1997 Demi Moore title role : GIJANE
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Jittery : ONEDGE
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Cigar butt? : ETTE
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Singer John with the 1988 title track "Slow Turning" : HIATT
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"Cómo ___?" : ESTAS
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Like beef for fondue : CUBED
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Dish in a bowl : CHILI
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Odyssey maker : HONDA
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Features of much Roman statuary : TOGAS
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Georgia O'Keeffe subject : IRIS
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Gullet : MAW
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See 9-Down : ORE
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See 9-Down : OER
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Pennant race mo. : SEP

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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