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New York Times, Monday, January 26, 2015

1970s comedian whom Time magazine dubbed "TV's First Black Superstar"

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Livengood.
Ian Livengood notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
Themers starting with sassy synonyms, all disguised using other meanings: SMART as in smart-mouthed, FLIP as in flippant, FORWARD as ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times1/26/15 ( No. 23,820 )
Across
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Attendees : GOERS
6
Genre for Jay Z or J. Cole : RAP
9
Hop, ___ and a jump : SKIP
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What subjects and verbs should do : AGREE
14
Right-hand man or woman : AIDE
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Furry red monster on "Sesame Street" : ELMO
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1970s comedian whom Time magazine dubbed "TV's First Black Superstar" : FLIPWILSON
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Puppy bites : NIPS
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Bank charges : FEES
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Drink in a stein : ALE
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Aches (for) : PINES
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Upper-left computer key: Abbr. : ESC
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Clever person : SMARTCOOKIE
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Copycatting : APISH
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One with misgivings : RUER
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Tiny nation surrounded by France and the Mediterranean : MONACO
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Shampoo in a green bottle : PERTPLUS
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Washerful : LOAD
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Verbal thumbs-up : AOK
37
Relaxation : REST
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Type meant to stand out : BOLDTEXT
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Sounded like a cannon : BOOMED
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Days of ___ (past times) : YORE
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Cocktail with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice : COSMO
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Counterpart to a lateral : FORWARDPASS
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"Weekend Edition" airer : NPR
52
Achilles epic : ILIAD
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Jean-___ Picard (U.S.S. Enterprise captain) : LUC
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Eye affliction : STYE
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Smelting waste : SLAG
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New beginning ... or what 16-, 23-, 31-, 38- and 45-Across each have? : FRESHSTART
59
Longtime Yugoslav leader : TITO
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Attire for one lounging at a 58-Down : ROBE
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Peeling gadget : PARER
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Ian : Scotland :: ___ : Ireland : SEAN
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Poem of praise : ODE
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Fidgeting : ANTSY
Down
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Mistake that people laugh about : GAFFE
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Stares rudely at : OGLES
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Albany-to-Buffalo waterway : ERIECANAL
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Bench press count : REPS
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Use needle and thread : SEW
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Chorus stand : RISER
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"Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
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Pig's digs : PEN
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Tuxedo rental occasion : SENIORPROM
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"Hogan's Heroes" colonel : KLINK
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Chinese-born American architect : IMPEI
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Group helping a sheriff : POSSE
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To whom Muslims pray : ALLAH
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Retort to "You are not!" : IAMSO
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Browning or Kipling : POET
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"___ 'em!" ("Attack!") : SIC
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Wearying journey : TREK
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Junkyard dog : CUR
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Police van : PADDYWAGON
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Org. for the A's and O's : MLB
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Winning "Hollywood Squares" line : OOO
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Container at the end of a rainbow : POT
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Tangy teatime offering : LEMONTART
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"___ the Force, Luke" : USE
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The "S" in E.S.T.: Abbr. : STD
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Pink-slipped : AXED
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Warty creature : TOAD
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Go wrong : ERR
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"The Garden of Earthly Delights" artist : BOSCH
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W.W. II spy org. : OSS
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"Rebel Without a ___" : CAUSE
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What boxing gloves cover : FISTS
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Kukla, Fran and ___ : OLLIE
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Looped calf-catcher : RIATA
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West Point newcomer : PLEBE
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Combustible funeral piles : PYRES
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Hear again, as a court case : RETRY
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Musial of Cardinals fame : STAN
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Jimi Hendrix's do, informally : FRO
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Curtain hanger : ROD
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Where one might get a facial : SPA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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