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New York Times, Tuesday, January 26, 2016

With 43-Across, singer of the lyric formed by the first parts of 20-, 24-, 40-, 51- and 58-Across

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Sam Ezersky
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Ezersky. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Sam Ezersky notes:
First of all, a big shout-out to my father and stepmother, who are huge David Bowie fans, and thus indirectly inspired this puzzle by ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Timely puzzle, a tribute to DAVID / BOWIE. I like it when tribute puzzles have some added layer or are understated, so this one worked ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times1/26/16 ( No. 24,185 )
Across
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Hearty har-hars : YUKS
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"Keep ___ the D.L." ("Don't tell anyone") : ITON
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Jockey's attire : SILKS
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Slightly : ABIT
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Marathon runner's stat : PACE
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Burger King or Costco : CHAIN
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"Little" Dickens girl : NELL
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Subject of the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" : ORCA
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Temporary skin decorator : HENNA
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Results of some unexciting at-bats : GROUNDOUTS
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Rock band that gets fans charged up? : ACDC
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Micromanager, say : CONTROLFREAK
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"Well, aren't you something!" : LADIDA
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Celebratory cry : YAY
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Natural radiation? : AURA
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Pond dweller that can regenerate its eyes : NEWT
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With 43-Across, singer of the lyric formed by the first parts of 20-, 24-, 40-, 51- and 58-Across : DAVID
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N.Y.C. subway overseer : MTA
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As you like it, in a recipe : TOTASTE
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Forest animal : ELK
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See 35-Across : BOWIE
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Paul who sang "Eso Beso" : ANKA
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German refusal : NEIN
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Leader who said "Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible" : MAO
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DVD alternative : BLURAY
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Snafu : MAJORPROBLEM
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No longer anonymous, in brief : IDED
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High jinks : TOMFOOLERY
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"Dead serious!" : NOLIE
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Compton's state, to hip-hoppers : CALI
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The duck in "Peter and the Wolf" : OBOE
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It's just below C level : DPLUS
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Country between Sudan and Niger : CHAD
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___ pants (earth-toned apparel) : CAMO
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Really put one's foot down : STOMP
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___ 'n Honey (granola bar option) : OATS
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Didn't just guess : KNEW
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Positive Chinese principle : YANG
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Competitor of Lyft : UBER
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Drug bust quantity, casually : KILO
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Caribbean island whose capital is Castries : STLUCIA
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Product that once bore a click wheel : IPODNANO
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Holder of The Hermit, The Devil and The Magician : TAROT
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Befall : OCCUR
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Quaint cousin of "Suh-weet!" : NEATO
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Colgate, but not Crest: Abbr. : SCH
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"Yep, that's clear" : IHEARYA
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Weapon held on horseback : LANCE
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"Yes 'n no" : KINDA
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Twinkies or Pringles : SNACK
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Silent assent : NOD
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Like some winks : SLY
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Lose vividness : FADE
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Meat often served with mint jelly : LAMB
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Prefix with complete : AUTO
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Action in go fish : DRAW
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Sched. figure : ETA
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Sickly-looking : WAN
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"That's bad!" : TSK
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Zig or zag : VEER
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Heroine princess of Mozart's "Idomeneo" : ILIA
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Big Apple fashion inits. : DKNY
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Rip : TEAR
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Papers covered with dirt? : TABLOIDS
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Antidiarrheal brand : IMODIUM
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Key near the upper-right corner of a PC keyboard : NUMLOCK
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Go (for) : OPT
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Shortest zodiac sign, lexically : LEO
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They may be blown by a magician : MINDS
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Ratify : ADOPT
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Easy-to-digest dessert : JELLO
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Son of Madonna and Guy Ritchie : ROCCO
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City NE of Lincoln : OMAHA
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Starting key of 35-/43-Across's "Starman" : BFLAT
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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"When in ___ ..." : ROME
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"That HURT!" : YEOW
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Mind reader's skill, for short : ESP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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