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New York Times, Saturday, January 30, 2010

19-Across : Group whose 1972 debut album "Can't Buy a Thrill" went platinum

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Diehl.
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© 2010, The New York Times1/30/10 ( No. 21,998 )
Across
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Allergy source : CATHAIRS
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"Steve Canyon" cartoonist : CANIFF
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Small planted bulb : ONIONSET
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Lacking a signature, say : ATONAL
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Diamondback, for one : PITVIPER
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Church room : VESTRY
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Group whose 1972 debut album "Can't Buy a Thrill" went platinum : STEELYDAN
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Plenty : AHEAP
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Robin Hood, the ___ of Huntington : EARL
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Indian barter item : PELT
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No. usually figured to two decimals : GPA
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Toyota pickup named for a U.S. city : TACOMA
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Giocondo and Angelico : FRAS
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Make a person feel good : WARMONESHEART
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Shock-and-awe strategy : AERIALASSAULT
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Sources of some Zimbabwean exports : DIAMONDFIELDS
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Alternative to Beauvais : ORLY
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"Who ___?" : DOESNT
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Substantial hit: Abbr. : DBL
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Hardly balmy : SANE
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Part of una salsa : PASO
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Co-winner of the first Albert Einstein Award, 1951 : GODEL
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Late entertainer who was known for his laugh : EDMCMAHON
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Like Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" : IRONIC
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Overthrows, e.g. : BLOOPERS
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Head-scratcher : ENIGMA
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Not together : ALACARTE
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Certs ingredient : RETSYN
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Absents oneself : GETSLOST
Down
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Small stand : COPSE
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One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
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Strength of a solution : TITER
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Neighborhood eyesore : HOVEL
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Navy relative : ANIL
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Game with a spotter : ISPY
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English horn, e.g. : REED
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Get ready for chow : STRAPONAFEEDBAG
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Ohio pro, for short : CAV
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Worried : ATEAT
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Little something : NOSH
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Limits of some sums : INTEGRALS
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Nowhere near an agreement : FARAPART
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Go by quickly : FLYPAST
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Macduff, to Macbeth : NEMESIS
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California peak : LASSEN
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The witches in "Macbeth," e.g. : TRIO
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Cross of mysteries : AMANDA
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Pub pull : COLDONE
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Long row : FEUD
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Blame-diffusing words : WEALLDOIT
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Major employer : ARMY
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Pull up : HALT
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Not grounded : AIRBORNE
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Relatively hard to pin down : DODGIER
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Vile : SLIMY
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___ States : PAPAL
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Thackeray's "Vanity Fair: A Novel Without ___" : AHERO
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What a loser may be out of : SORTS
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First sign : ONSET
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Many Caltech grads: Abbr. : ENGS
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M.'s counterpart : MLLE
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Judging point at a dog show : COAT
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Comfy wear : MOCS
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Preserve ... or get rid of : CAN

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

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