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New York Times, Monday, January 4, 2016

___ Young, singer with the #1 country hit "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young"

Author:
Herre Schouwerwou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Schouwerwou.
Herre Schouwerwou notes:
This crossword comes almost one full year after my debut yet it was accepted just two weeks after. One clue from that puzzle ("Perfect ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Six P- F- phrases today. Nice choice of themers, POPPIN' FRESH my favorite, PILLOW FIGHTS and PARTY FAVORS also colorful. I almost ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times1/4/16 ( No. 24,163 )
Across
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Small jump : HOP
4
Burrito alternative : TAMALE
10
Lion's sound : ROAR
14
April is the only month that has one : ANI
15
Backbone-related : SPINAL
16
Border : EDGE
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Attila or one of his followers : HUN
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Gifts for guests : PARTYFAVORS
20
Seeks answers : ASKS
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Caddie's bagful : TEES
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Cap for a Special Forces member : BERET
24
Alternative to Spot or Rover : FIDO
26
"$&#@" and "%*&!" : CURSES
27
Friendly scuffles at sleepovers : PILLOWFIGHTS
32
Hoity-toity sort : SNOOT
33
Jimi Hendrix hairdo : AFRO
34
Poems featuring 39-Across : EPOS
38
Dangerous, as winter sidewalks : ICY
39
Acts of bravery : HEROICS
42
Mare : horse :: ___ : sheep : EWE
43
Actress Thompson of TV's "Family" : SADA
45
Double agent : MOLE
46
Group of eight : OCTET
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Not good with large sums of money, in a saying : POUNDFOOLISH
51
Furnishes with new weapons : REARMS
54
Foot or yard : UNIT
55
Fire-setter's crime : ARSON
56
___ Jemima : AUNT
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Scoffer's sound : PFFT
62
Real name of the Pillsbury Doughboy : POPPINFRESH
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Rowboat propeller : OAR
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Harass, as a witness in court : BADGER
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Gun in an action film : UZI
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TV rooms : DENS
70
Outer parts of pizzas : CRUSTS
71
Agent, for short : REP
Down
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Response to a joke : HAHA
2
"This one's ___" ("Our treat") : ONUS
3
"The Wall" rock band : PINKFLOYD
4
Amount of cough syrup: Abbr. : TSP
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Judd who wrote and directed "Knocked Up" : APATOW
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Muck : MIRE
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One or two poker chips, maybe : ANTE
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Brand of chips : LAYS
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Sprite : ELF
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What the numbers 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 are in : REVERSE
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Scents : ODORS
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Be of the same mind : AGREE
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Observes the Sabbath : RESTS
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Share a border : ABUT
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Farm storage building : SILO
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Performs, to Shakespeare : DOTH
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One of the three flavors of Neapolitan ice cream, for short : CHOC
27
Letters between chis and omegas : PSIS
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Ancient alpaca herder : INCA
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___ Young, singer with the #1 country hit "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" : FARON
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"Uncle," in poker : IFOLD
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Mourning : GRIEF
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Small frosted cake : PETITFOUR
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Is indebted to : OWES
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MacFarlane of "Family Guy" : SETH
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Cousins of ostriches : EMUS
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Any second now : SOON
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Fittingly : APROPOS
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Trim, as a hedge : CLIP
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Prefix with potent : OMNI
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Beginning : OUTSET
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Swift : RAPID
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Wear away, as soil : ERODE
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Colorado ski town : ASPEN
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At a distance : AFAR
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Official language of Pakistan : URDU
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Darkroom masters, for short : NEGS
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Discombobulate : FAZE
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Voyage : TRIP
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Airer of the Olympics since 1988 : NBC
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9 a.m. and 12 p.m.: Abbr. : HRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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