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New York Times, Wednesday, January 7, 1998

1992 Paula Abdul hit, with Stevie Wonder on harmonica

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

In this audio interview, Will Shortz calls this marriage proposal from Bill to Emily his second favorite crossword ever.

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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0107 ( 17,592 )
Across
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"High Hopes" lyricist : CAHN
5
___ Romeo : ALFA
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Pull oneself up to the bar : CHIN
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Mélange : OLIO
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Microsoft chief, to some : BILLG
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"Darling, Je Vous ___ Beaucoup" : AIME
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Answers, for short : SOLS
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Poet Dickinson : EMILY
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Dirty Harry's employer: Abbr. : SFPD
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1729 Jonathan Swift pamphlet, with "A" : MODESTPROPOSAL
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Old enough to know better? : OFAGE
24
Pork place? : STY
25
Frasier's brother : NILES
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Highly rated : AAA
29
Begin again : RESUME
30
Cosby series : ISPY
33
Without whiskers : SHAVEN
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Key or Kennedy : TED
38
1965 Gary Lewis and the Playboys hit : THISDIAMONDRING
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"2001" mainframe : HAL
42
Fluster : RATTLE
43
Chip for a pot : ANTE
44
Crater Lake locale : OREGON
46
Obi-___ Kenobi : WAN
48
Ennui, to Enrique : TEDIO
49
Stat. for Barry Bonds : RBI
52
Fall guy : PATSY
56
1992 Paula Abdul hit, with Stevie Wonder on harmonica : WILLYOUMARRYME
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Listen and obey : MIND
60
Take the honey and run : ELOPE
61
Driver's selection : IRON
62
Suffix with bachelor : ETTE
63
Comparatively cagey : SLYER
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Collate : SORT
65
Like show horses : SHOD
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Cold capital : OSLO
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Artist Paul : KLEE
Down
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Popular women's mag : COSMO
2
Reserved : ALOOF
3
Broom ___ (comics witch) : HILDA
4
Posies : NOSEGAYS
5
Help at a heist : ABET
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Proceeds falteringly : LIMPS
7
Play at love : FLIRT
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Brass or bronze : ALLOY
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Black currant liqueur : CASSIS
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Pompous : HIFALUTIN
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Carry out : IMPLEMENT
12
Stephen Foster's "Old Uncle ___" : NED
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Bilk, say : GYP
21
Melville setting : SEA
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Erect : ONEND
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Bulrush, e.g. : SEDGE
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Like some flu : ASIAN
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Ask for more Time? : RENEW
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"Some Like ___" : ITHOT
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Offer some to : SHAREWITH
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Entered en masse : PILEDINTO
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This may be over your head : HAT
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Tbsp. or tsp. : AMT
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Radio setting: Abbr. : VOL
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Covet, with "over" : DROOL
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Threw caution to the wind : RANARISK
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Like some lilies : GILDED
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Shower time: Abbr. : APR
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Rich kid in "Nancy" : ROLLO
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Encourages, with "up" : BUOYS
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Push forward : IMPEL
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Its capital is Innsbruck : TYROL
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Chocolate marshmallow snack : SMORE
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"Fiddler on the Roof" matchmaker : YENTE
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Hoped-for response to 56-Across : YES
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Dynamic start : AERO
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Enero, por ejemplo : MES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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