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New York Times, Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Show that debuted 10/11/1975, for short

Author:
Mike Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Torch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times10/11/05 ( No. 20,426 )
Across
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Mrs. Loopner player : CURTIN
7
Tells a bedtime story : READSTO
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Free drinks set-up : OPENBAR
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Mr. Blues player : AYKROYD
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Tickler of the ivories : PIANIST
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Figured out, as secret writing : DECODED
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Show that debuted 10/11/1975, for short : SNL
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Buffet table heater : STERNO
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Hail Mary, e.g. : PASS
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King, in Cádiz : REY
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Bard's nightfall : EEN
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Wearies : JADES
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Syr. neighbor : ISR
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Weekend Update anchor : CHASE
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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Literary piece : ODE
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Wretched : WOEFUL
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Longstanding 19-Across opener : LIVEFROMNEWYORK
40
Kuwaiti leaders: Var. : EMEERS
41
Take a swing : BAT
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Old Venetian official : DOGE
43
Announcer for 19-Across : PARDO
44
Org. for Mariners : MLB
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Lachesis and Clotho, in myth : FATES
46
Ground breaker : HOE
47
Ottoman ruler : BEY
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University mil. group : ROTC
52
Terrible trial : ORDEAL
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Network of 19-Across : NBC
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Mistakenly : INERROR
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New York's ___ Bridge : TRIBORO
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Samurai tailor player : BELUSHI
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Medal giver : HONORER
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Naps, for señores : SIESTAS
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Ms. Conehead player : NEWMAN
Down
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Police : COPS
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___ arms : UPIN
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Genuine : REAL
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Old cable TV inits. : TNN
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Nile birds : IBISES
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Foul : NASTY
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Ms. Roseanne Roseannadanna player : RADNER
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Keep an ___ (watch) : EYEON
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Dog breeder's assn. : AKC
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Withdraw from, as a case : DROP
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Kind of water : SODA
12
Sailing ropes : TYES
13
Bookie's figure : ODDS
15
Hwy. : RTE
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Looked like : RESEMBLED
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Tend to, as a barren lawn : RESEED
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Kentucky Derby drink : JULEP
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True inner self : ANIMA
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Springboard performer : DIVER
28
Phrase of commitment : IDO
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Intimidate : COW
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The best of times : HEYDAY
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Under way : AFOOT
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Power glitch : SURGE
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Actress Sommer and others : ELKES
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Surgeon's locales, quickly : ORS
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Dripping : WET
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To and ___ : FRO
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Collar : NAB
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Mr. Escuela player : MORRIS
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Catlike : FELINE
46
Big to-do : HOOHA
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Von Richthofen's title : BARON
48
Barbecue fare : RIBS
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R.E.M.'s "The ___ Love" : ONEI
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Prefix with conference : TELE
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Vineyards of high quality : CRUS
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Biblical suffix : ETH
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Benchmark : NORM
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La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
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Foot ailment : CORN
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String after Q : RST
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Close a show : BOW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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