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New York Times, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Eminem rap with the lyric "Guarantee I'll be the greatest thing you ever had"

Author:
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times10/12/11 ( No. 22,618 )
Across
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"That's all right, ___" (lyric from Elvis's first single) : MAMA
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Knife : STAB
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Flat floaters : RAFTS
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Pearly gem : OPAL
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When said three times, a W.W. II cry : TORA
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One who's called "the Merciful" and "the Compassionate" : ALLAH
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Laugh uproariously : SPLITAGUT
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Brighter than bright : GLARY
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"Hee ___" : HAW
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Like the word 16-Across : ARABIC
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Dinner scraps : ORTS
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Perspire mildly : BREAKASWEAT
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Poindexter type : NERD
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Guarantee : INSURE
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Crest alternative : GLEEM
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Preferred way to proceed : PLANA
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"___ your request ..." : PER
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Pay cashlessly : CUTACHECK
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Blocks from the refrigerator : ICE
42
One of the Fitzgeralds : ZELDA
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Poet who wrote "Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter" : KEATS
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Medieval infantry weapon : POLEAX
49
TV show set at William McKinley High School : GLEE
50
Begin to grin : CRACKASMILE
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High point of a Swiss vacation? : ALP
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Novelist Philip : ROTH
58
Tulsan, e.g. : SOONER
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Mudroom item : MAT
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"The Mill on the Floss" author : ELIOT
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Boogie : BUSTAMOVE
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Fruit related to cherry plums : SLOES
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Change a sentence, say : EDIT
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___ 500 : SANDP
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Laura of "Rambling Rose" : DERN
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Speeds (up) : REVS
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Punk rock concert activity : MOSHING
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Jacket and tie, e.g. : APPAREL
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It might give you a virus : MALWARE
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Boxer with an allegiance to 16-Across : ALI
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Fab Four name : STARR
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Ancient Romans' wear : TOGAE
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Dutch-speaking Caribbean isle : ARUBA
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Dyed fabric : BATIK
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Sleazy paper : RAG
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Permits : ALLOWS
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Recurrence of an old problem : FLAREUP
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Steak ___ (raw dish) : TARTARE
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Business cheat : SHYSTER
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Keyboard key : TAB
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Michael who starred in 39-Down : CAINE
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Small bag of chips, maybe : SNACK
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It always starts on the same day of the week as Sept. : DEC
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Elevator background : MUZAK
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Bud : PAL
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Watch readout, for short : LCD
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"So that's it!" : AHA
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Longhorn's school, informally : TEXAS
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Bud holder? : KEG
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"The ___ File," 1965 film : IPCRESS
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Flower part : COROLLA
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Jubilance : ELATION
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One way to serve pie : ALAMODE
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Mediterranean port : TELAVIV
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Disney's dwarfs and others : SEPTETS
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Came back : ECHOED
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Eminem rap with the lyric "Guarantee I'll be the greatest thing you ever had" : SOBAD
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Computer option : MOUSE
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Wordless song: Abbr. : INSTR
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Admit : LETIN
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Onetime feminist cause, for short : ERA
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Cough syrup meas. : TSP
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La Méditerranée, e.g. : MER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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