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New York Times, Monday, October 26, 2015

Hayworth who danced with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
I live in San Diego, but I've always felt that San Francisco is the most interesting city west of the Mississippi. I wouldn't call myself a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SAN FRANCISCO honored today, the CITY BY THE BAY near where I grew up. Nice to see additional theme around iconic SF CABLE CARs, ALCATRAZ, and ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times10/26/15 ( No. 24,093 )
Across
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"Everything" order on a hot dog, with "the" : WORKS
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"Not too ___!" : SHABBY
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Tool with teeth : SAW
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"Farewell, mon ami" : ADIEU
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"Va-va voom!" : OOLALA
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Nickname of 67-Across : CITYBYTHEBAY
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Buddy : PAL
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Running by itself, as a machine : ONAUTO
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The yoke's on them : OXEN
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On its way : SENT
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Drain stopper : PLUG
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Island near 67-Across : ALCATRAZ
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Get-up-and-go : PEP
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Furry creature from Endor : EWOK
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Traffic ___ (rush-hour nightmare) : JAM
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Instrument whose name means "high wood" : OBOE
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All thumbs : INEPT
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Cheering loudly : AROAR
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67-Across landmark : GOLDENGATEBRIDGE
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Studio sign : ONAIR
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Professor of potions at Hogwarts : SNAPE
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Spongy toy brand : NERF
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You get one for a sac fly : RBI
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Sail the seven ___ : SEAS
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Conveyance in 67-Across : CABLECAR
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Give off : EMIT
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"Understood" : ISEE
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Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
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What to "take" in a Duke Ellington song : ATRAIN
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Jamaican music genre : SKA
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So-called "Paris of the West" : SANFRANCISCO
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Junkyard dog : CUR
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Lenin's successor : STALIN
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Theater awards : OBIES
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Special ___ (military unit) : OPS
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Dries up and shrinks with age : WIZENS
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Substantial, as an acting role : MEATY
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Texas home to Baylor University : WACO
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Norse god of war : ODIN
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Hayworth who danced with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly : RITA
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Excite : KEYUP
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Far from obvious : SUBTLE
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Boozehound : SOT
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Santa's favorite snack cake? : HOHO
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Actress Vega of "Spy Kids" : ALEXA
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Tower of ___ (site in Genesis) : BABEL
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Mel ___, voice on Looney Tunes : BLANC
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"Woo-hoo!" : YAY
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One charging high runway fees? : SUPERMODEL
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Big name in kitchen appliances : AMANA
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"The Blue Danube," e.g. : WALTZ
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"I concede" : YOUWIN
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Lead the cast of : STARIN
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Instruments hit with mallets : GONGS
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Cracked just slightly : AJAR
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"We have met the enemy and he is us" comic strip : POGO
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Black, in poetry : EBON
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White hunters on a white landscape : POLARBEARS
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University in Union, N.J. : KEAN
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Fit for consumption : EDIBLE
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Grps. known for holding bake sales : PTAS
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Home with an entrance flap : TEPEE
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Taj Mahal locale : AGRA
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Gridiron officials : REFS
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New York's ___ Canal : ERIE
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"Toughen up!" : BEAMAN
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TV show often with a laugh track : SITCOM
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"The ___ Kid" (long-running 1950s western) : CISCO
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Invite from a balcony, say : ASKUP
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Cousin of a raccoon : COATI
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Desi who said "Lucy, you got some splainin' to do!" : ARNAZ
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Winchester, e.g. : RIFLE
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Nickname for baseball's Indians, with "the" : TRIBE
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Smile : GRIN
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Home of about 60% of the world's population : ASIA
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Rapper/actor whose name sounds like a drink : ICET
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Curious to a fault : NOSY
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NNE's opposite : SSW
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The "A" of Q&A: Abbr. : ANS

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