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New York Times, Thursday, October 27, 2005

Singer with a 1962 #1 hit that started a dance craze (and a hint to this puzzle's theme)

Author:
Bonnie L. Gentry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bonnie L. Gentry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Gentry.
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© 2005, The New York Times10/27/05 ( No. 20,442 )
Across
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Orenburg's river : URAL
5
Untouched? : SANE
9
Pond dross : SCUM
13
Red Cross headquarters site : GENEVA
14
"Some Like ___" : ITHOT
15
Cry of dread : OHNO
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Gulf state royalty : AMIR
17
Mount Whitney's home : SIERRANEVADA
19
Nancy, in Nancy : NOM
20
Formicide: ant :: pulicide : ___ : FLEA
21
___ Hirsch of "Lords of Dogtown" : EMILE
22
1950's-60's twangy guitarist : DUANEEDDY
25
Skating competition : PAIRS
27
Name in a Shakespearean title : ANTONY
28
Responses to tattooers : OWS
30
Something that's bruisable : EGO
31
Started (off) : TEED
32
Item at center stage : MIKE
34
Hudson River city : TROY
35
Singer with a 1962 #1 hit that started a dance craze (and a hint to this puzzle's theme) : LITTLEEVA
38
Stain blockers : BIBS
41
It may be free for philosophers : WILL
42
"Dream on!" : ASIF
45
"Ti ___" (Casanova's declaration) : AMO
46
Stay-at-home ___ : DAD
47
Head of a flock : CLERIC
49
Froth : SPUME
51
Aft : ATTHEREAR
54
"The Brady Bunch" housekeeper : ALICE
56
Extirpate, with "out" : ROOT
57
1983 Indy winner Tom : SNEVA
58
Button holders : ELEVATORCARS
60
Much of Us Weekly : PICS
61
Smart : PERT
62
Come (from) : ARISE
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Long, long time : AGES
64
Interjects : ADDS
65
Concert highlight : SOLO
66
Something that's bruisable : KNEE
Down
1
Where the shilling is money : UGANDA
2
Get back on : REMOUNT
3
Enliven : ANIMATE
4
Actor Burton : LEVAR
5
Kept in a pen : STIED
6
Each : AHEAD
7
Postal motto conjunction : NOR
8
To be, overseas : ETRE
9
The merry widow, in the 1934 musical "The Merry Widow" : SONIA
10
"Gigi" co-star : CHEVALIER
11
Experience : UNDERGO
12
Bygone bird : MOA
14
The ___ Brothers of R & B : ISLEY
18
Hearing aids? : AMPS
20
Gucci rival : FENDI
23
Seasonal songs : NOELS
24
Hayseed : YOKEL
26
___ sauce : SOY
29
Prekindergarten : WEE
32
Crete's highest peak: Abbr. : MTIDA
33
"___ wait" : ILL
34
Electric dart shooter : TASER
36
Its slogan used to be "One mission. Yours." : TWA
37
Restaurant employee : VALET
38
What hist. majors pursue : BAS
39
Stuck : IMPALED
40
Broad way : BOULEVARD
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"Take this job and shove it!" : IRESIGN
44
Betrothed : FIANCEE
46
Art style, informally : DECO
47
Went with : CHOSE
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Deep fissure : CREVASSE
50
Hands, slangily : MITTS
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Come in second : TRAIL
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Classic sculpture : TORSO
55
Spanish form of "to be" after "tú" : ERAS
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Test-conducting org. : EPA
59
___-Magnon : CRO
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Neighbor of Iran: Abbr. : PAK

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

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