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New York Times, Friday, October 30, 2015

"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" songwriter

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 205 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2015, The New York Times10/30/15 ( No. 24,097 )
Across
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Theme song of "The Doris Day Show" : ITSMAGIC
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Autocrat's output : FIATS
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Land bordering France and Andorra : CATALONIA
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"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" songwriter : ARLEN
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Minor additions to the bill? : BPICTURES
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Very, on musical scores : MOLTO
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No better than : MERE
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Demands payment from : DUNS
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Formal response to a knock : ENTER
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Ankle covering : GAITER
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Excellent, in 1990s slang : PHAT
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It's loaded : CARGO
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"Maybe someday" : NOTASYET
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Hindu hermitages : ASHRAMS
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Provider of track shots? : STARTER
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Expeditious : SPEEDY
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Twelver, religiously speaking : SHIITE
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Drawing room furniture : SETTEES
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Craft workers : BOATMEN
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Driving storms? : ROADRAGE
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Teammate of Robinson : REESE
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Dot on the map : BURG
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Stacked beds : STRATA
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___-American : ASIAN
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Legendary mountain climber : YETI
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Shingle supporter : LATH
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Badly made dough? : LUCRE
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Bronx cheer : RASPBERRY
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Cars made in Trollhättan, formerly : SAABS
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Rendered speechless : STUPEFIED
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Parcel : ALLOT
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Result of upsetting a cup holder? : SPITTAKE
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Transoceanic flier, briefly : ICBM
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Stick with it : TAPE
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To-do : STIR
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Knight club : MACE
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Music genre modifier : ALT
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Brine-soaked cheese : GOUDA
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Completely fallen apart : INRUINS
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A hundred to Juan : CIENTO
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Oscar-winning song of 1980 : FAME
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Deluded prospector's find : IRONPYRITE
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Constantly : ALLTHETIME
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Private exchanges : TETEATETES
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Wordless rejoinder : SNORT
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Balance sheet column : ASSETS
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Provided provocation : GOADED
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Joe Buck's pal in a 1969 film : RATSO
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Lewis ___, presidential also-ran of 1848 : CASS
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In the standard manner : ASPERUSUAL
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Like some unanswered questions : RHETORICAL
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Mata Hari portrayer of 1931 : GRETAGARBO
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Setting of "Beau Geste" : SAHARA
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"Halloween" antagonist's surname : MYERS
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Lacoste of tennis : RENE
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Bacchus' attendants : SATYRS
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Pummels : BEATSUP
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People to remember : GREATS
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Wood used to make surfboards : BALSA
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Hedren of "Marnie" : TIPPI
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What matryoshka dolls do : NEST
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Took off : LEFT
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Scena component : ARIA
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Make arduous progress : TREK
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London's ___ Park : HYDE
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Venture : BET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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