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New York Times, Monday, October 31, 2016

1990 hit that samples the bass line from Queen/Bowie's "Under Pressure"

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Collins.
Peter A. Collins notes:
Happy Halloween! If you were hoping for a spooky puzzle today, I'm sorry. As is often the case, this theme idea came to me while I was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Song titles of three words, the first and second words identical. As a pop music idiot, I really appreciated that Pete stuck to fairly ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times10/31/16 ( No. 24,464 )

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Across
1
Twin city of Raleigh : DURHAM
7
Dictionary offering: Abbr. : DEF
10
The "m" of e = mc2 : MASS
14
Italian cheese : ASIAGO
15
Tire filler : AIR
16
Give off : EMIT
17
1988 #1 hit for UB40 : REDREDWINE
19
"___ going!" : NICE
20
Oak or elm : TREE
21
Big feature on a donkey : EAR
22
Empty ___ (parent whose children have all moved away) : NESTER
24
1971 hit for Marvin Gaye subtitled "The Ecology" : MERCYMERCYME
27
Toy gun pellets : BBS
30
Year: Sp. : ANO
31
List-ending abbr. : ETAL
32
Regions : AREAS
34
"___ Lay Dying" : ASI
35
Like some textbooks : USED
39
1920s standard with the lyric "Sugar's sweet, so is she" : BYEBYEBLACKBIRD
43
Woman in "The King and I" : ANNA
44
12, on a grandfather clock : XII
45
___ bin Laden, 2011 Navy SEALs target : OSAMA
46
Salt, chemically : NACL
48
Psychic power, informally : ESP
50
June preceder : MAY
51
1986 hit for Talking Heads : WILDWILDLIFE
56
Classical music halls : ODEONS
57
Decay : ROT
58
Yawn-inducing : BLAH
62
Gas in commercial signs : NEON
63
1990 hit that samples the bass line from Queen/Bowie's "Under Pressure" : ICEICEBABY
66
1941 film "citizen" : KANE
67
Complain, complain, complain : NAG
68
Laid down the first card : OPENED
69
Toboggan, e.g. : SLED
70
Route displayer on a dashboard, for short : GPS
71
Word with finger or America : MIDDLE
Down
1
Something thrown at a bull's-eye : DART
2
Pusher's customer : USER
3
Carnival attraction : RIDE
4
___ pants (baggy wear) : HAREM
5
See 6-Down : AGE
6
With 5-Down, present time : MODERN
7
Grocery section with milk and yogurt : DAIRY
8
German "a" : EIN
9
Crazily fast : FRENETIC
10
"Old boys' network" meeting places : MENSCLUBS
11
Friendliness : AMITY
12
Cry to an attack dog : SICEM
13
One cubic meter : STERE
18
City between Dallas and Austin : WACO
23
A pitching ace has a low one, in brief : ERA
25
Like a Monday crossword puzzle, relatively speaking : EASY
26
Western plateau : MESA
27
See 34-Down : BABA
28
___ Mawr College : BRYN
29
Observed : SEEN
33
Left behind : ABANDONED
34
With 27-Down, foe of the Forty Thieves : ALI
36
Setting for "The King and I" : SIAM
37
Funny Bombeck : ERMA
38
June 6, 1944 : DDAY
40
Removing surgically : EXCISING
41
New York City mayor de Blasio : BILL
42
Head: Ger. : KOPF
47
Barley beard : AWN
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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"30 Rock" or "3rd Rock From the Sun" : SITCOM
51
Policy experts : WONKS
52
Perfect : IDEAL
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Sierra ___ (African country) : LEONE
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Bottom-of-the-bottle stuff : DREGS
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Flowed back : EBBED
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Word that fills both blanks in "This ___ is your ___" : LAND
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Brother of Cain : ABEL
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Jekyll's alter ego : HYDE
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Item of apparel often worn backward : CAP
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Commercial lead-in to Pen : EPI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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