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New York Times, Monday, October 6, 2014

Lost ... or, in two words, an apt description of 17-, 24-, 47- and 59-Across

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Weintraub. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Jeff Chen notes:
This puzzle delighted me. Many of you know my idiot-level knowledge of pop music, so I confess I was a bit skeptical when I uncovered ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times10/6/14 ( No. 23,708 )

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Across
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Org. with merit badges : BSA
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Cousin of a clarinet : OBOE
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Sir ___ Newton : ISAAC
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Western Hemisphere treaty grp. : OAS
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Earns in the end : NETS
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Gradually changes (into) : MORPHS
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1975 Eagles hit about a woman having an affair : LYINEYES
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Push : PROPEL
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Bangkok native : THAI
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Mined rocks : ORES
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Pleasantly warm : BALMY
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Title hit of a 1952 Gene Kelly musical : SINGININTHERAIN
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When an airplane is due to take off, for short : ETD
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Rubbish : ROT
29
Manipulate : USE
30
"___ goes nothing!" : HERE
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On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
34
Drunk's condition, for short : DTS
35
Tyrannosaurus ___ : REX
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Lost ... or, in two words, an apt description of 17-, 24-, 47- and 59-Across : MISSING
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Hectic hosp. areas : ERS
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Circle section : ARC
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Tiniest amount : WHIT
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Small whirlpool : EDDY
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Old AT&T rival : MCI
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Figured out, as a joke : GOT
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Lady of la casa: Abbr. : SRA
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1930 Harry Richman hit whose title describes ostentatious living : PUTTINONTHERITZ
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Feature of a clock radio : ALARM
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Singer/songwriter Laura : NYRO
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Memo heading : INRE
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Antigovernment force : REBELS
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1978 Billy Joel hit that gave its name to a 2002 Broadway musical : MOVINOUT
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Yammerer : TALKER
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"... lived happily ___ after" : EVER
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"___ changed man!" : IMA
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Where chicks hang out? : NESTS
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"Bill & ___ Excellent Adventure" : TEDS
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Forerunners of CDs : LPS
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Heavy door locks : BOLTS
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Give an informal greeting : SAYHI
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Chinese or 20-Across : ASIAN
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Start of almost every ZIP code in New York : ONE
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Farther past : BEYOND
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Cheri formerly of "S.N.L." : OTERI
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German industrial city : ESSEN
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Unruly child : IMP
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Ice cream alternative : SORBET
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Loud, as a crowd : AROAR
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Clapped : APPLAUDED
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Element-ary school subject? : CHEMISTRY
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Guile : SLYNESS
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French-speaking African nation : NIGER
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Narrow marine passageway : STRAIT
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List component : ITEM
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Part of a rhinoceros : HORN
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Almost impossible, as a task : HERCULEAN
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Easily enthused : EXCITABLE
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Kutcher of "Two and a Half Men" : ASHTON
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Letter before omega : PSI
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Defensive embankment : RAMPART
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Victor's cry : IWON
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Richard of "American Gigolo" : GERE
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Bobby of 1950s-'60s pop : DARIN
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Lime-flavored cocktail : GIMLET
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Pushed hard : SHOVED
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Arduous journeys : TREKS
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Citi Field player, for short : NYMET
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Treasure cache : TROVE
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How much food is fried : INOIL
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Card that tops all others : TRUMP
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Some sorority women : ZETAS
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Class older than jrs. : SRS
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Apr. 15 payment recipient : IRS

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

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