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New York Times, Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Medical procedure for the singer of "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"?

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQW} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Julian Lim notes:
I actually constructed 2 versions of this puzzle before deciding which to submit, one with and the other without the central theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
One-named singers worked into common phrases with kooky results. TICKLED PINK worked well for me, now that I actually know who PINK is ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times10/7/15 ( No. 24,074 )
Across
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Painter Chagall : MARC
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Kevin who was the 2014 N.B.A. M.V.P. : DURANT
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Record holders? : DJS
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Vicinity : AREA
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One way to be caught : INALIE
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Basketball star ___ Ming : YAO
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Amused the singer of "Raise Your Glass"? : TICKLEDPINK
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Zero : NIL
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Ore-Ida product : TATERTOTS
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Bit of campfire entertainment : TALE
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Time to rise, in poetry : MORN
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Ruinous end : DOOM
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Enchantment of the singer of "Raspberry Beret"? : PRINCECHARMING
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What an unbelievable YouTube video might be : HOAX
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Some military defenses, for short : ABMS
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K.G.B. adversary : CIA
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___ port : USB
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Favoring the singer of "Sunday Bloody Sunday"? : PROBONO
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Easter egg container? : DVD
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Red Lobster freebie : BIB
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___-Aid : KOOL
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Cream and eggshell, for two : HUES
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Medical procedure for the singer of "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"? : STINGOPERATION
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Source of ivory : TUSK
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Tree of Life locale : EDEN
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Loo : JOHN
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Fast-food convenience : DRIVETHRU
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It might puff you up : EGO
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Coached the singer of "Kiss From a Rose"? : TRAINEDSEAL
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90° turn : ELL
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Emmy-winning series set at the Sterling Cooper ad agency : MADMEN
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Bit of fish food : ALGA
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26th of 26 : ZEE
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Word next to a coin slot : INSERT
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Fraud fighters, for short : TMEN
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LeBlanc of "Friends" : MATT
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Diva's delivery : ARIA
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Four-sided fig. : RECT
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Betty Crocker product : CAKEMIX
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Coke Zero alternative : DIETRC
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Ruined : UNDONE
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Entranced : RAPT
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Four of the 12 imams of Shia : ALIS
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Diarist Anaïs : NIN
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Shatner's "___War" : TEK
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Nickname for a high-achieving couple : DYNAMICDUO
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One corner of a Monopoly board : JAIL
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Filleted fish : SOLE
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___ Hubbard of Scientology : LRON
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When doubled, a drum : TOM
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"Aw, hell!" : DAMN
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Approximately : ORSO
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Put forward : POSIT
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Way into Wonderland : RABBITHOLE
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Premium ___ : CABLE
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27-Down offering : HBO
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David of "Separate Tables" : NIVEN
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Travels (about) : GADS
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Central points : HUBS
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U.P.S. truck contents: Abbr. : PKGS
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Piece next to a knight : ROOK
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"Alley ___" : OOP
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Doesn't say outright : HINTSAT
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Mother superior, for one : NUN
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Carl who directed "Oh, God!" : REINER
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Starting time : ADVENT
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Ticked (off) : TEED
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"Oh, man!" : JEEZ
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Check out : OGLE
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Many soccer coaches : DADS
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Frost : RIME
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Skipper's position : HELM
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All the ___ : RAGE
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___ Bator : ULAN
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"That's not something I needed to know" : TMI
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Headed up : RAN

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