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New York Times, Friday, November 10, 2000

1950's song hit with a foreign-language title

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times11/10/00 ( No. 18,630 )

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Across
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Terrific, once : THECATSWHISKERS
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With insufficient qualifications : OUTOFONESLEAGUE
17
Easter song popularized by Gene Autry : PETERCOTTONTAIL
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Blinker : EYE
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Places for masks, in brief : ICUS
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Marie Antoinette's birthplace : VIENNA
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Skedaddle : SCAT
22
Reckon (on) : RELY
23
Grape variety : MUSCAT
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Unique : SOLE
27
Plane with a tipped nose : SST
30
Books printed before 1501 : INCUNABULA
32
The Beatles' "Lovely ___" : RITA
33
Drives the point home : STABS
34
Field marshal? : REF
35
Quavers, e.g. : NOTES
36
"Coastal Disturbances" playwright Howe : TINA
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It's surrounded by cushions : SIDEPOCKET
39
Before all is done : YET
40
Distinctive quality : TONE
41
A tunnel, maybe : ESCAPE
42
King David player, 1985 : GERE
43
Memorable 1964 Florida hurricane : CLEO
44
European capital : ZAGREB
47
Charles de Gaulle's jet : NOIR
48
Kind of relief : BAS
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1950's song hit with a foreign-language title : ARRIVEDERCIROMA
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Space-saving device : CLOSETORGANIZER
55
Snack food treat : HOSTESSDINGDONG
Down
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Lift one's spirits? : TOPE
2
Military helicopter, informally : HUEY
3
Suffix with disk : ETTE
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Country music's David Allan ___ : COE
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Hottentots, e.g. : AFRICANS
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Improvisationlike composition : TOCCATA
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It tapers on a tapir : SNOUT
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Licks, say : WETS
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Presidential inits. : HST
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Classic 1983 Randy Newman song : ILOVELA
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Dotty : SENILE
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Sagal of "Married ... With Children" : KATEY
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"Life in London" author Pierce ___ : EGAN
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Total : RUIN
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Take a breather? : SCUBA
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John of Jamestown : ROLFE
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Like Niagara Falls : MISTY
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Loose : UNTIE
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Limited : SCANT
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It'll take a nap : SUEDE
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Chief town in Russian America : SITKA
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Awfully high : STEEP
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Smack : TASTE
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What sauerkraut ferments in : BRINE
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Florestan's jailer in "Fidelio" : ROCCO
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Decoration for a bull, maybe : NOSERING
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Ices : SORBETS
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Bird that Alcatraz was named for : PELICAN
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Soap box? : TEEVEE
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Meal from a mill : GRIST
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Literally, "dwarf dog" : CORGI
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Lead role in "A Chorus Line" : ZACH
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Guthrie who sang "The City of New Orleans" : ARLO
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___ point (certain stitch) : GROS
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Unpopular sort : NERD
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Galoot : BOZO
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Grace period? : AMEN
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Puppeteer Tony : SARG
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Parties : DOS
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Clear : RID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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