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New York Times, Saturday, November 13, 2010

Word accompanying "Much," "Little" and "Late" in a 1978 #1 hit

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Diehl.
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© 2010, The New York Times11/13/10 ( No. 22,285 )

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Across
1
Calisthenics for show-offs : CLAPPUSHUPS
12
Plaintive cry : WAH
15
Saturn, for one : OUTERPLANET
16
Diminutive Spanish name suffix : ITO
17
European neolithic monument : STONECIRCLE
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Lawyer's thing : RES
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Doctors : MENDS
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Least : PALTRIEST
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Pablo Neruda's "___ to Common Things" : ODES
23
___ tie : BOLO
24
Go after : ENSUE
25
Bit of centurion gear : SANDAL
27
G.E. unit: Abbr. : APPL
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Something a father may hear : PRAYER
32
Play at recess : SKIPROPE
34
Coal holder : HIBACHI
36
British form of 33-Down : SNOOKER
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Hint : OVERTONE
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Widows' allowances : DOWERS
40
Many a character on "The Big Bang Theory" : NERD
41
Web site with the subheading "Merchant Services" : PAYPAL
43
Overthrew, e.g. : ERRED
45
Samosa ingredients : PEAS
46
Some fishing gear : BOBS
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Import/export business concern : TRADELAWS
52
Air traveling over snow? : CAROL
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Actor Somerhalder of "Lost" : IAN
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Rental for many an apartment dweller : MINISTORAGE
56
Freon initials : CFC
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Like critics : OPINIONATED
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"Animal Farm" locale : STY
59
Kitschy stuffed toys : SOCKMONKEYS
Down
1
Red cocktail, for short : COSMO
2
Played some dulcet tones : LUTED
3
Square things : ATONE
4
Isn't settled : PENDS
5
U. V.I.P. : PRES
6
Supermarket lines, for short : UPC
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Loafer, e.g. : SLIPON
8
Five Norwegian kings : HARALDS
9
Exposes : UNCLOAKS
10
Trophy, of sorts : PELT
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Firewood measure : STERE
12
Kind of wheel : WIRESPOKE
13
Took something in at night? : ATESUPPER
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They may take you in at night : HOSTELERS
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Back to back : INAROW
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Engage in a bachelor party activity : BARHOP
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Zen Buddhists, e.g. : SECT
26
Hamilton and Hunt : LINDAS
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Study making sound judgments? : PHONETICS
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Rapid transit? : RIVERRAFT
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It's just not normal : ABERRANCY
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Penned in : YARDED
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See 36-Across : POOL
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Frenzied : INAPANIC
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Sign meaning "Let this be our little secret" : EYEWINK
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Footnote word in Latin : PASSIM
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Shows at an expo : DEMOS
46
P.M. before Sharon : BARAK
47
Stand and deliver? : ORATE
48
Menace in the air, maybe : BOGEY
49
Moves along tirelessly? : SLEDS
51
Middle management? : LIPO
52
Didi of "Grease" and "Grease 2" : CONN
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Word accompanying "Much," "Little" and "Late" in a 1978 #1 hit : TOO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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