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New York Times, Saturday, November 16, 2013

1992 chart-topper that mentions "my little turn on the catwalk"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
I was inspired to construct this themeless, which was submitted and accepted in August 2012, after observing how much more lively fill ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
David Steinberg continues to amaze me. I accepted this puzzle last year, when David was still only 15. On top of that, how does he ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Amusing how one of David's least favorite entries, ALEYARD, was something I quite liked. Perhaps it brings back the days of drinking ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times11/16/13 ( No. 23,384 )
Across
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Air protection program? : APPLECARE
10
Italian alternative : RANCH
15
Tight squeeze for a couple? : DOUBLEBED
16
Where Union Pacific is headquartered : OMAHA
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1992 chart-topper that mentions "my little turn on the catwalk" : IMTOOSEXY
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Tar : MATEY
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65-Across's title: Abbr. : DET
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Evian competitor : NAYA
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Gun shows? : OATERS
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A or O, but not B : ALER
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First name in fashion : RALPH
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One going for the big bucks : DOE
27
___ Fund Management (investment company) : SOROS
29
Strike-monitoring org. : NLRB
30
Contact on Facebook : POKE
31
Time reversal? : STET
33
Tore to shreds : SAVAGED
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Diehard sort : ZEALOT
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Dangerous things to go on : BINGES
39
Long, slender glass for drinking beer : ALEYARD
41
River to the North Sea : TYNE
42
Lowly one : PEON
43
Quarterly magazine published by Boeing : AERO
45
Norwegian Romanticist : GRIEG
49
Anti : CON
50
Sch. in Madison, N.J. : DREWU
52
___ Gunn, "Breaking Bad" co-star : ANNA
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Killing it : ONFIRE
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Make a touchdown : LAND
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Star opening? : TRI
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Turning blue, maybe : MOLDY
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Prevent a crash, say : FORCEQUIT
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Triumphant cry : IRULE
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"Buy high and sell low," e.g. : BADADVICE
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Baselines? : XAXES
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Case worker : INSPECTOR
Down
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Springblade producer : ADIDAS
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Marmalade fruit : POMELO
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Green piece : PUTTER
4
Wall Street inits. : LBO
5
___ Musk, co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal : ELON
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Millan who's known as "the Dog Whisperer" : CESAR
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Temporarily inactive : ABEYANT
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___ Place (Edmonton Oilers' arena) : REXALL
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Frozen food aisle eponym : EDY
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See 11-Down : ROMA
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She loves, in 10-Down : AMAT
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"G-Funk Classics" rapper : NATEDOGG
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Iroquoian tongue : CHEROKEE
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Provincials : HAYSEEDS
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"Holy smokes!" : OHBABY
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Long Island Rail Road station : ROSLYN
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Old phone trio : PRS
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Spartan gathering place : STOA
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Bakery/cafe chain : PANERA
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Schwab rival : ETRADE
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Rhames of "Mission: Impossible" : VING
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Pioneering underground publication of the 1960s : ZAPCOMIX
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Early tragedienne Duse : ELEONORA
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1990s sci-fi series : AEONFLUX
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Alternative to die : DER
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In the direction of : TOWARDS
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Make further advances? : RELOAN
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Sense : INTUIT
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Italian P.M. Letta : ENRICO
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Boot covering : GAITER
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Open, in a way : UNCAP
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Kind of threat : IDLE
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Certain spirits : RYES
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Frankie Avalon's "___ Dinah" : DEDE
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Org. with a top 10 list : FBI
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Shopper's choice : QVC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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