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New York Times, Tuesday, November 17, 2009

52-Down : Rock star whose name is spelled out by the middle letters of 16-, 18-, 39-, 61- and 64-Across

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXYZ} Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times11/17/09 ( No. 21,924 )

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Across
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Gulf of ___, off the coast of Yemen : ADEN
5
Animal acquired from an animal shelter, say : PET
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Coins a nickname for : DUBS
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Eyelike windows : OCULI
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QB Manning : ELI
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China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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With 2-Down, group with the only James Bond theme to hit #1 : DURAN
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Okra feature : POD
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With 10-Down, flashy jewelry : BLING
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Ones who stand above the crowd? : ORATORS
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International alliance : ENTENTE
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Eastern royal : RANI
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Cuban base in the news, in brief : GITMO
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Petri dish gel : AGAR
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IHOP drinks : OJS
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Silent hellos and goodbyes : WAVES
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Daniel of the old frontier : BOONE
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A.P. transmission : WIREPHOTO
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___ for Africa : USA
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With 25-Down, start of a nighttime nursery rhyme : TWINKLE
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Not used : NEW
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Dress shirt accessories : CUFFLINKS
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Wear away : ERODE
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Bright double star in Orion : RIGEL
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Japanese prime minister Taro ___ : ASO
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"Put a tiger in your tank" brand : ESSO
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On the ball : ALERT
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Arctic seabird : SKUA
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Italian ice cream treat : SPUMONI
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Emphatic refusal : IMEANNO
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With 50-Down, #1 hit of 1969 : SUGAR
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Prodigal ___ : SON
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With 54-Down, intro to a joke : KNOCK
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Flew into ___ (got furious) : ARAGE
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License plate : TAG
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Cover ltr. accompaniers : ENCLS
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Smartphone introduced in 2002 : TREO
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Sellout sign : SRO
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Fake at the rink : DEKE
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High-end Honda division : ACURA
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See 16-Across : DURAN
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Great joy : ELATION
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Bilbao boy : NINO
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Coke competitor : PEPSI
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"Do Ya" rock grp. : ELO
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High and low water lines : TIDEMARKS
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Credit card balance, e.g. : DEBT
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Let loose : UNLEASH
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See 18-Across : BLING
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Nick who comes at night : SANTA
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Scent : ODOR
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Media exec Robert : IGER
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They line up between centers and tackles: Abbr. : RGS
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Orwell's "1984" or Clarke's "2010" : NOVEL
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See 39-Across : TWINKLE
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Martial artist who starred in "Romeo Must Die" : JETLI
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Fencing weapons : EPEES
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Tampa Bay footballer, briefly : BUC
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The Buckeyes, for short : OSU
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Klutz : OAF
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Menus with reds, whites and rosés : WINELISTS
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Lennon's "Two Virgins" partner : ONO
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Newsman Koppel : TED
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Run a tab : OWE
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City near Manchester : WIGAN
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French cheese : FROMAGE
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Cash who sang "Black Cadillac" : ROSANNE
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20s dispenser : ATM
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She, in Sicily : ESSA
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Sudden burst : SPURT
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See 61-Across : SUGAR
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Rock star whose name is spelled out by the middle letters of 16-, 18-, 39-, 61- and 64-Across : RINGO
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See 64-Across : KNOCK
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Donald Duck, to Huey, Dewey and Louie : UNCLE
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"All systems go" signals : AOKS
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
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Squeezed (by) : EKED
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Sculling propeller : OAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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