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New York Times, Monday, November 27, 2017

Much-derided hairstyle seen in 1-, 17-, 24-, 39-, 47- and 58-Across

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© 2017, The New York Times11/27/17 ( No. 24,856 )
Across
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1997 Nicolas Cage film : CONAIR
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Took too much of a drug, briefly : ODED
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Biblical symbol of patience : JOB
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St. Francis of ___ : ASSISI
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___-Hoop (toy) : HULA
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Address beginning "http" : URL
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1987 Kiefer Sutherland film : THELOSTBOYS
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Item for a T-bar user : SKI
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___ fly (certain baseball out, informally) : SAC
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Music producer Brian : ENO
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Actor John or his actor son Sean : ASTIN
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1987 Patrick Swayze film : DIRTYDANCING
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___ salts (bath supply) : EPSOM
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Marriage : UNION
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Release : LETGO
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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Some TVs : RCAS
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Lowly worker : SERF
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1982, 1985, 1988 and 2008 Sylvester Stallone film franchise : RAMBO
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Amazon rodent : PACA
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"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Sin associated with the color green : ENVY
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Things you put up when you "put 'em up" : FISTS
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Vandalized, in a way, as on Halloween : EGGED
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Fertile soil : LOESS
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1987 Mel Gibson film : LETHALWEAPON
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Things opened at banks: Abbr. : ACCTS
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35mm camera inits. : SLR
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___ Beta Kappa : PHI
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The Blue Jays, on scoreboards : TOR
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1994 John Travolta film : PULPFICTION
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The Cavaliers, on scoreboards : CLE
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Handmade products website : ETSY
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Environmental messes from tankers : SPILLS
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Concealed : HID
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Root beer brand : DADS
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Much-derided hairstyle seen in 1-, 17-, 24-, 39-, 47- and 58-Across : MULLET
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Pets that purr : CATS
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Dept. of Labor arm : OSHA
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Tiny amount of time: Abbr. : NSEC
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Be laid up in bed : AIL
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Prefix with propyl : ISO
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Early ___ (night owl's opposite) : RISER
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"We're in trouble now!" : OHBOY
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Hall & Oates, for example : DUO
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Tarzan player Ron : ELY
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Evian competitor : DASANI
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Because you never know, it might be needed : JUSTINCASE
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Big name in pest control : ORKIN
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Flashy jewelry : BLING
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Stuff that blows up other stuff : TNT
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Zodiac symbol between scales and an archer : SCORPION
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Pilots' combat : DOGFIGHT
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Texter's "I believe ..." : IMO
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Library book words : DUEBY
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Otherwise : ELSE
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One of 12 on a jury : PEER
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Root beer brand : AANDW
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Driver's license issuer, for short : DMV
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Lion taming and tightrope walking, for two : ACTS
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Talk back to : SASS
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Rod and ___ : REEL
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Woman in Progressive ads : FLO
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Expressed shock : GASPED
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Lock fastener : LATCH
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Sometimes-bad bacterium : ECOLI
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Some athletic awards : ESPYS
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Governor Landon who ran for president in 1936 : ALF
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Cover image on Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" : PRISM
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Bit of medicine : PILL
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Ozone layer problem : HOLE
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The "I" of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Trip inducer, in brief : LSD
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PC "brain" : CPU
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Up to, informally : TIL

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