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New York Times, Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Fellow in a 1944 Johnny Mercer song hinted at by 17-, 25-, 47- and 57-Across

Author:
Seth A. Abel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Seth A. Abel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times11/30/05 ( No. 20,476 )
Across
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1980's Chrysler product : KCAR
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Totally lost : ATSEA
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No-goodniks : CADS
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Coin tossed in the 15-Across fountain, nowadays : EURO
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"Three coins …" fountain : TREVI
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Genesis victim : ABEL
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Unwelcome visitor : GRIMREAPER
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"Friends" spinoff : JOEY
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"My Cousin Vinny" star : PESCI
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Wavy design : MOIRE
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Duplicates, for short : CCS
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Totally crush : STEAMROLLER
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They may be pulled off : HEISTS
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Blue-ribbon : AONE
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Likewise : ALSO
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Good thing to be in : STYLE
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Some four-year degs. : BSS
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Fellow in a 1944 Johnny Mercer song hinted at by 17-, 25-, 47- and 57-Across : MISTERINBETWEEN
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Worker's check : PAY
42
Photo finish : MATTE
43
___ Domini : ANNO
44
Jumbo, for one : SIZE
45
Miscellaneous task : ODDJOB
47
Tenacity : FIRMRESOLVE
52
Treasury div. : IRS
53
Dodge 1-Across : ARIES
54
V formation members : GEESE
56
Rolling rock? : LAVA
57
Like a bad apple : WORMRIDDEN
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Highlight? : STAR
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Maven : GURU
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Fish caught in pots : EELS
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Hem in : BESET
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Fall locale : EDEN
Down
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Bud holder, maybe : KEG
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Mangy mutt : CUR
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___ Ben Canaan, Leon Uris hero : ARI
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Nail-biter's opposite : ROMP
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Bikini events : ATESTS
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Tiny amount : TRACE
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Photo tone : SEPIA
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67-Across figure : EVE
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It's inspired : AIR
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Wheedle : CAJOLE
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Bubbling : ABOIL
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Combine name : DEERE
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More artful : SLYER
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Not play : REST
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Painter of haystacks : MONET
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Rocky, twice : CHAMP
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Salsa queen Cruz : CELIA
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Weenie : SISSY
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Weasel word : MAYBE
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Reader's goal : ROLE
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Slurrer, perhaps : SOT
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See 57-Down : SITES
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Report letters? : TNT
34
1970's cinematic canine : BENJI
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___ Wences : SENOR
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Hoity-toity sorts : SNOBS
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Eastern V.I.P.'s : EMIRS
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Bring down : RAZE
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Roll of dough : WAD
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Drags through the mud : SMEARS
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Moving on, say : OVERIT
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1950's sitcom name : DESI
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Like some starts : FALSE
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Ticked off : IRATE
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Ken-L Ration competitor : RIVAL
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Cruel sorts : OGRES
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"C'mon, my turn!" : LEMME
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Rim … or trim : EDGE
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With 32-Down, places to browse : WEB
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Cry of approval : OLE
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Broadway nightmare : DUD
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Before of yore : ERE
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Wimple wearer : NUN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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