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New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

About whom Obama said "There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music"

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. McCoy.
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© 2014, The New York Times12/10/14 ( No. 23,773 )
Across
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Rocker Huey : LEWIS
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Nascar ___ : DAD
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Bonsai, e.g. : DWARF
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Like many residents of Lancaster County, Pa. : AMISH
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QB Manning : ELI
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One in a love triangle, maybe : RIVAL
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Like a majority of Muslims : SUNNI
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Word before Mac or cheese : BIG
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Make amends : ATONE
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"The Sword in the Stone" author, to a chemist? : THORIUMWHITE
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Feedbag morsel : OAT
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Prefix that sounds like 67-Down : TRI
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Pizza, for one : PIE
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Colon part : DOT
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Western Indian : UTE
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Snoozers catch them : ZEES
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New title for a 53-Down : MRS
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"The African Queen" author, to a chemist? : CESIUMFORESTER
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Part of a 23-Across : HULL
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Modern prefix with warrior : ECO
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U.S. island with a royal palace : OAHU
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"The Children of Men" author, to a chemist? : PALLADIUMJAMES
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Word often in brackets : SIC
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Highly draftable ... or a feature of the word "draft" : ONEA
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Season after printemps : ETE
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U.S.S.R. security org. : KGB
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Relative of "Voilà!" : QED
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Margery of rhyme : DAW
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Some Garmin displays: Abbr. : STS
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"The Island of Dr. Moreau" author, to a chemist? : MERCURYWELLS
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Television genre : ANIME
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Put down, as track : LAY
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Like radon : INERT
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Having done away with : RIDOF
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Improve, as cheese : AGE
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Land bordering Lake Chad : NIGER
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Minuscule : TEENY
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TV neighbor of Homer : NED
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Hobbyist's adhesive : EPOXY
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Word in Spanish place names : LAS
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Avian source of red meat : EMU
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Prevail : WIN
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"___ it, though?" : ISNT
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Chinese toy : SHIHTZU
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Followed up with after recon : DEBRIEFED
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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Find, as attack ad fodder : DIGUP
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BVDs, e.g. : DRAWERS
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Accompanying : WITH
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Steer clear of : AVOID
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Made a dash for : RANTO
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___ Street (British journalism) : FLEET
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City near a 29-Across reservation : OREM
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Street performer in an "invisible box" : MIME
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Reaction to a pun or a punch : OUCH
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Believed gullibly : ATEUP
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Notable current researcher : TESLA
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Prefix with -path : SOCIO
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Greek walkway : STOA
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Things to cure : ILLS
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Full of innocent wonder : ROUNDEYED
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Chair designer Charles : EAMES
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Butler in fiction : RHETT
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Takes habitually : USES
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What gallium will do at about 86 degrees F : LIQUEFY
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Taiwanese PC maker : ACER
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Ground-up fare : MEAL
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Important feature for a male model : JAWLINE
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Blue Light Special offerer : KMART
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Something to be rubbed out? : GENIE
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Figurine on a certain cake : BRIDE
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About whom Obama said "There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music" : DYLAN
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"You have gotta be kidding me!" : CMON
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Conduct : WAGE
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Bit of barbering : SNIP
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Latin I : EGO
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Title for Tarquinius Superbus : REX
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Give it a go : TRY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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