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New York Times, Saturday, December 11, 2004

He had the 2000 autobiographical lyric “I think I was put here to annoy the world

Author:
James E. Buell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James E. Buell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Buell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times12/11/04 ( No. 20,122 )

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Across
1
Sheet rock? : MICA
5
Take flight : GOONTHELAM
15
Thoth had the head of one : IBIS
16
Flashbulb effect, e.g. : AFTERIMAGE
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In-groups : SETS
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They withstand a lot of pressure : SUBMARINES
19
Craft : SLYNESS
21
Place for 18-Across : OPENSEA
22
Share first, e.g. : TIE
23
Remains : LEES
25
“The Mystery of Marie Roget” author : POE
26
Wouldn’t commit : HEDGED
28
Tours de force : TRIUMPHS
33
Juan’s politically active wife : EVITA
34
Gounod opera : FAUST
35
__ center : REC
36
Pit transactions : BETS
37
Author Fannie : HURST
38
Yarn spinner : LIAR
39
Grp. that sends pkgs. to soldiers : USO
40
x : TIMES
41
Meteorological probe : SONDE
42
Spelling expert? : SORCERER
44
“No way” : CANTBE
45
___ streak : ONA
46
Lasting impression : SCAR
48
“Wow!” : MAN
49
Island attire : SARONGS
53
Sustenance : ALIMENT
55
Early warning device : SMOKEALARM
57
Barely better : EDGE
58
Service station? : TABERNACLE
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Is positioned : LIES
60
Is somewhat remorseful : SHEDSATEAR
61
Like some apples : TART
Down
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Fall short, so to speak : MISSTHEBUS
2
Tentative “yes” : IBELIEVESO
3
Metro section honcho : CITYEDITOR
4
Union: Abbr. : ASSN
5
Blotto : GASSED
6
Practical : OFUSE
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Jockey club offering: Abbr. : OTB
8
Lost fish of film : NEMO
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Member of a silent religious order : TRAPPIST
10
Let : HIREOUT
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He had the 2000 autobiographical lyric “I think I was put here to annoy the world : EMINEM
12
They serve many computer clients: Abbr. : LANS
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1940’s film critic : AGEE
14
Badlands feature : MESA
20
Parmenides’ home : ELEA
24
Peep show attendees : STARERS
27
Some hot rods : GTS
29
Sen. Feingold : RUSS
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Papers : PRINTMEDIA
31
Heavy metal rock fan : HEADBANGER
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Universal need? : SCREENTEST
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Be plenty angry : FUME
37
Japanese syllable set : HIRAGANA
38
Contemporary of Bela : LON
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Till stack, informally : TENNERS
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It’s a wrap : SARI
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Manipulated dishonestly : COOKED
44
Not so ruffled : CALMER
47
Memorable 1961 hurricane : CARLA
49
Grounded fleet : SSTS
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East Asian servant : AMAH
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Cover-up : ROBE
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Venetian element : SLAT
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Lunch counter offering : MELT
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Pro : ACE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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