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New York Times, Tuesday, December 12, 2000

Little Anthony and the Imperials hit

Author:
Nick Grivas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nick Grivas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Grivas. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times12/12/00 ( No. 18,662 )
Across
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Media barrage : BLITZ
6
"Woe is me!" : ALAS
10
Last mustachioed president : TAFT
14
Luminous radiations : AURAE
15
Pusher pursuer : NARC
16
Dynamic start? : AERO
17
Exaggerated melodrama : BLOODANDTHUNDER
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Soaks up rays : SUNS
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Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
22
Fibber and Molly : MCGEES
23
Kind of kite : BOX
24
Easter Island statues, e.g. : COLOSSI
25
Tries to tag : CHASES
29
"Hold it!" : WHOA
30
Cartoon mirages : OASES
31
Sen. McCain's state: Abbr. : ARIZ
32
Up to the task : ABLE
36
Hard labor : SWEATOFONESBROW
39
Peter or Nicholas : TSAR
40
The head Corleone : VITO
41
Ho preceder : HEAVE
42
"Take this!" : HERE
43
Electrician's alloy : SOLDER
44
Analogize : COMPARE
48
Unruly mane : MOP
49
Depth charge targets : UBOATS
50
Roadside rescuers: Abbr. : AAA
51
Type of type : PICA
55
Little Anthony and the Imperials hit : TEARSONMYPILLOW
58
"___ It Romantic?" : ISNT
59
"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
60
Triangular formation : DELTA
61
Capone nemesis : NESS
62
Ruby and Sandra : DEES
63
Smart-mouthed : SASSY
Down
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Streisand, in fanzines : BABS
2
Humdinger : LULU
3
Mesabi Range deposit : IRON
4
New Mexico town famous for 8-Down : TAOS
5
Last letter in Leeds : ZED
6
Architectural addition : ANNEX
7
Lord's mate : LADY
8
See 4-Down : ART
9
Chew the fat : SCHMOOZE
10
"It takes two" dance : TANGO
11
Feared mosquito : AEDES
12
Unleashes : FREES
13
Many human sculptures : TORSI
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Fusses : ADOS
19
Bruins' sch. : UCLA
23
Numero uno : BEST
24
Uniform fabric : CHINO
25
Price basis : COST
26
Hems' partners : HAWS
27
On the briny : ASEA
28
Affix a brand to : SEAR
29
E-mailed, e.g. : WROTE
31
Blazing : AFIRE
32
First victim : ABEL
33
Actor Pitt : BRAD
34
It means nothing to Navratilova : LOVE
35
Pitcher with a spout : EWER
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Hyped to excess : OVERSOLD
38
Mall tenant : SHOP
42
Bowler and boater : HATS
43
"General Hospital," e.g. : SOAP
44
Words after "May I" : CUTIN
45
More than plump : OBESE
46
Fun house sounds : MOANS
47
Labor's partner : PARTS
48
Yucatán natives : MAYAS
50
Female friend of François : AMIE
51
"No contest," for one : PLEA
52
Pandora's release : ILLS
53
Camp beds : COTS
54
On the road : AWAY
56
Society page word : NEE
57
Driver's lic. et al. : IDS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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