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New York Times, Friday, December 2, 2016

"Her name is ___ and she dances on the sand" (1983 pop lyric)

Author:
Andrew Kingsley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQUWY} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Kingsley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Kingsley notes:
This puzzle started with the double stack of HERE'S HOPING and PRIZE INSIDE. How I got a grid of this shape in the end I'm not sure. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Not many themelesses feature 11-letter entries because they tend to force 3-letter entries, and those bitty guys are hard to make ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

LAVABO is a nice treat for Sondheim fans who know the word well. Sweeney Todd is described: "His needs were few, his room was bare, a lavabo and a fancy chair."

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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 24,496 )
Across
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Ceremonial basin : LAVABO
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Pakistan's ___ Khan University : AGA
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Downloaded, say : GOT
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One may open an issue : EDITORSNOTE
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Suffix with lip- : ASE
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It comes with a dish : SATELLITETV
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Universal Studios, formerly : MCA
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Athletic wear named for an anagram of what it does : SPANDEX
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Female in the woods : SHEBEAR
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Card initials : STL
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Monkey with a repetitive name : TITI
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Hairstyle that's very big : AFRO
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"Odyssey" peak : OSSA
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Parting words : CIAOS
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Paul of "There Will Be Blood" : DANO
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Emulate a popinjay : PREEN
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"Annie Hall" or "Notting Hill" : ROMCOM
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Montessori and Sharapova : MARIAS
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Sat in a dugout? : CANOED
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Phaëthon's father, in myth : HELIOS
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Ball game : LOTTO
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Dinosaur in Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" : ARLO
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First name in foundations : ESTEE
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Southern California's ___ Point : DANA
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Lasting impression : SCAR
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"M*A*S*H" co-star : FARR
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Picture frame? : CEL
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Bound : DELIMIT
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Article of personal property : CHATTEL
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Veiled promise? : IDO
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Cracker Jack come-on : PRIZEINSIDE
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Jerry's partner : BEN
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"Fingers crossed!" : HERESHOPING
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Dallas-to-Houston dir. : SSE
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Verb that can combine with its past tense : SEE
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Like some inspections : ONSITE
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Not as much : LESSSO
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Rolls with the punches : ADAPTS
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Some hospital readings : VITALS
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"Can you break ___?" : ATEN
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Fearless : BOLD
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Heraldic wreath : ORLE
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Only creature besides humans to farm other creatures : ANT
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Visits : GOESTO
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"If things don't change ..." : ATTHISRATE
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Something an athlete puts on : GAMEFACE
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Reward for acting well? : OSCARNOD
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Genteel establishment : TEAROOM
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Decade when ZIP codes were introduced : SIXTIES
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Verge : EVE
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Grumpy state : BADMOOD
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Scottish "John" : IAN
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Presumptive : APRIORI
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Front ends? : CEASEFIRES
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"Her name is ___ and she dances on the sand" (1983 pop lyric) : RIO
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It borders Hudson Bay: Abbr. : ONT
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"The best or nothing" sloganeer, informally : MERCEDES
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Forsaken : ALLALONE
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Arm-twists : COERCES
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Claims, with "on" : HASDIBS
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Xerox setting: Abbr. : LTR
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"Dr. Strangelove" or "Borat" : SATIRE
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When Banquo dies in "Macbeth" : ACTIII
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"You ___ worry" : NEEDNT
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State : ALLEGE
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What a needle may indicate: Abbr. : MPH
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Syllables in a children's refrain : HIHO
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Shortly : ANON
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Oz. sextet : TSPS
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Dictionary's end : ZEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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