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New York Times, Friday, December 21, 2012

1998 hit that begins "___, I do believe I failed you"

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQUXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Wheeler.
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© 2012, The New York Times12/21/12 ( No. 23,054 )
Across
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The 500s, in the Dewey Decimal Classification: Abbr. : SCI
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Bars : ESTOPS
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Secretary of war under Theodore Roosevelt : TAFT
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Not be underdressed? : GOCOMMANDO
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Polish border river : ODRA
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Winner of nine 2011 Tonys : THEBOOKOFMORMON
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Payoffs : SOPS
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Figure in a celebrated 2004 breakup : KEN
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Off : ERRING
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Stravinsky's "Le ___ du Printemps" : SACRE
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Corrodes : EATSINTO
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Minimally : ATLEAST
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Specialized in fiction, say : LIED
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Title girl in a John Cougar #1 hit : DIANE
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Female Arabic name meaning "peace" : SALMA
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"___ Fitz," old comic strip started by Mort Walker : MRS
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Director Thomas H. ___ of the silent era : INCE
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Ring with a face attached? : SKYPE
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Crossjack, e.g. : SAIL
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___-specific : AGE
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One-___ : ACTER
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"Twin Peaks" actor Jack : NANCE
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Some hotels, for short : SROS
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Hans Christian ___, pioneer of electromagnetism : OERSTED
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Everything : THEWORKS
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Program blocker : VCHIP
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Antique dealer's transaction : RESALE
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Guadeloupe, par exemple : ILE
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Suffix with method : ICAL
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American diner favorite : APPLEPIEALAMODE
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61-Across affliction : STYE
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Fad of 2010-11 : ANGRYBIRDS
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"Bonanza" brother : HOSS
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"Who ___?" : DOESNT
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See 57-Across : EYE
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Some officers: Abbr. : SGTS
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Working like Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, say : COHOSTING
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F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, with "The" : ICEPALACE
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Music genre : EMO
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Beats decisively, in slang : SMOKES
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Bit of filming : TAKE
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Two-___ : ONONE
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Certain e-mail attachment : PDF
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"Whenever" : SOMETIME
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R-rated or higher, say : TORRID
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Frequenter of Web forums: Abbr. : ADMIN
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False personality : FRONT
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"Romance de Barrio," e.g. : TANGO
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X-rated : OBSCENE
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By land ___ : ORSEA
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Singer Corinne Bailey ___ : RAE
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Gridiron star : ALLPRO
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1998 hit that begins "___, I do believe I failed you" : ADIA
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"You shouldn't have done that" : TSKTSK
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Word often uttered with a salute : AYE
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Legendary creature similar to the Sphinx : MANTICORE
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Certain irrigated cropland : RICEPADDY
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Go downhill fast? : SLED
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Bridge need : SCOREPAD
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Fresh fish dish : SASHIMI
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Play ___ in : AROLE
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Atomic energy org. : NRC
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Marshy tracts : SWALES
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Crabtree & ___, retailer of body products : EVELYN
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Lay waste to : TRASH
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Up on : HEPTO
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Annual athletes' awards : ESPYS
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Long bout : SIEGE
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"___ and the Real Girl" (2007 Ryan Gosling film) : LARS
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___-majesté : LESE
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Sea goddess who saved Odysseus : INO
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U.S. dance grp. : ABT

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