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New York Times, Friday, December 26, 2008

Song standard with the lyric "Can't you see I'm no good without you?"

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GY} This is puzzle # 131 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times12/26/08 ( No. 21,598 )
Across
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Where to get a good view of a hit and run : BOXSEAT
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Comic book series that spawned films in 1994 and 2005 : THEMASK
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Gives last rites to, e.g. : ANOINTS
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Lightly and quickly, in music : VOLANTE
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Dr. Ruth, e.g. : SEXPERT
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Prepare to ship : CRATEUP
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Member of la familia extensa : TIO
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Pop superstar's informal name since 1997 : SIRPAUL
22
Wyo. is on it in the summer : MDT
23
"Listen Like Thieves" band : INXS
25
They may be greased : PALMS
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Chapter 13? : XIII
27
Missouri relatives : OTOES
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One of the Baltimore Ravens' mascots : POE
30
Strips on a table : BACON
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At the head of the line : NEXTUP
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It's unreal : DREAM
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Had a 33-Across, say : SNOOZED
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Song standard with the lyric "Can't you see I'm no good without you?" : ALLOFME
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Conform : FITIN
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End of a middle watch : FOURAM
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Rona who wrote "Mazes and Monsters" : JAFFE
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Far out : RAD
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Best : ONEUP
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A leading manufacturer of cars : OTIS
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Reference book abbr. : ETSEQ
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Sinew: Prefix : TENO
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Funeral home item : URN
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New Jersey shopping mecca : PARAMUS
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Be windy : JAW
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Got hitched : SAIDIDO
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Food similar to a bannock : OATCAKE
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Uranus's largest moon : TITANIA
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Alternative to a tanning booth : BRONZER
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Responded contemptuously : SNORTED
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Round parts, perhaps : STANZAS
Down
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Strong defenses : BASTIONS
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Pretty poor chances : ONEINTEN
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Love letters? : XOXOXOXO
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Nurse : SIP
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Hydrocarbon endings : ENES
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Just off the bottom, nautically : ATRIP
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Sandal variety : TSTRAP
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An anchor often faces it : TVCAMERA
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Falcon-headed god : HORUS
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Company whose slogan is "Home away from home" : ELAL
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Purchase at a home store : MAT
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Weak : ANEMIC
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Small pad : STUDIO
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Didn't strike : KEPTIN
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Move slowly : PLOD
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Counterbalances : SETOFFS
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An unknown quantity : XAMOUNT
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Wong of book and film : SUZIE
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"The Jungle Book" bear : BALOO
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Kind of rock : PET
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Mischievous tyke : ELF
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Way out in the country : DIRTROAD
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Bop alternative : FREEJAZZ
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Literally, "white mountain" : MAUNAKEA
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Delegates : EMPOWERS
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Pioneer's org. : NASA
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Old tournament events : JOUSTS
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Title transport in a 1941 song : ATRAIN
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Done, slangily : FINITO
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Retires from the R.A.F. : DEMOBS
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Title lady in a 1933 song : EADIE
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Two 55-Downs : QUART
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Half a 52-Down : PINT
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Ancient walkway : STOA
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Women's org. with the motto "God, home and country" : DAR
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"House Call" airer : CNN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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