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New York Times, Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Who "knows what it's like to be the bad man," according to a 1971 hit by the Who

Author:
Neville Fogarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Neville Fogarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Fogarty.
Neville Fogarty notes:
The grid I submitted to Will had a few differences. At 38- and 39-Down, I had ASICS and STEIN, respectively, and at 53-Down, I had ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
[Continuing from yesterday] My assistant, Joel, taped us editing yesterday's and today's puzzle, and he transcribed a bit of our ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
After a two year hiatus from the NYT puzzle, Neville's back! Standard theme type today, BREAKFAST interpreted as BREAK FAST, i.e. ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times12/8/15 ( No. 24,136 )

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Dutch cheese : EDAM
10
Talkative half of a magic duo : PENN
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Blanched : PALED
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Former Italian currency : LIRA
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Salve ingredient : ALOE
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Light violet : MAUVE
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Sprinkle from Tinker Bell : FAIRYDUST
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Checked out : EYED
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20s dispenser : ATM
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Mountain ___ : DEW
24
Car rental add-on : GPS
26
The one for the Kennedys has three knights' helmets on it : FAMILYCREST
30
Go bad : ROT
31
Classic Camaro : IROC
32
1990s Indian P.M. : RAO
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
34
Headlight gas : XENON
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Surfer dudes, e.g. : BROS
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Classic sitcom with kids called Princess, Bud and Kitten : FATHERKNOWSBEST
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Genealogical drawing : TREE
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20 : SCORE
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___ es Salaam : DAR
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Cardinal cap letters : STL
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Operating system used since the 1970s : UNIX
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Precursor to reggae : SKA
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Potential charge against a bounty hunter : FALSEARREST
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It's pitched with a pitchfork : HAY
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Magnate Onassis : ARI
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2000s Japanese P.M. : ABE
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Cry in place of a whistle, maybe : TAXI
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Free motel offering nowadays ... or what 18-, 26-, 40- and 52-Across do? : BREAKFAST
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Read carefully (over) : PORED
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Journals : LOGS
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Qatari bigwig : EMIR
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Lagniappe : EXTRA
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Lamb nursers : EWES
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Award won by Tiger Woods 23 times : ESPY
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"Oh, that's a shame" : SOSAD
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Record stat : RPM
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Small battery : AAA
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Democratic stronghold : BLUESTATE
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Group of quails : BEVY
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Obsession : IDEEFIXE
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2010 hit Broadway musical with the song "Sparklejollytwinklejingley" : ELF
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Sábado, por ejemplo : DIA
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Popular computer typeface : ARIAL
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Thomas Becket, e.g. : MARTYR
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Bachelor ___ : PAD
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Give the slip : ELUDE
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Pokes (around) : NOSES
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Fig. on a cereal box : NETWT
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Challenger : DARER
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Bribery and such : GRAFT
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Like some opposites : POLAR
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Some frock wearers : MONKS
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"Agreed" : ICONCUR
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L.B.J. in-law Charles : ROBB
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Who "knows what it's like to be the bad man," according to a 1971 hit by the Who : NOONE
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Holds aside for a year, in college sports : REDSHIRTS
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Where Sharp and Panasonic are headquartered : OSAKA
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Back-alley cat, e.g. : STRAY
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Big name in oil : HESS
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Place for a watch : WRIST
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Celebrity scandal fodder : SEXTAPES
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Durable furniture wood : TEAK
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Classic shirt brand : ARROW
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Large quantities of paper : REAMS
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Love letter letters : XOXO
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Real blockhead : ASS
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Drink with a straw : SIP
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Make an effort : TRY
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Notable time period : ERA
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Mom's partner : DAD

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