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Leading Singers

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1999

Author:
Elizabeth Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 38 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 17,995 )
Across
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Followings : CULTS
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"___ Luxemburg" (1986 film biography) : ROSA
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E-mail : MESSAGE
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Joined : CAMEON
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Carried furniture : SEDAN
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Epoch from 10 to 2 million years ago : PLIOCENE
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50's-90's jazz singer : ABBEYLINCOLN
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Circumstance of living : HIGHCOST
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Foreign currency : MARKS
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Cheer : HEARTEN
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Plastic ___ Band : ONO
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Downhill slope : RUN
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Times old and new : ERAS
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Daimler-Chrysler products : JEEPS
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Loses it : RANTS
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Indian tourist stop : AGRA
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Turkey helping : LEG
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Pair at sea : OARS
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Ship danger : MINES
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Skips bail : FLEES
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Thieves : STEALERS
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Kind of ball : BOCCE
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Key letters : ESC
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Like a certain key: Abbr. : MAJ
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False, like some talk : JIVEY
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Imported vodka : ABSOLUT
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Appliance brand : AMANA
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Throw : FAZE
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Taxes : WEARS
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Like Chopin's Scherzo (Op. 54) : INE
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Criticism, so to speak : STATIC
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Continental abbr. : AMER
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"___ me down to rest me" (old prayer start) : ILAY
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Bond-issuing org. : GNMA
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On the line : ATRISK
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Whodunit solver: Abbr. : DET
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Lilly, the drug maker : ELI
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Holy person : AVATAR
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But, in Bordeaux : MAIS
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Fr. holy women : STES
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Celebrity's opposite : NOBODY
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Year in Louis VII's reign : MCL
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A goner : TOAST
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Book of prophecies : AMOS
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In accord : ATONE
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Horizon : SKYLINE
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Extrinsic : ALIEN
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German article : DER
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Big Apple inits. : NYC
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Center of Beaujolais country : LYONS
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Elegant one : CLASSACT
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Denounces : DAMNS
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Bagel purveyors : DELIS
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"Excuse me..." : AHEM
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Stagewear for Madonna : BRA
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Reflecting no light : EBON
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Start of a caution : DONOT
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"Dynasty" actress : EVANS
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Some cereal : BRAN
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Physicist's study : ION
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Kitty : POT
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Fix the walls : REPAINT
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Cast one's lot (with) : ALIGN
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Ones sitting tight? : SARDINES
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Pop singer known as "The Delta Lady" : RITACOOLIDGE
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Ticket dispensers : TROOPERS
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Top echelon : ELITE
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Like many a Western bandit : HANGED
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Most populated : DENSEST
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Québec's Levesque : RENE
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Amplified : MIKED
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Singer's locale : CABARET
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Offense : UMBRAGE
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Vichyssoise needs : LEEKS
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Puppets, e.g. : TOYS
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Where the Blues Brothers debuted: Abbr. : SNL
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Summaries : RECAPS
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Offenses : ODORS
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Highway department supply : SALT
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Author whose novels span 6,000 years : ANNERICE
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Dashboard inits. : MPH
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George and others : ELIOTS
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Warnings : SIGNS
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TriBeCa neighbor : SOHO
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Univ. of Md. competes in it : ACC
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Singer with Parliament and Funkadelic : GEORGECLINTON
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Guarantee : ENSURE
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Popular packs : CAMELS
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Bad looks : SNEERS
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Small heaters : ETNAS
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"That's not what ___!" : IHEAR
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"(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" singer : NANCYWILSON
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"Steppin' Out" singer : JOEJACKSON
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Born : NEE
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To boot : ALSO
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V.I.P. : MOVER
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Come clean, with "up" : FESS
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Valuable strings : AMATIS
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Legal scholar Guinier et al. : LANIS
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"L'Arlésienne" composer : BIZET
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"How Sweet It Is" singer : JAMESTAYLOR
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Battery type : AAA
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Singer with an Oscar-nominated song from "Robin Hood" : BRYANADAMS
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Like some beds : UNMADE
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All choked up : TEARY
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Paroxysm : ATTACK
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"Happy Birthday, Mr. President" singer : MARILYNMONROE
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Becomes a whiter shade of pale : FADES
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Actress Emma : SAMMS
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Hollywood sisters : GABORS
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Kind of chair : EAMES
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Primary goal : VOTES
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Menlo Park monogram : TAE
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Torrents : RAINS
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Uncontrollable motions : TICS
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Boston suburb : LYNN
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Loafer : LOITERER
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Football Hall-of-Famer Dawson : LEN
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Lottery ticket : CHANCE
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Slowly, to Masur : LENTO
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Cut : ABRIDGE
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Rough : CRAGGED
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No longer pale : TANNED
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Believer : DEIST
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On : ABOARD
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Grandparents, traditionally : DOTERS
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Fly : AVIATE
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Beneficiary : DONEE
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Dine at home : EATIN
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Lose one's nerve : BLINK
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Show of hands? : PIPS
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Good amount of money : PILE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Opposite of remove : DON
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Atl. crosser : SST
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Man with a law : OHM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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