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New York Times, Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Start of a quote by 53-Across, when asked to name his favorite song

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVWXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Keller.
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© 2003, The New York Times2/19/03 ( No. 19,461 )
Across
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The Charleses' canine : ASTA
5
Circus employee : TAMER
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Full of energy : GOGO
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Slick, in conversation : GLIB
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"I'd walk ___ for ..." : AMILE
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Saharan : ARID
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Doesn't keep : ROTS
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Hoarder's supply : CACHE
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Provide pro tem : LEND
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Start of a quote by 53-Across, when asked to name his favorite song : ITHINKHAILTO
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Carbolic acid : PHENOL
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Moving about : ASTIR
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Quote, part 2 : THECHIEFHASA
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R.p.m. indicator : TACH
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Lacks, in brief : HASNT
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Go for the gold? : PAN
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Nickname of radio shock jock Greg Hughes : OPIE
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Monte ___ : CARLO
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Chops, e.g. : MEAT
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Bobby on the ice : ORR
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Slur over : ELIDE
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Rainbows, e.g. : ARCS
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End of the quote : NICERINGTOIT
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What "dis" is : SLANG
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Self-assured : POISED
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Speaker of the quote : JOHNFKENNEDY
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Chamber phenomenon : ECHO
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TV producer Spelling : AARON
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Verve : ELAN
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Channel marker : BUOY
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Amount wagered : STAKE
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"Fashion Emergency" host : EMME
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Buzzers : BEES
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High bridge card : HONOR
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Talk back to : SASS
Down
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"Get ___ on yourself!" : AGRIP
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Sluggard's sin : SLOTH
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Share with the church : TITHE
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Green liqueur : ABSINTHE
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Angler's gear : TACKLE
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Nanjing nanny : AMAH
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Flexible mineral : MICA
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Like some textbook publishing : ELHI
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Item of 5-Down : REEL
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Overshoe : GALOSH
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Lode load : ORE
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Card player's shout : GIN
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Like all primes but one : ODD
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Kabuki kin : NOH
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1920's chief justice : TAFT
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Put darts into, as a garment : TAPER
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Singer Hayes : ISAAC
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Carries on : RANTS
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The Andes, e.g. : CHAIN
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Start to go? : HARDG
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Speck on a map : ISLET
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Rock's Brian : ENO
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Characters in cels : TOONS
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Patriots' Day month : APRIL
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Approximately : CIRCA
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Middle of the second century : CLI
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Early shows : MATINEES
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Hence : ERGO
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Relishes : ENJOYS
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Game one : OPENER
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H+, e.g. : ION
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1965 march city : SELMA
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Dutch treats? : EDAMS
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Units of force : DYNES
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Talk (over) : HASH
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Expanding grp. : NATO
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Ollie's human friend : FRAN
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"The Mikado" character : KOKO
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Flow's partner : EBB
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"The Hustler" prop : CUE
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Ground breaker : HOE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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