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New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 2015

#1 hit on the soundtracks for "Grumpy Old Men" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"

Author:
Doug Peterson and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQWZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Peterson. This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
DOUG: Remember the recent kerfuffle about whether or not HELLO KITTY is actually a cat? I've done some research on the topic, and she ... read more
Jill Denny notes:
Lots of gems in this challenging puzzle. My first pass gave me SALTI, CIA, EMMY, AUDI, INDY, and STEELE, followed by a tentative ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times2/21/15 ( No. 23,846 )
Across
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It's usually taken on a bus : CLASSTRIP
10
Pact signed by Nixon : SALTI
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Nancy Drew never left hers behind : LATETEENS
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Saw : AXIOM
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Needing no prep, in a way : OVENREADY
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Bait : TEMPT
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Org. in "Argo" : CIA
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It depicts a winged woman holding an atom : EMMY
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Beyond that : MORESO
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Not mussed : KEMPT
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Loads, for many: Abbr. : SYN
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Constellation near Ursa Major : LEO
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Art film? : ACETATE
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Unleashes (on) : SICS
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Who said "Power has to be insecure to be responsive" : RALPHNADER
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Brute : OGRE
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Observe : OBEY
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Tip-offs : CLUES
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It may be thrown in the mix : CHEX
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Take off : SOAR
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Animated character who's five apples tall : HELLOKITTY
41
"Truth in engineering" sloganeer : AUDI
42
Where the waves come in? : ANTENNA
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Dairy case units: Abbr. : PTS
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Was taken in : BIT
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Stay a step ahead of : ELUDE
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Secure : ATTAIN
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Place for a rivulet : DALE
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Part of HUD: Abbr. : DEV
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Diamond, e.g. : RHOMB
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Triton, to Neptune : SATELLITE
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Reisz who directed "The French Lieutenant's Woman" : KAREL
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Crowd : CLOSEINON
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"Make Someone Happy" composer : STYNE
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It connects two pages : HYPERTEXT
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Slug : CLOCK
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Allegorical painting from Picasso's Blue Period : LAVIE
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Field standouts : ATEAM
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Paul, for one: Abbr. : SEN
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Exhibit plasticity : STRETCH
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Be present in large quantity : TEEM
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Widen, as a gun barrel : REAM
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Ark finder, familiarly : INDY
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University course, for short : PSY
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Delayed, in a way : SATON
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Woodcutter, e.g. : AXER
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Star's spot : LIMELIGHT
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Phrase often stamped in red : TOPSECRET
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#1 hit on the soundtracks for "Grumpy Old Men" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" : IMTOOSEXY
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Former Miss America who ran for the U.S. Senate in 1980 : MYERSON
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Early writing materials : PAPYRI
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"Fifty Shades of Grey" protagonist Anastasia : STEELE
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Fetter : ENCHAIN
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Facility : TALENT
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Mature : ADULT
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Bee, e.g. : SOCIAL
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She wouldn't take an affront sitting down : ROSAPARKS
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"Since you asked ..." : ABOUTTHAT
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It gets attention when it runs : LEADSTORY
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Prie-dieu feature : KNEELER
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___ Belt : BIBLE
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Italian city near the Slovenian border : UDINE
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Users may enter it : DETOX
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1-Across, for one : EVENT
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Famous last word : AMEN
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New Year's Eve ball-drop commentator beginning in 2003 : DALY
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Crowning : ATOP
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Un crime de ___-humanité : LESE
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Duke, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
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University course, for short : LIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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