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New York Times, Saturday, February 3, 2018

1930-'40s film star with the signature song "You'll Never Know"

Author:
Sam Ezersky and Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.70211
Sam Ezersky
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1.59321
Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Ezersky. This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times2/3/18 ( No. 24,924 )
Across
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Toilet paper? : HALLPASS
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Having many openings : GAPPY
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Powerful Russian : OLIGARCH
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Fancy affair : SOIREE
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Coca-Cola product since 2001 : PIBBXTRA
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Cafe chain : PANERA
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"O.G. Original Gangster" rapper : ICET
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Overly sentimental writers : SOBSISTERS
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Junípero ___, founder of San Francisco : SERRA
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Arizona athlete, for short : DBACK
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Media co. led by the Sulzberger family : NYT
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Events with tents : FAIRS
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Really bugged : ATEAT
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Airer of Neil deGrasse Tyson's "StarTalk" : NATGEO
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Become edible : TURNRIPE
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Kind of coordination : EYEHAND
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Be charged : PAYAFEE
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Touristy area on the Irish coast : WESTCORK
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Wiccan groups : COVENS
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Balkan capital : SOFIA
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Things held in a cannonball : KNEES
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Place to watch a race, for short : OTB
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Tony once nominated for an Emmy : DANZA
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___ May Lester of Erskine Caldwell's "Tobacco Road" : ELLIE
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Vitamin-rich green side dish : COOKEDKALE
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Setback : BLOW
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___ center : TRAUMA
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Popular vodka brand from Holland : KETELONE
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Front spoiler on a car : AIRDAM
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Like many people on January 1 : HUNGOVER
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Fancified : DIDUP
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Spaces out : STAGGERS
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Pueblo Revolt participants : HOPIS
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1930-'40s film star with the signature song "You'll Never Know" : ALICEFAYE
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Unshackles : LIBERATES
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Cause associated with the rainbow flag : LGBTRIGHTS
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___ Americana : PAX
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Newspaper section : ARTS
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Provincetown catch : SCROD
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Weekly Jewish observance : SHABBAT
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Request for backup? : GOASKANYONE
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Isn't bad? : AINT
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Fancify oneself : PREEN
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Commodore in Sondheim's "Pacific Overtures" : PERRY
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Passover no-no : YEAST
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Thyme keeper? : SPICERACK
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Suddenly took notice : SATUP
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Feature in a telephone directory : AREACODEMAP
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Any man or boy, biblically : SONOFADAM
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Collection of posts about a trip : TRAVELBLOG
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Part of 24-Across : NEW
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Million-selling 1977 Donna Summer song : IFEELLOVE
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Many a British retiree : PENSIONER
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Some tech grads, for short : EES
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Sombrero, e.g. : DRINK
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Ethnic group whose name means "wanderers" : KAZAKHS
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The planets, e.g. : OCTAD
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Gateway of a Shinto shrine : TORII
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Get on : BOARD
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Fox Islands resident : ALEUT
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They have big mouths : EWERS
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Spiral-horned antelope : KUDU
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Italian source of smoke : ETNA
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___ salad : EGG

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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