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New York Times, Monday, February 4, 2008

Where "you can do whatever you feel," in a hit 1978 song

Author:
Dave and Tracy Mackey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HJQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Mackey. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Mackey.
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© 2008, The New York Times2/4/08 ( No. 21,272 )
Across
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"___ upon a time ..." : ONCE
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Like a score of 10 out of 10 : IDEAL
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Speedy : FAST
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"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
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Dated yet trendy : RETRO
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Knowing of : ONTO
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"See you again!" : DONTBEASTRANGER
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Longtime CBS and NBC newsman Roger : MUDD
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Touchdown destination : ENDZONE
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Blacktops : PAVES
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Tricky curves : ESSES
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Bud's partner in comedy : LOU
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Had dinner : ATE
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Coarse file : RASP
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"Veni, vidi, vici" speaker : CAESAR
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The "R" of NPR : RADIO
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"See you again!" : DROPINANYTIME
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Henry Blake's rank on "M*A*S*H": Abbr. : LTCOL
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Many IM recipients : AOLERS
44
Letterhead design : LOGO
47
"___ Green" (Kermit the Frog song) : BEIN
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Snooze : NAP
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In the style of : ALA
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Mah-jongg pieces : TILES
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Domineering : BOSSY
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The dole : WELFARE
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Chief Norse deity : ODIN
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"See you again!" : YALLCOMEBACKNOW
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Suffix with sock : EROO
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Ship-related : NAVAL
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Lawman Wyatt : EARP
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Former Cub ___ Sandberg : RYNE
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Entrap : SNARE
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Where "you can do whatever you feel," in a hit 1978 song : YMCA
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Outdated : OLD
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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The Reds, on scoreboards : CIN
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Words on a Wonderland cake : EATME
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Steamed : IRED
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Muffle, as a sound : DEADEN
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U.F.O. fliers : ETS
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Kind of well : ARTESIAN
9
Michaels of "Saturday Night Live" : LORNE
10
"Happy Days" cool cat, with "the" : FONZ
11
Country north of Namibia : ANGOLA
12
Dictation takers : STENOS
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Shredded : TOREUP
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Greyhound vehicle : BUS
19
TV spots : ADS
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Grp. funding 19-Down in campaigns : PAC
23
Just slightly : ATAD
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Swerve : VEER
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"Nobody doesn't like" her, in a slogan : SARALEE
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___-a-brac : BRIC
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Stir up : ROIL
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Lindbergh's classic flight, e.g. : SOLO
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Fitting : APT
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Actress Cannon : DYAN
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"How was ___ know?" : ITO
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Duke or earl : NOBLEMAN
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Restroom door word : MENS
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Chapters in history : ERAS
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Austin Powers, e.g. : SPY
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Perry Mason, e.g. : LAWYER
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Clinton cabinet member Hazel : OLEARY
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Gasoline unit : GALLON
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Weather map line : ISOBAR
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Tic-___-toe : TAC
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Cattle branding tools : IRONS
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Lighter and pen maker : BIC
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Perfectly pitched : ONKEY
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A polar bear might be found on one : FLOE
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Valley : DALE
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Actress Mendes : EVA
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'60s conflict site : NAM
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Tolkien creature : ORC
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F.D.R. initiative : WPA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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