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New York Times, Thursday, February 7, 2019

Second-longest-running Broadway musical ever (after "The Phantom of the Opera")

Author:
Morton J. Mendelson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Morton J. Mendelson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mendelson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Morton J. Mendelson notes:
I started this puzzle simply thinking about breaking the constraints of the 15x15 grid and looking for expressions that would motivate ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Darn it, Morton stole my punchline! It's been a while since we've had a "letters outside the grid" theme. I appreciate that Will ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times2/7/19 ( No. 25,293 )
Across
1
Wrangler, for one : JEEP
5
Things kids sometimes draw : LOTS
9
Carriages in Kew Gardens : PRAMS
14
Band with a slash in its name : ACDC
15
Occur to, with "on" : DAWN
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___ Cinemas, second-largest theater chain in the U.S. : REGAL
17
Be hot under the collar : BOIL
18
Snap, Crackle and Pop, e.g. : TRIO
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Dweller on the Arabian Sea : OMANI
20
"No one can get in a fight by himself," informally : TAKESTWOTOTANGO
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Rum cocktail : ZOMBIE
25
Robert Burns's "since" : SYNE
26
Starting point for a platypus : EGG
27
Steam : IRE
28
Some Windows systems : NTS
30
Is nostalgic for : MISSES
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Classic song with the lyric "I'll see you in my dreams" : GOODNIGHTIRENE
36
What you may call it? : NOUN
37
S. Amer. land : ECU
38
Air condition? : WIND
42
World traveler since 1985 : CARMENSANDIEGO
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What's honed on the range? : GOLFGAME
50
Put pressure on : TAX
51
Downed a sub? : ATE
52
Goethe's "The ___-King" : ERL
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Like the German article "der": Abbr. : MASC
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Welled (up) : TEARED
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Flip out ... or a hint to eight answers in this puzzle : GOOVERTHEEDGE
61
Diamond datum : ATBAT
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Adjutant : AIDE
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Progenitor of the Edomites, in the Bible : ESAU
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Old Scottish title : THANE
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What optical readers do : SCAN
68
Staples of "Poor Richard's Almanack" : SAWS
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Sir William ___, medical pioneer : OSLER
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Far from subtle actors : HAMS
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Pro side : AYES
Down
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Dig, in a way : JAB
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Writer Umberto ___ : ECO
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Where Copy and Paste appear : EDITMENU
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School tech class site : PCLAB
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Some expensive dental work : GOLDTEETH
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Rows : OARS
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Jerks : TWITS
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Having a white blanket : SNOWY
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Body building block : PROTEIN
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San ___, Italy : REMO
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Banded stones : AGATES
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Get along : MANAGE
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Babies in a pond : GOSLINGS
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Powerful checker : KING
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"I'll spring for it" : ONME
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National park in Utah : ZION
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Latin word on a dollar bill : ORDO
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Pipe part : STEM
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Basted, e.g. : SEWN
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Indigenous Peruvian : INCA
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Whack : ICE
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Littlest piggy : RUNT
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"My assumption is ..." : IDARESAY
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Time of day, in ads : NITE
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Archived document : DEED
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Current device : AMMETER
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Delivery door location, often : REAR
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Silky cottons : SATEENS
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Fired : AXED
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Opposite of staccato : LEGATO
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Foams : FROTHS
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Universal : GLOBAL
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Supply that no one's supposed to find : STASH
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Second-longest-running Broadway musical ever (after "The Phantom of the Opera") : CHICAGO
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A very long time back : AGESAGO
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Provider of directions to a farmer : VANE
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Mild cheese : EDAM
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Wow : AWE
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___ Constitution : USS

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

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