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New York Times, Friday, March 13, 2015

2008 crossover hit for the country duo Sugarland

Author:
Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Fleming. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times3/13/15 ( No. 23,866 )
Across
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Officers' clip-ons : IDBADGES
9
Apollo setting : HARLEM
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Tasseled topper : TARBOOSH
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Shaded ring : AREOLA
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Speech opener, often : ANECDOTE
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To know, in Nantes : SAVOIR
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Lower : LESS
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Unenlightened stretch : DARKAGES
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Dawn's direction, in Dresden : OST
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Some firefighters' equipment : RADIOS
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Hill people, for short : REPS
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Unexpectedly : OUTOFTHEBLUE
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Sean of "The Lord of the Rings" : ASTIN
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Pedal pusher : FOOT
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Face reddener : IRE
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"Tell me what you know!" : SPILLIT
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Like many ties : STRIPED
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Establish : SET
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Monkey on one's back : ONUS
42
Quartet in a cathedral, maybe : APSES
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2008 crossover hit for the country duo Sugarland : ALLIWANTTODO
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Matter in the Big Bang theory : YLEM
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"The Second Sex" author ___ de Beauvoir : SIMONE
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Paraguayan pronoun : ESA
52
Indy front-runners? : PACECARS
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A little off? : TRIM
55
Chinese zodiac figure : DRAGON
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Room in back, say : REARAREA
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Wood borers : AUGERS
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Holiday cakes with swirls : YULELOGS
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Myers of the Clinton White House : DEEDEE
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Pointillism features : SPECKLES
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___-Abyssinian War : ITALO
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Ninth-century invaders of East Anglia : DANES
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Home to the marine megapark Océanopolis : BREST
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They're elementary : ABCS
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Pentagon outfit, briefly : DOD
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Adept in : GOODAT
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Luisiana or Misisipí : ESTADO
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Star role in many old films? : SHERIFF
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Isn't out of the running : HASASHOT
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Limp as ___ : ARAG
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Addition to the mix : REVERB
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Tendency to be indiscreet : LOOSELIPS
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Reuner in New Haven : ELI
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Sully : MAR
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Japanese zithers : KOTOS
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Be almost out : RUNLOW
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Strain to make? : PUREE
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Beginnings : SEEDS
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"The Starry Night," e.g. : OIL
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Fidelity alternative : ETRADE
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Rock analysis : ASSAY
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One cast in a Harry Potter film : SPELL
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Place for an imprint : TITLEPAGE
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Kind of : INASENSE
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Viking garment : TUNIC
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Big business news, for short : IPO
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River draining Lake Superior : STMARYS
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Got a mental picture of : IMAGED
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Rent : TOREUP
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Discounted : ONSALE
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Morris who directed "The Unknown Known," 2013 : ERROL
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Lengthy bout : SIEGE
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Opposite of deplete : AMASS
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Compulsory courses : CORE
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"Tell me what you know!" : TALK
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Many a scoutmaster : DAD
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Cry over, say : RUE
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Sport, for short : REC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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