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New York Times, Wednesday, March 17, 2021

1967 hit that starts "Well, my pad is very messy and there's whiskers on my chin"

Author:
Peter A. Collins
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Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQUXZ} This is puzzle # 115 for Mr. Collins.
Peter A. Collins notes:
This puzzle started with TED DANSON. I've been a fan of his since before his "Cheers" fame. That reminds me — I should go back and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
-ON and -EN celebs, reimagined as -IN' verbs. I listen to a fantasy basketball podcast where the host uses a fake MICHAEL BOLTON intro ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times3/17/21 ( No. 26,062 )

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Across
1
Get on : BOARD
6
It may be found on the side of a bank : ATM
9
Parts of some chains : ISLES
14
Film festival entry, informally : INDIE
15
Flatow of public radio : IRA
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Message that, despite the name, isn't necessarily chirpy : TWEET
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If you think actors have two left feet, you haven't seen ___ : TEDDANSON
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Panasonic subsidiary : SANYO
20
If you think country singers can't do hair, you haven't seen ___ : DOLLYPARTON
22
Barbershop amenity : HOTTOWEL
26
Look up to : ADMIRE
27
Deck out : ADORN
28
Consumed : ATE
29
Headed up : LED
30
Nickelodeon "explorer" : DORA
31
Fears : PHOBIAS
35
If you think pop balladeers can't run fast, you haven't seen ___ : MICHAELBOLTON
39
Angry outbursts : TIRADES
40
Only United Nations member whose name starts with "O" : OMAN
42
Tombstone letters : RIP
45
Barbecue spot : PIT
46
Heaven-sent food : MANNA
47
In : AMIDST
49
Purpose of a faucet attachment : AERATION
52
If you think economists don't lose their cool, you haven't seen ___ : JANETYELLEN
54
To love, in Italy : AMARE
55
If you think film directors are always satisfied, you haven't seen ___ : WESCRAVEN
60
One without a kind word to say : HATER
61
G.I.'s address : APO
62
Like a tightrope walker : AGILE
63
Hose problems : SNAGS
64
Ranger's home, in brief : NHL
65
Something matzo lacks : YEAST
Down
1
See 2-Down : BIT
2
With 1-Down, the smallest amount : ONE
3
Throw in : ADD
4
Cleared (of) : RID
5
Exact : DEADON
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Ticket specification : AISLE
7
Online provocateur : TROLL
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A host of : MANY
9
Cry while shaking hands : ITSADEAL
10
What locusts do : SWARM
11
Dal ingredient : LENTIL
12
Pal of Roo in "Winnie-the-Pooh" : EEYORE
13
High : STONED
18
"Quit your stalling!" : NOW
21
Barbecue spots : PATIOS
22
Consumed : HAD
23
Leslie ___ Jr. of the original "Hamilton" cast : ODOM
24
Bagel shapes : TORI
25
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense," e.g. : TRACT
28
French monastery resident : ABBE
31
Equal pay, e.g. : PARITY
32
Passion : HEAT
33
Like Mother Hubbard and King Cole : OLD
34
Animal that's a little weaselly? : STOAT
36
Many regulars at artisan coffee shops : HIPSTERS
37
Discontinued Dodge : OMNI
38
Discontinued iPod : NANO
41
Bread served with dal, maybe : NAN
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Indian royalty : RAJAHS
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1967 hit that starts "Well, my pad is very messy and there's whiskers on my chin" : IMAMAN
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One hanging around a party with swingers? : PINATA
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Salvador Dalí contemporary : MANRAY
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Removal of restrictions, informally : DEREG
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Letter in El Al's logo : ALEPH
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Counterpart of la luna : ELSOL
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Kind of room : REC
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Actor McGregor : EWAN
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Get on in years : AGE
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Through : VIA
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Loop loopers : ELS
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Dot follower, maybe : NET

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