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New York Times, Friday, March 18, 2011

Standard with the lyric "Ain't these tears in my eyes tellin' you?"

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JV} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times3/18/11 ( No. 22,410 )

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Across
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Carpaccio base, maybe : RAWFISH
8
Rite aide : BESTMAN
15
"I haven't a care in the world" : TRALALA
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He succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne in 1989 : AKIHITO
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Certain committee member : SENATOR
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Surveys, usually with negative responses : LEERSAT
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Music genre : NEWAGE
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Barbados, e.g. : ISLE
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Worms cries : ACHS
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Ulysses S. Grant was its eighth pres. : NRA
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Refuted : BELIED
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State sch. in Kingston : URI
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Severely rebukes : KEELHAULS
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What mown lawns do : REGROW
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Wheelchair attachments : LEGRESTS
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Home of Hampshire College : AMHERST
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Part of an ancient procession : CHARIOT
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Pressured : LEANEDON
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Get rid of : DISPEL
42
Dolphin, e.g. : SEAANIMAL
44
Organizational figure : PIE
45
Strapping : BRAWNY
47
Jules Verne harpooner ___ Land : NED
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Singer Vannelli of 1970s-'80s pop : GINO
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"___ mouse!" : EEKA
50
Flightless bird : RATITE
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Standard with the lyric "Ain't these tears in my eyes tellin' you?" : AMIBLUE
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Smooth : IRONOUT
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Beady-eyed and sneaky : RATLIKE
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Criminal types : MAFIOSI
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Was irritated and made some noise about it? : SNEEZED
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Semiannual event : EQUINOX
Down
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Some linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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What may be coming after you : ARE
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Not ruddy : WAN
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23-Down caramel desserts : FLANS
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"Must've been something ___" : IATE
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When there's nothing doing : SLOWNEWSDAY
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City known as Salisbury until 1982 : HARARE
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Farm delivery : BALE
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Accomplish by economy, with "out" : EKE
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You: Ger. : SIE
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Games that go into overtime, say : THRILLERS
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United States divider : MISSISSIPPI
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"... ___ told by an idiot": Macbeth : ATALE
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"Got it" : NOTED
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Rancor : GALL
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Like something you've heard? : AURAL
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See 4-Down : CREME
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Wasted : HIGHASAKITE
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Home to more than 5 1/2 million Arabs : BAGHDADIRAQ
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Kind of pass : EURAIL
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Ethnic cuisine : KOREAN
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___ Crighton Trophy (Canada's Heisman-like award) : HEC
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Like wind and solar energy : RENEWABLE
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Wheel alignment : TOEIN
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Pope with a Nov. 10 feast day : STLEO
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Gob : TON
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Pretty ballerina in an Abba song : NINA
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Respite from dependents and everyone else : METIME
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Some circus performers : BEARS
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Bring back to full strength, as a staff : REMAN
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Guardian spirits : GENII
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Papyrus, e.g. : REED
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Some soft white blocks : TOFU
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La ___ (Hollywood nickname) : LIZ
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Marilyn Monroe played one in "Some Like It Hot" : UKE
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Suffix with bass : OON
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Operation Mail Call grp. : USO
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B.O. buys : TIX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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