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New York Times, Monday, March 20, 1995

"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" singers

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sidney L. Robbins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FQVXZ} Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 176 for Mr. Robbins.
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© 1995, The New York Times3/20/95 ( No. 16,568 )
Across
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"You can say that again" : DITTO
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Papa's partner : MAMA
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Plays on stage : ACTS
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Perfection : IDEAL
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Son of Adam : ABEL
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Tropical root : TARO
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Tuxedo, slangily : MONKEYSUIT
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Collar type : ETON
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Starry : ASTRAL
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Computer headache : BUG
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Nursery rhyme Jack : SPRAT
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Counters by argument : REBUTS
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Jam bottle : JAR
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Push : URGE
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Prophet : SEER
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"___ Yankee Doodle dandy" : IMA
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Like most colleges today : COED
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
38
Book before James : HEBREWS
40
Inventory : BACKLOG
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"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" singers : ABBA
44
With 22 Down, a cake brand : SARA
45
Imitate : APE
46
Bumstead dog and namesakes : DAISYS
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Cut, as nails : CLIP
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Visibly embarrassed : RED
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This and ___ : THAT
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Horseshoers' tools : RASPS
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"The Raven" poet : POE
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"Not a ___ too soon" : MOMENT
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Pete Sampas org. : USTA
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Novelist Paton : ALAN
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Locomotive's front : COWCATCHER
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Become fatigued : TIRE
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Leg's middle : KNEE
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Don't exist : ARENT
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Jay Leno, e.g. : HOST
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Three feet : YARD
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Absorbs books : READS
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Two nickels : DIME
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Object of adoration : IDOL
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7 + 3, 5 + 5, 1 + 9, etc. : TENS
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Instances of filming : TAKES
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Bullring shout : OLE
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Rubdowns : MASSAGES
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Adjoined : ABUTTED
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Israel's Golda : MEIR
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Priests' places : ALTARS
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Feasted : ATE
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Second-story man : CATBURGLAR
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Rainbow fish : TROUT
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Hymnal contents : SONGS
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Peter or Peter, Paul & Mary : YARROW
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See 44 Across : LEE
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Purplish brown : PUCE
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Schnozzola : BEAK
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Holy war : JIHAD
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One-celled animal : AMEBA
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V on a TV? : RABBITEARS
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Lariat : ROPE
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Matured : AGED
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Impetuous : RASH
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On an even keel : BALANCED
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Beard of grain : ARISTA
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Li'l Abner's creator : CAPP
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Carpenter, often : SCREWER
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Sweet potato : YAM
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Solid and sturdy : STOCKY
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Capital of Bolivia : SUCRE
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Lane : PATH
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Mixture : OLIO
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___ Lisa : MONA
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Mets milieu : SHEA
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Take care of : TEND
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Partner of crafts : ARTS
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Basketball champion's "trophy" : NET
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Old salt : TAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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