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New York Times, Saturday, March 21, 2015

1968 hit with the line "I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag"

Author:
Frederick J. Healy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frederick J. Healy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QVWX} Spans: 9, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Healy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
I remember when I accepted my first triple-triple-stacked crossword for the Times. It was by the illustrious, triply-named Martin ... read more
Jill Denny notes:
Hanging my head in shame, I was forced to turn in my Hoosier credentials this week, never having heard of A HOOSIER HOLIDAY. A very ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/21/15 ( No. 23,874 )
Across
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1968 hit with the line "I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag" : JUMPINJACKFLASH
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Theodore Dreiser travelogue : AHOOSIERHOLIDAY
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"Don't worry" : NOCAUSEFORALARM
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Sounds of confusion : EHS
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Sounds of shock? : ZAPS
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Has a part of? : ACTSIN
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What a buzzkill kills : FUN
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Means of maritime defense : INK
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Virginia willow's genus : ITEA
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Sch. near Gulfport : USM
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Conjurer, old-style : MAGE
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Alternatives to lemon ices : ORANGEPOPSICLES
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Went from being picked on to picking on, say : TURNEDTHETABLES
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Announcement start : ATTENTIONPLEASE
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Like racehorses : SHOD
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Classic Ford : LTD
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Passing side? : AYES
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Bon ___ : MOT
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Kind of provider, for short : DSL
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Words said before qualifying? : YESBUT
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Cabinet dept. : EDUC
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___ Poke : SLO
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Seriatim : ONEAFTERANOTHER
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Makes early progress : GETSTOFIRSTBASE
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Question on public transportation : ISTHISSEATTAKEN
Down
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Dick's running mate : JANE
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Slip accompanier : UHOH
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Some slip-ons : MOCS
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Bluegrass genus : POA
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Trooper, e.g. : ISUZU
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It comes before Iyar : NISAN
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"Go anywhere, do anything" sloganeer : JEEP
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Lab sounds? : ARFS
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Actor John of "American Pie" films : CHO
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A hafiz knows it by heart : KORAN
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P.R. person : FLACK
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Swinging rhythm : LILT
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Some prosecutors, for short : ADAS
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Wear over a petticoat : SARI
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Service lines? : HYMN
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Spread out ... or struck out : FANNED
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Hang over one's head : IMPEND
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Drops in the bucket : IOTAS
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What a saw often has : TRUTH
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Give ___ (mind) : EARTO
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Raise, in a way : UPTILT
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[wolf whistle] : SOHOT
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Ally in a partnership : MCBEAL
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Take the edge off : ALLAY
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V composition, perhaps : GEESE
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Indicators of possessiveness : ESSES
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45-Down, for one: Abbr. : GEN
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It's observed as far west as Ind. in the summer : EDT
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500 letters : STP
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Proverb follower? : IAL
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Off-duty wear : MUFTI
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Stephen King's "Uncle ___ Truck" : OTTOS
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"Spider-Man" actress : DUNST
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Hero of the Mexican-American War : SCOTT
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Meditative sort : YOGI
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Granite paving block : SETT
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More than dis : BASH
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Lakeside tribe : ERIE
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Olympic swimmer Torres : DARA
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Common English lit subj. : SHAK
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Start of treason? : LESE
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Opera conductor Daniel : OREN
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Bad marks : EFS
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Alternative to "?" in some listings : TBA

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

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