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Theme: Pop Culture

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 1997

Author:
Bryant White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bryant White

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 130, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0323 ( 17,302 )
Across
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Haughty refusal : NEVER
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Sternward : ABAFT
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Surveyor's chart : PLAT
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Where scissors are made? : MAT
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St. Theresa's birthplace : AVILA
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Edit, possibly : REWORK
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"An American in Paris" actress : NINAFOCH
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___ Orchestra (popular 30's band) : BASIE
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The Beatles' "I'm ___" : ALOSER
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Case : INSTANCE
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Slangy refusal : NAH
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Pop setting for a Mussorgsky work? : BALDMOUNTAINDEW
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Spiral ___ : NEBULA
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Products of gamma rays : IONS
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Thatching palm : NIPA
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Horus's father : OSIRIS
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Kind of fence : CYCLONE
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Comes down pretty hard : SLEETS
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Pop Anthony Burgess novel? : ACLOCKWORKORANGECRUSH
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Prefix with drama : MELO
44
Louis I, to Charlemagne : FILS
45
College building : DORM
46
"___ beam up" ("Star Trek" order) : TWOTO
48
Big dogs, for short : LABS
52
Glides : SASHAYS
57
Pop title role in a 1993 film? : GILBERTGRAPENEHI
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Epithet of Athena : ALEA
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Pitchers, in a way : ADMEN
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Trifling : NOMINAL
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Disagreeable sorts, in slang : PILLS
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Actress Russo : RENE
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Pop dance team, informally? : FREDANDGINGERALE
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Hero sandwich : POORBOY
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Joule fragments : ERGS
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Containing the 58th element : CERIC
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Alaska's first governor : EGAN
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Dig : GIBE
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30's crooner Columbo : RUSS
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Pop western of 1960? : THEMAGNIFICENTSEVENUP
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Garden section: Var. : ROSERY
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Catacomb recess : LOCULUS
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Weed with purplish flowers: Var. : TEAZLE
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Old alms box : ARCA
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___ de pont (bridgehead) : TETE
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Phoenician, e.g. : SEMITE
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Pop 50's-60's TV star? : IMOGENECOCACOLA
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A season: Abbr. : SPR
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Medieval kingdom in western Europe : LORRAINE
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Morgan le Fay's brother : ARTHUR
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Sheepherders of the Southwest : HOPIS
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Commences, as an adventure : ENTERSON
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Gaines rival : PURINA
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___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Scale notes : RES
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Aid for Santa : LIST
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"Oh boy!" : GOODY
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___-tresses (orchid) : LADYS
Down
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Collar : NAB
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Dissolve : EVANESCE
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Where charges may show up : VISABILL
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Pop Peace Nobelist? : ELIHUROOTBEER
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Kind of summit : ARAB
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Hungarian revolutionary Kun : BELA
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M.P.'s prize : AWOL
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Fearless one : FOSDICK
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Vibrating effect : TREMOLO
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1957 Nabokov novel : PNIN
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Scourge of serge : LINT
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Amphora handle : ANSA
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"Jour de Fete" star : TATI
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Kin of "Sacre bleu!" : MONDIEU
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Swallows : ACCEPTS
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Shallow bay on England's east coast : THEWASH
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Swedish money : KRONOR
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"Cleopatra" extra : FANNER
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Jimmy Carter alma mater: Abbr. : USNA
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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Tavern need: Abbr. : LIC
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Solicit : ASKFOR
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Obsession, e.g. : COLOGNE
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Soph. and others : YRS
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Cricket wicket : END
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Mideast inn : SERAI
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Math amts. : LCMS
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1984-88 Olympic figure-skating gold medalist : WITT
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"No kidding!" : GOSH
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Cyst : WEN
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Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
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Burlesque activity : APING
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Part of morning calisthenics : BENDS
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Holdup : SNAG
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Pop product at a barbershop? : HAIRCREAMSODA
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"It was ___ joke!" : ALLA
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Protest in no uncertain terms : YELL
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Ed.'s request : SASE
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1978 Irving character : GARP
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Graphic beginning : IDEO
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Alphabet quartet : LMNO
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Tormented : RODE
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Draws : ELICITS
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Language authority Mario : PEI
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Unclear : FOGGY
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Fastballer known as "The Express" : RYAN
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Bills : NEBS
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Waves at, perhaps : GREETS
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One of a storied threesome : BEAR
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Goose egg : NIL
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Lion's prey : GNU
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Open, in a way : UNZIPPED
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How a siren walks : SULTRILY
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He sank with the Scharnhorst : SPEE
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Park item : TRAILER
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Insulin, e.g. : HORMONE
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Ones providing arms : ESCORTS
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Thin, overseas : MEAGRE
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Picture, commercially : FOTO
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Cold pack? : ICECAP
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Dance : CUTARUG
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Hero robot of the comics : ELECTRO
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Certain intersection : VEE
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Rank below marquis : EARL
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___ prius (trial court) : NISI
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Grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Tiny payment : CENT
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Mississippi feeder : OHIO
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Bergman in "Casablanca" : LUND
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Without ___ of hope : ARAY
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Old-time Yankee great Chase : HAL
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Eur. airline : SAS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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