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New York Times, Saturday, March 26, 2016

Crooner with the 1978 platinum album "You Light Up My Life"

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 35 Missing: {BGQZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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This grid pattern has only been used once before, 18 years ago.

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© 2016, The New York Times3/26/16 ( No. 24,245 )
Across
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Produces heat? : DRAWS
6
Isn't fooling : MEANSIT
13
Contents of a bag behind a mound : ROSIN
14
What some women are waist-high in : MOMJEANS
15
"The Coming of Arthur," e.g. : IDYLL
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Fictional dog owned by the Winslow family : MARMADUKE
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Be of the opinion : FEEL
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Fajitas and such : TEXMEX
19
Winter hours in Kan. : CST
20
Big dip : TOTALIDIOT
22
Gig composition : SETS
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One with a supporting role : COLUMN
24
"Hop-Frog" author, for short : EAPOE
25
Suburb of San Diego : LAMESA
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"___ Mistress" (1982 horror film) : SATANS
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Latin word usually shortened to "c." : CETERA
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Rough, loosely woven fabric : RATINE
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Crooner with the 1978 platinum album "You Light Up My Life" : MATHIS
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Groups usually of 13 : COVENS
31
Unhealthily light : ASHEN
32
Grandparents, often : DOTERS
33
Hip attachment? : STER
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Mechanism for making things disappear in "1984" : MEMORYHOLE
38
Fraternal patriotic org. : SAR
39
Guards on the gridiron : COVERS
40
Final menu option, maybe : EXIT
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Like conspirators : INCAHOOTS
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Street with an office : DELLA
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458 and 488 on the road : FERRARIS
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Listing : ATILT
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Up a tree : STYMIED
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Arthur Ashe Courage Award and others : ESPYS
Down
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Sight after a blizzard : DRIFT
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What calves may get caught in : RODEO
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Hitherto : ASYET
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Pioneering woman in American literature? : WILLACATHER
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Staple for sketches, for short : SNL
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Many a West Jordan resident : MORMON
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Irish revolutionary Robert : EMMET
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Brand of lemon dish liquid : AJAX
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Jimbo's sidekick on "South Park" : NED
10
Williams-Sonoma line : SAUCEPANS
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Calligrapher's grinding mortar : INKSTONE
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Frightful little suckers : TSETSES
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You can't go over them : MAXIMA
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Petrifying figure : MEDUSA
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Certain home subcontractors : TILERS
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Alternative to chow fun : LOMEIN
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Elegant surroundings for kings and queens? : SATINSHEETS
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Bistro : EATERY
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1995 top 10 hit for Hootie & the Blowfish : LETHERCRY
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Life ___ : SAVERS
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One of a pair that clicks : CASTANET
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Whirlybird whirlers : ROTORS
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Clusters of mountains : MASSIFS
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Noted 1950s backup band : COMETS
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Bereft : DEVOID
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The "me" in "Roger & Me" : MOORE
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Yellow-flowered primrose : OXLIP
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Drug company founder of 1876 : LILLY
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Any of les Nations Unies : ETATS
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Latte option : CHAI
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Get ready to fight, maybe : ARM
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"Lost" actor Daniel ___ Kim : DAE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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