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New York Times, Monday, March 26, 2018

Classic Debussy work that translates as "Light of the Moon"

Author:
Andy Kravis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Kravis.
Andy Kravis notes:
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© 2018, The New York Times3/26/18 ( No. 24,975 )
Across
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Sassy : PERT
5
"Ooky" TV family name : ADDAMS
11
"___ the Force, Luke" : USE
14
Bell-ringing cosmetics company : AVON
15
Cash alternative : CREDIT
16
Pester no end : NAG
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Site of a postrace celebration : VICTORYLANE
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Yank (on) : TUG
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Caribou kin : ELK
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Without ice, at the bar : NEAT
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___ acid (protein component) : AMINO
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Snarling dog : CUR
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Director of "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago" : DAVIDLEAN
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Snoopy's comic strip : PEANUTS
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Neighbor of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer section : EDYS
33
Tolkien language : ELVISH
34
Corporate boss, briefly : CEO
35
Salem or Marlboro, slangily : CIG
38
Follow one's political group : TOETHEPARTYLINE
42
Bro's sibling : SIS
43
Still in the shrink-wrap : NEW
44
Body of work : OEUVRE
45
Does in, in mob slang : OFFS
47
Military forays : SORTIES
48
Helping hand for a low-income entrepreneur : MICROLOAN
52
Investigator, in old film noir : TEC
53
Common last option on a questionnaire : OTHER
54
One-third of a hat trick : GOAL
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Lightly apply : DAB
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Popularizer of the Chinese tunic suit : MAO
60
Classic Debussy work that translates as "Light of the Moon" : CLAIRDELUNE
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"I have a dream" orator, for short : MLK
65
Shot two under par on : EAGLED
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Tallest active volcano in Europe : ETNA
67
"Yes, captain!" : AYE
68
Does 50 in a school zone, say : SPEEDS
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Like Easter eggs : DYED
Down
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Finish a drive? : PAVE
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Fiendish : EVIL
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Things spelunkers explore : ROCKCAVES
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Detonation producer, for short : TNT
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Field measurement : ACRE
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Wood nymphs, in myth : DRYADS
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"Keep climbing" sloganeer : DELTA
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Abbr. on toothpaste tubes : ADA
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Max's opposite : MIN
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Like a good surgeon's hands : STEADY
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Loosen, as shoelaces : UNTIE
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Finnish bath : SAUNA
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Goad : EGGON
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Deluge : ONRUSH
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Seattle Sounders' org. : MLS
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Syllabus section : UNIT
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Zig or zag : VEER
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"Same here!" : IDOTOO
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Dogs, cats and gerbils : PETS
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Org. featured in 2015's "Concussion" : THENFL
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Crow's call : CAW
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Voting or jury service, e.g. : CIVICDUTY
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About, at the start of a memo : INRE
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Bee ___ ("Night Fever" group) : GEES
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Cuban currency : PESO
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Turtle in a Dr. Seuss title : YERTLE
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Renaissance stringed instrument : LUTE
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Shipment to a smeltery : ORE
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Troops : FORCES
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Sawed logs : SNORED
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"Throw ___ From the Train" (1987 Danny DeVito comedy) : MOMMA
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Where the Renaissance began : ITALY
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Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory : CHOKE
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Nimble : AGILE
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Puts two and two together, say : ADDS
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Name shared by two of Henry VIII's wives : ANNE
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Droplet of sweat : BEAD
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One of 200 in the Indy 500 : LAP
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What the number of birthday candles represents : AGE
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Went first : LED

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

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