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New York Times, Monday, March 29, 1999

Cyndi Lauper's "___ Just Want to Have Fun"

Author:
Bill Ballard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Ballard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQWXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Ballard.
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© 1999, The New York Times3/29/99 ( No. 18,038 )
Across
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Where Picassos hang in N.Y.C. : MOMA
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Baby buggy : PRAM
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Popular jeans : LEVIS
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During : AMID
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Four-star review : RAVE
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Defendant's excuse : ALIBI
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Honored lady : DAME
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Portent : OMEN
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St. Kitts and ___ (Caribbean nation) : NEVIS
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Fashion slogan in the business world : DRESSFORSUCCESS
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Brooch : PIN
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What's left after deductions : NET
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Palestinian chief Yasir : ARAFAT
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Trot or canter : GAIT
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Concert music blaster : AMP
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Childbirth : LABOR
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"Schindler's ___" : LIST
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Asterisk : STAR
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Advice for the impulsive consumer : TRYBEFOREYOUBUY
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Pianist Myra : HESS
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Bruins' sch. : UCLA
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"___ ho!" : HEAVE
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Surgery sites, for short : ORS
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Food wrappers and such on the street : LITTER
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Slump : SAG
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Response to a bad call : BOO
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Catch phrase for the avid mallgoer : SHOPTILLYOUDROP
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Approvals : YESES
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Dinghy propellers : OARS
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College in New Rochelle : IONA
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Leader after Indian independence : NEHRU
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Soothing agent : ALOE
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Runs (for) : VIES
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Carpenter's device : CLAMP
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Educator Horace : MANN
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Anti-D.W.I. group : MADD
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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One who gives the silent treatment? : MIME
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Summer quaffs : ADES
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Loss's opposite : PROFIT
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___ Novarro, 1926 Ben Hur : RAMON
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Allege : AVER
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Kind of room : MENS
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Surgical instrument : LANCET
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Vote into office : ELECT
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On the qui ___ : VIVE
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Snake sound : SISS
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The fifth tire : SPARE
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Togetherness : UNITY
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Notwithstanding, informally : ALTHO
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Pinker than pink : RARER
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Bottomless pit : ABYSS
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Watch chains : FOBS
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Cyndi Lauper's "___ Just Want to Have Fun" : GIRLS
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On a deck, perhaps : ASEA
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No longer on deck? : ATBAT
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Purple shade : MAUVE
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Snoop : PRYER
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Kooky : LOCO
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It's for the birds : SUET
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Mushrooms, e.g. : FUNGI
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State sch. in Athens : OHIOU
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Completely consumes : EATSUP
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Start to untie : LOOSEN
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___ whale : SPERM
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"Don Juan" poet : BYRON
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In ___ (together) : SYNC
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Toe's opposite : HEEL
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Worker welfare org. : OSHA
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Rich soil : LOAM
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Kind of land : LALA
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Woman who can carry a tune : DIVA
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French kings : ROIS
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Handy bills : ONES
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History : PAST

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

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