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New York Times, Saturday, March 29, 2014

End of a song often sung by inebriated people

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Silk.
Barry C. Silk notes:
My seed entries were the 3 bodies of water: HUDSON BAY, DANUBE RIVER, and OKEECHOBEE. Also, since I'm a big fan of music from the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Strong showing by themeless specialist Barry Silk. Today he utilizes a tough set of triple-stacked 11's, much more difficult to ... read more
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C
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O
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R
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N
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B
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A
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M
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O
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K
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D
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D
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P
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H
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A
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O
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N
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G
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D
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© 2014, The New York Times3/29/14 ( No. 23,517 )
Across
1
It's made from an ear and put in the mouth : CORNCOBPIPE
12
Highlander's accessory : TAM
15
1967 hit by the Hollies : ONACAROUSEL
16
One may have a full body : ALE
17
Copied the page? : RANANERRAND
18
They often land next to queens: Abbr. : KTS
19
Prefix with flop : GIGA
20
They often land next to queens : DRONEBEES
22
Cross quality : IRE
23
Move a whole lot : AWE
25
Backward : AREAR
26
Fame : STARDOM
29
Spice stores? : TINS
31
Enigmatic : SPHINXLIKE
34
Nanny, in Nanjing : AMAH
35
Question after a surprising claim : YOUDO
36
Party bowlful : ICE
37
Supply one's moving address? : ORATE
38
Network point : NODE
39
Now whole : INTEGRATED
41
Orphaned lion of literature : ELSA
42
Knit at a social function? : TEACOZY
43
Brownie alternative : TORTE
45
"Veep" airer : HBO
46
Pinch-hitter : SUB
49
Smallest member of the Council of Europe : SANMARINO
52
See 7-Down : CASE
53
Withdraw : EBB
54
It's between Buda and Pest : DANUBERIVER
57
After : ALA
58
Forum setting : ANCIENTROME
59
180 : UEY
60
Target of a spy : STATESECRET
Down
1
Herder from Wales : CORGI
2
Live warning? : ONAIR
3
Voice lesson topic : RANGE
4
Bulldogs play in it: Abbr. : NCAA
5
86 : CAN
6
Rush target : ORE
7
With 52-Across, something in a gray area : BORDERLINE
8
Himalayan production : PURR
9
Golfer Aoki : ISAO
10
Ayn Rand, e.g. : PENNAME
11
Higher-up? : ELDER
12
Target : TAKEAIMAT
13
Every second : ALTERNATE
14
Jam : MESS
21
Product of some decay : BETARAY
23
O's is one more than N's : ATNO
24
Comb composition : WAX
26
Like some pitches : SIDEARM
27
Orders : DICTA
28
Locals call it the "Big O" : OKEECHOBEE
30
Where spades may be laid down : SHED
31
End of a song often sung by inebriated people : SYNE
32
Shark's place : POOLTABLE
33
Polar Bear Provincial Park borders it : HUDSONBAY
37
Minestrone ingredient : ORZO
39
Repetitive : ITERANT
40
Bunch : GOB
44
Self-congratulatory cries : TADAS
46
Not just wolf down : SAVOR
47
"I'd love to help" : USEME
48
Part of Che Guevara's attire : BERET
49
Junior in 12 Pro Bowls : SEAU
50
Highlander of old : INCA
51
Period sans soleil : NUIT
52
Magazine fig. : CIRC
55
Half of nine? : ENS
56
U.S.P.S. assignment : RTE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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