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New York Times, Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cole Porter tune sung by Frank Sinatra and Maurice Chevalier

Author:
Ellen Leuschner and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Leuschner. This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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ELLEN: It's always fun to work with Jeff. The seed for the puzzle was contranyms, which are words that have two or more opposite ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Took us a while to find enough good examples of the [Double ___?] style — we continued brainstorming for a long, long time until we ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times3/31/16 ( No. 24,250 )

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Across
1
Elected : OPTED
6
Big online source for film info : IMDB
10
"Gotcha, dude" : IDIG
14
Pep : VERVE
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___ Valley (Utah ski resort) : DEER
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Fallon predecessor : LENO
17
Double solitaire? : ONEANDONLY
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___ buco : OSSO
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Entry points : INS
21
Double space? : NULLANDVOID
23
Light touch : DAB
24
"And what ___ rare as a day in June?": Lowell : ISSO
25
Volkswagen model : JETTA
26
Surrounded by : AMIDST
28
Leave early, say : SLIPOUT
30
Give the stink eye : LEER
31
Jet for a jet-setter : CESSNA
33
Double take? : SNATCHANDGRAB
38
Mass distribution? : WAFERS
39
Supermodel who married David Bowie : IMAN
41
War zone, e.g. : HOTSPOT
44
Benefit : UPSIDE
46
Supreme Court justice nominated by Bush : ALITO
47
Stick with it : TAPE
49
Zika virus tracker, for short : CDC
50
Double life? : VIMANDVIGOR
53
Noah's escape : ARK
54
"Do I ___!" : EVER
55
Double back? : AIDANDABET
57
One of its sources is Lake Tana : NILE
58
Champagne name : MOET
59
1890s vice president Stevenson : ADLAI
60
"Who ___?" : SAYS
61
"Who ___?" : ELSE
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Self-congratulatory words : YAYME
Down
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Like London's City Hall : OVOIDAL
2
Robert Galbraith and J. K. Rowling : PENNAMES
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"Excellent, mon ami" : TRESBIEN
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"Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" heroine : EVA
5
Comics troublemaker : DENNIS
6
No-nos in Leviticus 26:1 : IDOLS
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Bay Area's ___ College : MENLO
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Crème-crème filler : DELA
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Welsh word that starts a noted college name : BRYN
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Cole Porter tune sung by Frank Sinatra and Maurice Chevalier : ILOVEPARIS
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Spaniard granted the right to conquer Florida by Charles V : DESOTO
12
As found : INSITU
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Proficient with : GOODAT
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Attic buildup : DUST
22
Activity for some wedding hires : DJING
27
Make a scene, say : DRAWSTARES
28
Govt. IDs : SSNS
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It might be taken before a trip : LSD
31
Jazzman Baker : CHET
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What an otoscope examines : EAR
34
Lightly touch, as a shoulder : TAPON
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Co. money manager : CFO
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How conflicts are best resolved : AMICABLY
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Nightmare : BADDREAM
40
Bit of Blues Brothers attire : NECKTIE
41
Asylums : HAVENS
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Pig featured in a series of children's books : OLIVIA
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On-schedule : TIMELY
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Knowing all about : UPON
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Like some parking garage rates : PERDAY
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Current events? : TIDES
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5.5-point type : AGATE
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One appointed to the Royal Victorian Order : DAME
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Ancestor of a cello : VIOL
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Oklahoma city : ADA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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