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WHAT'S SHAKING?

New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 2020

"Whenever I want you, all I have to do" is this, in an Everly Brothers hit

Author:
Laura Taylor Kinnel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Laura Taylor Kinnel

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 78 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Kinnel.
Will Shortz notes:
Laura Taylor Kinnel of Newtown, Pa., teaches math and is the director of studies at a Friends boarding school near Philadelphia. She has been solving crosswords since childhood but just ... read more
Laura Taylor Kinnel notes:
In an effort to reference both the periodic table and the dining table, I had titled this "On the Table," but I love the editors' more playful choice! I also like how "What's Shaking?" ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
How appropriate, Laura's picture featuring salt and pepper hair! Hopefully no one will react with salty language when I say that Laura is worth her salt today. No wonder people take me ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times3/8/20 ( No. 25,688 )
Across
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Boasts : CROWS
6
Longtime anthropomorphic aardvark on PBS : ARTHUR
12
Australia's national women's basketball team : OPALS
17
Sounds "everywhere," in a children's song : BAABAA
18
Gloomy : MOROSE
19
Soup server : LADLE
20
Add insult to injury : RUBSALTINTHEWOUND
22
"Whenever I want you, all I have to do" is this, in an Everly Brothers hit : DREAM
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Farming prefix : AGRO
24
"Gracias a ___" : DIOS
25
Jam producer : TRAFFIC
27
Jack Frost's bite : NIP
29
Bits of terre in la mer : ILES
30
Churns : ROILS
32
Author Harper : LEE
33
He loved Lucy : DESI
34
Dry : SERE
35
Tea type : PEKOE
36
"A Life for the ___" (Mikhail Glinka opera) : TSAR
38
1940s vice president who went on to become president : PERON
39
"In Praise of Folly" writer : ERASMUS
41
How to take glib promises : WITHAGRAINOFSALT
44
Dog/dog separator : EAT
45
Subject of many a negotiation : SALARY
46
Days ___ : INN
47
Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
48
Enlivens : SPICESUP
52
Big feller? : AXE
53
Fails to be : ISNT
54
City on the Brazos River : WACO
55
Propeller blades? : OARS
57
___ Crunch : CAPN
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Gobs : OODLES
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Item often numbered from 3 to 9 : IRON
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Boardwalk buy : SALTWATERTAFFY
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Gush : RAVE
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Time magazine's Person of the Century runner-up, 1999 : GANDHI
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Strain : TUNE
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___ Westover, author of the 2018 best-selling memoir "Educated" : TARA
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Big name in theaters : IMAX
74
Till compartment : ONES
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"Silent Spring" subject, for short : DDT
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Nothingburger : NONEVENT
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Descartes's conclusion : IAM
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Energy : VIM
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Least interesting : DRIEST
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It gets the ball rolling : CUE
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2002 Winter Olympics locale : SALTLAKECITYUTAH
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Looks through : PERUSES
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Abdominal pain producer : ULCER
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Way of securing payment : LIEN
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Fizzy drinks : SODAS
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Knitting stitch : PURL
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"Holy ___!" : MOLY
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Word after bargain or overhead : BIN
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Emulated a kitten : MEWED
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___ expense (free) : ATNO
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Org. with the slogan "Every child. One voice" : PTA
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Brand with the slogan "The Art of Childhood" : CRAYOLA
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What flies usually become : OUTS
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Get cold feet, with "out" : WUSS
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It's held by a winner : TITLE
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You, according to Jesus in Matthew 5:13 : THESALTOFTHEEARTH
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Follow : ENSUE
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Reflexive pronoun : ITSELF
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Fishes : ANGLES
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Moved like Jagr? : DEKED
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Shaded growths : MOSSES
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Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, to teens : IDOLS
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Orlando ___, two-time Gold Glove Award winner : CABRERA
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Almost won : RANACLOSESECOND
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Martial artist's belt : OBI
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Appurtenance for a T.S.A. agent : WAND
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Many Dorothy Parker pieces : SATIRES
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Big 12 college town : AMESIOWA
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Column crosser : ROW
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Brings (out) : TROTS
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Time of day : HOUR
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Sch. with 50+ alums who went on to become astronauts : USNA
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Warning sign : REDFLAG
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Blast from the past : OLDIE
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Setting for a classic Georges Seurat painting, en français : PARC
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Fruity quaff : ADE
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South American cowboys : LLANEROS
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Like Havarti or Muenster : SEMISOFT
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Reveille player : BUGLER
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Jack up : RAISE
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Repeated part of a pop song : HOOK
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Kind of wheel : FERRIS
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Peak : PINNACLE
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Heroine of Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" : LEILA
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Cozy spot : DEN
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Shows how it's done : PUTSONACLINIC
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Climate change, notably : THREAT
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State : SAY
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Refried bean : PINTO
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Astronaut Jemison of the space shuttle Endeavour : MAE
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Reduction in what one owes : TAXCREDIT
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Headaches : ANNOYANCES
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Nursery rhyme couple : SPRATS
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Gulp : SWIG
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Prefix with medic or military : PARA
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Princess Diana, for one : ICON
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Negotiator with G.M. : UAW
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Suckling : INFANT
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Disco ___ ("The Simpsons" character) : STU
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Memorized : PAT
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Exasperate : DRIVEUPAWALL
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Fabric with sheen : LAME
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Actress ___ Rachel Wood : EVAN
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Potential source of a political scandal : SEXT
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Evasive maneuver : ENDRUN
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Opposite of "to" : FRO
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Behave like a helicopter parent : HOVER
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Attendant of Desdemona in "Othello" : EMILIA
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Lightly roast : TEASE
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Continental abbr. : EUR
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Clustered : INACLUMP
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Meted out : ALLOTTED
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Best Actress Oscar winner between Streep and Field : MACLAINE
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Agent of change : DYE
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Attention seekers : SHOWOFFS
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Critical : KEY
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Fictional exemplar of Christmas spirit : TINYTIM
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Stir-fried noodle dish : PADTHAI
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Sews up : SUTURES
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Senator Joni and Dadaist Max : ERNSTS
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What water in a bucket might do : SLOSH
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Source of the line "Man does not live by bread alone": Abbr. : DEUT
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Boxer, for example : BREED
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Handcuffs : MANACLES
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This, for one : CLUE
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"___ be in England" : OHTO
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Not so much : LESS
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Post : SEND
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"Tut-tut" : TSK
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Argentina's leading daily sports newspaper : OLE
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Super ending : EGO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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