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New York Times, Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Speaker of the clues for 18-, 24-, 38- and 51-Across

Author:
Sharon Delorme
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sharon Delorme

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {X} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Delorme.
Jeff Chen notes:
As a practical joker, I dug this theme. Appropriate for April Fool's Day! Each of the props is a common enough gag, and all of them ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/1/15 ( No. 23,885 )

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Across
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1925 Pulitzer Prize winner for Edna Ferber : SOBIG
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Barber's sprinkle : TALC
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Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
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Drawing of a bakery? : AROMA
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Ending with peek : ABOO
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One a baby may cry out to : DADA
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Larsson who wrote "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : STIEG
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"Put 'er there, pal!" : JOYBUZZER
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Insincere : HOLLOW
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Monsters' mouths : MAWS
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Rowan of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" : DAN
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"Here, have a drink" : DRIBBLEGLASS
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Expand : BROADEN
30
Welcome to the fold? : BAA
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Wine: Prefix : OEN
32
Kate's kisser in a classic tongue twister : ESAU
34
"___ Survivor" (2013 war film) : LONE
38
"Smell my corsage" : SQUIRTINGFLOWER
43
Channel turned to at many bars : ESPN
44
Hello or goodbye : CIAO
45
"Smarter Planet" co. : IBM
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___ double take : DOA
49
Region off the Côte d'Azur : RIVIERA
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"Happy birthday! Make a wish and blow" : TRICKCANDLES
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"Sho' nuff!" : YUP
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Spaniard's "other" : OTRO
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Boating hazards : SHOALS
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Speaker of the clues for 18-, 24-, 38- and 51-Across : PRANKSTER
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Brother's keeper? : ABBOT
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What you might solve a puzzle with : EASE
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Dynamite : AONE
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Meower : TABBY
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"One more thing ..." : ALSO
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Purchase with popcorn : SODA
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Start over with a clean slate? : ERASE
Down
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Clothing item worn diagonally : SASH
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"___ put it another way ..." : ORTO
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Be hot under the collar : BOIL
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Well-heeled Marcos? : IMELDA
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Silencer : GAGORDER
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Atlantic City casino, with "the" : TAJ
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Manhattan Project project, informally : ABOMB
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True : LOYAL
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Sign of disuse : COBWEB
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Cooper's tool : ADZ
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Toyota competitor : MAZDA
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Some of the best ones are crazy : IDEAS
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Really works for : EARNS
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Links org. : USGA
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Dianne of "Law & Order" : WIEST
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Film composer Schifrin : LALO
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Big name in audio equipment : BOSE
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Not electives: Abbr. : REQS
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Curtis Mayfield's "Move ___" : ONUP
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Cuz's father : UNC
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Cut or scrape, in totspeak : OWIE
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Neighbor of Colo. : NEBR
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Funny Bombeck : ERMA
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Visiting the Library of Cong., say : INDC
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Encircle : GIRD
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Holds back a grade : FAILS
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Kind of relationship : LOVEHATE
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"All right, already!" : OKOK
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Impersonates : ACTSAS
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Weather line : ISOBAR
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Not laid-back : TYPEA
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Lacking Verizon coverage, maybe : RURAL
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"No bid for me" : IPASS
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Threepio's buddy : ARTOO
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Ceaselessly : NOEND
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Group with the hit 1978 album "The Album" : ABBA
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Slo-pitch pitches : LOBS
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Eyelid annoyance : STYE
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Prefix with classical : NEO
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___ Irvin, first art director of The New Yorker : REA

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

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