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New York Times, Friday, April 10, 2015

Ricky Martin hit sung by Puss in Boots and Donkey at the end of "Shrek 2"

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Phillips. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times4/10/15 ( No. 23,894 )
Across
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Get down : BOOGIE
7
Without a contract : ONSPEC
13
Laser or radar : ACRONYM
15
Manage : MAKEDO
16
1942 Hitchcock thriller : SABOTEUR
18
Add to the rotation? : STIRIN
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Moving pictures? : SLIDESHOW
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___ Brickowski ("The Lego Movie" protagonist) : EMMET
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Movie genre parodied in 2011's "Rango" : OATER
23
Arabic leader? : ALIF
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Not tagged : SAFE
26
Misses in Marseille: Abbr. : MLLES
28
Oaxaca article : LAS
29
Came to : AWOKE
34
Small issues, metaphorically : MOLEHILLS
36
Ricky Martin hit sung by Puss in Boots and Donkey at the end of "Shrek 2" : LIVINLAVIDALOCA
38
"Nice thinking!" : GREATIDEA
39
Asses : YOYOS
40
"Thou art the first knave that ___ madest a duke": Vincentio : EER
41
Unction : SMARM
42
Country addresses: Abbr. : RFDS
44
Settled down : ALIT
45
Make a mess of : BOTCH
50
The Steelers' ___ Field : HEINZ
52
Actress of "Fame" fame : IRENECARA
54
Most film festival films : INDIES
56
Pen that's no longer used : ALCATRAZ
57
Roman general who defeated Hannibal : SCIPIO
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What a priority call arrives on : LINEONE
59
Begins : SETSTO
60
Blotto : SOTTED
Down
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Boito's Mefistofele, e.g. : BASSO
2
City between Citrus Springs and Silver Springs : OCALA
3
Trident alternative : ORBIT
4
Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. ___" : GOODE
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Lay to rest : INTER
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Peer group? : EYES
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Yogi's utterances : OMS
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___ the Great of children's literature : NATE
9
Races over : SKIMS
10
Magnetizable nickel-iron combo : PERMALLOY
11
"Nurse Jackie" actress : EDIEFALCO
12
Old Italian nobles : CONTESSAS
14
Who said "My only fault is that I don't realize how great I really am" : MUHAMMADALI
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Investment option after leaving a job : ROLLOVERIRA
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Rossini's final opera : WILLIAMTELL
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Video ___ : FEED
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Horse-drawn vehicle : SHAY
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Red Scare target : ALGERHISS
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Backstop makeup : WIREFENCE
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Went too far : OVERDIDIT
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Maker of the Optima : KIA
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Head docs? : ENTS
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U.N. agcy. created by the Treaty of Versailles : ILO
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2019 Pan American Games site : LIMA
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Impertinent sorts : SNIPS
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Gas-X competitor : BEANO
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Largish band : OCTET
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Wheel of Fortune, e.g. : TAROT
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One raising the bar? : CRANE
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Put through hell week, say : HAZED
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Time, in Germany : ZEIT
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CBS drama set in D.C. : NCIS
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___ Locks (Great Lakes connectors) : SOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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