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New York Times, Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
Song whose first verse ends "Sleep in heavenly peace"
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 121 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
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© 2018, The New York Times4/10/18 ( No. 24,990 )
Across
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Cold-shoulder : SNUB
5
Opinion pieces : OPEDS
10
Brand of tea : TAZO
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___ Grey tea : EARL
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Russian ballet company : KIROV
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Score before deuce, maybe : ADIN
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The online world : CYBERSPACE
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They help you access 17-Across, for short : URLS
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Commotion : ADO
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Actress Ward of "Sisters" : SELA
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King topper : ACE
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Ending with east or west : ERN
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Song whose first verse ends "Sleep in heavenly peace" : SILENTNIGHT
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Pioneering building game for computers : SIMCITY
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Graceland's home: Abbr. : TENN
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Japanese farewell : SAYONARA
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Woody Allen emotion : ANGST
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Court fig. : ATTY
40
Grub or maggot : LARVA
43
Top-notch : AONE
44
"Whoopee!" : YAHOO
46
1948 Triple Crown winner : CITATION
48
Mrs. Addams, to Gomez : TISH
51
Star's spot at Christmas : TREETOP
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Big school event attended by parents : SCIENCEFAIR
56
Source of PIN money? : ATM
57
Spasm : TIC
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Marx who co-wrote "The Communist Manifesto" : KARL
59
Manhattan, for one: Abbr. : ISL
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One-half base x height, for a triangle : AREA
63
Undermined the confidence of : PSYCHEDOUT
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Volunteer's offer : ICAN
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Start of a kid's choosing rhyme : EENIE
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"Puppy Love" hitmaker, 1960 : ANKA
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On deck : NEXT
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Church council : SYNOD
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Sharp : KEEN
Down
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Jiffy : SEC
2
"I vote no" : NAY
3
Story debunked on Snopes.com : URBANMYTH
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Ran, as fabric dye : BLED
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Signs off on : OKS
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Backup singer for Gladys Knight : PIP
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Wipe the board clean : ERASE
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Museum guide : DOCENT
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Gracefully thin : SVELTE
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Greek letter shaped like a cross : TAU
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"What ___ it is getting old" (Rolling Stones lyric) : ADRAG
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Nothing, informally : ZILCH
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Beginning : ONSET
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Bagful on a pitcher's mound : ROSIN
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Fashion's Wintour : ANNA
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Optional part of the SAT : ESSAY
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Cowboy's lasso : RIATA
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Slanted type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Constellation named for a stringed instrument : LYRA
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Present at birth : INNATE
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Wild animal that yips : COYOTE
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Path followed by a shooting star : ARC
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Eschew help : GOITALONE
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Supercilious sort : SNOOT
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Local news hour, on some stations : TENPM
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"La Dolce ___" : VITA
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Sound on Old MacDonald's farm : OINK
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High home for a hawk : AERIE
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Scenic vistas, briefly : SCAPES
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"Hiroshima" author John : HERSEY
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Blemish on one's reputation : STAIN
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"Odyssey" temptress : CIRCE
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Alpine climbing tool : ICEAX
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Swashbuckling Errol : FLYNN
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Badlands locale: Abbr. : SDAK
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Picnic pest : ANT
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Grp. in a 1955 labor merger : CIO
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"If only ___ listened ..." : HED
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Luau instrument, familiarly : UKE
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Shade darker than beige : TAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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