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New York Times, Saturday, April 19, 2014

Broadway hit with the song "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight"

Author:
Stu Ockman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Ockman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Stu Ockman notes:
I originally constructed this grid in October 2012, inspired by Steve Salitan's October 6, 2012, Saturday puzzle. In fact, my original ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, triple stacks! So tricky to pull off cleanly. Stu had me hooked at THE GOBLET OF FIRE, a beautiful entry for this Harry ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times4/19/14 ( No. 23,538 )
Across
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Simpler : LESSCOMPLICATED
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Sequential : ONEAFTERANOTHER
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Harry Potter series part : THEGOBLETOFFIRE
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Can't take : HATES
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One of a familiar septet : DWARF
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Rocks on the Rhein? : EIS
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Gabriel García Márquez's "Cien ___ de Soledad" : ANOS
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Weapon in old hand-to-hand combat : DIRK
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Figures in "Teutonic Mythology" : ELVES
25
"Vous êtes ___" : ICI
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Alaska's ___ Fjords National Park : KENAI
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Candy pioneer H. B. ___ : REESE
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Abbr. in many a military title : RET
29
Small skillet : EGGPAN
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Abbr. before a date : ESTD
32
Big Chicago-based franchiser : IGA
33
1958-61 political alliance: Abbr. : UAR
35
March on Washington grp. : SNCC
38
Dirgelike : SOMBER
42
20-Across in English : ICE
45
Blush : COLOR
47
Not a good person to entrust with secrets, informally : SIEVE
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And moreover : NAY
49
Answer (for) : ATONE
50
Goya figure : MAJA
51
Part of a plowing harness : HAME
52
Problem for Poirot : CAS
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Quickly imagine? : SPOSE
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Swiss city that borders France and Germany : BASEL
56
Spotless : CLEANASAWHISTLE
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Boos, e.g. : HOSTILEREACTION
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"Different strokes for different folks" : ITTAKESALLSORTS
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Either of two Holy Roman emperors : LOTHAIR
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Better : ENHANCE
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"Get cracking!" : SEETOIT
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White-bearded types : SAGES
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Some budget planners, for short : CFOS
6
Gambling inits. : OTB
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Putting one's cards on the table, in a way : MELDING
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Package for sale, say : PREWRAP
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Principal port of Syria : LATAKIA
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"___ out?" : INOR
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Strongbox : COFFER
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Raiding grp. : ATF
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Robin Hood and his Merry Men : THIEVES
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Otherworldly in the extreme : EERIEST
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Decent : DRESSED
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"Portraits at the Stock Exchange" artist : DEGAS
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Look that's not liked : LEER
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___ party : KEG
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___ York : NUEVA
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Seattle's Space Needle or St. Louis's Gateway Arch : ICON
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Something that often follows you : ARE
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Greta of "The Red Violin" : SCACCHI
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Hardly any : NOTALOT
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Immediate, as relatives : CLOSEST
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Seeps : OSMOSES
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Actress in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" : MIASARA
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Decorate fancily : BEJEWEL
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Bothered : INASTIR
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Broadway hit with the song "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight" : CAMELOT
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Telescope part : EYELENS
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Mezzo-soprano Regina : RESNIK
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Must : HASTO
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Blanched : PALE
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Inexpensive writing implements : BICS
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___ price : ATA
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Bad computer? : HAL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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