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New York Times, Friday, April 21, 2017

Genre for Miriam Makeba and Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQVWX} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Gulczynski. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
This is one of the first themeless puzzles I ever constructed. My first version was rejected, and I set it aside for a while, and then ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SO MANY great entries! Damon starts with 14 long slots (8+ letters), and converts most into sizzling material. Love GO-GO BOOTS, and ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times4/21/17 ( No. 24,636 )
Across
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Areas where clerics are seated : APSES
6
Play's counterpart : PAUSE
11
Beldam : HAG
14
Thin layer of foam at the top of an espresso : CREMA
15
Selling point : ASSET
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The Jazz, on sports tickers : UTA
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Add, British-style : TOTUP
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Business circles? : PIECHARTS
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"Our remedies ___ in ourselves do lie": Shak. : OFT
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Character assassination, for one : SMEARTACTIC
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Collapse : FOLD
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Bit of work : ERG
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Brand that's a shortened description of its flavor : NILLA
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"Heavens to Murgatroyd!" : GREATSCOTT
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James, Jimmy or John : DEAN
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"Heavens to Murgatroyd!" : OMIGOSH
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Omegas represent them : OHMS
35
Savage of "Savage Love" : DAN
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Cousin of a fjord : RIA
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___ party : TEA
38
Post cereal with an apostrophe in its name : OHS
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Familia members : TIAS
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Genre for Miriam Makeba and Ladysmith Black Mambazo : AFROPOP
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Quiet (down) : PIPE
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Toon who wears a red hair bow : HELLOKITTY
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Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Mac : Scottish :: ___ : Arabic : IBN
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They open in the morning : LIDS
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Type for who this clue will be annoying? : GRAMMARNAZI
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It's stretched out in yoga class : MAT
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Iconic part of Nancy Sinatra's early attire : GOGOBOOTS
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Kennedy colleague : ALITO
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Café freebie : EAU
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Year abroad : ANNEE
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Unlikely donor : MISER
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Pres. whose given birth name was David : DDE
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Does business : DEALS
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Alternative nickname for Liz : BETSY
Down
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Hurricane or flood : ACTOFGOD
2
Perfunctory : PROFORMA
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Get cozy : SETTLEIN
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Producer of a deep drumming call : EMU
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Boobs : SAPS
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Law school, so it's said : PAPERCHASE
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Pungent cheese : ASIAGO
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One who might need an ID : USER
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Broken-off branch : SECT
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"___ Brand" (Nathaniel Hawthorne tale) : ETHAN
11
Rush : HURTLE
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Verdi opera based on a historic invader : ATTILA
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Stranded motorist's boon : GASCAN
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Eating things : ACIDS
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Promised one : MESSIAH
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Nobelist Hammarskjöld : DAG
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Rings : TORI
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A batter receives four for a grand slam : TOTALBASES
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Shark-jumping sitcom character : THEFONZ
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Beauty ___ : MARK
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Bull, essentially : OPTIMIST
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Highly anticipated social events : HOTDATES
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Work with intelligence? : SPYSTORY
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Latin lover's words : TEAMO
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One may be essential : OIL
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Classified : PEGGED
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Foray : INROAD
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Hound : PLAGUE
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Doorframe part : LINTEL
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Repeated boast in a 1987 #1 hit : IMBAD
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Super : AONE
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Author Jaffe : RONA
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Foot type : IAMB
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Get down, in a way : LIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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