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New York Times, Thursday, April 26, 2001

The Pointer Sisters' "___ Excited"

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQVXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times4/26/01 ( No. 18,797 )
Across
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"___ tu" (aria for Renato) : ERI
4
Single dance move? : CHA
7
Increases, as production : STEPSUP
14
Perils : MENACES
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Medical problem : RELAPSE
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Quite some distance (from) : AFARCRY
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Need after collation : STAPLER
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Uncomfortable : ILLATEEE
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Flight unit : STAIR
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Party souvenir : LEI
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Single and double : HITS
24
Old seminar subject : EST
25
Nobel, for one : SWEDE
27
Bando of baseball : SAL
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Start to date? : PRE
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The same, in a bibliography : IDEM
36
Brake part : CALIPER
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In the minority? : TEENAGE
42
Fasten firmly, in a way : CLAMPON
43
Water-carved gullies : ARROYOS
44
Nursery collection : TOYS
45
Blackout : BAN
46
Short : SHY
48
It hunted for Red October : SONAR
52
Cole Porter's "___ Loved" : IAM
55
Actor Morales : ESAI
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Suffix with zinc : ITE
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Stop : LETUP
61
Show in which much is shown : STRIPTTT
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Like some birthday wishes : BELATED
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Red Sea land : ERITREA
66
Invoice issuers : BILLERS
67
Rodeo activity : NOOSING
68
Summons : CALLSTO
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Fess (up) : OWN
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Audiophile's amassment : CDS
Down
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Contacts quickly, perhaps : EMAILS
2
Covered again, as an air route : REFLEW
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Bad way to be caught : INALIE
4
Carpe diem : CCCTHEDAY
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"___ Go Again" (1987 #1 song) : HEREI
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To this point : ASYET
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G.R.E. takers : SRS
8
Vietnamese festivals : TETS
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Send : ELATE
10
Pontiffs, in Roma : PAPAS
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Soup ingredients : SPLITPPP
12
Computerphile : USER
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Apiece : PER
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Neighbor of Scorpius : ARA
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Start to sob? : ESS
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Film producer De Laurentiis : DINO
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It may be payable: Abbr. : ACCT
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"Symphonie Espagnole" composer : LALO
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Stutz contemporary : REO
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Seabird : ERN
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They may be boosted : EGOS
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Fit together : MESH
37
Sees : LAYSIIION
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The Pointer Sisters' "___ Excited" : IMSO
39
Can opener : TAB
40
Time piece? : ERA
41
Two-time U.S. Open winner : ERNIELLL
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"You bet!" : YES
49
Kind of acid : NITRIC
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Sit in on : ATTEND
51
Changes prices, perhaps : RETAGS
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In the least : ATALL
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Remote features : MUTES
56
Letter taker : STENO
57
Hood's weapon : ARROW
59
Queen Amidala's daughter : LEIA
60
Forward : PERT
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Tabulations: Abbr. : PTS
63
"I, Claudius" network : BBC
64
Brit. honor : DSO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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