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New York Times, Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Local news feature suggested by the answers to 17-, 23-, 48- and 60-Across

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Gray.
Tracy Gray notes:
My husband and I own a lawn/landscaping company and monitoring the weather is an obsession with us as our livelihood revolves around ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Song title masquerading as WEATHER FORECASTs, fun! Even being an idiot when it comes to pop music, I easily recognized three of the ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times5/13/14 ( No. 23,562 )
Across
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Big shindig : BASH
5
Plaid-clad miss : LASS
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Southpaw : LEFTY
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Arab chieftain: Var. : AMIR
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BP sale of 2013 : ARCO
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Required reading for a classics major : ILIAD
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1987 Buster Poindexter hit : HOTHOTHOT
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You might pick up good ones from people : VIBES
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Tattoos, informally : INK
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Vegetarian's no-no : MEAT
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Wall St. watchdog : SEC
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1980 Bob Seger hit : AGAINSTTHEWIND
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It may be picked by the picky : NIT
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Delete, as from an article or video : EDITOUT
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Times before eves : AFTS
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Agricultural apparatus : BALER
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Italian monk's title : FRA
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Local news feature suggested by the answers to 17-, 23-, 48- and 60-Across : WEATHERFORECAST
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Animal that bugles : ELK
42
Burp : ERUCT
43
Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
44
Go way past one's usual wake-up time : SLEEPIN
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Defense grp. founded in Bogotá : OAS
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1971 Bill Withers hit : AINTNOSUNSHINE
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15-Across product : GAS
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Patella's place : KNEE
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Fist bump : DAP
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Bit of mistletoe : SPRIG
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1977 Foreigner hit : COLDASICE
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Steinway or Baldwin : PIANO
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Not a facsimile: Abbr. : ORIG
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Went like hell : TORE
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Guitar players in rock bands, slangily : AXMEN
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Novel conclusion? : ETTE
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Sport-___ (vehicles) : UTES
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Brazilian state northeast of São Paulo : BAHIA
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Honor ___ thieves : AMONG
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Alaskan panhandle city : SITKA
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Title for a princess: Abbr. : HRH
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Newest news : LATEST
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Enlightened Buddhist : ARHAT
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Writer Turow : SCOTT
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Bar habitué : SOT
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Firecracker : LIVEWIRE
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Draw out : ELICIT
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Little lie : FIB
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___ Bo : TAE
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QB's stat. : YDS
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Upscale hotel company : OMNI
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
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Spartan serf : HELOT
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Jack Sprat's dietary restriction : NOFAT
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Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred : DURST
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"See ya!" : TATA
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Bowls over : AWES
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Gal's guy : FELLA
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George who played Sulu on "Star Trek" : TAKEI
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2009 Sacha Baron Cohen comedy : BRUNO
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Patriots' grp. : AFC
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Shape of the British 50-pence piece : HEPTAGON
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CNN's Burnett and others : ERINS
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A.T.M. supply : CASH
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V-8, e.g. : ENGINE
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Keyed up : ONEDGE
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Cruising : ASEA
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Cousin of culottes : SKORT
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Dark : UNLIT
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Numbskull : IDIOT
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Modern pentathlon equipment : EPEES
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Place for sweaters? : SPA
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Fotos : PIX
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Aries animal : RAM
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Cedar Rapids college : COE
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Early Beatle Sutcliffe : STU

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

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