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New York Times, Saturday, May 19, 2007

With 16-Across, title time in a 1961 #1 hit by Gary U.S. Bonds

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Walden.
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© 2007, The New York Times5/19/07 ( No. 21,011 )
Across
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Person who says one thing and means another : SYMBOLIST
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Crime lab items : SWABS
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With 16-Across, title time in a 1961 #1 hit by Gary U.S. Bonds : QUARTERTO
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See 15-Across : THREE
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Language of 47-Down : UKRAINIAN
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"Homey!" : MYMAN
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Contingencies : IFS
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Public station : CASTE
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Not leave as is : AMEND
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Sitcom set in Houston : REBA
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Percolate : SEEP
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Tears : RENDS
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Simeon the Great and his successors : TSARS
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Foul smoke : STOGY
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16-Across, in another way : III
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Run : STRING
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Terse identification : HER
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Rank informality? : CAPN
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Like the Supremes and the Go-Go's : ALLFEMALE
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Acoustic instruments : JUGS
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Band name heard in Morse code on its single "Secret Messages" : ELO
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Tabooed : FORBAD
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Grp. founded in part by the Y.M.C.A. : USO
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Time for a fresh start? : ONEBC
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Like Eddie Murphy's Norbit : NERDY
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Parceled : METED
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Christian pop singer Tornquist : EVIE
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Brief salutation : SIRS
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Lighter : BARGE
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Devotee : FIEND
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Wee dram : NIP
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Doesn't deviate from : OBEYS
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Noted Joffrey Ballet dancer of the 1980s : RONREAGAN
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Strikes abruptly : CLAPS
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Flat, for example : OUTOFTUNE
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Mississippi's ___ State University : DELTA
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Woman who flexes her muscles : MSOLYMPIA
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WD-40 applications : SQUIRTS
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It's one funny thing after another : YUKFEST
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Classic chocolate treat : MARSBAR
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Foundation supporter : BRA
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Narc tail? : OTIC
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Olin and Horne : LENAS
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Bearded perennials : IRISES
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Say something to which people reply "Duh!" : STATETHEOBVIOUS
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Debussy's "La Mer," e.g. : TONEPOEM
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Assumption subject : STMARY
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Question from the picked-upon : WHYME
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Place to spend drams : ARMENIA
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Spicy serving in a bowl : BEANDIP
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Plays, as a sub : SENDSIN
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Soprano's repertoire : ARIAS
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Mr. Bill's outlet, once: Abbr. : SNL
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Golden Slam winner of 1988 : GRAF
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Rustic-sounding man's name : GLEN
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Biggest part of a certain belt : CERES
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Escape : FLEEFROM
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McCallister of "The Story of Seabiscuit," 1949 : LON
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Institutional investment : JUMBOCD
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Fit : USEABLE
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Lost the frivolity : GOTREAL
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Rear : BRINGUP
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Eighth-century pope in office for 23 years : ADRIANI
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Breathing trouble : DYSPNEA
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Birthplace of Yakov Smirnoff : ODESSA
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Hundred, in Honduras : CIENTO
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The Bible's Mizraim, today : EGYPT
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Register : ENROL
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Beard : DEFY
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Place to get five Jacksons, say : ATM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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