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New York Times, Saturday, May 20, 2006

Folk music scholar who helped popularize Woody Guthrie and Muddy Waters

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {PQWZ} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Klahn.
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© 2006, The New York Times5/20/06 ( No. 20,647 )
Across
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Serious accident : JACKKNIFE
10
Goal : IDEAL
15
Folk music scholar who helped popularize Woody Guthrie and Muddy Waters : ALANLOMAX
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Smashing : SOCKO
17
Dapple : VARIEGATE
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"Jive at Five" composer/performer : BASIE
19
Fall off : ABATE
20
Very much for : BIGON
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Lukewarm reviews : EHS
23
American Airlines Ctr. team : MAVS
24
Coasted at the Olympics? : LUGED
25
Yanks : GIS
26
Dr.'s order? : AMA
27
Discombobulates : BEMUSES
29
Took a course : ATE
30
City at the mouth of the Loire : NANTES
32
"Take your pick" : EITHEROR
34
Widely seen : ONTV
36
Shade of black : SOOT
37
Port alternatives : MADEIRAS
41
Waggish : JOCOSE
45
Hacker : AXE
46
Treasured blankets : NAVAJOS
48
100 Bulgarian stotinki : LEV
49
Flapdoodle : ROT
50
Johnson who managed the 1986 championship Mets : DAVEY
51
Quiet types : MICE
52
Schooner's cargo : ALE
53
Hindu deities : DEVAS
54
Piano key, essentially : LEVER
55
Complex unit : CONDO
57
In one's spare time : ONTHESIDE
59
Top-flight story : ATTIC
60
Intimate chats : ONEONONES
61
Otterlike : SLEEK
62
Imbroglio : MARESNEST
Down
1
Fossil remains of homo erectus discovered in 1891 : JAVAMAN
2
Where Zelda Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole were born : ALABAMA
3
Parade : CARAVAN
4
Interlocks : KNITS
5
Co-founder of the avant-garde Blue Four : KLEE
6
Thick quaff : NOG
7
Words sung after "Hallelujah" : IMABUM
8
Flag : FATIGUE
9
Critical analysis : EXEGESIS
10
0-198-61186-2, e.g. : ISBN
11
1988 Meg Ryan thriller : DOA
12
"Popeye" cartoonist : ECSEGAR
13
Emperor beginning in 1989 : AKIHITO
14
"The Most Happy Fella" composer : LOESSER
21
Classic song that's the official anthem of the European Union : ODETOJOY
24
"A Study in Scarlet" inspector : LESTRADE
27
Dahomey, since 1975 : BENIN
28
Drives off : SHOOS
31
Corn grower : TOE
33
Series finale : ETC
35
"Hubba hubba!" : VAVAVOOM
37
Mexican rattlers : MARACAS
38
Southwestern salamander : AXOLOTL
39
Thaw : DETENTE
40
Grassland dotted with trees : SAVANNA
42
Peridot, e.g. : OLIVINE
43
Leaves the country : SECEDES
44
Major hurdle, metaphorically : EVEREST
47
Palace card : JESTER
51
Quark-antiquark combo : MESON
53
Curtail : DOCK
54
Shoot, slangily : LENS
56
Go out : DIE
58
It might turn up a lot : HOE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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