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New York Times, Saturday, May 26, 2007

Singer with the 1980 #1 hit "Upside Down"

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {BGJQZ} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times5/26/07 ( No. 21,018 )

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Across
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Fandangles : DOODADS
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It can aid one's climb to the top : TOEHOLD
15
With regard to worth : INVALUE
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Smothering : ALLOVER
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DNA component : ADENINE
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Fidgety : RESTIVE
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"The heck with it" : NERTS
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Come down briskly? : SKI
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What might prevent you from staying out? : APNEA
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Semicircular room : APSE
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Creaky : STIFF
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Swamp thing : REED
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Languish : ROT
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Without repercussions : SCOTFREE
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Massen of the 1940s film "Tokyo Rose" : OSA
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___ of assistance (search warrant) : WRIT
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Winter coat : ULSTER
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Skips : SITSOUT
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Letter : MISSIVE
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Flatten : STEPON
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1992 Pulitzer poet James : TATE
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Massenet's "Le ___" : CID
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How apples and oranges may come : INCRATES
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Special treatment : TLC
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Check : CHIT
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Series of six : HEXAD
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___ land : LALA
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Precipitateness : HASTE
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It might be humanitarian : AID
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Inside look? : DECOR
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Thought : IDEATED
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Like some tour buses : OPENTOP
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Fashionable part of N.Y.C. : PARKAVE
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___ Island, N.C. : ROANOKE
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Brown foe : STEELER
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Displaying unmatched nimbleness : SPRYEST
Down
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Singer with the 1980 #1 hit "Upside Down" : DIANAROSS
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Banked : ONDEPOSIT
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Hyperbolize : OVERSTATE
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"De Vulgari Eloquentia" author : DANTE
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First word of Oregon's Latin motto : ALIS
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Hound for bucks? : DUN
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Makes sure something's done : SEESTOIT
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Duty : TARIFF
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Appreciative response to 38-Down : OLE
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Designer Schiaparelli : ELSA
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Give a smooth and glossy finish, in a way : HOTPRESS
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Woolly : OVINE
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Bank : LEVEE
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Be apprehensive : DREAD
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Arizona's ___ Peak National Observatory : KITT
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Compress : SCRUNCH
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Like some plains : FRUITED
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Faint : SWOON
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It might follow someone : ELSES
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Game in which crosses are used : TICTACTOE
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Glares : EVILLOOKS
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Special kind of treatment : REDCARPET
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Bit of slapstick : SPITTAKE
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Ones who accept charges : MATADORS
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Waiter at a hotel : TAXI
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Schoolbook : READER
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Takes the edge off, maybe : CHIPS
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Charged : HADAT
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River from the Savoy Alps : ISERE
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1974 Dustin Hoffman movie : LENNY
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Substitute for some names : ETAL
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Cherished : DEAR
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One-named rap star/actress : EVE
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Some music : POP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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