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New York Times, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beatles hit that's a hint to both parts of the answer to each starred clue

Author:
Gareth Bain
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Bain. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Gareth Bain notes:

This is just a puzzle conceived while listening to the song, with its repetitive use of LOVE. I hope Andrea (Carla Michaels) in particular gets a kick out of it!

Jeff Chen notes:
Such a great example of the "both words can precede X" theme type. This trope can be a little dry, in that the theme phrases are often so hard ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times5/26/15 ( No. 23,940 )
Across
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First word in every Academy Award category : BEST
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Club in a Barry Manilow hit, with "the" : COPA
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Derrières : TUSHES
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"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
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Actor Wilson of "Midnight in Paris" : OWEN
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"Michael Row the Boat ___" : ASHORE
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*Removable car safety feature : CHILDSEAT
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Alfred E. of Mad magazine : NEUMAN
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Charlie Sheen's real first name : CARLOS
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*Asian soup ingredient : BIRDSNEST
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Rank of many a single-episode character on "Star Trek": Abbr. : ENS
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Office note : MEMO
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Month before septembre : AOUT
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Classic name in photocopiers : MITA
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"Enough already!" : STOP
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Abbr. in dating : BCE
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Center of Shintoism : JAPAN
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Germaine who wrote "The Whole Woman" : GREER
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Rapper's rhythm : FLOW
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Beatles hit that's a hint to both parts of the answer to each starred clue : ALLYOUNEEDISLOVE
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Org. assigning PG-13 or R : MPAA
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___ nova (dance) : BOSSA
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"___ and the Wolf" : PETER
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Soccer goalie's area : BOX
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Vaccination muscle, for short : DELT
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Middle-___ : AGED
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Dhaka dress : SARI
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Say "It's a trap!," say : WARN
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Sun. preceder : SAT
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*Classic daytime show hosted by Gene Rayburn : MATCHGAME
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Post post : EDITOR
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Repeated cry in Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot" : OLEOLE
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*Biography : LIFESTORY
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"Tuesdays With ___" (1990s best seller) : MORRIE
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Science fiction author Hubbard : LRON
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Foes of Saruman in "The Two Towers" : ENTS
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A gambler may have a hot or cold one : STREAK
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Precipice : EDGE
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Carnivore's fare : MEAT
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Lawn sport : BOCCE
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Edith Wharton's "___ Frome" : ETHAN
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Swizzles : STIRS
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Commuter's cost : TOLL
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Baby : COSSET
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Have obligations : OWE
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Singer Bryson : PEABO
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Against : ANTI
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Cooked in a clay oven, as in India : TANDOORI
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Depletes : USESUP
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Move to another track : SHUNT
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There's no place like it, it's said : HOME
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The Eisenhower years and others : ERAS
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In rapture : SENT
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Logo for a pizza chain : DOMINO
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Like the best bonds : RATEDAAA
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Southern bloom : MAGNOLIA
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Architect Lin : MAYA
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Calls, in poker : SEES
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Ink spill : BLOT
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Cabot ___ ("Murder, She Wrote" setting) : COVE
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Common still-life subject : EWER
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Part of a doorframe : JAMB
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Pedigree alternative : ALPO
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Brand of dental rinse : PLAX
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Take a timeout : REST
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Took to the hills : FLED
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One who's fluent in both JavaScript and Klingon, say : UBERGEEK
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Stimulates the economy : SPENDS
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Mexico's national flower : DAHLIA
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Graham who wrote "The Third Man" : GREENE
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Manage to get, informally : SCORE
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Bizarre : WEIRD
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Ring centerpiece : STONE
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Vessel from the heart : AORTA
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Part of a steamy affair : TRYST
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Many drivers for play dates : MOMS
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Plenty : ALOT
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Okla. or Dak., once : TERR
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Title for a jeune fille: Abbr. : MLLE
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One of 10, say, in an express checkout lane : ITEM
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Confused state : FOG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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