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New York Times, Wednesday, May 30, 2012

With 38- and 59-Across, typical opinion about a record on 40-/14-Across

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 150 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Dick Clark died on April 18, six weeks before this tribute was published.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0530 ( 22,849 )

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Across
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TV sitcom boy who liked to fish : OPIE
5
Theater prize : OBIE
9
Essence : BEING
14
See 40-Across : BANDSTAND
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63-Across, for one : EMCEE
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With 38- and 59-Across, typical opinion about a record on 40-/14-Across : ITSGOTAGOODBEAT
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Nautical hazard : SHOAL
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Flop : BOMB
21
Subject of a hanging without a trial : ART
22
African capital : RABAT
24
Miscalculate : ERR
26
Grp. on a raid : ATF
29
Org. in Robert Ludlum novels : CIA
30
Catherine I of Russia, e.g. : TSARINA
34
Labor leader Cesar : CHAVEZ
36
World's Oldest ___ (nickname for 63-Across) : TEENAGER
37
Prefix with flop : TERA
38
See 17-Across : AND
39
Juicy fruit : SLOE
40
With 14-Across, long-running TV show popularized by 63-Across : AMERICAN
43
Buffalo's Mets-affiliated team : BISONS
45
"Buck Rogers" and others : SERIALS
46
Prevailed : WON
47
Cologne compass point : OST
48
"Is that ___?" : ANO
49
Little squealer? : SHOAT
51
Many a beneficiary : SON
53
Ebb : WANE
55
Former Giants QB Phil : SIMMS
59
See 17-Across : YOUCANDANCETOIT
62
Step in : ENTER
63
Late beloved TV personality : DICKCLARK
64
Audibly stunned : AGASP
65
Saloon choices : ALES
66
Genesis figure : ENOS
Down
1
Tokyo ties : OBIS
2
Lane : PATH
3
___ many words : INSO
4
Award for mystery writers : EDGAR
5
Giant who swung for the fences : OTT
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Start of a children's rhyme : BAABAA
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Gold bar : INGOT
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Biblical land whose name means "red" in Hebrew : EDOM
9
King or queen : BED
10
Cause to blush, maybe : EMBARRASS
11
Cake finisher : ICER
12
In order : NEAT
13
Understand : GET
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Comfort : SOLACE
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Too weighty : OBESE
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Hollywood, with "the" : BIZ
25
Bled : RAN
26
Pretend to be : ACTAS
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With 51-Down, "14-Across Boogie," on 40-/14-Across : THEME
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Sea follower? : FARER
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___ talks (annual idea conferences) : TED
31
Nanook's home : IGLOO
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Las Vegas signs : NEONS
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"Give it ___!" : AREST
35
Zoning board issues : VARIANCES
36
C&W channel, once : TNN
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Standard batteries : AAS
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Actor McShane : IAN
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Funny one : CLOWN
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Heckle, in a way : BOO
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Right away : INASEC
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From what place : WHENCE
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___ mail : SNAIL
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King or queen : TITLE
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See 27-Down : SONG
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"I'm ___ here!" : OUTA
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"___ little sugar" (recipe directive) : ADDA
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Complain : MOAN
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A Barcelona museum is dedicated to his work : MIRO
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Nasdaq listings: Abbr. : STKS
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Vote of approval : YEA
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Dada pioneer : ARP
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Bank printings: Abbr. : CKS

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