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New York Times, Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Children's song refrain found at the starts of 17-, 26-, 35-, 50- and 57-Across

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 51 for Ms. Keller.
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun idea, themers starting with the refrain E-I-E-I-O. I love E PLURIBUS UNUM, such a snazzy phrase, and the I FORMATION is excellent ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times5/31/16 ( No. 24,311 )
Across
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"Gotta run!" : IMOFF
6
Cretan peak: Abbr. : MTIDA
11
Home of George W. Bush's library, for short : SMU
14
Potty-mouthed : CRUDE
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Rowed : OARED
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___ and feather : TAR
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Bruce Springsteen's group : ESTREETBAND
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Sheepskin boot name : UGG
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Jazz combo, often : TRIO
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Advantage : EDGE
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Vodka brand : SKYY
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Offensive football lineup : IFORMATION
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Makes happy : PLEASES
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Longtime New York Times film critic : AOSCOTT
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Adele song with the lyric "I must have called a thousand times" : HELLO
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Letters associated with a rainbow flag : LGBT
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Phrase on the back of a buck : EPLURIBUSUNUM
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Move, in real-estate lingo : RELO
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Subject of discussion : TOPIC
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Gourd-shaped rattles : MARACAS
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Respectful term for a conductor : MAESTRO
50
Cole Porter classic from "Can-Can" : ILOVEPARIS
52
Earring shape : HOOP
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"___ here!" : SAME
54
Folkie Phil : OCHS
56
Top-left button on most keyboards : ESC
57
Surprise ending, as in "The Gift of the Magi" : OHENRYTWIST
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11-Down that made "King Kong" : RKO
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Picture book character lost in a crowd : WALDO
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"Oh no!" : YIKES
67
Frodo's best friend : SAM
68
Fishline material : NYLON
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Children's song refrain found at the starts of 17-, 26-, 35-, 50- and 57-Across : EIEIO
Down
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___ Palace (Elsa's hide-out in "Frozen") : ICE
2
"___ Doubtfire" : MRS
3
Publicly 34-Across : OUT
4
New Deal prez : FDR
5
Pedicure targets : FEET
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Recurring musical ideas : MOTIFS
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No-no : TABOO
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Glass of "This American Life" : IRA
9
Lion's hide-out : DEN
10
Stir in : ADD
11
Where to find a soundstage : STUDIO
12
Housefly larva : MAGGOT
13
Subject heading for an important email : URGENT
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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"Yadda, yadda, yadda" : ETC
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Globe shape: Abbr. : SPH
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"Red Balloon" painter Paul : KLEE
24
App with restaurant reviews : YELP
25
Informal pronoun : YALL
27
Prego alternative : RAGU
28
Unruly crowds : MOBS
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Quick on the uptake : ASTUTE
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Reporter's contact : SOURCE
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Corp. takeover : LBO
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Gather what's been sown : REAP
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Ingrid Bergman's "Casablanca" role : ILSA
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Snack : NOSH
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"What've you been ___?" : UPTO
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Joan of art : MIRO
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Bobby : U.K. :: ___ : U.S. : COP
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Scrooge types : MISERS
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U.S. state closest to the International Date Line : ALASKA
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"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" or "When Harry Met Sally ..." : ROMCOM
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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One-millionth of a meter : MICRON
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Like a barbecue pit : ASHY
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Last movement of a sonata : RONDO
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Eye irritation : STYE
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Part of B.Y.O.B. : OWN
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Cushion material for some horse-drawn rides : HAY
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Building wing : ELL
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Rival of Xbox : WII
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"I Like ___" (old campaign slogan) : IKE
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Due x tre : SEI
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Chinese menu general : TSO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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