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POPLAR MUSIC

New York Times, Sunday, May 4, 2008

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 142 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0504 ( 21,362 )
Across
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Craving, slangily : JONES
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Crèche figures : MAGI
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Impromptu Halloween costume : SHEET
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Spray withdrawn in 1989 : ALAR
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Try to steal the scene, maybe : EMOTE
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"Darn it!" : CRUD
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Mountain chain : CORDILLERA
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Nick name? : SANTA
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1977 Dolly Parton song for tree fanciers? : HEREYOUGUMAGAIN
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Bridal collection : TROUSSEAU
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Not ___ many words : INSO
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Nominal promotion of a military officer : BREVET
30
Sugar substitute? : HON
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Modern pentathlon event : EPEE
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Inner circles : CADRES
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1965 Yardbirds song for tree fanciers? : FIRYOURLOVE
39
___ volatile : SAL
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Bellowing : AROAR
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Nirvana seeker : YOGI
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World capital, founded in 1538, formerly known as Chuquisaca : SUCRE
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Suffix with myth : ICAL
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Went like a shot : ZOOMED
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1957 Jerry Lee Lewis song for tree fanciers? : GREATBALSAFIRE
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Outer limits : ENDS
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Stand : RISE
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Rush hour sounds : TOOTS
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Port of Iraq : BASRA
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One trillionth: Prefix : PICO
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Rossini subject : TELL
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Air Force athlete : FALCON
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1964 Bobby Goldsboro song for tree fanciers? : CEDARFUNNYLITTLECLOWN
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It's spotted in the wild : OCELOT
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Like a lot of Australia : ARID
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Lay on the line : RISK
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Brain parts : LOBES
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Tippy transport : CANOE
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Bank deposit? : SILT
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Old-time oath : EGAD
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1982 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts song for tree fanciers? : OLIVEROCKNROLL
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Jazzy Nina : SIMONE
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Altar procedure : RITE
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"Sesame Street" regular : ERNIE
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Beaufort scale category : GALE
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Neighbor of Chad : NIGER
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Flight formation : VEE
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1959 Chuck Berry song for tree fanciers? : ELMOSTGROWN
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Source of some coffee : ARABIA
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Italian bread : PANE
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Source of creosote : TAR
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Sugar or flour : STAPLE
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Doozy : LULU
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Do police work : KEEPORDER
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1978 Linda Ronstadt song for tree fanciers? : PAWPAWPITIFULME
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Palate part : UVULA
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Sing "Bye Bye Birdie," e.g. : ALLITERATE
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Hurt badly : MAIM
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16th-century English dramatist George : PEELE
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Badlands sight : MESA
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Exorcist's enemy : DEMON
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Red army? : ANTS
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Sp. misses : SRTAS
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Witty remark : JEST
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"A Jug of Wine ..." poet : OMAR
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Off-limits item : NONO
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Words of reproach : ETTU
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Strand : SEASHORE
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Key fort? : MCHENRY
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Stretch : AREA
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Ashram leader : GURU
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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Teatime treat : SCONE
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Theater audience : HOUSE
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For this reason : ERGO
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Dot follower, often : EDU
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Tito Puente played them : TIMBALES
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"Sink or Swim" author : ALGER
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Permission : LEAVE
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Sign of spring : ARIES
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Go into hysterics : RANT
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___ Lad, doughnut shop on "The Simpsons" : LARD
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Cry of dismay : YIPE
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Insignificant amount : SOU
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"A Letter for ___" (Hume Cronyn film) : EVIE
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___ Jr., West Coast hamburger chain : CARLS
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Discombobulate : FAZE
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Mill material : IRON
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Cross : ROOD
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Thanksgiving serving : YAMS
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Enters cyberspace : LOGSON
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Dungeons & Dragons character : OGRE
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Sing like Fitzgerald : SCAT
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Impassive : STOLID
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Nut holder : UBOLT
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"___ else fails ..." : IFALL
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___ Systems, networking giant : CISCO
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Helpful pointer : ARROW
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Musical Rimes : LEANN
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Underlying meaning : DRIFT
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Place for an easel : ATELIER
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One way to be taken : ABACK
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R.N.'s station : ICU
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Purple stuff, perhaps : PROSE
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Power of film : TYRONE
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Happy gatherings : FESTS
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Play-by-play partner : COLOR
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Theodor Escherich's discovery : ECOLI
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Ledger entry : DEBIT
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Anacin alternative : ALEVE
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___-Poo of "The Mikado" : NANKI
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1970s-'80s baseball All-Star Manny : TRILLO
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Rap star ___ Jon : LIL
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Chick on the piano : COREA
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Rough condition to face? : ACNE
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Criticize : SLAM
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Eastern ruler : EMIR
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Energetic : GOGO
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From the top : ANEW
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Laura of "Blue Velvet" : DERN
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Ran through again : REVIEWED
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Give the once-over : OGLE
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Cliques : INGROUPS
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Prizes : ESTEEMS
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Sufficient, informally : ENUF
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Dance specialty : TAP
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Dickens title starter : ATALE
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Soul singer Lou : RAWLS
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Via ___ (Roman road) : APPIA
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Be noisy : BLAT
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Words before bed or rest : PUTTO
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Not at all familiar : ALIEN
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E-mail annoyance : SPAM
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"The Informer" author O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Kind of meeting in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" : KLAN
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Give off : EMIT
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Camper driver : RVER
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Something one can never do : DUET
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Salmon tail? : ELLA
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Actress Charlotte and explorer John : RAES
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Grand ___, Nova Scotia : PRE
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John's "Pulp Fiction" co-star : UMA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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