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New York Times, Saturday, May 7, 2016

37-Down : Frequent chant in 2008

Author:
Kyle Mahowald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Mahowald. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York Times5/7/16 ( No. 24,287 )
Across
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Small, slim daggers : PONIARDS
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Apple variety : MACPRO
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Single from Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." : IMONFIRE
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Major protest : UPROAR
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Many a Harpo Marx joke : SIGHTGAG
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Extremely fast? : STARVE
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Dip ___ in : ATOE
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Get the lead out? : SMELT
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"Poor little" one in Coleridge's "To a Young Ass" : FOAL
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Automatic, for one : ARM
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Like Egypt : ARAB
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Jerks : TUGS
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They're followed on message boards : THREADS
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"Hmm" : LETSSEE
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Writer who gave his name to an annual award : OHENRY
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Many vacationers bring them home : TANS
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Question before a personal update : WHATSNEWWITHYOU
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Something depicted for goodness' sake? : HALO
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With 48-Across, enters stealthily : CREEPS
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One-knee plea : MARRYME
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Entertains at bedtime : READSTO
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Color of McCartney's "Sgt. Pepper" uniform : AQUA
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See 41-Across : INTO
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Belt line? : POW
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Sharp's opposite : DUMB
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Sharp's handful : CARDS
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Captain of fiction : NEMO
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Like corduroy : RIBBED
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Cheese choice : AMERICAN
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As a replacement : INLIEU
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Simplest sort of deal : CASHSALE
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Insistent retort : DOESSO
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A good cure for it is sleep, per W. C. Fields : INSOMNIA
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Where Fermi studied : PISA
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Cut out : OMIT
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Place to be avoided : NOGOAREA
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Not learned : INHERENT
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Like a boat's cockpit, usually : AFT
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Drilling sites : RIGS
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Plays with emotions? : DRAMAS
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Rocker with the 1976 album "Live Bullet" : SEGER
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"I wish *I* had that" : MUSTBENICE
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On point : APT
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Common use for pipe cleaners : CRAFTS
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Like tea bags : POROUS
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Plunder : RAVAGE
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Words that may elicit a worried gulp : ORELSE
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Show title shown on a license plate : LALAW
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Like much of the Everglades : MARSHY
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Way up at a ski resort : TOW
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Primary loser to J.F.K. in 1960 : HHH
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Longtime nickname in comics : DYNAMICDUO
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Certain sandal : TSTRAP
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First word of Frost's "The Road Not Taken" : TWO
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"Neapolitan Novels" author Ferrante : ELENA
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Pleasure principle : HEDONISM
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Frequent chant in 2008 : YESWECAN
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Go for it, with "in" : OPT
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Grp. doing private shows? : USO
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Home of the soccer team that FIFA named the Club of the Century : MADRID
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Mother-or-son Philippine president : AQUINO
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Bit of gang warfare : RUMBLE
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Some wedding parties : RABBIS
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Hall-of-Fame N.B.A. player known as "The Worm" : RODMAN
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One of the singing Braxton sisters : TRACI
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Mtg. : SESS
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Where Bambara is widely spoken : MALI
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Fit for service : ONEA
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Experts in power: Abbr. : EES
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Symbol of charge density : RHO

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

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