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New York Times, Saturday, May 9, 2009

"Show Boat" girl who sings "Life Upon the Wicked Stage"

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Wilber.
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© 2009, The New York Times5/9/09 ( No. 21,732 )
Across
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No backbreaker : CUSHYJOB
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Was a catalyst for : SPEDUP
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Add to marginally? : ANNOTATE
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Stealthy sort : FELINE
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One running through town : MAINDRAG
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Exclamation near a runway : OOLALA
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City in Veneto : ESTE
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Cubist who painted "Violin and Glass" : GRIS
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Bird notable for walking rather than hopping : PIPIT
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Triple Crown winner between Whirlaway and Assault : COUNTFLEET
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Master : LEARN
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Not tall : TRUE
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Preach : REV
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Perfume named for Baryshnikov : MISHA
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It's just over a foot : SHIN
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Plot segment : ACRE
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Indian currency : SACAGAWEADOLLAR
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Take the wrong way? : GRAB
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Ring site : LOBE
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Tony award nominee for "Anna Christie," 1993 : MEARA
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It's sometimes heaping: Abbr. : TSP
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Fishtail, e.g. : SLUE
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"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" weatherman : GORDY
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Place where kids may feed kids : PETTINGZOO
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New Mexico's El ___ National Monument : MORRO
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Emulate Cyrano : DUEL
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Nov. 11 honoree : EXGI
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Mardi Gras song that was a 1965 hit for the Dixie Cups : IKOIKO
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Pulitzer-winning William Kennedy novel : IRONWEED
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Good place to look when you're sole-searching? : SEABED
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It doesn't add up : NONSENSE
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Waiting list? : ORDERS
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Kind of mattress pad : EGGCRATE
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Amounted : CAME
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Last pharaoh of Egypt's Fifth Dynasty : UNAS
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Ruffled state : SNIT
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It'll give you an edge : HONE
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Financial report abbr. : YTD
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It's hard for laymen to understand : JARGON
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Port on the Sea of Japan : OTARU
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Song standard from Broadway's "Jubilee," 1935 : BEGINTHEBEGUINE
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Hub northwest of LAX : SFO
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Nation : PEOPLE
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"Show Boat" girl who sings "Life Upon the Wicked Stage" : ELLIE
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Like tiny tots : DIAPERCLAD
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Like much pulp : UNLITERARY
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Everglades deposit : PEAT
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Stretch marks, e.g. : STRIAE
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Peak projection : CRAG
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Financial adviser's suggestion : FUND
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Bluffing bar game : LIARSPOKER
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Emergency racetrack turnoff : ESCAPEROAD
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Wicked king of Israel : AHAB
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Tennis star Zvonareva : VERA
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U.S.M.C. E-8 : MSGT
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Faint, to Shakespeare : SWOUND
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Jay or Ray : ALER
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"___ Have" (Jennifer Lopez #1 hit) : ALLI
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Classic novel whose title means "rover" : OMOO
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Steamship employee : STOKER
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Get ready for a bomb : GOLONG
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Reservation holder : TRIBE
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Free-falling phenomenon : ZEROG
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Paste in Asian cookery : MISO
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One whose mouth and lip may be painted : EWER
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TV opponent of Ares : XENA
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Exploit : GEST
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Starting point for un inventeur : IDEE
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Has one's fill and more, briefly : ODS
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Foreign policy grp. : NSC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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