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New York Times, Friday, June 10, 2005

Alphabetically last Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FHQW} Scrabble average: 1.93 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Quarfoot.
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© 2005, The New York Times6/10/05 ( No. 20,303 )

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Across
1
Dash : PIZZAZZ
8
Depression preceder : JAZZAGE
15
It may fit all : ONESIZE
16
Less like legalese : PLAINER
17
Postwar West German nickname : DERALTE
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Less than a sentence, in a column : MENTION
19
Troop troupe?: Abbr. : USO
20
Important individual : SOMEONE
22
Test in a tube, for short : MRI
23
Minute part of a minute: Abbr. : NSEC
25
Service holder in a service : PADRE
26
Master of spelling? : MAGE
27
"The Demon Box" writer, 1986 : KESEY
29
Hound : NAG
30
Refute : BELIE
31
Blast : ZAP
33
Stuff : MATERIAL
35
Chills, so to speak : RELAXES
39
Rouen residents, e.g. : NORMANS
40
Has a hard time deciding : AGONIZES
42
Affirmation : YEA
43
Presents with a seat? : MOONS
44
Series finale : XYZ
46
Chicken : TIMID
50
Gymnastics position : PIKE
51
Stocking stuff : LISLE
53
Gold-medal Olympic swimmer ___ Torres : DARA
54
Drink that may have vitamin C : ADE
55
Geneva and others : CANTONS
57
Toulouse title : NOM
58
Christmas light? : REDNOSE
60
Bygone sovereign : TSARINA
62
Japanese mats : TATAMIS
63
Holiday burner : YULELOG
64
Some Eastern Europeans : SLOVAKS
65
Place for a wake : SEALANE
Down
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Hardly a metropolitan center : PODUNK
2
Real : INESSE
3
Certain F's : ZEROES
4
When doubled, a Hungarian in Hollywood : ZSA
5
Suffers : AILS
6
Alphabetically last Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees : ZZTOP
7
1902 Physics Nobelist Pieter ___ : ZEEMAN
8
Big name in finance : JPMORGAN
9
Coeur d'___ : ALENE
10
"Titanic" co-star, 1997 : ZANE
11
Single outbreak : ZIT
12
Large kingdom : ANIMALIA
13
From Athens, e.g. : GEORGIAN
14
The Big Easy of sports : ERNIEELS
21
Toponymic dairy item : EDAM
24
"Le Vase Bleu" painter : CEZANNE
26
Creature with three appendages : MERMAID
28
Part of a plane : YAXIS
30
Military wear : BERET
32
Brand name derived from the German "Pfefferminz" : PEZ
34
Kind of soldier : TOY
35
Breastworks : RAMPARTS
36
Paradigm of perfection : EGOIDEAL
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Relied upon : LOOKEDTO
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Allure : SEXINESS
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Mode: Abbr. : SYST
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Polish capital : ZLOTYS
47
Malacañang Palace locale : MANILA
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Transfer : IRONON
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Subject of assessment : DAMAGE
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Cornea-reshaping surgery : LASIK
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Result : ENSUE
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You may be in it if you're out of it : COMA
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Hacienda chamber : SALA
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Like some capts. : NAV
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Shepherd's field: Abbr. : REL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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