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THINK TWICE

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 2017

95-Down : "Me So ___" (1989 rap chart-topper)

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Deber.
Charles M. Deber notes:
One of the most important steps in crossword construction is coming up with great clues. In this context, it is fascinating to observe how many words have more than one — often two or ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
THINK TWICE played upon, giving a circle of objects linked together by commonalities. I couldn't keep up with all the cross-referencing, so here's a listing: BASEBALL TERMS: HOMER and ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times6/11/17 ( No. 24,687 )
Across
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Zip along : GOFAST
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Example of 22- and of 65-Across : HOMER
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Conscience-stricken : ABASHED
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Opposites of alphas : OMEGAS
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It may be grand : FINALE
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"Hah!" : SOTHERE
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7- and 112-Across : BASEBALLTERMS
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Flashing lights : STROBES
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What scouts gather : INTEL
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Intentions : AIMS
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Donkey's call : HEEHAW
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Naval engineer : SEABEE
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Example of 65-Across and 39-Down : FROST
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Subsides slowly : EBBS
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Org. for ex-G.I.s : VFW
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Diddley and Derek : BOS
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Farewells in Florence : CIAOS
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Take temporarily : BORROW
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First lady before Bess : ELEANOR
47
116-Across and 96-Down : HANDTOOLS
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Levin who wrote "A Kiss Before Dying" : IRA
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Silver, for example, in the opening to TV's "The Lone Ranger" : REARER
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Torah receptacles : ARKS
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A professional may need one to practice: Abbr. : LIC
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Work unit : DAY
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Intimates : GETSAT
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Wash'n ___ (towelette brand) : DRI
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Caribbean land whose capital is St. George's : GRENADA
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It'll knock you out : ETHER
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Ricochet : CAROM
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Ambition for an actor : LEADROLE
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In view : SEEN
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7- and 31-Across : FAMOUSPOETS
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"So long," for short : TTYL
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Part of a machine assembly : DRIVEROD
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Like Odin or Thor : NORSE
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Titter : TEHEE
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Some scratchy attire : WOOLENS
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"Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
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Lowest points : NADIRS
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Car for which you "Listen to her tachin' up now, listen to her whine," in a 1964 hit : GTO
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Land in the Seine : ILE
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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"Nuh-uh!" : IDONOT
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Film critic Christopher : ORR
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112-Across and 96-Down : CARDSUITS
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Dress adornment : SPANGLE
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Lathers (up) : SUDSES
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Not esos or estos : OTROS
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Coiled killer : BOA
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Nikon product, for short : SLR
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"___ Rebel" (1962 #1 hit) : HESA
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Example of 34-Down and 108-Across : TRAIN
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Dimes, essentially : TENTHS
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Straight : LINEAR
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"Othello" traitor : IAGO
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Milky gems : OPALS
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Admit : ALLOWIN
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93- and 116-Across : MEANSOFTRAVEL
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Example of 83- and 22-Across : DIAMOND
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"Little Women" author : ALCOTT
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Ruined : UNDONE
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Dead Sea Scrolls sect : ESSENES
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Example of 108- and 47-Across : PLANE
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"See ya!" : BYENOW
Down
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Desert crossed by the Silk Road : GOBI
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Gulf state : OMAN
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Celebration : FEST
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Writer/critic James and family : AGEES
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Animal with luxurious fur : SABLE
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Org. with a "3-1-1" rule : TSA
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Twenty-one words : HITME
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Give ___ all : ONES
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Damage : MAR
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Blight victim : ELM
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Film again : RESHOOT
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Money in the bank, e.g. : ASSET
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This and that : BOTH
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Razor brand : ATRA
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Example of 39- and 34-Down : SHOWER
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Lang. heard in Haifa : HEB
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Before, to a bard : ERE
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___ Moines : DES
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Bugs about the trash : FLIES
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Toil : LABOR
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Competitor of Petro-Canada : ESSO
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Scrub, as a mission : ABORT
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Squealer : FINK
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They may be high in a fallout zone : RADS
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93-Across and 15-Down : BRIDALTHINGS
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When repeated, a Polynesian getaway : BORA
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What trees do in fierce storms : SWAY
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Is on the brink : VERGES
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Passed quickly : FLEETED
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31-Across and 15-Down : WEATHERWORDS
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Len of stage and screen : CARIOU
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They're often pulled at night : BLINDS
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13 1/2" gold-plated figure : OSCAR
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Hall of fame : ARSENIO
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A mere stone's throw from : NEAR
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Upscale London retailer : HARRODS
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Fatty acid compound : OLEATE
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One of a pair of best friends in Greek legend : DAMON
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Heights of achievement : GLORIES
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Witherspoon of "Legally Blonde" : REESE
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Fussed over, as a grandchild : DOTEDON
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Like some diplomats : CAREER
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AOL alternative : MSN
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Skeptical response : EYEROLL
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Dudes : FELLAS
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Puts forward : POSITS
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Holt of NBC News : LESTER
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Part in an animated film : VOICE
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"Well, look what I did!" : TADA
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Lightly bite : NIPAT
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Word of wonder : GOSH
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"Really!" : TRUE
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Ear: Prefix : AURI
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Den denizen : LION
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___ the Explorer : DORA
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Guide to studying the night sky : STARMAP
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What "Mc-" means in a name : SONOF
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Richard Strauss opera : SALOME
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Sired, biblically : BEGOT
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Is disposed : TENDS
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Need for a professional designer : TASTE
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"Me So ___" (1989 rap chart-topper) : HORNY
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Example of 47- and of 83-Across : SPADE
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Excited cry in a casino : IWON
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Highest score in baccarat : NINE
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Privy to : INON
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___ Barksdale, drug dealer on "The Wire" : AVON
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Jay who preceded Jimmy : LENO
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Big bunch : SLEW
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Juice drink : ADE
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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___ Palmas, Spain : LAS
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90° bend : ELL
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Obama health law, for short : ACA
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Old, clumsy ship : TUB

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle.

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