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New York Times, Friday, June 12, 2015

Jay ___, British singer with the 2009 #1 hit "Down"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times6/12/15 ( No. 23,957 )
Across
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Minute bit : MOTE
5
Land bordering western China : TAJIKISTAN
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Field fraction : ACRE
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Like the Hulk, typically : ONARAMPAGE
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One having a ball at the circus? : SEAL
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A cameo may be seen in it : JEWELRYBOX
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Tempting words for shopaholics : SAVENOW
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Called before getting married : NEE
22
Squad leader: Abbr. : SGT
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Part of summer in Latinoamérica : ENERO
24
Hold fast at sea : BELAY
26
2001 sports flop, for short : XFL
27
Checked out like a wolf : OGLED
30
Library lineup : DESKS
34
Repast remnant : ORT
35
Laurence co-starred with him in "The Matrix" : KEANU
36
"Baa! Baa! Baa!" singer : YALIE
37
"That's an order!" : DOIT
39
Facebook listing : EVENT
41
Jay ___, British singer with the 2009 #1 hit "Down" : SEAN
42
Yet to be achieved : UNMET
44
Words before stating plan B : IFNOT
46
Rule lead-in : ASA
47
One with a brand name? : STEER
48
Soccer legend Maradona : DIEGO
49
"B.C." sound effect : ZOT
50
Attack like a playful pup : NIPAT
52
River rising in the Graian Alps : ISERE
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O after an X, say : HUG
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Paradise in fiction : SAL
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"Sylvia" ballet composer, 1876 : DELIBES
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Hoover competitor : ELECTROLUX
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Strike setting : LANE
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If so : INTHATCASE
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Ski resort that prohibits snowboarding : ALTA
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N.C.A.A. team with the mascot Boss Hog : RAZORBACKS
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Part of a schedule : SLOT
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Going all at once : MASSEXODUS
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Beach : OCEANFRONT
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A tie-up increases it : TRAVELTIME
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Certain fisher : EELER
5
Japanese P.M. executed in 1948 : TOJO
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Over : ANEW
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Pliers feature : JAW
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Cary Grant's "Penny Serenade" co-star : IRENEDUNNE
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Infant rocketed to Earth from Krypton : KALEL
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"Let's roll!" : IMREADY
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Invasive plant : SPY
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They're sometimes picked up at bars : TABS
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Twitter-filled : AGOG
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Queue word? : NEXT
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New tablet of 2011 : NOOK
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Charity affair : BENEFIT
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Motion carriers, at times : YEAS
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"Well, lookee there!" : GEE
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Subject of a 1999 Ricky Martin hit : LAVIDALOCA
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Real lowlife : SLEAZEBALL
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Toyota Highlander alternative : KIASORENTO
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Hill position : SENATESEAT
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Bar mitzvah, e.g. : TEEN
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Coat, in old slang : TOG
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Studio with a horse logo : TRISTAR
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Emulate an esne : TOIL
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Medicare option : PARTB
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Monk in "The Da Vinci Code" : SILAS
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Executor's concern : HEIR
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Literally, "elbow" : ULNA
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"The Sound" of music : GETZ
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You might call it an early night : DUSK
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An item no more : EXES
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John who played Sulu in "Star Trek" films : CHO
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French body of water : LAC

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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