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New York Times, Monday, June 15, 2015

Kingston Trio hit that inspired the CharlieCard for Boston commuters

Author:
Mike Buckley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Buckley.
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© 2015, The New York Times6/15/15 ( No. 23,960 )
Across
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Groups plotting coups : CABALS
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Places where yachts are docked : MARINAS
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Not individually, in sports : ASATEAM
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The Devil, informally : OLDNICK
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Relative of a wood engraving : LINOCUT
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Hockey's ___ Cup : STANLEY
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Document issued on June 15, 1215 : MAGNACARTA
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Ref. books sometimes sold with magnifying glasses : OEDS
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Break into tears : CRY
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German prelate who was the first person to be canonized, A.D. 993 : ULRIC
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Movie critic, often : RATER
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"___ questions?" : ANY
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Minimum amount : LEAST
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Before, in poetry : ERE
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Bring in, as a salary : EARN
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Pacific weather phenomenon : ELNINO
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Pig sound : OINK
39
Justin Timberlake's boy band : NSYNC
41
Prerequisite for calculus, informally : TRIG
42
Step down from a position : RESIGN
44
Cow sounds : MOOS
46
Smog-fighting govt. group : EPA
47
Actress Close : GLENN
48
Church seating : PEW
49
After: Fr. : APRES
51
Much-photographed figure outside Buckingham Palace : GUARD
53
Ascap alternative : BMI
54
Key of Beethoven's "Fidelio" Overture: Abbr. : EMAJ
57
Heart of the U.S. legal system, with roots in the 19-Across : DUEPROCESS
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Biblical wise man : SOLOMON
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Tropical grassland : SAVANNA
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"What'd I tell ya?!" : SOTHERE
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Dressed for the office, say : INASUIT
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Contents of a Sunkist crate : ORANGES
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Preliminary versions of a paper : DRAFTS
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Not windy : CALM
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Home of India and Indonesia : ASIA
3
Word repeated before "You're dead!" : BANG
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Right away : ATONCE
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John who wrote "A Perfect Spy" : LECARRE
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Cheeky : SAUCY
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Pretty much : MOSTLY
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Where couples get hitched : ALTAR
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Abbr. on old vitamin bottles : RDA
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Pope who issued an annulment of the 19-Across : INNOCENT
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World's longest river : NILE
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Scored 100 on : ACED
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"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
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Kingston Trio hit that inspired the CharlieCard for Boston commuters : MTA
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Where the 19-Across was sealed : RUNNYMEDE
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Unhealthy : ILL
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Corp. shuffle : REORG
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Disney mermaid : ARIEL
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Future perfect, for one : TENSE
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Horace's "___ Poetica" : ARS
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Broadcaster : AIRER
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Take a potshot : SNIPE
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Ancient Roman garments : TOGAS
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Beach Boys' "Barbara ___" : ANN
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Environmental prefix : ECO
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He sealed the 19-Across : KINGJOHN
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Right away : NOW
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Russian urn : SAMOVAR
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Dried plums : PRUNES
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Google's image organizer : PICASA
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Be wild about : ADORE
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Mark on a steer's rear : BRAND
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Canadian gas station : ESSO
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Tie up, as a boat : MOOR
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Ski resort next to Snowbird : ALTA
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Trident-shaped Greek letter : PSI
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Ample, informally : ENUF
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Peeved state : SNIT
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Exams for coll.-bound kids : SATS
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Ryan of "Sleepless in Seattle" : MEG

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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