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New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 2007

"Livin' on ___ time" (lyric in a #1 Don Williams country hit)

Author:
Tony Orbach & Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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© 2007, The New York Times6/17/07 ( No. 21,040 )
Across
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Smears : LIBELS
7
Fells : HEWS
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Looks for help : ASKS
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1954 sci-fi movie with an exclamation point in its title : THEM
19
Arctic wear : ANORAK
20
"Il mio tesoro," e.g. : ARIA
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1980s fad item : CHIA
22
Blood: Prefix : HEMA
23
Yosemite Sam's cursing of Bugs Bunny's food? : DANGCARROTS
25
That's a lot to do : TALLORDER
27
Then preceder : IFSO
28
Explanation for why some pillows do weird things? : TRICKDOWNTHEORY
30
Domingo, e.g. : DIA
31
Wash (out) : BLEACH
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Photo lab abbr. : ENL
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"Stupid," in Spanish(!) : MENSA
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Armpit, to a doctor : AXILLA
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Oscar winner Helen : HAYES
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Psychiatrist's scheduling : SESSION
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Theological schools: Abbr. : SEMS
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Part of baking powder : SODIUM
46
Letters from Atlanta : CNN
47
Basic food choice? : BREADANDBUTTERPICK
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Noontime service : SEXT
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Handi-Wrap alternative : SARAN
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Flavor tasted in some wine : OAK
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Frees : LOOSES
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[Knock], in poker : IPASS
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Mile-high world capital : KABUL
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Be the 4 in a 5-4 decision : DISSENT
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Natl. Safe Toys and Gifts Mo. : DEC
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Short-term worker who causes utter disaster? : THETEMPOFDOOM
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Jackie's "O" : ARI
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They're beside sides : ENTREES
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Boat propeller : SCREW
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Singer K. T. ___ : OSLIN
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Walnut and others : STAINS
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Kind of tape : VHS
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"Livin' on ___ time" (lyric in a #1 Don Williams country hit) : TULSA
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Lineman's datum : SACK
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Jazz-loving young entomologist? : BOOGIEWOOGIEBUGBOY
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Bon ___ : MOT
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Imp : URCHIN
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Slew : RAFT
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Precipitately : INHASTE
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Artificial, in a way : POSED
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Has-been : FOSSIL
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Puffball seed : SPORE
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Draft pick? : ALE
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Puts up : ERECTS
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___ nuevo : ANO
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Meal for the Three Little Pigs? : FAMILYSTYDINNER
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Lola, e.g., in "Damn Yankees" : ALTO
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Intrinsically : IPSOFACTO
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Work on analytical psychology? : THEJUNGBOOK
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Czech composer Janácek : LEOS
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Stretched out : LAIN
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Sports Illustrated 1998 co-Sportsman of the Year : SOSA
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Brown shade : SIENNA
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Abbr. at the bottom of a business letter : ENCS
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Too-too : ARTY
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"Ready to go?" : ALLSET
Down
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Too-too : LADIDA
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Stuck : INAFIX
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Stuntwork? : BONSAI
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As a result : ERGO
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Varnish ingredient : LAC
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Some Jamaican music : SKA
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Early casino proprietor : HARRAH
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Occult : WITCHY
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N. Dak. neighbor : SASK
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Do something about : ACTON
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Cover for a grandmother : SHAWL
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Hot spot : KILN
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Put (away) : SALT
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"___ Company" : THREES
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Pleasure-filled : HEDONIC
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Boston college : EMERSON
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"Gilligan's Island" castaway : MARYANN
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Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
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___ law : OHMS
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Car famous for its 1950s tailfins : DESOTO
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Ran : BLED
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"Falcon Crest" co-star : LAMAS
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Measurers of logical reasoning, for short : LSATS
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Ballpark fig. : EST
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"How ya doin'?" : SUP
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Designer Pucci : EMILIO
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Winds : SNAKES
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Narc's agcy. : DEA
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Bug : IRK
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"P.S. I Love You" and "Revolution," e.g. : BSIDES
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"Be saved!" : REPENT
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Bet to win and place : EXACTA
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"Darn it all!" : DRAT
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Naïf : BABE
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Coin word : UNUM
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___ girl : COSMO
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Floors : KOS
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Experimental underwater habitat : SEALAB
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"Lucia di Lammermoor" baritone : ENRICO
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Like Limburger cheese : STINKY
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Position that's an anagram, appropriately, of "notes" : STENO
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Providers of cuts : LPS
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Water seeker : DOWSER
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Announcer's call after three strikes : HESOUT
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Numerical prefix : OCTO
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Dance seen on TV's "Hullabaloo" : FRUG
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Hello ___, shop frequently seen on Letterman : DELI
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Tease : RIB
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Certain NCO's : SSGTS
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1953 Wimbledon winner Seixas : VIC
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Small chuckle : HEH
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Ran through, as a card : SWIPED
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Rearward, at sea : ABAFT
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College sr.'s test : GRE
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1980's "Double Fantasy" collaborator : ONO
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They're encountered in "close encounters" : UFOS
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Lose in one's drawers : MISFILE
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Not oral : ONPAPER
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James who wrote "Rule, Britannia" : THOMSON
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Melodic : ARIOSE
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"Note to ___ ..." : SELF
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Portuguese Mister : SENHOR
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Swiss-American composer Bloch : ERNEST
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Record keeper? : DEEJAY
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They do dos : SALONS
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Chant : INTONE
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Ogle : LOOKAT
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Stuffy spot : ATTIC
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Rhone's capital : LYONS
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French wine classification : CRU
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Site of Beinecke Library : YALE
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Digitize, maybe : SCAN
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"___ girl!" : ITSA
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Biblical brother : ABEL
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Intelligence grp. : NSA
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Poet/musician ___ Scott-Heron : GIL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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