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New York Times, Monday, June 18, 2012

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 46 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, the circled letters, reading from left to right and top to bottom, will reveal who wrote the seven songs in the theme.
Jim Horne notes:

The publication date is Paul McCartney's 70th birthday.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0618 ( 22,868 )
Across
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Piquancy : ZEST
5
Feel in one's ___ : GUT
8
Sycophants, slangily : KISSUPS
15
1/12 of a ruler : INCH
16
Durham sch. : UNH
17
South Pacific region : OCEANIA
18
Nebraska tribe : OTOE
19
"___ Beso" (Paul Anka hit) : ESO
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1970 song with the lyric "Whisper words of wisdom" : LETITBE
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1965 song with the lyric "Isn't he a bit like you and me?" : NOWHEREMAN
24
Wealthy Brits : NOBS
25
Fictitious : UNREAL
26
Chow down : EAT
28
1969 song with the lyric "Once there was a way to get back homeward" : GOLDENSLUMBERS
33
Common people : FOLK
34
Lament loudly : WAIL
35
Sick : ILL
37
Singer DiFranco : ANI
38
1965 song with the lyric "These are words that go together well" : MICHELLE
42
Low island : CAY
43
Election mo. : NOV
44
"Am ___ late?" : ITOO
45
Heredity unit : GENE
46
1965 song with the lyric "Think of what you're saying" : WECANWORKITOUT
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Bear: Sp. : OSO
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Nebraska neighbor : KANSAS
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McCarthy-era attorney Roy : COHN
57
1968 song with the lyric "We all want to change the world" : REVOLUTION
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1968 song with the lyric "Remember to let her into your heart" : HEYJUDE
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Suffix with zinc : ITE
65
"Amos 'n' ___" : ANDY
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Candid, as a photo : UNPOSED
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Pecan or cashew : NUT
68
Some HDTV screens : LCDS
69
Slip-ups : BOOBOOS
70
Car rte. displayer : GPS
71
Comfort : EASE
Down
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Jewish homeland : ZION
2
Inner: Prefix : ENTO
3
Garbage boat : SCOW
4
One of filmdom's Avengers : THEHULK
5
"C'est la ___" : GUERRE
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Invisible : UNSEEN
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Cartoonist Nast : THOMAS
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German cathedral city : KOLN
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Cold cube : ICE
10
Sink, as the sun : SET
11
Jeanne d'Arc, e.g. : SAINTE
12
"Do ___ others ..." : UNTO
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Mr. ___ (soft drink) : PIBB
14
Mailing encls. : SAES
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Conclusion : END
23
"For ___ know ..." : ALLWE
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Disney's "___ and the Detectives" : EMIL
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Up to the task : ABLE
28
First Moody Blues hit : GONOW
29
Martini garnish : OLIVE
30
Delta competitor: Abbr. : UAL
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Houston sch. : RICEU
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Bias : SLANT
33
Enthusiast : FAN
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Soapmaking stuff : LYE
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Unaccounted-for G.I.'s : MIAS
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"Pay ___ mind" : ITNO
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Mooer : COW
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Physicist with a law : HOOKE
45
Lose freshness : GOSTALE
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Scam : CONJOB
48
Stark ___ mad : RAVING
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Get tense and hard, as a muscle : KNOTUP
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Archipelago bits : ISLETS
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Letter after sigma : TAU
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Common bait fish : CHUB
55
Wine: Prefix : OENO
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Syringe, for short : HYPO
57
Cherry and ruby : REDS
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Ancient Peruvian : INCA
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Bookies give them : ODDS
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Big Board inits. : NYSE
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Troop-entertaining grp. : USO
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"In excelsis ___" : DEO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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