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New York Times, Thursday, June 2, 2005

"A place you can go … when you're short on your dough," in a 1979 hit

Author:
Levi Denham
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Levi Denham

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Denham. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times6/2/05 ( No. 20,295 )
Across
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Fund-raising org. : PTA
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Noted Tommy Dorsey Orchestra alumnus : SINATRA
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Bridge builder, maybe: Abbr. : DDS
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Wild thing? : OAT
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Gear : CLOTHES
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Fictional TV planet : ORK
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Start of a quip : THESHORTEST
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Rapa ___ (Easter Island) : NUI
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Fabric named after a French town : LISLE
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"A place you can go … when you're short on your dough," in a 1979 hit : YMCA
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Stereo part : AMP
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Eventually : INTIME
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___ Planet (United Nations magazine) : OUR
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Schedule abbr. : TBA
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Quip, part 2 : DISTANCEBETWEEN
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Close up : SEAL
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Bedevil : EATAT
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Compressed electronic file format : MPEG
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Quip, part 3 : TWO
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Colon parts : DOTS
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Eschews help : SOLOS
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Bruin Phil, familiarly : ESPO
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Quip, part 4 : POINTSISUSUALLY
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Intoxicating agent: Abbr. : ALC
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Commonly memorized info : PIN
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Narrow grooves : STRIAE
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Top-rated TV show of 2002-04 : CSI
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Arguin' with : AGIN
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Former track star ___ Rudolph : WILMA
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Caltech rival : MIT
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End of the quip : UNDERREPAIR
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Suffix with orange : ADE
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Early automaker Henry and others : LELANDS
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Atlanta-based media co. : CNN
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___ Washington, who wrote "When You Wish Upon a Star" : NED
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Not get hung up on : SEEPAST
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Overseas carrier : SAS
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Chef's cover : POTLID
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Sesame paste : TAHINI
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Controversial explosions : ATESTS
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Diagrams : SCHEMAS
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1969 Peace Prize grp. : ILO
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Here/there connector : NOR
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Suit maker: Abbr. : ATTY
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Cosa Nostra : THEMOB
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Coast Guard job : RESCUE
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Ancient fertility goddess : ASTARTE
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Fund : DONATETO
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Time keeper : DRUMBEAT
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Close-fitting garment : SKIPANTS
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Start of a tear : SLIT
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Pilot's heading: Abbr. : ENE
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Clawer : CAT
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Actor Cary : ELWES
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Large amount : WAD
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Popular 1980's arcade game : MSPACMAN
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Place to lounge : POOLSIDE
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Gleaned : ELICITED
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Shape-indicating suffix : GON
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The Cowboys of the Big Twelve Conf. : OSU
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London cathedral : STPAULS
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Brief letter additions : PSS
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Where many American pioneers settled : OUTWEST
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John Hancock, for one : SIGNEE
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Out of gear : INIDLE
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Give ___ (care) : ARIP
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Blooms in a Whitman poem : LILACS
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Thin sheet : LAMINA
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Pines : YEARNS
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Kind of tide : NEAP
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Map lines: Abbr. : RDS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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