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New York Times, Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TV staple for over 30 years (and a hint to 17-, 21-, 32-, 41-, 54- and 61-Across)

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Blindauer.
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© 2009, The New York Times6/2/09 ( No. 21,756 )
Across
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Recorder input: Abbr. : MIC
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"Beloved" author Morrison : TONI
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Run through : IMPALE
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All ___ day's work : INA
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"What ___ for Love" ("A Chorus Line" song) : IDID
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Setting for C. S. Lewis's "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" : NARNIA
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Mountain shelter : SKILODGE
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Travels like a flying squirrel : GLIDES
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Parched : SERE
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Time off, to a sailor : SHORELEAVE
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Optometrist's concern : MYOPIA
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Poet Khayyám : OMAR
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Lawman Wyatt : EARP
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Disfigure : MAR
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Sound from a terrier : ARF
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Endangered feline : SNOWLEOPARD
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Name before Cool or Camel : JOE
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Office setting? : TAB
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"Holy Toledo!" : MAN
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Spring time: Abbr. : APR
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Supped : ATE
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"Arabesque" actress, 1966 : SOPHIALOREN
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Lad : BOY
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Rainbow component : HUE
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Surmounting : ATOP
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Elusive Himalayan creature : YETI
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99 and 86, on "Get Smart" : AGENTS
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Highway posting : SPEEDLIMIT
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Like Hotspur's horse in "King Henry IV, Part I" : ROAN
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Where Hudson Bay is : CANADA
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Where rupees are spent : SRILANKA
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The Carnegie of Carnegie Mellon University : ANDREW
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Dorothy ___ of "The Wizard of Oz" : GALE
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Apostrophized preposition : OER
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Abbr. preceding multiple surnames : MESSRS
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Places for play things? : SETS
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TV staple for over 30 years (and a hint to 17-, 21-, 32-, 41-, 54- and 61-Across) : SNL
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"Divine" showbiz nickname : MISSM
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One way to sing : INKEY
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Egypt's capital : CAIRO
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Spanish uncle : TIO
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"Most likely ..." : ODDSARE
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Near : NIGH
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Prefix with logical : IDEO
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Former heavyweight champion Johansson : INGEMAR
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Duck type : MALLARD
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Snoop : PRIER
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Shave ___ haircut : ANDA
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Schreiber of the "Scream" films : LIEV
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Leisure : EASE
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Cartoon skunk Pepé ___ : LEPEW
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Birthplace of Elie Wiesel : ROMANIA
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Suffix with different : IAL
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Italian archaeological locale : POMPEII
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Cracked open : AJAR
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Lariat : ROPE
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Bit of green in a floral display : FERN
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Try : STAB
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Alliance since '49 : NATO
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Do as told : OBEY
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Cry of disbelief : PAH
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Cat or dog, especially in the spring : SHEDDER
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Jesse James and gang : OUTLAWS
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Cocked : ATATILT
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What an andiron holds : LOG
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Wagner composition : OPERA
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Sentence units : YEARS
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They're verboten : NONOS
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Spoken for : TAKEN
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Complicated situation : SNARL
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Hustle : SCAM
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Glazier's sheet : PANE
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Extremities : ENDS
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In-box fill: Abbr. : MSGS
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"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
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"___ Liaisons Dangereuses" : LES

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

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