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New York Times, Friday, June 2, 2017

Queen's "We Are the Champions," vis-à-vis "We Will Rock You"

Author:
John Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta
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Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FKXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Guzzetta. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Hawkins.
Constructor notes:
JOHN: This was a fun puzzle to make with Mike! I think you see our diverse interests come through in various places — a little food ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Mike was over at my place for a beer a few weeks back, and he shared with me an enviable fact: he and John are around 75% in terms of ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times6/2/17 ( No. 24,678 )
Across
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Churchill Downs, to horse racing fans : MECCA
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So-called "battery acid" : LSD
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Striking : VIVID
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Words after "Stuck" or "High" in hit song titles : ONYOU
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Control tower projection, for short : ETA
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Susceptible : PRONE
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Wendy's burger for "discerning carnivores" : BACONATOR
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It'll give a chip zip : SALSA
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"This is gonna be amazing!" : ICANTWAIT
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Dazzling figure skating feat : QUAD
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Abbr. for Lucasfilm : LTD
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Court finales : MATCHPOINTS
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Sandy islet : CAY
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Do some plot work : MOW
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One to one, say : TIE
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Get at : IMPLY
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Shakespeare's Shylock, for one : SCAPEGOAT
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Eldest of the Pleiades : MAIA
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Group of horses? : EQUUS
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Cher or Adele, e.g. : ALTO
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Smallest infinite cardinal number : ALEPHNULL
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Opposite of narrow : WIDEN
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Close attention, in brief : TLC
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Uber app abbr. : AVE
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Modicum : JOT
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Simple, simple, simple : ASEASYASPIE
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Stingers from a gun : BBS
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One devoted to Mary? : LAMB
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Its logo features a flaming ball : MIAMIHEAT
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He joined the 52-Across in 2004 : ONEAL
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Title role player in 2013's "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" : IDRISELBA
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Plasma, for one : STATE
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Heartbeat : SEC
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One who might target four minutes : MILER
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What Willy Loman was in : SALES
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"Dream on!" : HAH
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Get rid of : ERASE
Down
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Company once named Socony-Vacuum : MOBIL
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Pass : ENACT
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Palmlike tropical plant : CYCAD
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Cousin of a polecat : COON
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Sally Field's role in "The Amazing Spider-Man" : AUNTMAY
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Unleash upon : LETAT
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Not the movable type : STOIC
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Main villain in "The Phantom Menace" : DARTHMAUL
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Some execs : VPS
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Many a dweller along the Euphrates : IRAQI
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Assigned, as to do charity work, in modern lingo : VOLUNTOLD
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Constantly wanting more : INSATIATE
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Unwaveringly committed to : DEADSETON
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Follower of fire or bombs : AWAY
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Boston ___ : POPS
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Be short : OWE
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Sound in a storm : CLAP
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"No clue" : IMATALOSS
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Worker always seen with a beard : MALLSANTA
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Bit by bit : PIECEMEAL
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Easily disgusted : SQUEAMISH
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___-de-sac : CUL
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Dressage concern : GAIT
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"Pain at another's good," per Plutarch : ENVY
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Bears : HAS
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Pity party cry : WOEISME
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Guitarist Hendrix : JIMI
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Go down : ABATE
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Queen's "We Are the Champions," vis-à-vis "We Will Rock You" : SIDEA
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Dry out : PARCH
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Gorgeous, to Giorgio : BELLA
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Ones up in arms? : BABES
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Vacancy sign? : STARE
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Probate figure : HEIR
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Relative of "die" : LES

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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