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New York Times, Friday, June 24, 2016

Harold Hill's portrayer in the original cast of "The Music Man"

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 212 for Mr. Berry.
Jeff Chen notes:
Yet another new grid pattern from the master, this time using a ton of interconnect to form his grid skeleton. Check out how the ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times6/24/16 ( No. 24,335 )
Across
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Fan group? : BLADES
7
Centerpiece of a holiday gathering : YULELOG
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The "R" of E.R. : REGINA
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No-parking area in a parking lot : FIRELANE
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Holiday cupful : EGGNOG
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Brought out of hibernation : REAWOKEN
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Stock : WARES
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Boxing ring producer : BELL
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Worker with a saving plan, for short : EMT
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Dog team's burden : SLED
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With 40-Across, exposed : LAID
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Cricket field shape : OVAL
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The American Messenger Co., today : UPS
25
Racketeering outfit : GANG
26
Drip chamber contents : SALINE
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"I'm counting on you!" : DONTLETMEDOWN
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Harold Hill's portrayer in the original cast of "The Music Man" : ROBERTPRESTON
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Bugs : ANNOYS
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Lemon oil source : RIND
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Green on a screen : EVA
39
Most important part : MEAT
40
See 22-Across : BARE
41
Wild catch? : PREY
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Rested : SAT
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Party spread : BRIE
44
Garden assets : WORMS
45
Test of effectiveness : TRIALRUN
48
Bright yellow fruit : CASABA
49
Some Kings' Scholars : ETONIANS
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Exceeding the usual rate : PRICEY
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Like the papacy of Pius IX, after St. Peter : LONGEST
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Another name for Michaelmas daisies : ASTERS
Down
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Creates, as trouble : BREWSUP
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Yellow pages? : LEGALPAD
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Hostile territory? : AGGRESSORNATION
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Took courses : DINED
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Genesis grandson : ENOS
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Succumb to gravity : SAG
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Admit defeat : YIELD
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Eurasian boundary : URAL
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Dr. Kildare portrayer Ayres : LEW
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Longtime band with the 2015 album "Alone in the Universe" : ELO
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Los Angeles suburb next to San Fernando : LAKEVIEWTERRACE
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Very small, as an operation : ONEMAN
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Gradual, as a slope : GENTLE
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They're good for the long haul : FREIGHTTRAINS
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Talk show talk : BANTER
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Cafeteria utensils : LADLES
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"American Me" star, 1992 : OLMOS
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Do well enough : GETBY
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Tristram Shandy's creator : STERNE
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Came through for : AIDED
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High-hat : SNOOT
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TV drama starring Terrence Howard : EMPIRE
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It begins with All Saints' Day : NOVEMBER
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Offers objections to : NAYSAYS
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Brewery named for a Dutch river : AMSTEL
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Approaching : NEARTO
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Principal force : BRUNT
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Presuppose : POSIT
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Two-piece tops : BRAS
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Private engagements? : WARS
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First name of 2012's Best Director : ANG
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Misrepresentation : LIE
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1040 preparer, for short : CPA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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