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New York Times, Thursday, June 25, 1998

Singer whose life was made into a 1980 hit play

Author:
Stanley B. Whitten
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley B. Whitten

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Whitten. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times6/25/98 ( No. 17,761 )
Across
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Singer whose life was made into a 1980 hit play : PIAF
5
Word said with vigorous nodding : AMEN
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Leg up : EDGE
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Sammy Kaye's "___ Tomorrow" : UNTIL
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Golfer Sandy : LYLE
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Hoodlum : THUG
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Outlet : STORE
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Atlas section : ASIA
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Person standing in a row : HOER
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Page of math problems, say : HOMEWORK
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African fly : TSETSE
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Game-ending declaration : GIN
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Visionary : IDEALIST
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Opposed : AVERSE
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Boss Tweed's nemesis : NAST
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Italian moola : LIRA
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Villain's doing : DIRTYWORK
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There are five in a shilling : PENCE
39
Night of celebration : EVE
40
Frank Lloyd Wright's ___ House : ROBIE
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Like many breakfast cereals : SWEETENED
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Bootlicking : OILY
44
Reagan Secretary of State : HAIG
45
Elle's elles : MODELS
47
Gulfweed : SARGASSO
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Diminish : EBB
52
Turn in the right direction : ORIENT
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Indefatigable : TIRELESS
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Mother ___ : LODE
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Gold Glove winner, 1957-68 : MAYS
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1945 meeting site : YALTA
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Cathy ___, "East of Eden" wife : AMES
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Bard's stream : AVON
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Kind of rug : SISAL
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Book classification : RARE
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Ship-related: Abbr. : NAUT
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Big tear : RENT
Down
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Door word : PUSH
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Get ___ trouble : INTO
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Kind of bomb : ATOM
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1990's sitcom, literally : FIREGRACE
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Out-of-favor apple treatment : ALAR
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1936 Cole Porter song, literally : MYSKINIVEGOTYOU
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Like prizewinning handwriting : NEATEST
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One of the Barrymores : ETHEL
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Hindu's loin cloth : DHOTI
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Riddler's challenge : GUESS
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White heron : EGRET
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Clark's partner : LEWIS
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Wee hour : ONE
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Dionysus attendant : SATYR
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Bearded : DARED
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"The Sound of Music" backdrop : ALPS
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Scene : VIEW
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Coastal flier : ERNE
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Patron saint of France : DENIS
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"L.A. Law" actor, literally : WOODBLAIR
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Theater award : OBIE
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Small brook : RILL
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Custodian's need : KEYS
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"___ Frome" : ETHAN
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Photography pioneer : EASTMAN
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Terre's counterpart : MER
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Observes : OBEYS
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Kind of battery : SOLAR
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Cigar feature : AROMA
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Bill attachment : RIDER
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Ninnies : GEESE
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"___ It Romantic?" : ISNT
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Unnamed alternative : ELSE
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Cartoonist Drake : STAN
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Dash in the kitchen : SALT
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Actress Gardner : AVA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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