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New York Times, Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Who sings "A Little Brains, A Little Talent" in "Damn Yankees"

Author:
John Lampkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Lampkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Lampkin notes:
The seed for this one was "It's on the house" which popped into mind upon seeing a WEATHER VANE on a house here in my Florida ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sometimes it's fun to finish a puzzle and wonder what the heck the theme is. I thoroughly enjoyed this solve, as there were so many ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times6/29/16 ( No. 24,340 )

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Across
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Opposite of exciting : BLAH
5
Jerk : ASS
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100 points, to a jeweler : CARAT
13
Who sings "A Little Brains, A Little Talent" in "Damn Yankees" : LOLA
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Fuel economy org. : EPA
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Unhung paintings : MURALS
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Not required : OPTIONAL
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___ night (bar attraction) : TRIVIA
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It's on the house : WEATHERVANE
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Mr. Potato Head piece : EAR
22
Objects of religious veneration in ancient Egypt : IBISES
23
Outer space's lack : AIR
25
"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
28
Thomas Gray's "___ on the Spring" : ODE
29
Emerson or Dickinson : COLLEGE
33
Brand once billed as "the soap of beautiful women" : CAMAY
35
Flabbergast : BOWLOVER
36
Some sound equipment : AMPS
37
Overplay : EMOTE
39
Fodder's place, but not a mudder's : SILO
40
Call inadvertently, in a way : BUTTDIAL
42
Part of many a general's statue : STEED
43
Clandestine network : SPYRING
44
Blanc who voiced Daffy Duck : MEL
46
Itsy-bitsy : WEE
47
Tooth that turns : COG
48
Some New Zealanders : MAORIS
51
Fire residue : ASH
53
It carries no charge : DEADBATTERY
58
Like feet after a long trek : LEADEN
60
Drop the ball onstage : MISSACUE
61
Evincing discomfort : PAINED
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Pub offering : ALE
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Pub offering : BREW
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Book bag part : STRAP
65
Actor Beatty : NED
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Pub offering : SUDS
Down
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Serious punch : BLOW
2
Easy gait : LOPE
3
Opposite of baja : ALTA
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Half of Hispaniola : HAITI
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Work in which Dido died : AENEID
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Thinly distributed : SPARSE
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Balm : SALVE
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Panacea : CUREALL
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Cardinals, in stats : ARI
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It's complimentary : RAVEREVIEW
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Et ___ (and others) : ALIA
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Despised figure in "Fiddler on the Roof" : TSAR
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Abbr. in cartography : MTN
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"What fun!" : OHBOY
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Natty neckwear : ASCOT
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"You beat me" : ILOST
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Signs of healing : SCABS
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Overplay : HAMUP
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It's free : EMPTYCHAIR
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Have bills : OWE
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Hair goop : GELEE
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Weaken, as confidence : ERODE
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"___ Boy" (1960s cartoon series) : ASTRO
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Neighbor of Peru: Abbr. : BOL
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___ bisschen (not much: Ger.) : EIN
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Soft rock? : MAGMA
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Try one's utmost : DIGDEEP
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Some vents : SLITS
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Cellphone, to a Brit : MOBILE
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Deleted : ERASED
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Worker at Omnicom Group : ADMAN
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Wild guesses : STABS
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Range of the von Trapp singers : ALPS
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Usher's destination : SEAT
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Goal : END
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Eggshell shade : ECRU
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Regretted : RUED
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Trees with red berrylike fruit : YEWS
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Modern aid in anthropology : DNA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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