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New York Times, Tuesday, June 5, 2007

1964 #1 hit by the Shangri-Las ... or this puzzle's theme

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times6/5/07 ( No. 21,028 )

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Across
1
Bird in the "Arabian Nights" : ROC
4
Traffic tie-up : SNARL
9
Morning hour : TENAM
14
Actor Gulager : CLU
15
Playful sprite : PIXIE
16
Throat dangler : UVULA
17
Alphabetic trio : CDE
18
38-Across, in a sense : ACEOFSPADES
20
Decides one will : OPTSTO
22
Afternoon social : TEA
23
Request to a switchboard oper. : EXT
24
Secular : LAIC
25
Composer of the "Brandenburg Concertos," in brief : JSBACH
28
38-Across, in a sense : ALPHAMALE
31
Throw out : OUST
35
Verdi aria : ERITU
36
Squanders : WASTES
38
1964 #1 hit by the Shangri-Las ... or this puzzle's theme : LEADEROFTHEPACK
42
Excite : AROUSE
43
Italian flowers : FIORI
44
Mural site : WALL
45
38-Across, in a sense : DENMOTHER
49
Personify : EMBODY
52
Five-star : AONE
53
Letters before a pseudonym : AKA
56
U.R.L. ending : ORG
57
"Uncle" of old TV : MILTIE
59
38-Across, in a sense : MARLBOROMAN
63
Former Vladimir Putin org. : KGB
64
Zhou ___ : ENLAI
65
Being of service : UTILE
66
Funnyman Philips : EMO
67
Seat that may have a swivel top : STOOL
68
All-night trucker's aid : NODOZ
69
Tibetan beast : YAK
Down
1
Soft drink since 1905 : RCCOLA
2
Friend since high school, say : OLDPAL
3
Place for chalk : CUETIP
4
Petty quarrel : SPAT
5
One-named singer for the 1960s Velvet Underground : NICO
6
Firefighter's tool : AXE
7
Resort city that shares its name with a Duran Duran hit : RIO
8
Did not disturb : LEFTBE
9
Rapper Shakur : TUPAC
10
"Little" '60s singer : EVA
11
Hosiery shade : NUDE
12
Third baseman Rodriguez : ALEX
13
Schooner part : MAST
19
Pirate's domain : SEA
21
Plan : SCHEDULE
25
Mil. plane's boosted launch : JATO
26
Discarded: Var. : SLUFFED
27
Setting for TV's "House" : HOSPITAL
29
War god on Olympus : ARES
30
Muddy area : MIRE
32
Actress Hagen : UTA
33
Jiffy : SEC
34
"Naughty!" : TSK
36
Often-misused pronoun : WHOM
37
Prefix with space : AERO
38
Murphy's is well known : LAW
39
Period to remember : ERA
40
Gmail alternative : AOL
41
Microscopic : TINY
45
Area connected to a kennel : DOGRUN
46
Computer user's shortcut : HOTKEY
47
Conundrum : ENIGMA
48
Adidas competitor : REEBOK
50
It merged with Exxon : MOBIL
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"What's shakin', ___?" : BRO
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Skunk River city : AMES
54
Categorical imperative philosopher : KANT
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Guthrie who sang about Alice : ARLO
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Opposite of bueno : MALO
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"Mockingbird" singer Foxx, 1963 : INEZ
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Southeast Asian language : LAO
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Oklahoma native : OTO
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Prefix with afternoon : MID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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