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New York Times, Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
With 41- and 54-Across, group with a 1967 ballad version of 39-/41-/ 42-Across
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6331.56549%
Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Collins. Tuesday freshness: 57%
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© 2010, The New York Times6/8/10 ( No. 22,127 )
Across
1
Muscat's land : OMAN
5
Asset : PLUS
9
Coffee choices : BREWS
14
Clinton's 1996 opponent : DOLE
15
Woodcarver's tool : ADZE
16
Tortoise or hare : RACER
17
Actress Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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___ de vivre : JOIE
19
Milo of "Romeo and Juliet" : OSHEA
20
Astronomer's aid : STARMAP
22
Means : METHODS
24
With 41- and 54-Across, group with a 1967 ballad version of 39-/41-/ 42-Across : THEMAMAS
26
Word after "does" and "doesn't" in an old ad slogan : SHE
27
Glass on a radio : IRA
28
Audio input location : OUTEREAR
33
Wraps (up) : SEWS
36
One who can't keep off the grass? : STONER
38
One of the Mannings : ELI
39
With 41- and 42-Across, 1964 Beatles hit : TWIST
41
See 39-Across : AND
42
See 39-Across : SHOUT
44
"The Star-Spangled Banner" preposition : OER
45
Join the staff : HIREON
48
Pinnacle : ACME
49
Keeps from happening : PREVENTS
51
Western defense grp. : OAS
53
Broadcast : AIR
54
See 24-Across : THEPAPAS
59
Women, quaintly, with "the" : FAIRSEX
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12:30 a.m. or p.m., on a ship : ONEBELL
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Bubbling : ABOIL
65
Cord material : BAST
67
Et ___ : ALIA
68
Zellweger of "My One and Only" : RENEE
69
Button between * and # : OPER
70
Fronted, in a way : LENT
71
Piglike : MESSY
72
Look inside? : XRAY
73
Some jeans : LEES
Down
1
Keats, for one : ODIST
2
The 6 in 6/8/10, e.g. : MONTH
3
Pond buildup : ALGAE
4
Close call : NEARMISS
5
Some are flannel : PAJAMAS
6
Parkinsonism drug : LDOPA
7
Israeli arm : UZI
8
Appear : SEEM
9
See 40-Down : BROTHERS
10
Having less forethought : RASHER
11
Repeated message? : ECHO
12
Thistle or goldenrod : WEED
13
Ladies of Spain: Abbr. : SRAS
21
Damage : MAR
23
Villa d'___ : ESTE
25
Earliest time : SOONEST
29
Edit menu option : UNDO
30
Job rights agcy. : EEOC
31
Grad : ALUM
32
Marriage, for one : RITE
33
Word before "You're killing me!" : STOP
34
Fancy pitcher : EWER
35
Bra insert : WIRE
37
Lemony : TART
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With 9-Down, group with a 1962 hit version of 39-/41-/ 42-Across : THEISLEY
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Really enjoys oneself : HASABALL
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About, on a memo : INRE
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"Private - keep out" : NOENTRY
50
Isn't all the same : VARIES
52
O'Neill's "The Hairy ___" : APE
55
Old Testament prophet who married a harlot : HOSEA
56
Martinique volcano : PELEE
57
Dior-designed dress : ALINE
58
Strips in front of a window? : SLATS
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Old MacDonald had one : FARM
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Table salt is composed of them : IONS
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PlayStation 2 competitor : XBOX
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Auto loan inits. : APR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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