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STRIKE ONE

New York Times, Sunday, June 8, 2014

Member of a certain 1990s-2000s rock band Censor unhappy with "Family Guy" and "Glee," maybe?

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 75 This is puzzle # 186 for Mr. Berry. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York Times6/8/14 ( No. 23,588 )
Across
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Swabby's need : MOP
4
Brainless : IDIOTIC
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Cowboy-to-lady address : MAAM
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Early teachings : ABCS
19
Triumphant shout : AHA
20
Sucker? : VAMPIRE
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Capital with more than 300 lakes within its limits : OSLO
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Skirt feature : SLIT
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Symbols of happiness Transmissions with colons, dashes and parentheses? : SMILEYFAXES
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Bias : TILT
26
Tiny bit : IOTA
27
Sedgwick of "The Closer" : KYRA
28
Cartoonist Keane : BIL
29
Sun Tzu tome Madame Tussaud's specialty? : THEARTOFWAX
32
Has-___ : BEEN
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NC-17 assigner: Abbr. : MPAA
36
Paper exchanged for coin : IOU
37
Poetic tribute : ODE
38
"Star Wars" character Where droids go to dry out? : ARTOODETOX
42
Gibbons and siamangs Mountaintop that's not the very top? : LESSERAPEX
46
Familiar episodes : RERUNS
47
The Phantom of the Opera : ERIK
49
Wine bottle residue : LEES
50
Composer Bartók : BELA
51
Gelling agents : AGARS
52
Antacid ingredient : MAGNESIA
54
Are able, archaically : CANST
55
Caribbean exports : RUMS
56
Pageant Circumstances that render someone attractive? : BEAUTYCONTEXT
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Climber's challenge : ALP
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Wedding gown material : LACE
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Take a load off : SIT
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Abductors in a tabloid story : ALIENS
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Mohs scale mineral : TALC
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Hill raiser : ANT
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Hosp. procedure : MRI
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Oxford teachers : DONS
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Bring back on : REHIRE
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Four-time pro hoops M.V.P. : DRJ
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Setting for 76-Down : FORT
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English privy : LOO
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Pine, e.g. Dinosaur that never goes out of style? : EVERGREENTREX
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Like un millonario : RICO
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Black : EBONY
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Like some bunnies and hounds : LOPEARED
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"Paranormal Activity" creature : DEMON
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Miss, in Meuse: Abbr. : MLLE
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"You're not welcome!" : SHOO
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Jewish homeland : ZION
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"Vision Quest" co-star Matthew : MODINE
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Studio substitute Squarish bed? : BOXYDOUBLE
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Member of a certain 1990s-2000s rock band Censor unhappy with "Family Guy" and "Glee," maybe? : FOXFIGHTER
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Mo. for campaign surprises : OCT
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Give a piece to : ARM
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[I am SHOCKED!] : GASP
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Children's song Ignore the rest of the lunch I brought and just eat the fish? : SKIPTOMYLOX
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Like : ALA
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Warner Bros. cartoon company : ACME
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Aforementioned : SAME
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Italy's San ___ : REMO
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After-dinner display One way to see a pie's filling? : DESSERTXRAY
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Trouble-free place : EDEN
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Compass tracings : ARCS
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Put out : EMITTED
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Don Ho played it : UKE
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Bruce of "Nebraska" : DERN
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Exam administered qtly. : LSAT
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You'll see a lot of them : NUDISTS
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Struck out, as one letter in each of this puzzle's theme answers : XED
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Costume accessory : MASK
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"I wasn't expecting that!" : OHMY
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Modest poker holding : PAIR
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Suffix with mass or dismiss : IVE
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Futon alternatives : DAYBEDS
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"It's only a scratch!" : IMFINE
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Harlequin ___ (multicolored gem) : OPAL
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Odd mannerism : TIC
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High dudgeon : IRE
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Jai alai basket : CESTA
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Particle : MOTE
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Big holding in Risk : ASIA
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Order in the court? : ALLRISE
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Some Latin inscriptions : MOTTOES
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Like : ASIF
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Use dynamite on, as a safe : BLOWOPEN
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Strongholds : CITADELS
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Studies intently : STARESAT
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"Love's ___ Lost" : LABOURS
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Villain of "2001" : HAL
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Lord's Prayer starter : OUR
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Years on end : EONS
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Dead storage : MORGUE
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North or west : POINT
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Dormant Turkish volcano : ARARAT
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Dependable patron : REGULAR
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Walk all over : TRAMPLE
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Unpopular 1773 legislation : TEAACT
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"Middlemarch" author : ELIOT
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With 103-Down, "Hurlyburly" star : SEAN
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Tapered off : ABATED
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Ringed set : KEYS
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Less forgiving : MEANER
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"Hard" or "soft" subj. : SCI
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2000 CBS premiere : CSI
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Loudspeaker sound : BLARE
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Like some roads and roofs : TARRED
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A-listers : ELITE
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Like some poker games : NOLIMIT
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Carnival cooler : SNOCONE
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Political commentator Liz : CHENEY
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Singer/actress Rita : MORENO
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Tulsa resident : SOONER
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Brown greenery? : IVY
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Dribble : DROOL
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Sales employee : REP
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"Aw, come on!" : JEEZ
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Sitcom set during the 1860s : FTROOP
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Amorphous lump : GLOB
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Babes in the woods : NAIFS
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1988 Schwarzenegger action film : REDHEAT
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Raised on books? : EMBOSSED
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Sea wall? : BLOCKADE
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Golden ager : OLDTIMER
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Snoop ___ : DOGG
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Like some twins : SORORAL
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Non-fuel-efficient vehicles : HUMMERS
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Mosque tower : MINARET
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"Can't Help Lovin' ___ Man" ("Show Boat" song) : DAT
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Psyche component : EGO
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Fishmonger's cuts : FILETS
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"Funeral Blues" poet : AUDEN
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See 44-Down : PENN
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Exercise venue, for short : YMCA
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At sea : LOST
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Barbera d'___ (red wine) : ASTI
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Essence : CRUX
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Cook up : MAKE
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Kept in sight : EYED
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Ostrich lookalike : EMU
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Caesar on TV : SID
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QB feats : TDS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle.

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