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New York Times, Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Don't you ___ for no favors" (42-Down lyric on 32-Across)

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 137 for Mr. Kahn.
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© 2009, The New York Times7/1/09 ( No. 21,785 )
Across
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City SW of Syracuse : ELMIRA
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Ripoff : SCAM
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First word of 10-/25-Down's "Billie Jean" : SHE
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Richie who wrote "We Are the World" with 10-/25-Down : LIONEL
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1982 blockbuster by 10-/25-Down : THRILLER
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Moviegoer's chocolate bite : SNOCAP
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More honest : SINCERER
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Kind of cheese : NACHO
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Its symbol is omega : OHM
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Right away : NOW
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Trek to Mecca : HADJ
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Zero : AUGHT
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Give the slip to : EVADE
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1991 hit album by 10-/25-Down : DANGEROUS
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"Yum!" : DELISH
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Air-conditioned : COOL
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Dir. from Gary, Ind., to Sault Ste. Marie : NNE
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Grates on : IRKS
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"Don't you ___ for no favors" (42-Down lyric on 32-Across) : ASKME
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Joan of rock : JETT
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Middle of the second century : CLI
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Ziegfeld and others : FLOS
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Deluges : SPATES
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Nickname for 10-/25-Down : KINGOFPOP
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Romeo's love? : AMORE
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Popeye creator Elzie ___ : SEGAR
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Zero : NULL
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Old spy grp. : OSS
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Vitality : PEP
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Juan's uncle? : NOMAS
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Skin cream ingredient : ALOEVERA
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Less than wholesale : ATCOST
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Vocal style of 10-/25-Down, at times : FALSETTO
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First record label of 10-/25-Down : MOTOWN
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"Farewell" : BYE
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Stink up the joint : REEK
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Small piano : SPINET
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Some urban rails : ELS
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Writer ___ Yutang : LIN
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Classic part of a 10-/25-Down stage act : MOONWALKING
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Atahualpa, for one : INCA
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Gets to : REACHES
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Greek leader? : ALPHA
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City grid: Abbr. : STS
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___-Town (Midwest hub) : CHI
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River under the Ponte Vecchio : ARNO
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With 25-Down, this puzzle's honoree : MICHAEL
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Certain camera, for short : SLR
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Laugh syllable : HEE
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Miss the mark : ERR
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Ring-tailed primate : LEMUR
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Quirky : ODD
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Old fast-food chain : NEDICKS
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Be positioned above : OVERLIE
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See 10-Down : JACKSON
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Song on 32-Across : GONETOOSOON
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Bird dogs, say : HUNTERS
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Flies over Africa? : TSETSES
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Bad-mouth : DIS
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Jean Valjean, e.g. : NOM
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Takes off : GOES
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Either 50 of 50/50 : HALF
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Appeasement : SOP
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First song on 32-Across : JAM
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With 10-Down, 1975 album by 10-/25-Down : FOREVER
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Handheld device : PALMTOP
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Goggles : GAPES
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Bit of wordplay : PUN
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Rich soils : LOAMS
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Rose family member : PETE
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Play starter : ACTI
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Vance in Okla., e.g. : AFB
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Minstrel's song : LAY
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Arena cry : OLE
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Itinerary part: Abbr. : RTE
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Just dandy : AOK
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Riksdag locale: Abbr. : SWE
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Cable channel with the slogan "We Know Drama" : TNT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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