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New York Times, Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
Paul who sang "Put Your Head on My Shoulder"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 3 Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Sessa.
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© 2013, The New York Times7/10/13 ( No. 23,255 )
Across
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Venomous African snake : MAMBA
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Basics : ABCS
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Former Swedish subsidiary of General Motors : SAAB
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A fire sign : ARIES
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Floored it : TORE
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Krabappel of toondom : EDNA
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Deep-six : SCRAP
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Norwegian royal name : OLAV
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Polite request : MAYI
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"Really?!" : THATCANTBERIGHT
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Chess great Mikhail : TAL
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"My man" : BRO
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Macs run it : IOS
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Zion's site : UTAH
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Far from industrious : LAZY
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Old TV problem : SNOW
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___ beef : KOBE
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A dedicator of New York's Strawberry Fields : ONO
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A fire sign : LEO
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"Really" : EVERYWORDISTRUE
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Batteries for remotes, perhaps : AAS
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Commercial dealings, informally : BIZ
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Start of the title for every Oscar : BEST
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Armchair athlete's channel : ESPN
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Tuscaloosa team, for short : BAMA
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French first name in fashion : YVES
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"Law & Order" spinoff, for short : SVU
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Org. for Bucks and Bulls : NBA
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HDTV brand : RCA
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"Really!" : WELLILLBEDAMNED
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Paul who sang "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" : ANKA
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With skill : ABLY
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Local life forms, collectively : BIOTA
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Tiny time interval: Abbr. : NSEC
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Sow's mate : BOAR
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Cause to swell : BLOAT
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Teed off : SORE
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Old story's beginning? : SAME
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Buttinsky : YENTA
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Boom support : MAST
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Shoe support : ARCH
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Sorvino of "Mighty Aphrodite" : MIRA
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Escape conviction : BEATTHERAP
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Humane org. : ASPCA
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Lots and lots : ATON
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Leave in a hurry : BOLT
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Like a grouch : CRABBY
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Cut, as ties : SEVER
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Round for the final four : SEMI
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Slowly, on a score : ADAGIO
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In whatever way : ANYHOW
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Sets, as a trap : BAITS
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Tolerates : ALLOWS
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Derby blooms : ROSES
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Tiny Tim's strings, for short : UKE
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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$5 bill, slangily : ABE
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"It's ___-brainer!" : ANO
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Anthony Quinn title role : ZORBA
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"Wa-a-ay off!" : NOTBYAMILE
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Komodo dragon, for one : LIZARD
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"Live at the Acropolis" musician : YANNI
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Not too bright : DIM
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Minister's moniker : REV
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Play for a sap : USE
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They're found at Area 51, supposedly : ETS
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"Regardless ..." : EVENSO
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Gloomy sort : SULKER
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Rocky a k a the Italian Stallion : BALBOA
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Tchaikovsky ballet birds : SWANS
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Spills the beans : BLABS
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Hack : CABBY
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Doily material : LACE
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Exploding cigar sound : BLAM
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Brontë governess : EYRE
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When shadows are short : NOON
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"L'___ c'est moi" : ETAT
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Flash drive filler : DATA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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