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New York Times, Friday, July 11, 2003

24-Down : #1 instrumental hit of 1958

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JWZ} This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2003, The New York Times7/11/03 ( No. 19,603 )
Across
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Gets rid of, as a hangover : SLEEPSOFF
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Coup group : CABAL
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What folks are saying : VOXPOPULI
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Name referenced in Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" : ALICE
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Gets worse : ESCALATES
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Certain sorority member : DELTA
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Sign of summer : LEO
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Dead giveaways? : ESTATES
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Tad : KID
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Shade : TINT
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Dejected : MOPEY
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Abbr. in many court citations : ETSEQ
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Armless seat : SIDECHAIR
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Library sign : QUIET
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Sources : FOUNTS
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Cactus flower eater : IGUANA
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Boxing champ whose autobiography was titled "A Man Must Fight" : TUNNEY
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Some "Star Wars" roles : DROIDS
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1998 film based on a Chinese folk tale : MULAN
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Goes back to zero, say : ROLLSOVER
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Snug retreats : NESTS
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"Young Frankenstein" woman : INGA
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Tropical forest vine : LIANA
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___ Maar, Picasso subject : DORA
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Philips of stand-up fame : EMO
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London fog : PEASOUP
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Pen point : NIB
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Pre-Xerox copy : DITTO
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Flavor-intensifying compound : GLUTAMATE
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Square : UNHIP
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Surgical tool : RETRACTOR
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Stillness : PEACE
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Subjects of King Sargon : ASSYRIANS
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Sylphlike : SVELTE
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Come unglued : LOSEIT
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Record holders? : EXCONS
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Org. launched by Nixon : EPA
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Kind of position : POLE
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Contraction : SPASM
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Sailing : OUTTOSEA
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Run-down theater : FLEAPIT
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Two-___ (aggressive) : FISTED
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Reprobates : CADS
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Black and tan ingredient : ALE
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"The Family Circus" cartoonist : BILKEANE
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Pastime : ACTIVITY
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Biggest stories : LEADERS
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Check-out limit? : EYEFUL
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#1 instrumental hit of 1958 : TEQUILA
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Untouchable : SHUNNED
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Squares : QUADS
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Pulp creation of Robert E. Howard : CONAN
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Pump liner : INSOLE
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Mesabi Range excavation : IRONMINE
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Traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion : GOLGOTHA
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They're good at hits : TURNOUTS
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Wizened : DRIEDUP
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It may be spotted in kindergarten : MEASLES
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Sildenafil citrate, commonly : VIAGRA
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Series of movements : SONATA
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Large spiral shell : TRITON
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They have duel purposes : SABERS
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"Mexicali Rose" singer : AUTRY
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Tiara wearer : POPE
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Jack of old TV : PAAR
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Foible : TIC
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Baby Bell competitor : MCI

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

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