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New York Times, Saturday, July 14, 2012

Band parodied by Weird Al Yankovic's "Dare to Be Stupid"

Author:
Brad Wilber and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Wilber. This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times7/14/12 ( No. 22,894 )

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Destination for many a quilter : CRAFTFAIR
10
One with a supporting role? : BRACE
15
Forty-niners' song : OHSUSANNA
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Fresh : LIPPY
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War with little or no active warfare : SITZKRIEG
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River from the Graian Alps : ISERE
19
"Little" sister in "Hairspray" : INEZ
20
Backpacker's bagful : GORP
21
Pirate's shoulder, stereotypically : PERCH
22
Land on the Arctic Circle: Abbr. : NOR
23
Nobelist Bloch or Lorenz : KONRAD
25
French town fortified by Charlemagne : STLO
26
City whose name means "eat" : ESSEN
28
Absorb : SOPUP
30
Carrier whose theme is "Rhapsody in Blue": Abbr. : UAL
31
Head, or heading: Abbr. : DIR
33
Way out : RECOURSE
35
Went ballistic : HADAFIT
39
Inexperience : RAWNESS
40
Honor for an ace : AIRMEDAL
42
"How I Met Your Mother" guy : TED
43
Skipper's syllable : TRA
44
Add some stuffing to : REPAD
46
Is imminent : LOOMS
50
Persian language? : MEWS
52
Keep spinning, as yarns : RETELL
54
Stack of chips, sometimes : BET
55
Ticket specification : ADULT
57
Band parodied by Weird Al Yankovic's "Dare to Be Stupid" : DEVO
58
Homeroom response : HERE
59
Report in the funny papers? : KAPOW
60
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" author : ERICCARLE
62
Expedite some union business? : ELOPE
63
Triumphantly boastful : COCKAHOOP
64
Racket-raising Richards : RENEE
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Attire for Little Lord Fauntleroy : KNEEPANTS
Down
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0, for 90º : COSINE
2
Massive chargers : RHINOS
3
Goldilocks and others : ASTERS
4
Nap kin : FUZZ
5
"How could you?!" : TSK
6
Red River city : FARGO
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Parts of galvanic cells : ANIONS
8
Off : INERROR
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Option for printing archival copies : RAGPAPER
10
It's hardly a trend : BLIP
11
Stops lying : RISES
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Opening : APERTURE
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Revival meeting? : CPRCLASS
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Halloween costume parts : EYEHOLES
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Assailant without a gun : KNIFER
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Bit of old European money : DUCAT
27
Edible red ball : EDAM
29
Rice served after him : POWELL
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Line-item veto target, often : RIDER
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Command to return to a former state : UNDO
35
One may supply boaters : HATMAKER
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Pet kept by Wilson, Harding and Coolidge : AIREDALE
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Tap : DRAWUPON
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Obsolescent music option : TAPEDECK
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In a bit : LATERON
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38-Down, for one : DEVICE
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Fairy king : OBERON
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Red selection : MERLOT
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Gets in hot water? : STEEPS
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Geometry calculation : SLOPE
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"An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" writer : LOCKE
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Too cute, in Cambridge : TWEE
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"Good one!" : HAHA
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Restrict, in a way : CAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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