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Happy Birthday, America!

New York Times, Sunday, July 2, 1995

Author:
Alex K. Justin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex K. Justin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Justin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0702 ( 16,672 )
Across
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Melba and Moore, e.g. : DIVAS
6
Roast-masters : MCS
9
Thick serving : SLAB
13
Consoling word to a loser : ALMOST
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Medium : AGENT
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1978 Linda Ronstadt hit "_____ Baby Baby" : OOH
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Made tracks : TORE
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Controversial Reagan adviser : DEAVER
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Words by 7-Down : BORNONTHEFOURTHOFJULY
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Place of bestial debauchery : STY
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Actress Talbot : NITA
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Light : IGNITE
30
Decoratively painted metalware : TOLES
31
Radio, for one : SET
32
Minor matter : NOBIGDEAL
35
Flat bread? : RENT
36
Take the wind out of : DEFLATE
40
Saskatchewan native : CREE
41
Trial locale : LAB
43
Its in French : SES
44
See 73-Across : ALLEGIANCE
46
Singer LaBelle et al. : PATTIS
49
"Same Time, Next Year" playwright Bernard : SLADE
50
They're Red, White...and blue : SEAS
51
See 73-Across : TOTHEFLAG
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It may be cocked : HAT
55
Realm of King Rama : SIAM
56
Pop : SODA
57
Topped, in a way : ROOFED
59
Royal assistant : TASTER
62
Cabinet member Federico : PENA
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"Sleuth" actor : CAINE
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Key title : THESTARSPANGLEDBANNER
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Wife of Abraham, originally : SARAI
71
Bandleader Columbo : RUSS
72
Temporary holder of property : BAILEE
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With 44- and 51-Across words by Francis Bellamy : PLEDGE
75
Curly-leafed vegetable : KALE
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Divided : TORN
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Cry of mock indignation : MOI
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With 86-Across, words by Katharine Lee Bates : FROMSEATO
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Anklebones : TALI
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Composer Saint-_____ : SAENS
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Like streets of Victorian London : GASLIT
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See 80-Across : SHININGSEA
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Yacht appendage : FIN
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French seasoning : SEL
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Van Gogh's "Letters to His Brother _____" : THEO
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Bonds, in a way : GLUESON
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Book in the Book of Mormon : ENOS
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Some ladies' garments : SEPARATES
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Stipulations : IFS
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Cast : THREW
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Fits with new sails : RERIGS
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Noggin, to Brits : LOAF
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"_____ on Indolence" : ODE
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More words by 7-Down : IAMTHEYANKEEDOODLEBOY
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Lined up : SLATED
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Nothing, in Nantes : RIEN
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Speaker's site, for short : AMP
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Solzhenitsyn, in 1953 : EXILE
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Spartan workers : HELOTS
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Discounted by : LESS
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Computer software letters : DOS
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Macnee's '60s TV role : STEED
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Smidgens : DABS
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Jim Croce's "_____ a Name" : IGOT
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Exceedingly : VERY
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Reinking of "Pippin" : ANN
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Neolithic period : STONEAGE
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Nobel physicist Sir Nevill : MOTT
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Actor, dancer, playwright, singer and songwriter : COHAN
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_____ devil : SHE
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Corona, e.g. : STOGIE
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Relax : LOUNGE
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Sure alternative : ARRID
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1981 film biography : BETTE
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Commotion : ADO
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Forsaken : LEFT
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Like some parties : MAJOR
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Seedlets : OVULES
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Diana's Greek counterpart : SELENE
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Rendezvous : TRYSTS
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Bruce Gordon TV role : NITTI
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Worsted threads : FIBRES
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Hygienist's concern : HEALTH
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Kind of dog : SLED
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English philosopher William of _____ : OCCAM
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Slangy goodbye : LATER
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T, in code : DASH
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Poet _____ Wheeler Wilcox : ELLA
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Lickspittle : FLATTERER
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Lighter : EASIER
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Type of lens : BIFOCAL
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Converges on : NEARS
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Of the foot : PODAL
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_____ price (dearly) : ATA
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Actor Everett : SLOANE
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Deliveryman's device of yore : TONGS
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1986 Blake Edwards film spoof : AFINEMESS
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It builds character : GENE
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Union, e.g.: Abbr. : STA
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Smarts : SENSE
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"_____ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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One way to be sick : ASADOG
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Badges of infamy : STIGMAS
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São _____ : PAULO
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Child meas. : TSP
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Moiety : HALF
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Brooklyn institute : PRATT
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Levi's "Christ Stopped at _____" : EBOLI
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Foolhardy : DARING
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Crib : BIN
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Mississippi has four : ESSES
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Trombonist Winding : KAI
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Resort lake : TAHOE
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Basie's "_____ 'Clock Jump" : ONEO
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"This _____ outrage!" : ISAN
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First name in mysteries : ELLERY
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Nagana carrier : TSETSE
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Whines : SNUFFLES
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Lifetimes : AGES
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It's a long story : ILIAD
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Fixation : FETISH
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Smoke : INHALE
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Part of "snafu" : NORMAL
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Toys "R" Us goods : TRIKES
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Actress Jean and others : HAGENS
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Knock-down drag-out : SETTO
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Rock's _____ Jam : PEARL
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"L.A. Law" lawyer : ARNIE
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Play viewer's aid : SLOMO
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Stimulate : WHET
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All-thumbs apology : OOPS
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Tony's cousin : OBIE
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Senate V.I.P. : DOLE
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Leered : EYED
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Copy workers: Abbr. : EDS
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Family V.I.P. : DAD
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Part of a telephone no. : EXT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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