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New York Times, Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Eric Clapton hit with a never-ending chorus

Author:
Eric and Janinne Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVWZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Berlin. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Berlin.
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© 2004, The New York Times7/21/04 ( No. 19,979 )
Across
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When doubled, a seafood entree : MAHI
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Is visibly frightened : PALES
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Off one's trolley : BATS
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"Yeah, right!" : ASIF
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Work ___ : OFART
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Pop's Brickell : EDIE
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Gigantic instrument? : BIGFATLYRE
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"Take ___!" (track coach's order) : ALAP
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Holed up : HID
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First name in horror : LON
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Actress Sorvino : MIRA
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Instrument made in the lab? : CHEMICALCYMBAL
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Straits of ___ : FLORIDA
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Tee follower? : HEE
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Crew need : OAR
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Set alight : TORCH
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Quattros, e.g. : AUDIS
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Greet the day : RISE
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Take your pick? : STRUM
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Federico of the Clinton cabinet : PENA
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Touch up : EMEND
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Up : ATBAT
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Early fifth-century year : CDI
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Ridge of Homeland Security : TOM
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Like some burgers : BROILED
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Instrument found at the Super Bowl? : QUARTERBACKSAX
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Donald, to Dewey : UNCA
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Opposite of paleo- : NEO
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Order of corn : EAR
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"I'll be ___ of a gun!" : ASON
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Missing instrument? : STOLENBASS
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Ste. Jeanne ___ : DARC
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King of Thebes slain by Theseus : CREON
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Inner: Prefix : ENTO
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January 1 song word : SYNE
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Surfer wannabe : HODAD
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Mail: Abbr. : LTRS
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Shelley queen : MAB
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"___ recall ..." : ASI
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Arrogant one's place : HIGHHORSE
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More uncertain : IFFIER
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Chips' place : POT
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1955 merger grp. : AFL
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Eric Clapton hit with a never-ending chorus : LAYLA
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Flynn of "Captain Blood" : ERROL
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Dumpster emanation : STENCH
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Request to the Enterprise : BEAMMEUP
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Seat-of-the-pants performance : ADLIB
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Papal wear : TIARA
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Calyx part : SEPAL
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___ one : ADMIT
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Miner's filing : CLAIM
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Binding exchanges : IDOS
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Roll-call call : YEA
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"Watch out!" : FORE
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P.C. part : CRT
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When repeated, a cry of approval : HUBBA
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U.S. citizen-to-be : DECLARANT
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The Dow, e.g. : INDEX
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Port ___ (Suez Canal city) : SAID
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Door : ENTRANCE
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1991 Grammy winner Cohn : MARC
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Point : DOT
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Keepsake : TOKEN
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Good guy : MENSCH
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Sanford of "The Jeffersons" : ISABEL
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Thigh muscles : QUADS
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Take back : UNSAY
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Squirrel's find : ACORN
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Old, but new again : RETRO
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Like unpopular umps : BOOED
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Omega : END
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Orch. section : STR
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Brillo rival : SOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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