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New York Times, Thursday, July 27, 1995

"___ Little Tenderness" (old hit song)

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lois Sidway

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 77 for Ms. Sidway. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times7/27/95 ( No. 16,697 )
Across
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Bullwinkle, e.g. : MOOSE
6
Unit of sugar : LUMP
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One with a handle : CBER
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Algebraic exponent : INDEX
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Carpet cutter's calculation : AREA
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Lunar light : HALO
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Wrestling coups? : CLINCHPINS
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Geologic divisions : ERAS
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Baby blue, e.g. : EYE
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Zoo section : EMUS
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Unctuous : SMARMY
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Riding whip : CROP
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Lone Ranger foe Black ___ : BART
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Has a litter : WHELPS
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Pooped : DOGTIRED
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Set another match to : RELIT
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Top-drawer : AONE
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It's probably filled on Easter : NAVE
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Not care ___ : ARAP
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Better-than-middling grade : CPLUS
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___ at (torment) : GNAW
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Change for a C-note : TENS
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Lummoxes : APES
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China man : SPODE
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It's usually out for the night : HIDEABED
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Actor Lon : CHANEY
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Brooklet : RILL
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Jam-pack : LOAD
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Work : OEUVRE
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Hooey : BUNK
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It starts in Apr. : DST
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Oscar-winning Pasteur portrayer : MUNI
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Many a drug pusher? : CRACKETEER
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Playwright Bogosian : ERIC
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Golfer Isao ___ : AOKI
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Tennis exchange : RALLY
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Memo : NOTE
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Portland college : REED
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Singing syllables : SOLFA
Down
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Attic problem : MICE
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Exclusively : ONLY
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Jim Davis cartoon dog : ODIE
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Hill worker: Abbr. : SEN
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Quote from : EXCERPT
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Receive enthusiastically : LAPUP
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"The Haj" author : URIS
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Chess pieces : MEN
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Gail Sheehy book : PASSAGES
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Student's crib? : CHEATINGPAD
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Roseanne, formerly : BARR
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Jack of TV's "Easy Street" : ELAM
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Medical grps. : HMOS
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Lawrence Tero, professionally : MRT
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Dog groomer's specialty? : CLIPSERVICE
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Worker's reward : BONUS
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Tom Joad felt it : WRATH
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"___ go again..." : HEREI
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Relative of the dik-dik : ELAND
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Gave (out) : DOLED
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Yakety-yakked : RANON
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Get around : EVADE
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1948 also-ran : DEWEY
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Fencing movement : APPEL
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Frisco transporter : CABLECAR
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Movers' partners : SHAKERS
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Word with head or line : AIR
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Bean : CONK
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Intelligible : LUCID
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Sign of things to come : OMEN
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___ Disney : EURO
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Hawkeye's MASH, for one : UNIT
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Make brownies : BAKE
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Farmer's place, in song : DELL
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Part of S.A.S.E. : SELF
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"___ Little Tenderness" (old hit song) : TRYA
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Lobster coral : ROE
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"The Way" : TAO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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