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New York Times, Tuesday, July 27, 2021

B-52s hit named by Rolling Stone as the best single of 1989

Author:
Jennifer Lee and Victor Galson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Lee. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Galson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2021, The New York Times7/27/21 ( No. 26,194 )
Across
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Destination for a shopaholic : MALL
5
Friend, in slang : DAWG
9
Evasive : CAGY
13
Healing succulent : ALOE
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Fail to give a true impression of : BELIE
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Strauss's "Concerto in D Major for ___ and Small Orchestra" : OBOE
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Inject new life into : REVITALIZE
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Writer Jaffe : RONA
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PC program ending : EXE
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Go here and there : ROVE
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Below : UNDER
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Not having quite enough money : SHY
24
Bridge and highway designers : ENGINEERS
27
Old Apple image-editing software : IPHOTO
30
Primitive boat : RAFT
31
Kevin once of "S.N.L." : NEALON
32
Place to see Dalí, Ernst and Kahlo, informally : MOMA
33
Public health regulatory org. : FDA
36
Technology used by smartphones nowadays ... or a hint to the ends of 16-, 24-, 44- and 57-Across : FACERECOGNITION
39
Mork's home planet on "Mork & Mindy" : ORK
40
Bow-wielding god : EROS
41
Verdi opera set in Cyprus : OTELLO
42
Relative of a shantytown : SLUM
43
Tennis balls are usually sold in these : THREES
44
Hawaii ___ National Park : VOLCANOES
49
___ Tuesday (translation of "Mardi Gras") : FAT
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Mountaineer's tool : ICEAX
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Singer Erykah : BADU
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Yang's partner : YIN
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Animal that "claps" : SEAL
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End of the world : APOCALYPSE
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Radio recording : TAPE
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Like a beanpole : LANKY
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Start of a counting-out rhyme : EENY
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Social workers? : ANTS
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Ice cream brand : EDYS
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Regarding : ASTO
Down
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Mother with a stable home? : MARE
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Soccer star Morgan : ALEX
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B-52s hit named by Rolling Stone as the best single of 1989 : LOVESHACK
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Hawaiian garland : LEI
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Dig (into) : DELVE
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One from another world : ALIEN
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Best Musical Tony winner of 1975, with "The" : WIZ
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"You don't say!" : GEE
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Cousin of a trumpet : CORNET
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"Humble" home : ABODE
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One who's done for : GONER
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Junior and senior : YEARS
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Chinese steamed bun : BAO
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"Take a deep breath ..." : TRYTORELAX
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Not following one's vows : UNFAITHFUL
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Swiss cheese feature : HOLE
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Sailor's libation : GROG
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Reply to "Yes you are!" : IAMNOT
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Lowdown : INFO
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D'Anjou, for one : PEAR
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Minimal lead in baseball : ONERUN
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Rapper ___ Def : MOS
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PDF, JPEG and others : FILETYPES
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Portion (out) : DOLE
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12-Down en español : ANOS
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Italy's Lake ___ : COMO
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Prefix with byte : TERA
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Symbol of the goddess Justitia : SCALES
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Picturesque view : VISTA
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View from a beach resort : OCEAN
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Vaulted : LEAPT
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Wood for piano keys, once : EBONY
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Fires : SACKS
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Word before trader or tripper : DAY
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Stevie Wonder's "___ She Lovely" : ISNT
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R&B singer with a hyphenated stage name : NEYO
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Tap offering : ALE
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Embellish, as a résumé : PAD
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Nay's opposite : YEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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