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New York Times, Saturday, July 7, 2007

Record label for Sam & Dave and Booker T. & the MG's

Author:
Todd McClary
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Todd McClary

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QY} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. McClary.
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© 2007, The New York Times7/7/07 ( No. 21,060 )
Across
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Magellan, e.g. : SPACECRAFT
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Three-time Gold Glove winner ___ Otis : AMOS
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Enthusiastic welcome : HELLOHELLO
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Undergo ecdysis : MOLT
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Imparts artfully : INSINUATES
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"Put your wallet away" : ONME
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Word with age or weight : ATOMIC
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Surveillance setup : WIRETAP
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Bricklike : BAKED
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Idolized artist in Ouida's "A Dog of Flanders" : RUBENS
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Bad combustion : ARSON
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Sorority letters : XIS
31
Shatt al Arab port : BASRA
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Put away : DOWN
33
Many a Degas portrait : PASTEL
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Skipper, to Barbie : SIS
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La Grande Jatte, e.g. : ILE
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Zolaesque imputation : JACCUSE
38
Duct opening : OVI
39
Outboard motor inventor Evinrude : OLE
40
Release a bulletin? : UNTACK
41
TV role for Bamboo Harvester : MRED
42
Attack : SETON
44
Basketball court's three-point line, e.g. : ARC
45
Rumble in the Jungle setting : ZAIRE
46
Whizzes : ADEPTS
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One who's more than attentive : DOTER
50
Its flag depicts a plow, shovel and pick : MONTANA
52
Contend (with), in the country : RASSLE
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St. ___ (Cornwall resort town) : IVES
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Doctor, at times : INOCULATOR
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Fröbe who played Goldfinger : GERT
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Cosmopolitan alternative : PINACOLADA
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"... maybe more, maybe less" : ORSO
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Supporters of roads : STATETAXES
Down
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Some Muslims : SHIA
2
Shut (up) : PENT
3
Dictionary word before a variant spelling : ALSO
4
Mount : CLIMBON
5
Eternal : EONIAN
6
Toss : CHUCK
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"V for Vendetta" actor, 2006 : REA
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___-Tab (PC window-switching shortcut) : ALT
9
Gained popular acceptance : FLEW
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Quaint note opener : TOSIR
11
Simple life? : AMOEBA
12
Casa dei Bambini school founder : MONTESSORI
13
Show tune sung by a stevedore named Joe : OLMANRIVER
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Relinquishes control : STEPSASIDE
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Tula moolah : RUBLE
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Track wager : EXACTA
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Toss : DISCARD
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Words to leave by : ADIOSAMIGO
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Did a dog trick : ROLLEDOVER
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Aids in closing deals : SWEETENERS
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Lath cover : STUCCO
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It may lack stars : PAN
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Northwest Terr. native : ESK
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Pre-election group : JUNTA
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Zabaglione ingredient : MARSALA
43
Decides one will : OPTSTO
45
Hound : ZEALOT
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Sassers : SNIPS
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Result of a handshake, maybe : TRUCE
51
Pick ___ (pettifog) : ANIT
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Record label for Sam & Dave and Booker T. & the MG's : STAX
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Sourdough's dream : LODE
55
Period pieces? : ERAS
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___ crusade : ONA
59
Dude : CAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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