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New York Times, Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"___ Can" (Sammy Davis Jr. autobiography)

Author:
Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QVWZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Fleming.
Victor Fleming notes:

For whatever reason, I wanted to have four 15-letter answers that could all be clued with the same one-word clue. Six months earlier I'd had a puzzle in the Times with a similar theme gimmick. Not to be overlooked are these entries, which I believe made the puzzle more attractive: ONE SHARE, NOT TAKEN, GOTTA GO, IN-OUT, I TRY.

The more theme squares a puzzle has, the harder it becomes to include multiple high-quality ILSAs in the non-theme fill.

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© 2008, The New York Times8/13/08 ( No. 21,463 )
Across
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Forces : DINTS
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Show off at the gym, say : FLEX
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Fingered, briefly : IDED
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Come ___ of the rain : INOUT
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Disappeared : GONE
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Rise by the shore : DUNE
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Hardly anything : LITTLE
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Melville title : OMOO
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Atlantic City casino, with "the" : TAJ
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Résumé datum : SALARY
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Things from faraway lands : EXOTICA
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Poetic preposition : ERE
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"We ___ not amused" : ARE
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Place to kick back : DEN
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Grant portrayer : ASNER
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Annual coll. basketball contest : NIT
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Where to get off : DEPOT
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Gasoline choice: Abbr. : REG
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___ Smiley of "Sesame Street" : GUY
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Cellular carrier? : RNA
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Flatter, in a way : IMITATE
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Binds in a bundle : SHEAFS
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Therapists' org. : APA
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Humble reply to praise : ITRY
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___ Book Club : OPRAHS
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The Stooges, e.g. : TRIO
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Main idea : GIST
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"S.N.L." alum Cheri : OTERI
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Members in a 100-member club: Abbr. : SENS
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Maker of moving walkways : OTIS
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Pesach feast : SEDER
Down
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Lock feature : DIAL
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Canines' neighbors : INCISORS
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Available : NOTTAKEN
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Terrarium denizen : TURTLE
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Like an inscribed pillar : STELAR
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Some N.F.L. scores: Abbr. : FGS
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Plumb crazy : LOCO
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Paint type : ENAMEL
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Reproduced, in a way : XEROXED
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"Rise and Fall of ___ Amin" (1981 film) : IDI
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Hoffman who has won two Oscars : DUSTIN
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Tie up : ENLACE
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Wedding hiree : DEEJAY
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Spring Air rival : SERTA
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Was imminent : LOOMED
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Adventurers' tale : YARN
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Music quality : TONE
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Soup spherule : PEA
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Neutral hue : BEIGE
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Lead-in to while : ERST
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Stick : REMAIN
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Spots for soaks : TUBS
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Served as an intro to : PREFACED
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Corporate gadfly's purchase, maybe : ONESHARE
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Make use of : TAP
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"Bye now!" : GOTTAGO
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Gleeful shout : YAHOO
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Super Bowl XLII winners : GIANTS
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Diamond authority : UMPIRE
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Vitamin in liver : NIACIN
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Miss Piggy's pal : KERMIT
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Dupes : REPROS
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Dojo discipline : KARATE
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"___ Can" (Sammy Davis Jr. autobiography) : YESI
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Move a bit : STIR
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Ring victories, for short : KOS
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Sumter and McHenry: Abbr. : FTS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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