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New York Times, Friday, August 20, 2004

Classic Frank Loesser song from a 1950 musical

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {FJKQWZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Estes.
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© 2004, The New York Times8/20/04 ( No. 20,009 )
Across
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Like some doughnuts : CHOCOLATECOATED
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It'll do your heart good : AEROBICEXERCISE
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They have to listen : CAPTIVEAUDIENCE
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Letters of royalty : HRH
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Doesn't get everything one wants : SETTLES
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Mushroom part : CAP
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Those in La Mancha : ESAS
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Breeds : SORTS
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Runner's goal : TAPE
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Chief Justice in the Dred Scott case : TANEY
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Some are odd: Abbr. : NOS
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Stuff in a closet : LINEN
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Blood pressure readings : SYSTOLES
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Pulled tight : TENSED
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They may be draining : TUBS
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Counter's start : EENY
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They're fed at curbside : METERS
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War game : STRATEGO
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Unearthly : ALIEN
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Italian pronoun : MIA
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One who made Ulysses fit to be tied : SIREN
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Pitcher Maglie and others : SALS
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Emulates a 43-Across : SINGS
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Prefix with language : META
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Radar, e.g.: Abbr. : CPL
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Cloak : CONCEAL
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Harris of Hollywood : MEL
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Choice words : ASANALTERNATIVE
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One with a poll position? : REGISTEREDVOTER
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Classic Frank Loesser song from a 1950 musical : ADELAIDESLAMENT
Down
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Distinguishing marks : CACHETS
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Court no-no, usually : HEARSAY
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"Father Murphy" extras : ORPHANS
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Simple sack : COT
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Eastern ties : OBIS
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Video game allotment : LIVES
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Thinner components : ACETONES
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Where drammi are performed : TEATROS
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Crows : EXULTS
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Yields : CEDES
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"... ___ it me?" : ORIS
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Rare driving result : ACE
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They inspired Andy Warhol : TINCANS
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Coop flier : ESCAPEE
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Hysteria area : DEEPEND
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Parlor fixtures : SETTEES
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1960's falsetto singer : TINYTIM
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Colloquial possessive : YOURN
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Actress Headey and others : LENAS
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Abbr. for dumbbells : LBS
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Thrice: Lat. : TER
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Tchotchke holders : ETAGERES
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It may run in the rain : MASCARA
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Ran out : ELAPSED
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Farmer's fieldwork : TILLAGE
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Open : SINCERE
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Taker of a religious vow : EREMITE
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Pay someone back : GETEVEN
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Watching : ONALERT
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Stamped out, in a way : MINTED
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Longtime Chicago maestro : SOLTI
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C.D. source : SANDL
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Latin quarters : CASA
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Composition of some beds : LAVA
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Lacking value : NIL
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Boy whose name is repeated in a nursery rhyme : TOM

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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