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New York Times, Friday, August 21, 2009

Onetime popular musician ... or a radio station where he might be heard?

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 123 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times8/21/09 ( No. 21,836 )

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Across
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Feature of Psalm 119 : ACROSTIC
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People work for them : WAGES
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"How rude!" : THENERVE
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Call on the carpet : HAULUP
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1997 Jim Carrey film : LIARLIAR
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Cuban-born jazz great Sandoval : ARTURO
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Isolated : ALLALONE
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Tracked vehicle : SNOCAT
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City where French kings were crowned : REIMS
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Spur-of-the-moment : RASH
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Virus's need : HOST
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Swimmer's sound : GASP
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Onetime popular musician ... or a radio station where he might be heard? : WELK
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"Ella and ___!" (1963 jazz album) : BASIE
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Suffix with absorb : ENT
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Sweet loaf : RAISINBREAD
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Separate : SORT
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Lowdown : POOP
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First athlete to appear on the cover of Time magazine : JACKDEMPSEY
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Amigo : BRO
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Ungentle giants : OGRES
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As bad luck would have it : ALAS
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Blubber : WEEP
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Caspian Sea feeder : URAL
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Hitch : SNAG
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It may get you out of a trap : WEDGE
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Excise via an operation : RESECT
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Switch hitter? : TRAINMAN
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Coffee-mate producer : NESTLE
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It's unbelievable : TALLTALE
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Went on a dinner date, e.g. : ATEOUT
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Shows the ropes : EDUCATES
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TV producer Michaels : LORNE
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Least accessible : REMOTEST
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Loose : ATLARGE
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Poet Pablo Neruda, for one : CHILEAN
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Dreamer's opposite : REALIST
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It's designed for quick entrances : ONRAMP
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Plugs : SELLS
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Chad Mitchell ___ (1960s folk band) : TRIO
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Director of "Meatballs" and "Stripes" : IVANREITMAN
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Post boxes' contents : CEREALS
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Premonish : WARN
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Zither with buttons : AUTOHARP
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What insulin regulates the metabolism of : GLUCOSE
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"1984" superstate dominated by Neo-Bolshevism : EURASIA
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Like pinto beans : SPOTTED
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Jumble : HASH
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Goes from first to third, say : SKIPSAGRADE
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Pottery : WARE
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Rap devotee, in slang : BBOY
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Some retinal cells : RODS
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Disappointing R.S.V.P.'s : NOES
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One hanging around med school? : SKELETON
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Personal writings : JOURNAL
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Accept, as conditions : AGREETO
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More boorish : CRASSER
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Part of a caterer's display : PLATTER
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One who's on the other side? : BEDMATE
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Entertains : REGALES
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Most accessible : OPENEST
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Attacked : WENTAT
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Unmake changes : STET
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"Consider it done" : WILCO
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Mystery novel element : CLUE
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Chemical used to cure animal skins : ALUM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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