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MUSICAL REMIXES

New York Times, Sunday, August 23, 2015

"___ are like beards; men do not have them until they grow up": Voltaire

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Fagliano.
Joel Fagliano notes:
I keep a notebook in my backpack that's filled with scribbled half-themes. One day I was leafing through and noticed the line "The Anagrammys" and this theme sprung from there. It wasn't ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat concept, playing on MUSICAL REMIXES to anagram musicians / musical groups into funny phrases. It's neat that Joel went an extra step by keeping all the anagrams musically-oriented. ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times8/23/15 ( No. 24,029 )
Across
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Paintball sound : SPLAT
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City between Turin and Genoa : ASTI
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Padlocks lock them : HASPS
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Nothing, slangily : JACK
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Spot check? : LEASH
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___ Air : IPAD
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Egg producer : OVARY
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Drivetrain part : AXLE
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Alternative band that sounds like every other alternative band? : INDIECLONE
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#1 Billboard artist that's an anagram of 23-Across : CELINEDION
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Check time : PAYDAY
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"Wicked Game" singer Chris : ISAAK
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Showroom display : MODELS
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Documentarian Morris : ERROL
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They're new to the family : STEPDADS
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Mystery writer Deighton : LEN
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Deli order : HAM
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Like some drinks and emotions : MIXED
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"Nonsense!" : MYHAT
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Full of frills : LACY
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Invitation for musical plagiarism? : USEMYLYRIC
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#1 Billboard artist that's an anagram of 45-Across : MILEYCYRUS
51
Like first editions, often : RARE
52
Quirk : ANOMALY
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Cell in a 21-Across : OOCYTE
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Frilly trim : RUCHE
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Rebels' school : OLEMISS
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Remote possibility? : MUTE
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"... ___ other name would smell as sweet": Juliet : ANY
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Cellar setup : WINERACK
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Good deal : LOT
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Carrier letters : USS
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Greeting to a conductor? : HIMAESTRO
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#1 Billboard artist that's an anagram of 66-Across : AEROSMITH
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Till bill : TEN
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Turn to mush : ROT
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Acrylic container : PAINTPOT
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Welcome to the fold? : BAA
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Tide type : NEAP
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Enormous : MAMMOTH
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Coffeehouse entertainers : POETS
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Excite : AROUSE
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Oil change, brake test, etc. : CARCARE
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Performance often in Italian : ARIA
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Friendly music genre? : GENIALROCK
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#1 Billboard artist that's an anagram of 87-Across : CAROLEKING
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Spellbound : RAPT
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It's often set at night : ALARM
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Kimchi is its national dish : KOREA
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See 124-Across : AGO
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Alternative to an Oscar : SAGAWARD
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Pepper ___, Iron Man's love interest : POTTS
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"Family Guy" baby : STEWIE
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Mythical weeper : NIOBE
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Sea creatures with beaks : OCTOPI
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Part of a hospital playlist? : NURSESSONG
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#1 Billboard artist that's an anagram of 112-Across : GUNSNROSES
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Play thing : PROP
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Emmy-nominated FX comedy : LOUIE
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"Ohhh, O.K." : ISEE
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Ready for use : ONTAP
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Count (on) : RELY
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Punch in : ENTER
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Banks with a lot of money : TYRA
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With 97-Across, back some time : WEEKS
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Make a mistake : SLIP
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Enrique ___ Nieto, Mexican president elected in 2012 : PENA
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Word after leading or cleaning : LADY
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Digression : ASIDE
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Private sector? : THEARMY
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Hurt : AIL
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Caution in a movie review, maybe : SPOILERALERT
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Whips : TANS
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"___ are like beards; men do not have them until they grow up": Voltaire : IDEAS
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Face wear for Jason Voorhees in "Friday the 13th" : HOCKEYMASK
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Old greeting : AVE
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___ acetosella (KHC2O4) : SAL
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Human, for one : PRIMATE
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Church council : SYNOD
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Light blue-green : JADE
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Armpit-related : AXILLARY
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Like military hairstyles : CLOSECUT
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Actor Jeong of "The Hangover" : KEN
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Saint with an alphabet named after him : CYRIL
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Newsroom workers, for short : EDS
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Twenty something? : ATM
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California school attended by Obama, familiarly : OXY
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N.L. East team, to fans : PHILS
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New Year's Eve host Carson : DALY
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Org. with a closing bell : NYSE
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Triumphant cry : HURRAH
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Together : ASAUNIT
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"Heavens!" : MERCYME
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Dough used for tortillas, maybe : DINERO
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Aristotle's school : LYCEUM
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"Whatever" : MEH
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Head case? : COMA
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"Et tu?" : YOUTOO
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Bunkhouse feature : COT
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Karaoke need : MIC
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Maa in "Babe," e.g. : EWE
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Leading : ONTOP
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Turn (into) : MORPH
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Jacob's name after he wrestled with the angel : ISRAEL
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Makeshift weapon in a murder mystery : LETTEROPENER
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Epitome of desolateness : SIBERIA
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Making known : STATING
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___ coeptis (phrase on the back of a dollar bill) : ANNUIT
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Hooded jacket : ANORAK
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Nascar sponsor : STP
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Tries : HASAGO
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Figure in a Yogi Bear cartoon : PARKRANGER
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"The Walking Dead" channel : AMC
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Computer that sounds like a theater when pluralized : IMAC
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That: Sp. : ESA
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Noisy talker : MACAW
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Virginia's ___ Hill Academy, alma mater of 20+ N.B.A. players : OAK
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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Comfort : REASSURE
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Keeping the beat? : ONPATROL
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___ wars : COLA
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Persists, as a forest fire : RAGESON
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Reveal : LETON
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Lose face : EATCROW
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Hosp. procedure : MRI
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Winter Olympics powerhouse: Abbr. : SWE
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Congressional divider : AISLE
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Loaf : DOGIT
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Something skipped : STONE
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Spot : ESPY
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Ornate : BUSY
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Hit a high point : PEAK
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AT&T and Comcast, for short : ISPS
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"Science Friday" airer : NPR
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Unseen winning card, in poker lingo : OUT
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Never, in Berlin : NIE
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Limitless quantity : SEA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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