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New York Times, Monday, August 26, 2019

1963 musical that was Dick Van Dyke's film debut

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Agard. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2019, The New York Times8/26/19 ( No. 25,493 )
Across
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Groups of actors in plays : CASTS
6
Protective wear for lobster eaters : BIBS
10
Summa cum ___ : LAUDE
15
Outdo : ONEUP
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Soothing ointment ingredient : ALOE
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Neighbor of Hertfordshire : ESSEX
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Start of a nursery rhyme on a farm : BAABAABLACKSHEEP
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Outer part of a crater : RIM
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Feel sorry about : RUE
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Indent key on a keyboard : TAB
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Sport with kicking and boxing, for short : MMA
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Claim without evidence : ASSERT
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Superlatively kind : NICEST
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Bow-tie-wearing cub in Jellystone Park : BOOBOOBEAR
34
"You're telling me!" : IKNOW
37
Stitch's human pal, in film : LILO
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Singer Minaj : NICKI
42
Cookie that's 29% cream : OREO
43
Pass along : SENDON
45
___ fides : BONA
46
Clock sound : TICK
47
Grow fond of : TAKETO
48
Skyline-obscuring pollution : SMOG
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Bring up in a Q. and A. : ASK
50
Spanish for "south" : SUR
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Falsehood : LIE
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Palindromic kitchen brand : OXO
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1963 musical that was Dick Van Dyke's film debut : BYEBYEBIRDIE
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What dogs do when they're hungry : DROOL
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Former attorney general Holder : ERIC
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Photo-sharing app, colloquially : INSTA
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Place for driving lessons (the golf kind) : RANGE
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The "sun" in sunny-side-up eggs : YOLK
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N.B.A. phenom Jayson : TATUM
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Didn't venture out for dinner : ATEIN
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Competitive advantage : EDGE
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Put into law : ENACT
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Actress Thompson of "Sorry to Bother You" : TESSA
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Bucks and does : DEER
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Students sit at them : DESKS
Down
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Fearsome snake : COBRA
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Nin of erotica : ANAIS
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Bursting at the ___ : SEAMS
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Bathroom fixture : TUB
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Bird that "His eye is on," in a hymn : SPARROW
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Term of endearment : BABE
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Sick : ILL
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Snaky scarf : BOA
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Result of a religious schism : SECT
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The "L" of L.G.B.T.Q. : LESBIAN
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Volcanic detritus : ASH
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"I'm at your disposal" : USEME
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Judges to be : DEEMS
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Person living abroad, informally : EXPAT
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Modern prefix with correct : AUTO
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"Citizen ___" : KANE
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Virtual volume : EBOOK
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Places infants sleep : CRIBS
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Having trouble seeing in the morning, perhaps : BLEARYEYED
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Sound from a piggery : OINK
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Adjective after "Ye" in many a pub's name : OLDE
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Suck-up : BOOTLICKER
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Littlest bit : IOTA
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___ Kringle (Santa Claus) : KRIS
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Pork dish of Southern cuisine : NECKBONES
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"How goes it?," in Spanish : COMOESTAS
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Fort ___, home of the U.S. Bullion Depository : KNOX
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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What's left of a ticket after it's been used : STUB
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Pinot ___ : NOIR
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One-named queen of Tejano music : SELENA
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Made revisions to : EDITED
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Some spiritual advisers : YOGIS
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Gradually disappear, as support : ERODE
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Nonsense : BILGE
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Nonsensical : INANE
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"Tarnation!" : DRAT
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Apt rhyme for "evaluate" : RATE
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Hide, as shirttails, with "in" : TUCK
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Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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