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New York Times, Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Comedian Kovacs with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Author:
Neville Fogarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Fogarty.
Neville Fogarty notes:
I'd imagine this general theme of putting one word inside of another has been done more than a few times over the years. But when ... read more
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Literalisms today, using song titles. As Neville mentioned, I've seen this sort of concept enough times to recognize immediately what ... read more
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Relying on AUNT Sally and her order of operations acronym has fallen out of favor, and for good reasons. There are plenty more ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times8/3/16 ( No. 24,375 )
Across
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Mel who co-wrote "The Christmas Song" : TORME
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Quite cordial : WARM
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Envelope part : FLAP
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YSL perfume named for a drug : OPIUM
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Popular frozen drink : ICEE
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"Damn Yankees" seductress : LOLA
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1963 hit for Peter, Paul and Mary, literally : WIBLOWINND
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___ testing (part of the beta stage) : USER
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Ants' home : NEST
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"Yeah, that makes sense" : IGETIT
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Chopper : AXE
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Possibilities : IFS
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___ Paul, Emmy winner for "Breaking Bad" : AARON
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OMG, like, the greatest pal : BFF
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2011 hit for Adele, literally : DEROLLINGEP
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Winner of four consecutive Olympic gold medals, 1956-68 : ALOERTER
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Really get to : PEEVE
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"The ___ should always stand ajar": Dickinson : SOUL
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Off Broadway awards : OBIES
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Made an appeal : PLED
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Comedian Kovacs with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : ERNIE
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How many try to capture Bigfoot : ONCAMERA
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1984 hit for Bruce Springsteen, literally : DADANCINGRK
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Cardinal's cap letters : STL
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Platform in which you might see the prompt C:\> : MSDOS
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Exhortation after saying grace : EAT
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P : RHO
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Medical solution : SALINE
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Pro-war sort : HAWK
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"Please excuse my dear ___ Sally" (math mnemonic) : AUNT
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1952 hit for Gene Kelly, literally : RASINGININ
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Rare sight on a steppe : TREE
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Clothing fastener : SNAP
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Popular tattoo spot : ANKLE
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River crossed by Orpheus : STYX
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Slow Churned ice cream brand : EDYS
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Fish related to the stingray : SKATE
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Hamlet's relative : TOWN
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'60s sitcom son : OPIE
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Barbecue order : RIBS
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Prefix with cultural : MULTI
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Genre of Dashboard Confessional : EMO
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Kristen of 2016's "Ghostbusters" : WIIG
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Proactiv treats it : ACNE
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Airport pickup : RENTAL
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In the center : MEDIAL
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Annual vaccine target : FLU
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Where Venice is : LOSANGELES
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Mike Doonesbury's daughter in "Doonesbury" : ALEX
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Cut back : PARE
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Not tricked by : WISETO
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Word after guilt or field : TRIP
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Prez who married his fifth cousin once removed : FDR
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Time for a latish lunch : ONEPM
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Stationed : BASED
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Plants : FLORA
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Change out of an old pair of pants? : FOUNDMONEY
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Civil War soldier : REB
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Stars with a belt : ORION
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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See 67-Down : PEDAL
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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E.S.L. component: Abbr. : ENG
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Show in a theater : SCREEN
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Puts the kibosh on : ENDS
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Letters between names : AKA
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Like beard hair, texturewise : COARSE
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Common setting for "Survivor" : ISLAND
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Use one's noodle : THINK
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"Consarn it!" : RATS
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Damaged : HURT
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"Well!" : ISAY
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Itty-bitty bites : NIPS
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"My Way" lyricist Paul : ANKA
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Go soft, in a way : WILT
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Point of genuflection : KNEE
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Nickname for a cowboy : TEX
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With 35-Down, something to floor : GAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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