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New York Times, Friday, August 3, 2018

Singer/songwriter who composed the Captain & Tennille's #1 hit "Love Will Keep Us Together"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
This is the last themeless I constructed before heading off to college in the fall of 2015. I spent a good part of that summer scoring ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Solid 72-word themeless. David did such a nice job of using his long slots — AIR QUOTES, POISON PEN, CORKAGE FEE, PRISON RIOT, SPRAY ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times8/3/18 ( No. 25,105 )

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Across
1
Factor in calculating an object's momentum : MASS
5
Commercial lines? : STRIPMALLS
15
Get in the game : ANTE
16
Complete, as a skeleton : HEADTOTAIL
17
Record label for Otis Redding : STAX
18
Complains vocally : MAKESNOISE
19
Four-finger gestures : AIRQUOTES
21
Somewhat : ATAD
22
Henry Higgins, to Eliza Doolittle : TUTOR
23
"Another thing I forgot to mention ...": Abbr. : PPS
25
Diagonal sail support : SPRIT
27
Breakfast cookware item : OMELETPAN
33
Rock band with four(!) self-titled albums : WEEZER
35
OS X runner : IMAC
36
Feeling after a guilt trip : RUE
37
"Don't ___" : ASK
38
Monet that isn't worth much money, say : REPLICA
40
Keogh plan alternative : IRA
41
Channel that used to show a clip of the 1969 moon landing every hour : MTV
42
Nothing, in Nantes : RIEN
43
Says goodbye to a lover : ENDSIT
45
Scathing : POISONPEN
48
Four-legged friend : POOCH
49
Extras on TV's "Doctor Who" : ETS
50
Digitally endorse : ESIGN
52
What Adderall treats, for short : ADHD
55
Singer whose "Thinking Out Loud" won the 2015 Grammy for Song of the Year : EDSHEERAN
59
Cancel on someone : BREAKADATE
62
Plagues : AILS
63
Cab charge? : CORKAGEFEE
64
Urban garden locale : ROOF
65
Bronze producer : SPRAYONTAN
66
Burgoo or callaloo : STEW
Down
1
Corn flour in Latin American cuisine : MASA
2
Prefix with thesis : ANTI
3
1991 sci-fi film sequel : STARTREKVI
4
Cosmopolitan feature : SEXQUIZ
5
"Li'l Abner" creature : SHMOO
6
Italy's ___ alla Scala : TEATRO
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Croupier's implement : RAKE
8
When "et tu" was spoken : IDES
9
A trilogy has three: Abbr. : PTS
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"___ Dieu!" : MON
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Words said with one's glass raised : ATOAST
12
French vanilla ice cream ingredient : LAIT
13
Cartoon character who plays a saxophone : LISA
14
Skeleton vehicle, in the Olympics : SLED
20
Claptrap : UTTERROT
23
Take second : PLACE
24
Popular holiday dessert : PECANPIE
25
Washington establishment, so it's said : SWAMP
26
Sauce with the same consonants as what it's used on : PESTO
28
Children's author who wrote "Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?" : MILNE
29
Bygone record giant : EMI
30
Stir crazy? : PRISONRIOT
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Containing gold : AURIC
32
Poetic preposition : NEATH
34
Symbols of control : REINS
39
Animation : PEP
44
Turns a corner? : DOGEARS
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Singer/songwriter who composed the Captain & Tennille's #1 hit "Love Will Keep Us Together" : SEDAKA
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Fuze competitor : NESTEA
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Bright look : SHEEN
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Start of learning : ABCS
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Stop bringing up : DROP
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Hamburger, maybe : HERR
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Dreamland : EDEN
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Touched : DAFT
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Skin softener : ALOE
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You might be careful opening something with this label : NSFW
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Sir ___ of the Round Table : KAY
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Back : AGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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