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New York Times, Monday, September 11, 2000

They "just want to have fun" in a 1984 song

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Paul.
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© 2000, The New York Times9/11/00 ( No. 18,570 )
Across
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King with a golden touch : MIDAS
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Ones wearing knickers : LADS
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Lion's antithesis : LAMB
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Sports venue : ARENA
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Mideast-based grp. : OPEC
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Say for sure : AVER
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Not the sailing sort : LANDLUBBER
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Quick snack : BITE
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Big bang maker : TNT
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Mine extraction : ORE
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Steamroll : RUNOVER
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Access the Internet, with "on" : LOG
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Postpone : DEFER
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Amtrak employee : ENGINEER
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Made a movie : FILMED
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Kitchen or den : ROOM
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Car until 1957 : NASH
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The "L" in AWOL : LEAVE
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Spanish museum work : ARTE
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Squirrels' homes : TREES
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Diva's song : ARIA
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Put on a happy face : SMILE
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Confident : SURE
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Obsolescent phone feature : DIAL
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"What's ___ you?" : EATING
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Drill instructor, usually : SERGEANT
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They "just want to have fun" in a 1984 song : GIRLS
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Ruin : MAR
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"The Satanic Verses" author : RUSHDIE
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Office seeker, informally : POL
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Wide of the mark : OFF
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"L'___ c'est moi": Louis XIV : ETAT
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Don Juan, e.g. : LATINLOVER
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Cook's seasoning : SAGE
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Scientologist ___ Hubbard : LRON
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"The Magic Flute," e.g. : OPERA
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In that place, to a whaler : THAR
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Hangup : SNAG
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Mary Poppins, e.g. : NANNY
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Drive-in order : MALT
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Big rug exporter : IRAN
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Bumper blemish : DENT
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What's more : AND
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Place with swinging doors : SALOON
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Rounded part : LOBE
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N.Y.P.D. alert : APB
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Mower maker : DEERE
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Back of the neck : SCRUFF
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Samuel Gompers, e.g. : LABORLEADER
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Tel ___, Israel : AVIV
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Dish (out) : METE
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___ Fox : BRER
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FedEx notation : URGENT
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Moon man Armstrong : NEIL
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Stage star : LIMELIGHTER
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"The Cat in the Hat" writer : DRSEUSS
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Clean a blackboard : ERASE
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Actress Shearer : NORMA
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Cry after a catch : GOTIT
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Supports for specs : EARS
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Newswoman Shriver : MARIA
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Poland Spring competitor : EVIAN
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Handed out, as cards : DEALT
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Roll call reply : HERE
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Billy Graham delivery : SERMON
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Novelist Bagnold : ENID
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Gives the third degree : GRILLS
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Cider unit : GALLON
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Live's companion : LEARN
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Downtime : REST
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Four Corners state : UTAH
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Sweeping story : SAGA
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Engine knock : PING
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Dutch cooker : OVEN
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Forest plant : FERN
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Skirmish : FRAY
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___ fault (overmuch) : TOA
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___-Locka, Fla. : OPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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