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New York Times, Tuesday, September 15, 2015

59-Down : John's "bed-in" bedmate

Author:
Iain S. Padley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Padley.
Iain S. Padley notes:
I started this puzzle in college to pass the time working the night shift at the security desk. That was years ago and I've written a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Iain takes the Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and parses out the barriers. It takes some ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times9/15/15 ( No. 24,052 )
Across
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Like all students at Atlanta's Morehouse College : MALE
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What a mascot represents : TEAM
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Ready money : FUNDS
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Dvorák's "O Silver Moon," for one : ARIA
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Kristiania, after 1925 : OSLO
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"Stop being so silly!" : OHYOU
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Taiwanese computer brand : ACER
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Not leave, as for something more important : WAITAROUND
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First obstacle in a 1967 R&B hit : MOUNTAINHIGH
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Farmyard female : SOW
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Title girl in a J. D. Salinger story : ESME
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"The daily diary of the American dream" sloganeer, for short : WSJ
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Grp. conducting raids : ATF
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Grp. conducting raids in W.W. II : RAF
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Florida Gulf city, informally : STPETE
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Second obstacle : VALLEYLOW
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Forecast around 32 degrees : SLEET
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"A priest and a dog walk into ___ ..." : ABAR
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On the wagon : SOBER
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Singles : ONES
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Coach : TUTOR
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Third obstacle : RIVERWIDE
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Completely original : ALLNEW
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K.C.-to-Detroit dir. : ENE
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French "is" : EST
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Major-league player from 32-Across : RAY
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Ramadan observance : FAST
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Telesthesia, for example : ESP
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Objective in the 1967 R&B hit : GETTINGTOYOU
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First monument on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. : ROBERTELEE
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Loads : LOTS
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"Looks ___ everything" : ARENT
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Muppet with an orange nose : ELMO
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Related : AKIN
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The Boy Scouts' "Be Prepared," e.g. : MOTTO
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City at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône : LYON
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Parks in 1955 news : ROSA
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"Yes, ___" : MAAM
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Chevron competitor : ARCO
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In ___ of : LIEU
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Pulls in, as a salary : EARNS
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They populate impound lots : TOWAWAYS
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Morales of "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
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Simple dress design : ALINE
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Ones in the closet? : MOTHS
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Totally blanks on : FORGETS
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[Gulp!] : UHOH
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Sch. in Greenwich Village since 1835 : NYU
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Person behind the hits? : DON
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Where Nice is en France : SUD
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Intentions : AIMS
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Drove like a demon : TORE
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Twerp : WEENIE
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Rides at the Renaissance Faire : STEEDS
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Frequent fliers : JETSET
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First movie to top "Titanic" at the box office : AVATAR
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___ rasa (clean slate) : TABULA
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Unequivocally : FLATLY
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Bolivian blossom : FLOR
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Snow clearer : PLOW
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Scientology founder Hubbard : LRON
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Geisha's sash : OBI
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Bob Seger's "___ Got Tonite" : WEVE
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Not honor, as a promise : RENEGEON
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Mention : REFERTO
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Part of R&R : REST
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Light bulb unit : WATT
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Product of the Nucor Corporation : STEEL
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Meg of "The Big Chill" and "Agnes of God" : TILLY
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Word with cap or opposite : POLAR
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Lady's man : GENT
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"Finding ___" : NEMO
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John's "bed-in" bedmate : YOKO
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William ___, inventor of the steam shovel : OTIS
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Jack Ryan's teaching post in Tom Clancy novels, briefly : USNA
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Dodge truck : RAM
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Tijuana gold : ORO
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Play the ponies, say : BET

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