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New York Times, Friday, September 18, 2009

"South Pacific" song that asks "If you don't have a dream, / How you gonna have a dream come true?"

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles E. Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BMQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Gersch.
Notepad: HALF-CENTURY PUZZLEMAKERS' WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, are by puzzlemakers who have been contributing to The Times for more than 50 years. Charles Gersch, of New York City, had his first crossword published on February 21, 1944, when he was 13, in the New York Herald Tribune. He made his Times debut in 1951.
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© 2009, The New York Times9/18/09 ( No. 21,864 )
Across
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Whips : CHASTISES
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Truly : VERY
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"South Pacific" song that asks "If you don't have a dream, / How you gonna have a dream come true?" : HAPPYTALK
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Slice of a media ad budget : RADIO
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Something that may cover a house : INSURANCEPOLICY
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West African currency : LEONE
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British "pounds" : KILOS
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Poetic conjunction : THO
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Count concluder? : ESS
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Opera that includes the "Prisoners' Chorus" : FIDELIO
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Satirist Freberg : STAN
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Adolescent : TEENAGE
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Make tracks : HASTEN
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E-mail address ender : GOV
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Its maiden flight carried its country's president home : ELAL
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Pitcher's ploy : INTENTIONALWALK
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"___ turn" : YOUR
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See 43-Across : ACT
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"Casablanca" role : UGARTE
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Not so good : ADVERSE
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With 39-Across, pretend : PLAY
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Stay longer than : OUTWAIT
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Column producer, for short : CPA
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Gift tag word : FOR
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Chambers in a bar : DIANE
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Some Polynesian plants : TAROS
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Literary character played in film by Charles Laughton, Anthony Perkins and Geoffrey Rush : INSPECTORJAVERT
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Bad thing to run : FEVER
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Reaches, as a sanctuary : ESCAPESTO
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"Friday Night Fights" presenter : ESPN
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One seriously into Civil War history, maybe : REENACTOR
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1962 World Cup host : CHILE
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Hosiery brand : HANES
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Lhasa ___ : APSOS
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Like cotton candy : SPUN
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Ancient city whose name means "rock" : TYRE
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"Isn't ___ Shame?" (1934 hit song) : ITA
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Registered : SANKIN
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Conqueror of Valencia in 1094 : ELCID
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Natural history museum exhibit : SKELETON
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___-d'Oise (French department) : VAL
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Mark up, perhaps : EDIT
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Sumptuous : RICH
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Unstable type : YOYO
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"Cracklin' ___" (Neil Diamond hit) : ROSIE
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Try to clear the bar : POLEVAULT
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"Way to go, man!" : FANTASTIC
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Ticket request : ONEWAY
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Disc holder : STEREO
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See 50-Down : TEN
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Bygone spray : ALAR
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Ayn Rand hero : GALT
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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"How de do" : HIYA
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Give ___ to (O.K.) : ANOD
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Alphabet quartet : STUV
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Tricked : GOT
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Restaurant freebie : ICEWATER
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Letters on some luggage to N.Y.C. : LGA
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Not so delicate : RUDER
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Pass through : PIERCE
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Have ___ for (be perceptive to) : ANOSE
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Colgate rival : CREST
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___-Novo (capital of Benin) : PORTO
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Place name in Manhattan : ASTOR
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"The Spirit of '76" instrument : FIFE
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Change for a 25-Down, maybe : ONES
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Accept or decline : RSVP
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Spanish morsel : TAPA
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French preposition : AVEC
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Script : PEN
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One of the Bradys on "The Brady Bunch" : JAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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