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New York Times, Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Subject of a children's song associated with the vowels in the answer to each starred clue

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2010, The New York Times9/22/10 ( No. 22,233 )

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Across
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Dweller on an Asian peninsula : MALAY
6
Ballgoer, for short : DEB
9
Steamed : IRATE
14
Whack-___ : AMOLE
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Org. doing atmospheric tests : EPA
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Meeting point : NEXUS
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Gifts for divas : ROSES
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Shoreline indentation : RIA
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Has only half-servings, maybe : DIETS
20
*Turn-of-the-millennium explorer : LEIFERICSSON
23
Saudi "son of" : IBN
24
Punk rocker ___ Vicious : SID
25
Immobile : INERT
28
Hounds : NAGS
30
*1996 Grammy winner for the album "Falling Into You" : CELINEDION
34
"Not a chance!" : HAH
36
Kind of place to the left of the decimal point : ONES
37
1,055 joules: Abbr. : BTU
38
*Treaty of Versailles signer : PRESIDENTWILSON
43
"Give ___ little time" : ITA
44
Pitcher Maddux who won four straight Cy Young Awards : GREG
45
Cleopatra held it close : ASP
46
*Point in a planet's orbit that's closest to the sun : PERIHELION
50
Attract : DRAW
53
Expensive violin, for short : STRAD
54
___ pad : SOS
56
Before, to Byron : ERE
57
Subject of a children's song associated with the vowels in the answer to each starred clue : OLDMACDONALD
61
Overly thin : GAUNT
64
Fertility clinic samples : OVA
65
Put on, as cargo : LADED
66
Sleep disorder : APNEA
67
"___ the ramparts ..." : OER
68
"Mr. Belvedere" actress Graff : ILENE
69
Brenda of comics : STARR
70
Promgoers: Abbr. : SRS
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Risked : DARED
Down
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Catch that might be mounted : MARLIN
2
It multiplies by dividing : AMOEBA
3
Becoming discouraged : LOSINGHEART
4
Beth preceder : ALEF
5
Some survey responses : YESES
6
Ridicule : DERIDE
7
Like some battles : EPIC
8
Sounds heard by 57-Across : BAAS
9
World's fourth-most populous country : INDONESIA
10
Restricted, with "in" : REINED
11
Tool used by Hansel and Gretel's father : AXE
12
King ___ : TUT
13
What's extracted from soil to get oil? : ESS
21
Singer Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
22
Tendon : SINEW
26
Tool used in thoracic surgery : RIBSPREADER
27
Kansas canine : TOTO
29
Carrier with a hub in Copenhagen : SAS
31
Second in line? : LONGI
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Abbr. on a bank statement : INT
33
Carmelite, for one : NUN
35
Sanctuary fixture : HIGHALTAR
38
Any singer with Gladys Knight : PIP
39
Delivery persons' assignments: Abbr. : RTES
40
Judicial title role for Stallone : DREDD
41
Slippery swimmer : EEL
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It was dropped in the '60s : LSD
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Worker whose job always has a new wrinkle? : IRONER
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Hollywood treasures : OSCARS
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Silent assent : NOD
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Francis of "What's My Line?" : ARLENE
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Kind of bliss : WEDDED
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Nonliquid state : SOLID
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Sounds heard by 57-Across : MOOS
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Maintain : AVER
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"The Lion King" role : NALA
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Nonliquid state : GAS
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Likely : APT
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Italian article : UNA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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