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New York Times, Friday, September 25, 2015

Singer with the Guinness Book record for greatest number of curtain calls at a single performance (165)

Author:
James Mulhern
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Mulhern.
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© 2015, The New York Times9/25/15 ( No. 24,062 )
Across
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Product of Champagne country : PINOTNOIR
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Easy score, of a sort : TIPIN
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Diners and drive-in theaters : AMERICANA
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Film that might have "XXX" in its title : PORNO
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Singer with the Guinness Book record for greatest number of curtain calls at a single performance (165) : PAVAROTTI
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Muzzle : SNOUT
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Organic compounds with nitrogen : AMINES
20
Course for a prospective citizen, for short : ESL
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Place to ski in Italy : ETNA
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Masculine side : YANG
24
Hardly Mr. Right : CREEP
26
Lead-in to meter : ODO
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Coolers, informally : ACS
28
Quick drive : SPIN
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Container with a long spout : OILCAN
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So-called (but not really) : QUOTEUNQUOTE
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Real problem : DOUBLETROUBLE
36
Partially : TOSOMEDEGREE
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Like certain battery ends : ANODIC
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2.0s : CEES
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Certain fund drive holder, for short : PTA
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Come together : GEL
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Food items that may be sold in stands : TACOS
45
Old newspaper humorist Arthur "Bugs" ___ : BAER
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Dystopia's opposite : EDEN
48
Shout in a disaster movie : RUN
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Attic : GARRET
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Where Hercules slew the lion : NEMEA
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Capital on the Indian Ocean : MOGADISHU
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Symbol of freshness : DAISY
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Worker for Walt Disney theme parks : IMAGINEER
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Vegas attraction : SLOTS
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Ones getting a Bronx cheer, for short? : NYYANKEES
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Smoothie fruit : PAPAYA
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Apple advertising catchphrase : IMAMAC
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Civil War historian Allan : NEVINS
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Animal in "The Jungle Book," for short : ORANG
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Fade : TIRE
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Base runners, in brief? : NCOS
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Kind of flour : OAT
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Google and Alibaba are parts of it : INTERNETECONOMY
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Rear : RAISE
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Plays a campus prank on, informally : TPS
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"The Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
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What diplomats follow : PROTOCOL
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Swamp : INUNDATE
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Zip : NOTAONE
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Heroine of "Fidelio" : LEONORE
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Commended : CITED
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Stimulates : PIQUES
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Last step of an online application : SUBMIT
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Leader of the pack? : POLECAR
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Use a 30-Across : LUBE
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Which, in Latin : QUOD
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Pushes on : URGES
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It's all sewn up : DONEDEAL
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Song for which 17-Across won a Grammy : OSOLEMIO
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Final pieces : TAGENDS
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Indian Zoroastrian : PARSEE
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Snicker : TEEHEE
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Pianist Schnabel and conductor Rodzinski : ARTURS
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Spice in Indian cuisine : CUMIN
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Lip : BRINK
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Fit snugly : NEST
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Head over heels : GAGA
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Game point situation : ADIN
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Ship cries : AYS
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___ marriage : GAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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