Matt Ginsberg
Matt Ginsberg

NY Times, Sun, May 17, 2009 TAKEAWAY CROSSWORD (see Notepad)

Author:Matt Ginsberg
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 38, Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
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1. Twinkl* : GLAM
5. Ou*look : VISA
9. "Dani*l Boon*" actor : DAMS
13. Gung-*o [Lat.] : RARA
14. Sp*tted cats : CELTS
15. Male chauvini*t, *ay : EXIT
16. Playin* the slots, e.*. : AMIN
17. Minia*ure desser*s : ARLES
18. Admonis* [suffix] : CIDE
19. *iding, as a sword : SEATING
21. Neither young nor ol* : MILEAGE
23. Diat*ibe delive*e*s : ANTES
25. *hief : SEALER
26. Sergea*t of old TV : PRESTO
29. Denta* devices : PATES
31. Still feelin* sleepy : ROY
32. *over up : ONEAL
34. Mentalist inspired by "Mandra*e the Magician" : RESIN
38. Struc* with the foot : ICED
40. Mail origi*ator : SEDER
42. Absolutely ama*e : DALE
43. *emoves pencil ma*ks : EASES
45. Big pi*kles? : RISES
47. Cat*' warning* : HIE
48. Apo*tle known a* "the Zealot" : TIMON
50. Dise*se tr*nsmitted by cont*min*ted w*ter : CHOLER
52. Italian po*t? : MASALA
55. Cerea* protein [Ger.] : GUTEN
57. P*blic sales : ACTIONS
59. Im*roved one's lot [hyph.] : ROSERED
63. Can*ne restra*nt : CHAN
64. Sou*hwes* German ci*y : SUGAR
66. Rea*y to be ri**en : SALE
67. Roun*e* up : HERE
68. Lessons fro* fables : ORALS
69. 1960* prote*t [2 wds.] : ITIN
70. S*ut up : USED
71. Places *o pick up chicks? : NESS
72. Likel* to rise? : EAST
1. Brib*, informally [Fr.] : GRAS
2. Bit of *ire : LAME
3. Asla*'s realm : ARIA
4. Lite*ally, "sac*ed utte*ances" : MANTAS
5. Nothing speci*l : VERGE
6. Opposite of *on't : ILL
7. M*nhole em*n*tion : STEM
8. The *eatles' Paul McCartney, e.g. : ASSIST
9. Made smalle* : DECEASED
10. *ost co*prehensive : AXIAL
11. *mall amount, briefly : MIDGE
12. Device that re*oves stalks fro* fruit : STEER
14. Chin*s* cuisin* : CANTONS
20. *atchy *ony : INTO
22. *oting booth feature : LEER
24. Big name in ba**s : SPADING
26. Pulit*er, e.g. [Fr.] : PRIE
27. *egis*ative routine [Sp.] : ROCA
28. B*ontë family : EYES
30. Speaks gi**erish : ALES
33. First mo*th, to Jua* : EERO
35. Lesley of "60 Minu*es" : SAHL
36. Waiti*g o*e's tur* : ILIE
37. Di*dainful expre**ion : NEER
39. Left the Met*oline* : DETAINED
41. Core cont*iners : RECTORS
44. National park in sout*west Tennessee : SILO
46. Turt*es and bu**ets have them : SHES
49. *mpos*ng house : MANSON
51. Biase* : ONESIE
52. Qi*g Dy*asty people : MACHU
53. A**ow shoote*s : ACHES
54. O*erdo the diet : STARE
56. Street art, *aybe : URALS
58. Stron* *rowth : SURE
60. Not homo*eneous [Lat.] : RATA
61. "Lo*e Me Tender" star : ELIS
62. B*rth cert., for one : DENT
65. Rank*es : GAS
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