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New York Times, Monday, December 24, 2007

Word that can follow the starts of 17-, 27-, 44- and 59-Across

Author:
Mark Sherwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Sherwood.
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J
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M
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B
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© 2007, The New York Times12/24/07 ( No. 21,230 )
Across
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Doorframe parts : JAMBS
6
Chinese-born American architect : IMPEI
11
Be a pugilist : BOX
14
Bide one's time for : AWAIT
15
Manicurists' concerns : NAILS
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Electrical unit : OHM
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One who's always up for a good time : PARTYANIMAL
19
Coastal inlet : RIA
20
Out of bed : ARISEN
21
___ Aviv : TEL
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In the near future : ANON
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Prefix with -lithic : NEO
24
___ of students : DEAN
26
President before D.D.E. : HST
27
Background check for a lender : CREDITREPORT
32
Jay-Z and Timbaland : RAPPERS
35
Atop, poetically : OER
36
___ Speedwagon : REO
37
Horizontally : ACROSS
38
Musical transitions : SEGUES
40
"What was ___ do?" : ITO
41
Bulls, rams and bucks : HES
43
Goes to : ATTENDS
44
Long, long sentence : LIFEINPRISON
47
"I know what you're thinking" claim : ESP
48
Mississippi's Trent : LOTT
49
BlackBerry, e.g., in brief : PDA
52
Unretrievable : LOST
54
Illustration, for short : PIC
55
Husband of Isis : OSIRIS
58
April 15 org. : IRS
59
Light hauler : PICKUPTRUCK
61
Sgt., e.g. : NCO
62
Didn't go out for dinner : ATEIN
63
Gift recipient : DONEE
64
Floppy rabbit feature : EAR
65
Issues an advisory : WARNS
66
Edgar Bergen's Mortimer ___ : SNERD
Down
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Where the Pokémon craze originated : JAPAN
2
Cognizant (of) : AWARE
3
Nintendo brother : MARIO
4
Kibbles 'n ___ : BITS
5
Eyelid woe : STYE
6
Holiday ___ : INN
7
Drink that often comes with an umbrella : MAITAI
8
Olive stuffing : PIMENTO
9
Airline to Ben-Gurion : ELAL
10
Nantucket, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
11
Bruce Springsteen's first hit : BORNTORUN
12
Akron's home : OHIO
13
Marvel mutant superhero : XMAN
18
Big name in fairy tales : ANDERSEN
22
Egyptian viper : ASP
25
Actor Harris and others : EDS
26
Regarding this point : HERETO
27
TV's "___ Sharkey" : CPO
28
Send again : RESHIP
29
Place that often has picnic tables : RESTSTOP
30
Hollow-stemmed plant : REED
31
Flip : TOSS
32
Fence part : RAIL
33
Play's start : ACTI
34
"Nutty" role for Jerry Lewis : PROFESSOR
39
___ Xers : GEN
42
Worker with genes or film : SPLICER
43
Bit of land in a river : AIT
45
Superlative suffix : EST
46
Brenda Lee's "___ Around the Christmas Tree" : ROCKIN
49
Trim, as branches : PRUNE
50
Kitchen gizmo : DICER
51
Questioned : ASKED
52
Word that can follow the starts of 17-, 27-, 44- and 59-Across : LINE
53
Killer whale : ORCA
54
Sandwich bread : PITA
56
Norms: Abbr. : STDS
57
Fe, to chemists : IRON
59
Furry foot : PAW
60
Little ___ (tots) : UNS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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