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New York Times, Monday, February 22, 2010

Word that can precede the starts of 18-, 20-, 53- and 58-Across

Author:
Steve Dobis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Dobis. NYT links: Across Lite
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A
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L
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E
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C
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F
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A
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R
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I
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A
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M
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P
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M
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O
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N
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H
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O
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C
K
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G
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O
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V
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T
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R
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G
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T
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D
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S
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O
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G
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A
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S
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S
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S
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I
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P
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R
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P
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N
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© 2010, The New York Times2/22/10 ( No. 22,021 )
Across
1
Smart ___ (wise guy) : ALEC
5
Persian tongue : FARSI
10
Roadies carry them : AMPS
14
Sandwich spread : MAYO
15
Sandwich spreads : OLEOS
16
Ark builder : NOAH
17
Bakery fixture : OVEN
18
Nickname for Andrew Jackson : OLDHICKORY
20
Island east of Australia : NEWCALEDONIA
22
Says hello to : GREETS
23
Treasure chest : TROVE
27
Trap : SNARE
28
Mao ___-tung : TSE
31
The "R" in RCA : RADIO
32
Shorebird : TERN
33
Depressed urban area : GHETTO
35
Former vice president Quayle : DAN
36
Word that can precede the starts of 18-, 20-, 53- and 58-Across : SOMETHING
39
Smart ___ (wise guy) : ASS
42
Any member of a classic punk rock band : RAMONE
43
Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
47
___ New Guinea : PAPUA
49
Brian of Roxy Music : ENO
50
What the nose picks up : SMELL
51
Pharaoh's realm : EGYPT
52
Dreary : DISMAL
53
Dangerous thing to be living on : BORROWEDTIME
58
First prize at a fair : BLUERIBBON
61
Force felt on the earth, informally : ONEG
62
Civil rights pioneer Parks : ROSA
63
Cockpit occupant : PILOT
64
Zippo : NADA
65
Aid and ___ : ABET
66
Make ___ (do some business) : ASALE
67
Carrier to Tel Aviv : ELAL
Down
1
Surrounded by : AMONGST
2
Shirley's friend in 1970s-'80s TV : LAVERNE
3
Goggles and glasses : EYEWEAR
4
People's worries : CONCERNS
5
Jesters : FOOLS
6
It means everyone to Hans : ALLE
7
Comedian Foxx : REDD
8
TriBeCa neighbor : SOHO
9
"Beauty ___ the eye ..." : ISIN
10
Turkey's capital : ANKARA
11
Neigh : horse :: ___ : cow : MOO
12
Number on a golf course : PAR
13
Wallflower-ish : SHY
19
Lemonlike fruit : CITRON
21
Dined : ATE
24
Like 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. : ODD
25
By way of : VIA
26
Long stretch of time : EON
28
Parts of a bride's attire, for this puzzle : THEME
29
___ Hall Pirates (1953 N.I.T. champs) : SETON
30
Prefix with -centric : ETHNO
33
"Today" rival, for short : GMA
34
1-1 or 2-2, e.g. : TIE
37
Daniel Webster, for one : ORATOR
38
Opal or topaz : GEMSTONE
39
Gorilla : APE
40
What mattresses do over time : SAG
41
007, for one : SPY
44
Original : SEMINAL
45
Oakland's county : ALAMEDA
46
Law-breaking : ILLEGAL
48
Optimistic : UPBEAT
50
Caesar whose forum was TV : SID
52
Al ___ (cooked, yet firm) : DENTE
54
Kelly of morning TV : RIPA
55
Sluggers' figs. : RBIS
56
Syllables before "di" or "da" in a Beatles song : OBLA
57
Winter coat material : WOOL
58
Push-up provider : BRA
59
High tennis shot : LOB
60
Have no ___ for : USE

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