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New York Times, Wednesday, March 22, 2006

It can follow the first word of 17- and 58-Across and 11- and 28-Down

Author:
Jim Hyres
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Hyres.
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© 2006, The New York Times3/22/06 ( No. 20,588 )
Across
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Gardener's tool : SPADE
6
Zipped (by) : FLEW
10
Trident-shaped letters : PSIS
14
Divided land : KOREA
15
___ lamp : LAVA
16
Tops : AONE
17
Conversation starter, maybe : ICEBREAKER
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Hosiery shade : NUDE
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Follow in time : POSTDATE
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Make even shorter : RETRIM
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Some N.F.L.ers : RTS
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Brady sibling : JAN
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Krypton, e.g. : GAS
26
Peyote is one : CACTUS
30
Shop tool : SANDER
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Bud, in time : BLOOM
33
Starbucks menu word : LAIT
34
Word often followed by a numeral : MACH
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Some add-ons : ELLS
38
What to view the Beeb on : TELLY
39
Lodge letters : BPOE
40
Fair sight : RIDE
41
Many N.Y.C. residences : APTS
42
Pet ___ : PEEVE
43
It's just left of Q : TABKEY
45
Choice bit : MORSEL
46
Early Beatle Sutcliffe : STU
48
Bow maker's material : YEW
49
Not dis : DAT
50
One in the cross hairs : TARGET
52
Lantern filler : KEROSENE
57
Small dog, informally : PEKE
58
Ozzy Osbourne's music : HEAVYMETAL
60
Genesis victim : ABEL
61
Orfeo, e.g., in Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice" : ALTO
62
Guardian Life competitor : AETNA
63
Child's closetful : TOYS
64
Some govt. agents : TMEN
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It can follow the first word of 17- and 58-Across and 11- and 28-Down : CREAM
Down
1
Go from first to third, say : SKIP
2
Somewhat, in music : POCO
3
Mars' counterpart : ARES
4
Collector's item? : DEBT
5
It's examined with an otoscope : EARDRUM
6
F minor has four of them : FLATS
7
Summer camp location : LAKE
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Party time, maybe : EVE
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One may last a lifetime : WARRANTY
10
Huff and puff : PANT
11
Sore loser's reaction, maybe : SOURGRAPES
12
Where mahouts toil : INDIA
13
Gives the impression of being : SEEMS
18
Grub : EATS
22
Pull the plug on : END
24
Puts in a can? : JAILS
26
"Ten-four" speaker : CBER
27
"That's ___ need!" : ALLI
28
Immediately and completely : COLDTURKEY
29
Where sailors go : TOSEA
30
Like some sailors' language : SALTY
31
Glowing remnant : EMBER
33
Pepe of cartoons : LEPEW
35
Place to moor : COVE
36
Stiletto, e.g. : HEEL
38
"There!" : TAKETHAT
42
Foggy Bottom's river : POTOMAC
44
"Later" : BYE
45
Pietà figure : MARY
46
Mar. honoree : STPAT
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Popular exercise system : TAEBO
49
English cattle breed : DEVON
51
Salon supply : GELS
52
Actress Winslet : KATE
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Futures dealer? : SEER
54
Kitchen add-on? : ETTE
55
"Peter Pan" dog : NANA
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Oater actor Jack : ELAM
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Slippery ___ : ELM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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