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New York Times, Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Hint to the starts of 20-, 27- and 50-Across

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. Estes.
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F
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R
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O
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G
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B
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L
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O
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B
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V
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A
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D
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I
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S
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L
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M
O
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R
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M
A
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I
W
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N
T
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A
C
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E
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O
B
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T
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N
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W
E
R
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T
H
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S
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I
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S
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N
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N
R
A
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A
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C
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A
A
A
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S
T
Y
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T
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H
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A
T
G
O
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O
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D
N
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G
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H
T
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R
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E
S
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I
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L
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H
R
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E
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R
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I
R
E
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S
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S
T
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A
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H
E
D
Y
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B
O
X
C
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A
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R
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C
L
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I
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O
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A
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O
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T
H
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R
W
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O
M
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P
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R
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R
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O
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D
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O
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O
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D
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S
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A
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N
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D
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S
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B
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B
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E
S
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A
H
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O
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S
E
E
M
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O
N
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N
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T
U
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U
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S
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Y
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L
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A
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© 2005, The New York Times4/5/05 ( No. 20,237 )
Across
1
Throat problem : FROG
5
Amorphous movie monster : BLOB
9
"Quo ___?" : VADIS
14
Prom night wheels : LIMO
15
Capital of Italia : ROMA
16
"No way!" : IWONT
17
Dermal flareup : ACNE
18
Black-bordered news item : OBIT
19
More up-to-date : NEWER
20
"Right now!" : THISINSTANT
23
Gun rights grp. : NRA
24
Mandela's org. : ANC
25
Rte. recommenders : AAA
26
Porker's place : STY
27
Death, to Dylan Thomas : THATGOODNIGHT
33
Fam. member : REL
34
Morales of "N.Y.P.D. Blue" : ESAI
35
Newsman Jim : LEHRER
38
Steams up : IRES
40
Where a train pulls in: Abbr. : STA
42
Lamarr of film : HEDY
43
Hobo's ride, perhaps : BOXCAR
46
Ad award : CLIO
49
Book collector's suffix : ANA
50
Part of a love triangle : THEOTHERWOMAN
53
Hole number : PAR
55
Friend of Pooh : ROO
56
Monument of lexicography, for short : OED
57
Poem of Sappho : ODE
58
Hint to the starts of 20-, 27- and 50-Across : ODDSANDENDS
64
Innocent ones : BABES
66
Mock words of understanding : AHSO
67
Appear to be : SEEM
68
Bridge bid, briefly : ONENO
69
Skirt to twirl in : TUTU
70
Opposite of "Out!" : SAFE
71
Rustic : YOKEL
72
Louisiana, e.g., in Orléans : ETAT
73
"Vissi d'___" : ARTE
Down
1
Pitched too low : FLAT
2
Rolling in dough : RICH
3
Prefix with science : OMNI
4
Attacks : GOESAT
5
Mile High City team : BRONCOS
6
Arcing shots : LOBS
7
Cut out : OMIT
8
Philippine peninsula : BATAAN
9
Old, to a car buff : VINTAGE
10
Leave speechless : AWE
11
Toward the mouth : DOWNSTREAM
12
Like krypton : INERT
13
Alley cat, perhaps : STRAY
21
"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
22
Place for some polish : NAIL
27
"Lou Grant" paper, with "the" : TRIB
28
One who saves the day : HERO
29
His questions are answers : ALEXTREBEK
30
Western treaty grp. : OAS
31
Deep-six : DITCH
32
Loser to R.M.N., 1968 : HHH
36
Author Ferber : EDNA
37
Meg of "In the Cut" : RYAN
39
P.T.A. meeting place: Abbr. : SCH
41
Inn take : ALE
44
Deodorant type : AEROSOL
45
Crucifix : ROOD
47
Resolve, as differences : IRONOUT
48
Wasn't in the black : OWED
51
So far : TODATE
52
Black Sea port : ODESSA
53
N'awlins sandwich : POBOY
54
Hersey's bell town : ADANO
59
Seal up : SHUT
60
"The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
61
Within reach : NEAR
62
Like a pickpocket's fingers : DEFT
63
"Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
65
Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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