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New York Times, Monday, May 15, 2006

Starts of 17-, 27- and 49-Across, collectively

Author:
John R. Conrad
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Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Conrad.
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© 2006, The New York Times5/15/06 ( No. 20,642 )
Across
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Problem with an old record : WARP
5
Jalopy : CRATE
10
Glimpse : ESPY
14
Jai ___ : ALAI
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Chill out : RELAX
16
Buckeye State : OHIO
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Sailor's meteorological concern, in a saying : REDSKYATMORNING
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Classic party host Perle ___ : MESTA
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Bob Marley fan : RASTA
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Links org. : PGA
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"Where would ___ without you?" : IBE
25
Gerund's end : ING
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"The Wizard of Oz" route : YELLOWBRICKROAD
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Suffix with pay : OLA
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Frenchman's topper : BERET
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Taste or smell : SENSE
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"Steee-rike!" callers : UMPS
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Latin dance : SALSA
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Labor Day mo. : SEPT
44
Egg sites : NESTS
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Six-stringed instruments : VIOLS
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Berg composition : ICE
49
19th-century U.S. money : GREENBACKDOLLAR
52
Letter after sigma : TAU
53
Trick winner, often : ACE
54
The Trojans of the N.C.A.A. : USC
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Steamed : IRATE
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The British ___ : ISLES
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Starts of 17-, 27- and 49-Across, collectively : STOPLIGHTCOLORS
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"___ on Down the Road" : EASE
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Atlanta's Omni : ARENA
70
Rewrite : EDIT
71
Go bananas : SNAP
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Tennessee senator Alexander : LAMAR
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Hankerings : YENS
Down
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In the 80's, temperaturewise : WARM
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
3
X-ray units : RADS
4
Stamen's counterpart : PISTIL
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Have a bawl : CRY
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Derriere : REAR
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Ski resort near Snowbird : ALTA
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Scottish caps : TAMS
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Strange and rare : EXOTIC
10
Span longer than an era : EON
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Use FedEx, say : SHIP
12
Sonar sound : PING
13
Lotus position discipline : YOGA
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Dish on a skewer : KABOB
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Major and captain, e.g. : RANKS
24
Lambs' ma'ams : EWES
26
Some college tests, for short : GRES
27
Offspring : YOUNG
28
Cartoondom's ___ Fudd : ELMER
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Run out, as a subscription : LAPSE
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Cheer for a diva : BRAVA
31
Archaeologist's find : RELIC
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"No problem!" : ITSOK
33
Newsman Roger : ONEIL
34
Pet protection org. : ASPCA
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Dissuade by threat, maybe : DETER
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Leave in, as text : STET
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Hawkeye player on "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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Symbol of slowness : SNAIL
47
Prefix with logical : SOCIO
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Time capsule event : BURIAL
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Stahl of "60 Minutes" : LESLEY
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Employs : USES
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Ollie's partner in comedy : STAN
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___ Nostra : COSA
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Those guys : THEM
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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Valuable vein : LODE
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Leprechaun's land : ERIN
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Jet-setters' jets, once : SSTS
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Vim : PEP
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Train unit : CAR

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