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New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 2004

They share keys with exclamation points

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {VXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
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R
2
A
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F
4
T
5
T
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U
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S
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K
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S
10
C
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A
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L
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E
14
A
M
A
H
15
A
N
T
I
16
L
A
S
E
R
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J
U
N
E
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A
U
O
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L
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T
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N
K
E
R
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A
R
G
O
N
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R
O
O
S
T
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R
O
23
O
24
M
S
25
W
H
A
26
T
27
I
28
F
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H
30
O
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L
E
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S
O
U
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R
34
T
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N
I
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O
N
O
M
36
A
T
O
P
O
37
E
38
I
A
U
S
E
39
T
E
T
40
C
E
L
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B
L
T
42
C
A
N
43
A
D
I
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E
U
O
A
45
H
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I
S
46
L
A
N
D
47
I
G
O
R
48
H
O
S
S
49
O
N
E
S
50
R
E
N
A
51
M
52
E
53
S
T
E
54
P
S
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S
O
L
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T
I
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T
E
58
M
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P
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T
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S
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E
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Q
U
O
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A
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M
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P
L
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Y
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E
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A
D
O
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N
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P
R
O
S
68
U
R
N
S
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D
O
M
E
S
70
E
Y
E
S
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T
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T
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© 2004, The New York Times5/20/04 ( No. 19,917 )
Across
1
Inter-island conveyance : RAFT
5
Ivory source : TUSK
9
Map feature : SCALE
14
Asian nursemaid : AMAH
15
Con : ANTI
16
Cutting tool : LASER
17
Alaskan cargo ship : JUNEAUOILTANKER
20
About 1% of the atmosphere : ARGON
21
Settle down for the night : ROOST
22
Quarters : ROOMS
25
Start of an inventor's thought : WHATIF
29
Negative space : HOLE
32
None too pleasant : SOUR
34
Singer Braxton : TONI
35
Common feature in comic book dialogue : ONOMATOPOEIAUSE
39
Asian occasion : TET
40
Disney frame : CEL
41
Short order, for short : BLT
42
Preserve, in a way : CAN
43
Fond farewell to Honolulu and environs : ADIEUOAHUISLAND
47
Fictional hunchback : IGOR
48
"Bonanza" brother : HOSS
49
They share keys with exclamation points : ONES
50
Computer menu choice : RENAME
53
Method : STEPS
55
Sir Georg with a baton : SOLTI
57
Beguile : TEMPT
61
California park worker : SEQUOIAEMPLOYEE
66
Deck out : ADORN
67
Whizzes : PROS
68
Some servers : URNS
69
Igloos, basically : DOMES
70
Looks over : EYES
71
Makes lace : TATS
Down
1
Indian king : RAJA
2
Russia/Manchuria boundary river : AMUR
3
Poison injector : FANG
4
Provable proposition : THEOREM
5
Ancient cross : TAU
6
Spanish count starter : UNO
7
Agitates : STIRSUP
8
2.2 lbs., approximately : KILO
9
Drastically reduce : SLASH
10
Bach specialty : CANTATA
11
"Shoot!" : ASK
12
General at Antietam : LEE
13
Drop the ball : ERR
18
Four seasons in Sonora : ANO
19
Post-breakdown need : TOW
23
Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
24
Scratch : MOOLAH
26
Colorful bird : TOUCAN
27
Totally out of the question : INSANE
28
Troublemakers : FIENDS
29
Empty promises : HOTAIR
30
Testy : ONEDGE
31
Moisturizer : LOTION
33
Full-flavored : ROBUST
36
Prefix with pressure : ACU
37
Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
38
"___ a small world ..." : ITS
44
Complete removal : ERASURE
45
Women's wear department : HOSIERY
46
Miss the boat : LOSEOUT
51
Io and Ganymede, e.g. : MOONS
52
Ivy Leaguer : ELI
54
___ Club of old TV : PTL
56
Emergency medical kit item : TAPE
58
"___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
59
Locked (up) : PENT
60
Hardy heroine : TESS
61
Blue : SAD
62
Shogun's capital : EDO
63
City SW of Tehran : QOM
64
A Stooge : MOE
65
Letter add-ons, for short : PSS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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