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New York Times, Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Author:
C. W. Stewart
Editor:
Will Shortz
Word that can follow the starts of 17-, 21-, 58- and 64-Across and 3- and 40-Down
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Carolyn W. Stewart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Stewart. Wednesday freshness: 57%
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© 2008, The New York Times5/28/8 ( No. 21,386 )
Across
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No-good : BUM
4
Stable newborn : FOAL
8
Some limo destinations : PROMS
13
Motel sign : ICE
14
Chief Hun, in Scandinavian legend : ATLI
15
Bygone political council : SOVIET
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Fund-raiser wear, perhaps : BLACKTIE
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Superlawyer Gerry : SPENCE
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Take a soak : BATHE
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Yellow flower : BUTTERCUP
23
Guffaw syllable : HAR
24
1989 world champion skater : ITO
25
Metric volume measure : STERE
26
Not at all eager : AVERSE
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It may be tied with a bow : OBI
31
Chef Boy-Ar-___ : DEE
32
Flesh-and-blood : REAL
33
Lacking subtlety : BLATANT
37
Turn over : CEDE
38
Word that can follow the starts of 17-, 21-, 58- and 64-Across and 3- and 40-Down : BALLS
39
Catch sight of : ESPY
43
Fancy dancer : STEPPER
45
Stories like Washington chopping down the cherry tree : LORE
46
No longer edible : BAD
49
Photo badges and such : IDS
50
Completely behind : ALLFOR
52
Play broadly : EMOTE
54
Work unit : ERG
57
Approx. figure : EST
58
Artist's smudge remover : GUMERASER
60
Goes for : COSTS
63
Cure-all : ELIXIR
64
1952 Gary Cooper western : HIGHNOON
66
Lucy or Ricky, to Fred and Ethel : TENANT
67
Vaulted area, often : APSE
68
N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
69
Server's tool : TONGS
70
Put up with : BEAR
71
Vinegar, so to speak : PEP
Down
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Lettuce variety : BIBB
2
Pac-10 sch. : UCLA
3
"All in the Family" nickname : MEATHEAD
4
Quacks : FAKERS
5
Little Giant of the Giants : OTT
6
Out : ALIBI
7
Fuzz of "Beetle Bailey," e.g.: Abbr. : LIEUT
8
"Hey, over here!" : PSST
9
Lures : ROPESIN
10
In the open : OVERT
11
Like the contents of egg rolls : MINCED
12
Nail down : SECURE
16
Hide-covered abode : TEPEE
18
Son of Elizabeth II : CHARLES
22
Fife sound : TOOTLE
26
Rainbow, e.g. : ARC
27
Winner's sign : VEE
28
Fell off : EBBED
30
Iraqi port : BASRA
34
Breaks in concentration : LAPSES
35
Peak in Valais : ALP
36
Fingers : TELLSON
40
Cajole : SOFTSOAP
41
Whiz : PRO
42
"So's ___ mother!" : YER
44
Arranging in rows : TIERING
46
Sire : BEGET
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Repeller of evil : AMULET
48
Pizza box logo : DOMINO
51
Aqualung, e.g., in the 1971 Jethro Tull album : LECHER
53
Either President Bush : TEXAN
55
It might start with detox : REHAB
56
Show dissatisfaction : GRIPE
59
Dance and drama : ARTS
61
Floored it : TORE
62
Prune a bit : SNIP
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Fed. property agency : GSA

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