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New York Times, Thursday, May 4, 2006

Language in which "Pakistan" means "land of the pure"

Author:
Rob Richardson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {W} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Richardson.
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© 2006, The New York Times5/4/06 ( No. 20,631 )
Across
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Literally, "the gentle way" : JUDO
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Ottava ___ (poetry type) : RIMA
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Some porcelain : SPODE
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African antelope : ORYX
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Holy man : IMAM
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Surfer wannabe : HODAD
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2000 Olympics greeting : GDAY
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Benihana founder Rocky ___ : AOKI
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Mediterranean resort island : IBIZA
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Eye in the sky : UNMANNEDDRONE
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Old Roman port : OSTIA
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One-eighty : UEY
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Natives encountered by explorer James Cook : MAORI
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Way up the mountain : TBAR
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Dross : SLAG
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Prepare to share, maybe, as a song : UPLOAD
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Suffix with ranch : ERIA
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"Take ___" : ONE
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Some setups : STINGOPERATIONS
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Fair-hiring inits. : EEO
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French sight-seer? : OEIL
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Opposite of whole : NONFAT
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Once, once : ERST
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Huff : SNIT
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Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Box score no. : RBI
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Water nymph of myth : NAIAD
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"Ain't" ain't part of it : QUEENSENGLISH
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Home turf for many commuters, with "the" : BURBS
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___ consequence : OFNO
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Heater stats : BTUS
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"Key" employee : VALET
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"Bon ___" : SOIR
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Old ___, Conn. : LYME
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They sometimes slip : DISKS
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Tolkien monsters : ORCS
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Suit : EXEC
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Nudge : JOG
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Language in which "Pakistan" means "land of the pure" : URDU
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Actress Cannon : DYAN
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Head butt, e.g. : OXYMORON
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Jocular : RIANT
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"No problemo" : IMONIT
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Home in on : MAKEABEELINEFOR
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In : AMID
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British draft horse : SHIRE
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N'awlins sandwiches : POBOYS
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God of wisdom : ODIN
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Bowl over : DAZE
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Italian cheese : ASIAGO
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Malodorous Malaysian fruit : DURIAN
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Louvre, par exemple : MUSEE
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More suitable : APTER
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Mixtures : OLIOS
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Airport monitor abbr. : ARR
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Bath sponge : LOOFA
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Year's record : ANNAL
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Brave deed of yore : GESTE
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Ices : DOESIN
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Lacking a key : ATONAL
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End of a sporting match : PIN
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Like mudpies and wax fruit : INEDIBLE
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Game show host impersonated by Ferrell : TREBEK
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Astringent, as wine : TANNIC
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Outdoes : BESTS
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Hockey's Kravchuk and Korolev : IGORS
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Paris's ___ d'Orsay : QUAI
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Modern links, for short : URLS
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Unexceptional : SOSO
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Band with the 1979 hit "Babe" : STYX
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"Essays Moral and Political" philosopher : HUME
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Underwear letters : BVD
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Jiffy : SEC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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