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New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 2005

What 20-, 27- and 41-Across contain, in a manner of speaking

Author:
Chris Sallade
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chris Sallade

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sallade. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times5/5/05 ( No. 20,267 )

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Across
1
First one : ADAM
5
Place for a shoe : HOOF
9
Test : ASSAY
14
Horseplay? : POLO
15
Spray's target, maybe : ODOR
16
Solid as a rock : SOUND
17
Flush : EVEN
18
Not taking no for an answer : RELENTLESS
20
Riding a bike, e.g., for most : SECONDNATURE
22
Where nails should not be hammered : TOES
23
Like a gymnast : LIMBER
27
Everyone knows it : HOUSEHOLDNAME
30
Eggy desserts : FLANS
32
Protected : ALEE
33
___ chi : TAI
34
Not really believable : LAME
35
Lionesque, in a way : MANED
37
Underweight : THIN
38
With 39-Across, Houston or Tulsa, popularly : OIL
39
See 38-Across : TOWN
40
Starts to come off : PEELS
41
Annual October 24 honoree : UNITEDNATIONS
45
Put a new handle on : RENAME
46
Highway havens : INNS
47
What 20-, 27- and 41-Across contain, in a manner of speaking : SPLICEDGENES
53
Teaching method : MONTESSORI
56
Infant's word : DADA
57
Orchestra section : OBOES
58
Frostbite treater : ALOE
59
Expends : USES
60
Presence : MIDST
61
Balls (up) : WADS
62
Goes for the gold? : PANS
Down
1
Hairy Halloween costumes : APES
2
41-Across symbol : DOVE
3
Actor Baldwin : ALEC
4
Soporific delivery : MONOTONE
5
Lots : HORDES
6
City where Hans Christian Andersen was born : ODENSE
7
Green-skinned dancing girl in a "Star Wars" film : OOLA
8
Stew : FRET
9
Mounted on : ASTRIDE
10
Funereal : SOLEMN
11
Go after legally : SUE
12
Blank filler: Abbr. : ANS
13
Drapers' meas. : YDS
19
Overruled : NULLED
21
Entre ___ : NOUS
24
Cleans up : BATHES
25
Where you might find ":-)" : EMAIL
26
Pulls (in) : REINS
27
Lincoln's first vice president : HAMLIN
28
Big name in TV cartoons : HANNA
29
Crowd's shout : OLE
30
Gravy ingredient : FLOUR
31
Frankie who sang "Moonlight Gambler" : LAINE
35
Auto show display : MODELS
36
Plant bristle : AWN
37
Started to freeze : TENSEDUP
39
Turbulence : TEMPEST
40
Game with a paddle : PONG
42
Preferences : TASTES
43
Closet fixture : TIEROD
44
East or West places : INDIES
48
Eyewitness's words : ISAW
49
Bubbly drink : COLA
50
Org. with a mission : NASA
51
___ Prairie, Minn. : EDEN
52
Freshness : SASS
53
Stay-at-home ___ : MOM
54
Sash : OBI
55
"Uh-huh" equivalent : NOD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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