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New York Times, Monday, June 13, 2005

Word that can follow the end of 18-, 27-, 46- or 61-Across

Author:
Earl W. Reed
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQV} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Reed.
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© 2005, The New York Times6/13/05 ( No. 20,306 )
Across
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Tams : CAPS
5
Wood that repels moths : CEDAR
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"Ali ___ and the 40 Thieves" : BABA
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Natural burn medication : ALOE
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Speechify : ORATE
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Rod at a pig roast : SPIT
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United Nations' goal : WORLDPEACE
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Sweetie pie : HON
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Termite, e.g. : PEST
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"Wait a sec!" : HANGON
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Romanov ruler : TSAR
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Study of plants: Abbr. : BOT
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Terminus : END
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Bubbly drink mixer : SELTZERWATER
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Black-and-white cookie : OREO
33
Roald who wrote "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" : DAHL
34
Katmandu's land : NEPAL
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Thpeakth like thith : LISPS
40
Vietnamese holiday : TET
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Like old bread : STALE
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Come after : ENSUE
43
Part of the eye : IRIS
45
Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
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Musician's asset : PERFECTPITCH
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Boom box abbr. : MIC
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Bashful : SHY
53
With proficiency : ABLY
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Slowly, in music : ADAGIO
56
Giants great Willie : MAYS
58
Chem class : LAB
61
Something caught near the end of a race? : SECONDWIND
63
Word that can follow the end of 18-, 27-, 46- or 61-Across : PIPE
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"Off for now, love" : TATA
65
Soother : EASER
66
Change for a five : ONES
67
Narrow opening : SLIT
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Ostentatious : SHOWY
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Words : TEXT
Down
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An A.T.M. dispenses it : CASH
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Brand for Fido : ALPO
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Futile : POINTLESS
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Harden : SET
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Cringed : COWERED
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Deity with a bow and arrow : EROS
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Feathered missile : DART
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Capital of Ga. : ATL
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Making the mouth burn : REDHOT
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"___ here long?" : BEEN
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Maxim : ADAGE
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Breakfast strip : BACON
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Revise : AMEND
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Communion plates : PATENS
21
La ___, Bolivia : PAZ
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Plug, as a hole : STOPUP
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Purple Monopoly avenue : BALTIC
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Shoe bottom : SOLE
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Land o' blarney : ERIN
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Confirm with a vote : RATIFY
30
Question in a geography quiz : WHERE
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Sell in stores : RETAIL
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Political platform : PARTYLINE
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Knighted Guinness : ALEC
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Wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Meets, greets and seats : SEESIN
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Keep out of the rain : STAYDRY
47
Colossus of ___ (one of the Seven Wonders) : RHODES
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"Sesame Street" network : PBS
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Sail holders : MASTS
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Desert plants : CACTI
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Animal with a beard : GOAT
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___ soup (sushi starter) : MISO
57
From square one : ANEW
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Top spot : APEX
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Top spot : BEST
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Baby's bawl : WAH
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Place to put bets : POT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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