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New York Times, Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
28-Down : Eccentric, to put it nicely
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Bender.
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© 2006, The New York Times6/13/06 ( No. 20,671 )
Across
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"The Grapes of Wrath" family name : JOAD
5
Drink, as from a bottle : SWIG
9
Lagoon formation : ATOLL
14
"Need You Tonight" group, 1987 : INXS
15
___ colada : PINA
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Speakers' platforms : PODIA
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Rafter #1 : BUILDINGSUPPORT
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Snaky shape : ESS
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"___ homo" : ECCE
22
Capital on the Missouri : PIERRE
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Opposite of charge : FLEE
24
Ski lift : TBAR
25
Sites of roots : SCALPS
28
Means of enforcing tax compliance : LIEN
29
Trucker's perch : CAB
32
God to 1.2 billion : ALLAH
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TV watcher's vantage point : SOFA
34
Slugger Sammy : SOSA
35
Rafter #2 : PATRICKOFTENNIS
38
"Dies ___" : IRAE
39
Word from a klutz : OOPS
40
Al Jazeera's home : QATAR
41
Org. that studies U.S. history : DAR
42
Dock : QUAY
43
Big name in pet food : PURINA
44
Ringlet : CURL
45
Animal with a pup : SEAL
46
Greetings before "Pehea 'oe?" ("How are you?") : ALOHAS
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Husband of a countess : EARL
50
Letters of distress : SOS
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Rafter #3 : RIVERENTHUSIAST
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Family insignia : CREST
57
Elevator brake inventor : OTIS
58
Eight furlongs : MILE
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Frequency unit : HERTZ
60
Cinematic pig : BABE
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Slog (through) : PLOW
Down
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Agree : JIBE
2
Burden : ONUS
3
W.W. II foe : AXIS
4
High-speed connection inits. : DSL
5
Oregano and others : SPICES
6
Reaction to a friend's mistake : WINCE
7
"Picnic" playwright : INGE
8
The fill in "fill 'er up!" : GAS
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Ancient Rome's ___ Way : APPIAN
10
Lush : TOPER
11
Emanation : ODOR
12
Commuters' line to N.Y.C. : LIRR
13
Tardy : LATE
18
Scene of the ancient Pythian games : DELPHI
19
Optimistic : UPBEAT
23
Emergency signal : FLARE
24
Spats : TIFFS
25
Tasty : SAPID
26
Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
27
Place to exchange vows : ALTAR
28
Eccentric, to put it nicely : LOOPY
29
Tony winner Tom : CONTI
30
Iraqi or Nepali : ASIAN
31
City whose name can be anagrammed, appropriately, to ARABS : BASRA
33
Toast : SKOAL
34
Tie-up : SNARL
36
Appetizer or dessert : COURSE
37
Peers : EQUALS
42
7 on the Mohs scale : QUARTZ
43
Read : PERUSE
44
Place for valuables : CHEST
45
Title in old India : SAHIB
46
Foot part : ARCH
47
Bygone Italian money : LIRE
48
Finished : OVER
49
Grammy winner James : ETTA
50
Jib or spinnaker : SAIL
51
1952 Winter Olympics site : OSLO
52
This-and-that dish : STEW
54
British big shot : NOB
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Evil spirit : IMP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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