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New York Times, Monday, June 20, 2005

Santa ___, one of the Solomon Islands

Author:
Alison Donald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Donald. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times6/20/05 ( No. 20,313 )
Across
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Younger brothers, stereotypically : PESTS
6
Char : SEAR
10
Exploding star : NOVA
14
Betray à la a snitch : RATON
15
Miss from Marseille: Abbr. : MLLE
16
Greek war god : ARES
17
Classic Charles Darwin work : ORIGINOFSPECIES
20
Game at the corner store : LOTTO
21
Globe : SPHERE
22
Card that wins lots of tricks : ACE
24
Web site address starter : HTTP
27
Sharpens : HONES
28
Sheraton or Ritz-Carlton : HOTEL
31
Terre ___, Ind. : HAUTE
33
N.F.L. scores : TDS
34
Sketcher's eraser : ARTGUM
36
Stomach soother, for short : BROMO
38
What the love of money is, they say : ROOTOFALLEVIL
42
Pumps and clogs : SHOES
43
Go looking for, as business : DRUMUP
45
Driver's lic. and company badge : IDS
48
Decree : EDICT
50
Not in short supply : AMPLE
51
Indian stringed instrument : SITAR
53
Dark film genre, for short : NOIR
55
Home for Ger. and the U.K. : EUR
56
Scents : AROMAS
58
More pleasant : NICER
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The Big Bang, to a physicist : BEGINNINGOFTIME
66
Yale students : ELIS
67
Slender woodwind : OBOE
68
Broadcasting : ONAIR
69
Soapmaking substances : LYES
70
Mercedes competitors : BMWS
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Seasons, in a way : SALTS
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Old hand : PRO
2
"Lent" body part : EAR
3
Short dagger : STILETTO
4
Like takeout orders : TOGO
5
Pique : SNIT
6
Like satin to the touch : SMOOTH
7
North Pole worker : ELF
8
Gore and Sharpton : ALS
9
Salespeople, in brief : REPS
10
Cheese-covered chip : NACHO
11
Cathay and environs, with "the" : ORIENT
12
Swerved : VEERED
13
Impose, as a tax : ASSESS
18
Utmost : NTH
19
Short-lived things : EPHEMERA
22
"So that's it!" : AHA
23
Not wrong: Abbr. : CORR
25
Tangy hot sauce : TABASCO
26
Knit and ___ : PURL
29
They're sometimes inflated : EGOS
30
Certain Protestant : LUTHERAN
32
Snitched : TOLD
35
Atmosphere : MOOD
37
Egg cell : OVUM
39
Ireland's Sinn ___ : FEIN
40
Magnificent : IMPERIAL
41
Lollapalooza : LULU
44
The "p" in r.p.m. : PER
45
Santa ___, one of the Solomon Islands : ISABEL
46
With ominousness : DIRELY
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"Smoke" to chew on : STOGIE
49
Traces of color : TINGES
52
Wrongly : AMISS
54
Brazilian vacation spot, informally : RIO
57
One whose nose is in the air : SNOB
59
Corp. money managers : CFOS
60
Sicilian volcano : ETNA
62
Hewlett-Packard rival: Abbr. : IBM
63
At once : NOW
64
Sch. near Harvard : MIT
65
Hosp. areas : ERS

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