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New York Times, Monday, June 5, 2006

Starts of 17- and 55-Across, and 11- and 29-Down, impolitely

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 131 for Mr. Piscop.
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© 2006, The New York Times6/5/06 ( No. 20,663 )

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Across
1
Padlocked fasteners : HASPS
6
Diet drink phrase : NOCAL
11
Beaver's work : DAM
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God to a Muslim : ALLAH
15
Ralph's wife on "The Honeymooners" : ALICE
16
Brazilian hot spot : RIO
17
Levy on consumer goods : NUISANCETAX
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I love: Lat. : AMO
20
Rock concert blasters : AMPS
21
Web address ender : ORG
22
Shovel user : DIGGER
24
Chopped liver spread : PATE
26
Makes safe : SECURES
27
"Evita" star Patti : LUPONE
30
___ Quimby (Beverly Cleary heroine) : RAMONA
31
Dizzying designs : OPART
32
Most common throw with two dice : SEVEN
33
"Moo" maker : COW
36
Cut and paste, say : EDIT
37
Starts of 17- and 55-Across, and 11- and 29-Down, impolitely : NAMES
38
Knotty wood : PINE
39
Rockers ___ Jovi : BON
40
Red-tag events : SALES
41
Explorer ___ de León : PONCE
42
Popular candy bar : KITKAT
44
Stuck out : BULGED
45
Source of a licoricelike flavoring : ANISEED
47
Piece of rodeo gear : ROPE
48
Fountain treat : MALTED
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Have the flu, maybe : AIL
50
Was a fink : SANG
54
Humorist Shriner : WIL
55
Exterminator's work : PESTCONTROL
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Street crosser: Abbr. : AVE
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Songstress Gormé : EYDIE
60
Striker's demand : RAISE
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"So's ___ old man!" : YER
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Hatchlings' homes : NESTS
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Cosmetician Elizabeth : ARDEN
Down
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Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
2
Homecoming attendee, for short : ALUM
3
Woman's undergarment : SLIP
4
Globetrotter's document : PASSPORT
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Oldies group ___ Na Na : SHA
6
Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Cassini of fashion : OLEG
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Op. ___ (footnote abbr.) : CIT
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College professors, e.g. : ACADEMES
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Dictionary : LEXICON
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Activity on a strip : DRAGRACING
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Actress Anouk : AIMEE
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Othello's people : MOORS
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Post-it message : NOTE
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Pistol, e.g. : GUN
25
Aardvark's morsel : ANT
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Doesn't spend everything : SAVES
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Leopold's co-defendant in 1920's crime : LOEB
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High hair style : UPDO
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Morphine, e.g. : PAINKILLER
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Convened anew : REMET
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"Rabbit food" : SALAD
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Years back : ONCE
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Lawn intruder : WEED
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Unaided sight : NAKEDEYE
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Guiding light : POLESTAR
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Increase in verticality : STEEPEN
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Young seal : PUP
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Believer's suffix : IST
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Tie with a clasp : BOLO
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Home products seller : AMWAY
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Artless : NAIVE
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Reduces to bits : RICES
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Going ___ (bickering) : ATIT
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Dry as dust : ARID
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Scent detector : NOSE
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Secluded valley : GLEN
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60's protest grp. : SDS
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Pro-Second Amendment grp. : NRA

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