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New York Times, Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Language in which plurals are formed by adding -oj

Author:
Bruce Adams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Adams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Adams.
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© 2007, The New York Times7/24/07 ( No. 21,077 )

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Across
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Language in which plurals are formed by adding -oj : ESPERANTO
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Wrist timer : WATCH
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Christian Dior, e.g. : COUTURIER
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Drop a line from a pier, say : ANGLE
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Angry rabbits in August? : HOTCROSSBUNNIES
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Windsor's prov. : ONT
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Prefix with identification : MIS
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Hard-to-miss hoops shots : STUFFS
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Handheld computer, briefly : PDA
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Give a card hand : DEAL
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Hens at the greatest altitude? : HIGHESTBIDDIES
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Battery part : ANODE
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Houston skaters : AEROS
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Horse at the track : NAG
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Villain's reception : HISS
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Green card holder : ALIEN
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Whence Goya's duchess : ALBA
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Memphis-to-Chicago dir. : NNE
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Tourneys for all : OPENS
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Have ___ (revel) : ABALL
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Cat lady's mission? : KEEPINGTABBIES
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Channel : DUCT
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Finder's ___ : FEE
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Shortly, after "in" : AWHILE
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Have a bug : AIL
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Tussaud's title: Abbr. : MME
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What a Chicago ballpark bench holds? : WHITESOXFANNIES
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Apply, as coat of paint : LAYON
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Beach cookouts : CLAMBAKES
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Mensa-eligible : SMART
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Private chat : TETEATETE
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Greek nymph who pined away for Narcissus : ECHO
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"Any day now" : SOON
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Any miniature golf shot : PUTT
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And more: Abbr. : ETC
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Play about robots : RUR
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Scents : AROMAS
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Not yet final, in law : NISI
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Trueheart of "Dick Tracy" : TESS
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Poet's planet : ORB
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Classifieds : WANTADS
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Tree rings : ANNULI
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Happy hour cry : TGIF
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Staff symbol : CLEF
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Dame Myra : HESS
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Given experimentally : USEDON
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Many profs. : PHDS
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Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
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Most calamitous : DIREST
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1944 Chemistry Nobelist Otto : HAHN
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Permanently written : ININK
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"Take a look!" : GOSEE
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Scouts seek it : TALENT
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Life form : BEING
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China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Luxurious fur : SABLE
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Guys' pals : GALS
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Zeniths : APICES
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French cleric : ABBE
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Luxuriant : OPULENT
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Face on a fiver : ABE
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Masthead title : EDITOR
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On fire : AFLAME
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Pointy tools : AWLS
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Impact sound : WHAM
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Informal "Welcome!" : HIYA
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Auto shaft : AXLE
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"___ first ..." : IFAT
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Karaoke need : MIKE
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Track event : MEET
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In ___ (existing) : ESSE
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Columbus Day mo. : OCT
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Hoops org. : NBA
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Rebellious Turner : NAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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