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New York Times, Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Where St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday

Author:
Elizabeth A. Long
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth A. Long

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Long.
Notepad: When this puzzle is finished, the 11 circled letters in reading order will spell the subject of the quote starting at 20-Across.
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© 2008, The New York Times7/30/08 ( No. 21,449 )
Across
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Symbol of gentleness : LAMB
5
Goober ___ : PEAS
9
Direction for playing a dirge : LENTO
14
Like some hygiene : ORAL
15
Homecoming returnee : ALUM
16
"It floats" sloganeer : IVORY
17
Home to Columbus : OHIO
18
Thompson of TV's "Family" : SADA
19
Birth-related : NATAL
20
Part 1 of a quote attributed to Sam Goldwyn : FANTASTICAND
23
Partook of : ATE
24
Comb maker : BEE
25
Gangster's target, maybe : KNEECAP
29
Word part: Abbr. : SYL
30
Nervous : EDGY
31
Irish red, for one : ALE
32
Places for crow's-nests : MASTS
35
Blackthorn : SLOE
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Stooges, e.g. : TRIO
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Part 2 of the quote : ITWASALLWRITTEN
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___ undisclosed location : ATAN
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Pest : PAIN
42
Horses of a certain color : ROANS
43
.001 inch : MIL
44
Rheinland residence : HAUS
45
Hardly a gulp : SIP
46
Kind of lettuce : ICEBERG
48
Foxtail feature : AWN
49
___ candidate : PHD
52
End of the quote : WITHAFEATHER
55
Succotash ingredients : LIMAS
58
Trampled (on) : TROD
59
Mixture : OLIO
60
"Wheel of Fortune" category : EVENT
61
Where St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday : EIRE
62
"___ and Monsters" (1998 film) : GODS
63
"La Toilette" artist : DEGAS
64
Actress Charlotte and others : RAES
65
W.W. II foe : AXIS
Down
1
Spa sponge : LOOFA
2
Enlightened Buddhist : ARHAT
3
"Murder, She Wrote" locale : MAINE
4
Inky mess : BLOT
5
Large quantity : PASSEL
6
Gladden : ELATE
7
Auto make owned by Volkswagen : AUDI
8
Wrestling show : SMACKDOWN
9
Leading lady Laura : LINNEY
10
Avoid : EVADE
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"___ an option" : NOT
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___-la : TRA
13
Popeye's Olive : OYL
21
Chasm : ABYSS
22
Reaction to a snub, maybe : ANGER
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Unfamiliar : ALIEN
28
Lowly types : PEONS
29
Laurel from England : STAN
30
___ Island, museum site since 1990 : ELLIS
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City on Biscayne Bay : MIAMI
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Dusty place, traditionally : ATTIC
34
Low marshland : SWALE
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Cream : SLAUGHTER
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Sporty car feature : TTOP
38
A sad way to grow : APART
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Skater Slutskaya : IRINA
44
The job in "The Italian Job," and others : HEISTS
45
Early colonists along the Delaware : SWEDES
47
Swahili form of address : BWANA
48
Previous to, once : AFORE
49
Jacob's-ladder, for one : PHLOX
50
Shirley Temple title role : HEIDI
51
Cast-off material : DROSS
53
Verdi's "E il sol dell'anima," for one : ARIA
54
"Julius Caesar" costume : TOGA
55
Played the first card : LED
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"Now ___ seen everything!" : IVE
57
Computer unit, informally : MEG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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