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New York Times, Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Word that can follow the end of 17-, 23-, 37-, 48- or 60-Across

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Keller.
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© 2004, The New York Times8/10/04 ( No. 19,999 )
Across
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Home to Honolulu : OAHU
5
Sticky stuff : GOOP
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Mends, as socks : DARNS
14
"The Good Earth" mother : OLAN
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Good lot size : ACRE
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"The Waste Land" poet : ELIOT
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Where to find a hammer, anvil and stirrup : MIDDLEEAR
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Oro y ___ (Montana's motto) : PLATA
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Charlie Rose's network : PBS
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An Arkin : ALAN
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Ease up : LOOSEN
23
It may be found in front of a saloon : HITCHINGPOST
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Tone-___ (rapper) : LOC
27
Strong hand cleaner : LYESOAP
31
"Doe, ___ ..." ("The Sound of Music" lyric) : ADEER
34
Queens stadium : SHEA
36
6 on a phone : MNO
37
Picture-filled item often seen in a living room : COFFEETABLEBOOK
41
"C'___ la vie" : EST
42
Missing the deadline : LATE
43
Bonkers : LOONY
44
Hopelessness : DESPAIR
47
What 20-Across lacks : ADS
48
Foyer : ENTRANCEHALL
54
Former White House pooch : MILLIE
57
Private eyes : TECS
58
Romance : WOO
59
Seed coverings : ARILS
60
International business mantra : FREETRADE
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Carnival show : RAREE
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Lends a hand : AIDS
64
Valuable rocks : ORES
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Odist to a nightingale : KEATS
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McCartney played it in the Beatles : BASS
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Top ratings : TENS
Down
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That certain "something" : OOMPH
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It may be airtight : ALIBI
3
Verb with thou : HADST
4
Sturm ___ Drang : UND
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Irish dialect : GAELIC
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Continental divide? : OCEAN
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Big ape : ORANG
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___ capita : PER
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Unseat : DEPOSE
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Apportions : ALLOTS
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Inlets : RIAS
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Post-it : NOTE
13
Ollie's partner in old comedy : STAN
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Capital of Punjab province : LAHORE
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Faithful : LOYAL
24
Staff leader? : CLEF
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First-year West Pointer : PLEBE
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Melville romance : OMOO
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Before long : ANON
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Snaillike : POKY
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Passed with flying colors : ACED
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Teaspoonful, maybe : DOSE
33
Young newts : EFTS
34
Football legend Bart : STARR
35
Where a rabbit may be hidden : HAT
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10-point type : ELITE
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First-born : ELDEST
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Twaddle : BOSH
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Small shot : PELLET
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Liqueur flavorers : ANISES
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Admission : ACCESS
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Courtyards : ATRIA
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Must-haves : NEEDS
51
Vigilant : AWARE
52
Waterproof wool used for coats : LODEN
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Silt deposit : LOESS
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Word that can follow the end of 17-, 23-, 37-, 48- or 60-Across : MARK
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"Dies ___" (liturgical poem) : IRAE
56
Old Italian coin : LIRA
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Groovy : FAB
61
Twaddle : ROT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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