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New York Times, Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Word that may follow the start of 20-, 25-, 44- or 50-Across

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQW} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Kavanaugh.
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© 2005, The New York Times8/2/05 ( No. 20,356 )
Across
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Sandal part : STRAP
6
Hamlet, by nationality : DANE
10
Cabbagelike plant : KALE
14
Motif : THEME
15
Test that's hard to cheat on : ORAL
16
___ of Evil : AXIS
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Sharon of Israel : ARIEL
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One of the Spice Girls : GERI
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Emcee : HOST
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Easy-to-manage financial record : RUNNINGACCOUNT
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Early second-century year : CII
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Writer Fleming : IAN
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Feature of some apartments : PRIVATEENTRANCE
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Flax fabric : LINEN
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Homer's hangout on "The Simpsons" : MOES
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Co. with a triangular logo : AOL
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Unwanted spots : ACNE
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Got wind of : HEARD
40
Centers of activity : LOCI
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Winter driving hazard : ICE
42
___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
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Where Pago Pago is : SAMOA
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One who might take bribes for favors : DIRTYPOLITICIAN
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O.R. workers : RNS
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Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
50
Sandra Bullock film of 1998 : PRACTICALMAGIC
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Large diving bird : LOON
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Noted garden site : EDEN
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"My Fair Lady" character : ELIZA
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Allied group : BLOC
62
It may be put on after a bath : ROBE
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Mister, in Madrid : SENOR
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Word that may follow the start of 20-, 25-, 44- or 50-Across : JOKE
65
Speak indistinctly : SLUR
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"Yikes!" : EGADS
Down
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Headliner : STAR
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Drive-___ : THRU
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Horse controller : REIN
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Word of agreement : AMEN
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It might present you with a big bill : PELICAN
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___ bag : DOGGIE
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Territory : AREA
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Bust maker : NARC
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Drew forth : ELICITED
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V.I.P. : KAHUNA
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Neural transmitter : AXON
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Aid to Santa : LIST
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Superlative ending : EST
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Annual b-ball shootout : NIT
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Scullers' needs : OARS
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Tartan design : PLAID
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Perfume maker Nina ___ : RICCI
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___ tube : INNER
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Flying geese formation : VEE
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Paperless communication : EMAIL
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Negative conjunction : NOR
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Judd who wrote and sang "Change of Heart" : NAOMI
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Hot drink : COCOA
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Cuban boy in 1999-2000 news : ELIAN
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Beatniks : HIPSTERS
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Funny Philips : EMO
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Fond du ___ : LAC
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In ___ (together) : SYNC
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Blue-eyed cat : SIAMESE
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Hypnotic state : TRANCE
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Sillier : INANER
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Up to, briefly : TIL
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Sport with horses : POLO
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Corner piece : ROOK
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Hero : IDOL
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Philippine island : CEBU
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"Break ___!" : ALEG
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Actress Gershon : GINA
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Shirt label name : IZOD
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Mercury and Saturn, but not Uranus : CARS
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J.F.K.'s successor : LBJ

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

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