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Matt Ginsberg
Matt Ginsberg

NY Times, Sun, May 17, 2009 TAKEAWAY CROSSWORD

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Across Lite
Notepad: One letter of the alphabet has been removed from each clue every time it appears in the clue. If you remove this letter from the clue's answer, the remaining letters will themselves spell a word, which is to be entered in the grid. For example, the clue "Be a sni*ch" would suggest "Be a snitch" with a missing T, leading to the answer TATTLE, which, with the T's removed, would be entered in the grid as ALE. Every answer is a regular word or name except as indicated.
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I
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U
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D
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N
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across
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Twinkl* : GLAM
5
Ou*look : VISA
9
"Dani*l Boon*" actor : DAMS
13
Gung-*o [Lat.] : RARA
14
Sp*tted cats : CELTS
15
Male chauvini*t, *ay : EXIT
16
Playin* the slots, e.*. : AMIN
17
Minia*ure desser*s : ARLES
18
Admonis* [suffix] : CIDE
19
*iding, as a sword : SEATING
21
Neither young nor ol* : MILEAGE
23
Diat*ibe delive*e*s : ANTES
25
*hief : SEALER
26
Sergea*t of old TV : PRESTO
29
Denta* devices : PATES
31
Still feelin* sleepy : ROY
32
*over up : ONEAL
34
Mentalist inspired by "Mandra*e the Magician" : RESIN
38
Struc* with the foot : ICED
40
Mail origi*ator : SEDER
42
Absolutely ama*e : DALE
43
*emoves pencil ma*ks : EASES
45
Big pi*kles? : RISES
47
Cat*' warning* : HIE
48
Apo*tle known a* "the Zealot" : TIMON
50
Dise*se tr*nsmitted by cont*min*ted w*ter : CHOLER
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Italian po*t? : MASALA
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Cerea* protein [Ger.] : GUTEN
57
P*blic sales : ACTIONS
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Im*roved one's lot [hyph.] : ROSERED
63
Can*ne restra*nt : CHAN
64
Sou*hwes* German ci*y : SUGAR
66
Rea*y to be ri**en : SALE
67
Roun*e* up : HERE
68
Lessons fro* fables : ORALS
69
1960* prote*t [2 wds.] : ITIN
70
S*ut up : USED
71
Places *o pick up chicks? : NESS
72
Likel* to rise? : EAST
Down
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Brib*, informally [Fr.] : GRAS
2
Bit of *ire : LAME
3
Asla*'s realm : ARIA
4
Lite*ally, "sac*ed utte*ances" : MANTAS
5
Nothing speci*l : VERGE
6
Opposite of *on't : ILL
7
M*nhole em*n*tion : STEM
8
The *eatles' Paul McCartney, e.g. : ASSIST
9
Made smalle* : DECEASED
10
*ost co*prehensive : AXIAL
11
*mall amount, briefly : MIDGE
12
Device that re*oves stalks fro* fruit : STEER
14
Chin*s* cuisin* : CANTONS
20
*atchy *ony : INTO
22
*oting booth feature : LEER
24
Big name in ba**s : SPADING
26
Pulit*er, e.g. [Fr.] : PRIE
27
*egis*ative routine [Sp.] : ROCA
28
B*ontë family : EYES
30
Speaks gi**erish : ALES
33
First mo*th, to Jua* : EERO
35
Lesley of "60 Minu*es" : SAHL
36
Waiti*g o*e's tur* : ILIE
37
Di*dainful expre**ion : NEER
39
Left the Met*oline* : DETAINED
41
Core cont*iners : RECTORS
44
National park in sout*west Tennessee : SILO
46
Turt*es and bu**ets have them : SHES
49
*mpos*ng house : MANSON
51
Biase* : ONESIE
52
Qi*g Dy*asty people : MACHU
53
A**ow shoote*s : ACHES
54
O*erdo the diet : STARE
56
Street art, *aybe : URALS
58
Stron* *rowth : SURE
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Not homo*eneous [Lat.] : RATA
61
"Lo*e Me Tender" star : ELIS
62
B*rth cert., for one : DENT
65
Rank*es : GAS
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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