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New York Times, Saturday, January 17, 2009

Legendary athlete on the 6/23/75 cover of Sports Illustrated

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times1/17/09 ( No. 21,620 )

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Across
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Stadium stands : SNACKBARS
10
It's sometimes ribbon-shaped : PASTA
15
They have extensions : FILENAMES
16
His tribute to Marilyn was remade for Diana : ELTON
17
Vents : UNLEASHES
18
Pant : YEARN
19
2004 U.S. Women's Open winner Mallon : MEG
20
100 sen : RIEL
21
Future egg : OOCYTE
22
Pricing words : APOP
24
Bracing : CRISP
26
Cardsharp's goal : POT
27
Brown and others : TINAS
29
Futile search : SNIPEHUNT
32
Ace : ONESPOT
34
Range accessory : BOLOTIE
35
What 16-Across has been called since 1998 : SIR
36
64 crayons, e.g. : SET
37
Gave away an intruder, maybe : CREAKED
41
Military districts : SECTORS
45
Glare : DIRTYLOOK
47
Whence some spaniels and terriers : TIBET
48
N.C.A.A. rival of Vassar : RPI
49
Like some weaves : SATIN
51
Legendary athlete on the 6/23/75 cover of Sports Illustrated : PELE
52
Landslide election winner of 1945 : ATTLEE
55
Player in a docking station : IPOD
57
Gerrymander : RIG
58
Lipstick shade : CORAL
59
Player of Pat Nixon in "Nixon" : JOANALLEN
61
Word after Vanilla or Chocolate, at Dunkin' Donuts : KREME
62
Forward : ASSERTIVE
63
Head of Hogwarts School's Slytherin House : SNAPE
64
34-Across sporter : WESTERNER
Down
1
Artist's tone-blending technique, used in the "Mona Lisa" : SFUMATO
2
Part of some splits : NINEPIN
3
Spent : ALLGONE
4
Communist leader? : CEE
5
Trunk protuberance : KNAR
6
Not advanced : BASIC
7
Where Hampshire College is : AMHERST
8
Try to land : REELIN
9
Certain card issuer: Abbr. : SSS
10
One-named Belgian cartoonist who created the Smurfs : PEYO
11
"The Black Stallion" lad : ALEC
12
Go nowhere : STAYPUT
13
Dessert garnished with crumbled macaroons : TORTONI
14
Only Mouseketeer personally chosen by Walt Disney : ANNETTE
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Try to block : OPPOSE
23
Volkswagen model : PASSAT
25
Kindred : SIB
28
Sharply irritating : SPIKY
30
Governor or mayor follower : ELECT
31
Buzz generator on Wall Street : HOTTIP
33
Words often accompanied by a 45-Across : ORELSE
37
Music store array : CDRACKS
38
Player of Richard Nixon in "Blind Ambition" : RIPTORN
39
Its flag features an olive branch inside a wreath : ERITREA
40
1950 film that opens with a man reporting his own murder : DOA
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What to flash when you need a lift? : SKIPASS
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First U.S. coed college : OBERLIN
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Spell : RELIEVE
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Wallace ___, Pulitzer winner for "Angle of Repose" : STEGNER
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Idle : OTIOSE
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Certain jazz combo : NONET
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Miner's aid : LAMP
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Part of a noted reb's signature : ELEE
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Show pluck : DARE
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Yak : JAW
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Photocopier abbr. : LTR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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