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New York Times, Monday, January 23, 2006

1976 Olympic gymnastics gold medalist ___ Comaneci

Author:
Mark T. Milhet
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Milhet.
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© 2006, The New York Times1/23/06 ( No. 20,530 )
Across
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Martini garnish : OLIVE
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Mrs. Dithers in "Blondie" : CORA
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Colonel or captain : RANK
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1976 Olympic gymnastics gold medalist ___ Comaneci : NADIA
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Assert : AVER
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Words before roll or whim : ONA
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Murder : DOIN
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"You're ___ talk!" : ONETO
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Affix one's John Hancock : SIGN
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On one's rocker? : SANE
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Ship's crane : DAVIT
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Needle parts : EYES
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√Čvian, par exemple : EAU
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Jazz instruments : SAXES
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___ Strauss jeans : LEVI
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Be sick : AIL
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Elisabeth of "Leaving Las Vegas" : SHUE
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Add a lane to, perhaps : WIDEN
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"Lovely" Beatles girl : RITA
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Bad news for a dieter : GAIN
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Assassinated : SLAIN
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Atlantic Coast area, with "the" : EAST
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Thrilla in Manila victor : ALI
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Reverse, as an action : UNDO
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Fit for a king : REGAL
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Gripe : MOAN
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Many a teenager's room : MESS
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Alibi : STORY
Down
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Aware of : ONTO
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Croquet area : LAWN
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Conception : IDEA
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Beaujolais, e.g. : VIN
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Grovel : EATDIRT
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Checking out, as a joint : CASING
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Kitchen hot spot : OVEN
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Gun, as an engine : REV
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"___ you kidding?" : ARE
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Gilda of the early "S.N.L." : RADNER
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Soothing agent : ALOE
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Brilliantly colored salamander : NEWT
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Gambling game with numbers : KENO
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Indian mystic : YOGI
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They're taboo : NONOS
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"Wheel of Fortune" turn : SPIN
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Eye sore : STYE
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11's in blackjack : ACES
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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Picture frames lacking corners : OVALS
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Under a spell : HEXED
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Must-haves : NEEDS
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Icicle holders : EAVES
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Destroy : RUIN
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It may be new, raw or big : DEAL
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Gun blast : SHOT
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Mystique : AURA
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Circus animal with a tamer : LION
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Hogs : SWINE
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Novelists : WRITERS
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Son of Poseidon : TRITON
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Playing marbles : AGATES
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Alternative to check or charge : CASH
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Pond gunk : SCUM
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Jay of late-night : LENO
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Wing ___ prayer : ANDA
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Young 12-Downs : EFTS
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Fibber : LIAR
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Without doing anything : IDLY
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Ewe's mate : RAM
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Mine find : ORE
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"___ lost!" : GET

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