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New York Times, Saturday, October 3, 2020

Athlete who once served as his country's Extraordinary Minister for Sport

Author:
Brad Wilber and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Wilber. This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times10/3/20 ( No. 25,897 )
Across
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Some pricey undergarments : SILKBOXERS
11
Beach patrol conveyances, for short : ATVS
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When "the arms I long for will open wide," in a 1963 top 5 hit : ONEFINEDAY
16
"Brace yourselves!" : UHOH
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Item requiring special handling on planes : PETCARRIER
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Place that may have your number : DELI
19
Historic aircraft inits. : SST
20
Sticky pad? : NEST
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Something hanging near Christmas lights, maybe : ICICLE
23
Org. concerned with broadband access : FCC
24
Pirates' terms of address : HEARTIES
26
Word derived from the Egyptian for "great house" : PHARAOH
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Nose-in-the-air : SNOOTY
31
Cartoon character with a noted football prank : LUCY
32
Orange-brown hue : RUST
34
Kvetches : CRABS
36
A.T.M. input: Abbr. : AMT
37
"E-Z" or "xtra" : ADSPEAK
39
T as in telegraph? : DAH
40
Larva of a dragonfly, named after Greek myth : NAIAD
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Alpine lake : TARN
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Athlete who once served as his country's Extraordinary Minister for Sport : PELE
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Routine : NORMAL
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Walks along the boardwalk, say : STROLLS
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Guard : SENTINEL
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Sauce ingredient in a Londoner's "pie and mash" : EEL
51
Hoops star during the N.B.A.-A.B.A. merger : ERVING
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Singer/dancer/actress Falana : LOLA
54
Terminus for some BART riders : SFO
57
___ Fronteras (area where Brazil, Peru and Colombia meet) : TRES
58
Green : ECOLOGICAL
61
Fraud, for example : TORT
62
Annual New Year's Day event : ROSEPARADE
63
Planets, e.g. : ORBS
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Elton John and Lady Gaga, for two : STAGENAMES
Down
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Concessions : SOPS
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Fashion designer Di Santo : INES
3
Neighbor of a Belarusian : LETT
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Inits. on a bucket of food : KFC
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"The Taming of the Shrew" role : BIANCA
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Published : ONRECORD
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Many college students of the 1980s-'90s, informally : XERS
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Wharton, for one : EDITH
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Issa of comedy : RAE
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For whom Homs might be home : SYRIAN
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One for the books? : AUDITOR
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South Carolina college : THECITADEL
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Setter's activity : VOLLEYBALL
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Backs (away) : SHIES
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Stew vessel : CROCK
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Really overdo the sunbathing : FRY
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Chemical compounds in bubble gum : ESTERS
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"Here's the ___" : PLAN
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What robots might be used to reduce : HUMANERROR
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Spring or fall, e.g. : ACTIONVERB
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Swindle : HUSTLE
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Cryotherapy setting : SPA
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"___ the Man" (2006 film inspired by "Twelfth Night") : SHES
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Post master? : ADMIN
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Quick buck, say : ANTELOPE
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See 54-Down : ARTISTS
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Party person : POL
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Gets hot : ANGERS
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"Morning in America" campaigner : REAGAN
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Scrap : SETTO
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Literature Nobelist Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
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Man's name that becomes a toy when its first letter is moved to the end : OLEG
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With 41-Down, swindlers : SCAM
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Hairstyle that's short on the sides : FADE
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Chorus for picadores : OLES
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Hotel room extra : COT
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Good Friday Agreement grp. : IRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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