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New York Times, Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Earl ___, first African-American to play in the N.B.A.

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 151 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times2/21/07 ( No. 20,924 )
Across
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Meat loaf serving, e.g. : SLAB
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Preserve, as preserves : PUTUP
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Possible college class pres. : BMOC
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El Cid, to Spaniards : HERO
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"___ Foolish Things" (1930's hit) : THESE
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Title girl in a 1986 Starship hit : SARA
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___ no. : ACCT
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Uncovered : BARED
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Press : IRON
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Slangy question from a benefactor, maybe : WHOSYOURDADDY
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Prosperity : WEAL
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Style of shorthand, informally : GREGGS
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Shocked : AGHAST
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French possessive : AMOI
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Time, in Italian : ORA
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Bullwinkle, for one : TOON
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___ of Leningrad, 1941-44 : SIEGE
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Hightail it : RUN
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1964 party song by Manfred Mann : DOWAHDIDDYDIDDY
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F.B.I. employee: Abbr. : AGT
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"Gosh" : AWGEE
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Cancellation : NOGO
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Wine and dine, say : WOO
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Whips but good : TANS
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Hangar contents : PLANES
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Higher-ranked : NOBLER
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Author Sholem : ASCH
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Stuffy sort : OLDFUDDYDUDDY
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Suffix with stink : EROO
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Kind of artery : ILIAC
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Numismatist's classification : RARE
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Highly distasteful : ICKY
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Below, to a bard : NEATH
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Strikeout ace Nolan : RYAN
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Brokerage initialism : NASD
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Parental units? : GENES
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Cries during a bikini waxing? : YOWS
Down
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"Pygmalion" playwright : SHAW
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Solidarity's Walesa : LECH
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Bowed, in music : ARCO
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Home of the Kalahari Desert : BOTSWANA
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Craft for J.F.K. : PTBOAT
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Thing that doesn't go off without a hitch? : UHAUL
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Oreg. or La., once : TERR
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Did something with : USED
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Education : PEDAGOGY
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"Revolution," to "Hey Jude" : BSIDE
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"The Company of Women" author, 1980 : MARYGORDON
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Old peso material : ORO
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Give the ax : CAN
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"Indubitably" : YES
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Like prunes : DRIED
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Soreness? : GRUDGE
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Some plasma TV's : SANYOS
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Early in the morning : ATDAWN
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Baby talk : GOOGOO
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Do-it-yourselfer's collection : HOWTOBOOKS
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Seconds : AIDES
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Ancient dweller of modern Iran : MEDE
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Nod, maybe : SIGN
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In great disfavor : HATED
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Towering over : DWARFING
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Rushed : INAHURRY
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Excites, with "up" : PSYCHS
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Digital readout, initially : LCD
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Earl ___, first African-American to play in the N.B.A. : LLOYD
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"It's ___!" ("See you then!") : ADATE
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1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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Naturalist Fossey : DIAN
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Belafonte catchword : DAYO
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20-20, e.g. : DRAW
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Achings : YENS
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German article : EIN
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___ Victor : RCA

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