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New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Defeater of Holyfield, 1999, for the world heavyweight title

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times2/9/05 ( No. 20,182 )
Across
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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Dye-yielding plant : ANIL
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Humble in position : LOWLY
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Baseball great ___ Speaker : TRIS
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Paradoxical Greek : ZENO
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Far from 9-Across : ELITE
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Actors Holm and McKellen : IANS
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Annual Broadway event : TONYAWARDS
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Travolta musical : GREASE
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Woolly, e.g. : OVINE
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Met debutante of 1956 : MARIACALLAS
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Talking computer of film : HAL
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Bikini, for one : ATOLL
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War stat. : MIA
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Coin rating : RARE
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Aware of : UPON
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Baffin Islander : ESKIMO
36
Theme of this puzzle : WESTSIDESTORY
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Dunk, e.g. : BASKET
41
Sp. miss : SRTA
42
"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
43
Mattress problem : SAG
44
"Vive ___!" : LEROI
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Pick up : GET
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Football's Gang Green : NEWYORKJETS
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Play too broadly : EMOTE
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Online newsgroup system : USENET
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Predatory players : CARDSHARKS
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Follower of H.S. : COLL
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Crop up : ARISE
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Trusses : TIES
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Shuttle protector : TILE
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Like Waldorf salad apples : DICED
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Goofball : YOYO
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Cheap digs: Abbr. : SROS
Down
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Scarlet letter, e.g. : STIGMA
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Genesis landfall : ARARAT
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Moolah : DINERO
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Tear into : ASSAIL
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Cortez's victim : AZTEC
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Start of some movement names : NEO
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"Vacancy" shower : INN
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New Orleans campus : LOYOLA
9
Defeater of Holyfield, 1999, for the world heavyweight title : LEWIS
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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Terrier type : WIREHAIR
12
India inc.? : LTD
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"Indeed" : YES
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Moira's player in "On the Beach" : AVA
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Respectful greeting : SALUTE
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Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
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Tennis's Davenport : LINDSAY
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___ brat : ARMY
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Bossy but generous type, supposedly : LEO
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"Suspicion" studio : RKO
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Wash. setting : PST
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Erhard movement : EST
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Menaces, in a way : STALKS
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Corduroy rib : WALE
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Understood by few : ESOTERIC
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Hit the trails : SKI
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So : ERGO
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Pray : BEG
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Having had a good workout : SWEATY
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Spits out : EJECTS
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Painter of bathers : RENOIR
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Verdi opus : OTELLO
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Yucca fibers : ISTLES
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Beat (out) : NOSED
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Ordinal ending : ETH
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___-Finnish War : RUSSO
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Gds. : MDSE
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Dirty dog : CAD
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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"Road" film destination : RIO
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G, e.g., but not H : KEY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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