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New York Times, Friday, March 11, 2005

What Spanish athletes go for at the Olympics

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 19 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Average word length: 6.65 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 212 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This amazing former record holder still has one of the lowest block counts of any published crossword. It was eclipsed on August 22, 2008.

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© 2005, The New York Times3/11/05 ( No. 20,212 )

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Across
1
Rehashes again and again : BEATSADEADHORSE
16
Chauvinist's view : ETHNOCENTRICITY
17
Avenging a wrong : EVENINGTHESCORE
18
Ode's opening : TOA
19
Halloween superlative : EERIEST
20
Family mem. : REL
21
"___ Rose" (song from "The Music Man") : LIDA
23
Relatives of carps and minnows : DACES
24
Fruit salad fruit : KIWI
25
What Spanish athletes go for at the Olympics : ELORO
27
Assigned : DELEGATED
29
Went big-game hunting : SAFARIED
31
Keeps out : DEBARS
32
Take a bow? : BEND
33
Insensitive : NUMB
34
Fictional Gray : DORIAN
37
Rigging supports : TOPMASTS
41
Hardly conclusive : ANECDOTAL
43
A as in Archimedes : ALPHA
44
Start of something big? : MEGA
45
One of 300 in the length of Noah's ark : CUBIT
47
Violinist Leopold : AUER
48
Here, in Hidalgo : ACA
49
One chewing out : BERATER
51
New Deal inits. : NRA
52
Becomes angry : GETSONESIRISHUP
55
Diplomatic achievement : ENTENTECORDIALE
56
Bedazzlement : STARSINONESEYES
Down
1
They got back on the road in 1998 : BEETLES
2
Unveiling cry : ETVOILA
3
Leading : AHEADOF
4
Former cable inits. : TNN
5
Fine French fabric : SOIE
6
Having bad marks : ACNED
7
Kicked downstairs : DEGRADED
8
Led on : ENTICED
9
Following closely : ATHEEL
10
Wore a tux, maybe : DRESSEDUP
11
Pulitzer Prize category: Abbr. : HIST
12
Line of work: Abbr. : OCC
13
1942 Abbott and Costello movie : RIORITA
14
Scatterer : STREWER
15
They are raised for all to see : EYELIDS
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___ coffee : ARABICA
24
Certain Jewish theosophy: Var. : KABBALA
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Mythical nymph : OREAD
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Bud, to a botanist : GEMMA
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Sainted pope of A.D. 401-17 : INNOCENTI
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Unwillingness, in rare usage : NOLITION
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Suit request : DAMAGES
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Minimal amount : ONECENT
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Occasion for flags : REGATTA
37
Sauce with a kick : TABASCO
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Dried grass twisted into ropes : SPUNHAY
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What an exception "proves" : THERULE
40
Mexican blankets, in México : SARAPES
42
Stew holder : TUREEN
46
___-Neuve (province bordering Québec) : TERRE
49
___ mots : BONS
50
Purges : RIDS
53
Sabbath talk: Abbr. : SER
54
German pronoun : SIE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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