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New York Times, Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bygone sports org. for which Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura was a TV analyst

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {GKQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times4/25/12 ( No. 22,814 )
Across
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Catchphrase of announcer Harry Caray : CUBSWIN
8
Early French settler : ACADIAN
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Locale in a 1964 Stan Getz hit : IPANEMA
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Toyota model : COROLLA
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*Football club that plays at San Siro : ACMILAN
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*First soft drinks sold in cans : RCCOLAS
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*Green Lantern company : DCCOMICS
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Comedy routine : BIT
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Former Toyota model : PASEO
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Big name in ice cream : EDY
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Word of choice : EENY
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Green prefix : ECO
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Painters' degs. : MFAS
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Bygone sports org. for which Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura was a TV analyst : XFL
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*He said "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" : WCFIELDS
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Space launch vehicle : ATLAS
39
Contemporary of Luther : ERASMUS
40
Report : ACCOUNT
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G.P.A. booster : EASYA
43
*Big clothing retailer : JCPENNEY
44
Airport announcement, for short : ETD
46
Prefix with magnetic : AERO
47
Phoenix-to-Albuquerque dir. : ENE
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Unregistered sort : MUTT
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Cousin of a dune buggy, for short : ATV
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Observes a religious holiday, in a way : FASTS
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Santa ___ : ANA
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*Baggy pants popularizer in the 1980s : MCHAMMER
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*The Wolfpack, informally : NCSTATE
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Punny title for this puzzle that's a hint to the answers to the starred clues : SEVENCS
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Mrs. ___ cow : OLEARYS
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Remove, as an unnecessary line : EDITOUT
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Give a makeover : RESTYLE
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"Gigi" novelist : COLETTE
Down
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The Company, for short : CIA
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Lines at a store, for short : UPC
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Whack! : BAM
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Indirectly derogatory : SNIDE
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Sign of hospitality : WELCOMEMAT
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G3, G4 or G5 : IMAC
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Product from the maker of the 6-Down : NANO
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Bad-smelling : ACRID
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Tailbone : COCCYX
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Jump shots have them : ARCS
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Whoop-de-___ : DOO
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"That's amazing!" : ILLBE
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French actor Delon : ALAIN
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Vicious, as the weather : NASTY
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What a slob leaves : MESS
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Smallish bird : PEWEE
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Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
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Where houseguests may sleep : SOFAS
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John of London : ELTON
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Swine ___ : FLU
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Parts of some campaigns : ADS
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Villainy personified : FACEOFEVIL
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"The best ___ to come" : ISYET
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Crescent shapes : LUNES
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Regarding : ANENT
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Eyelid problems : STYES
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Crackerjack : ACE
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Some chest-thumping, for short : CPR
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World's most populous island : JAVA
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"Innocent," but not "guilty" : DACTYL
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"Jane Eyre" locale : MANOR
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Paul McCartney's Albert, e.g. : UNCLE
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Zaps, in a way : TASES
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"Who are ___ people?!" : THESE
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Rocky ridge : ARETE
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Figure in a crèche : MARY
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Fraction of a min. : MSEC
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"Love ___" : MEDO
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Gang identifier, for short : TAT
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Word after waste or want : NOT
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Well-muscled, informally : CUT
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Véronique, e.g.: Abbr. : STE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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