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New York Times, Tuesday, May 19, 1998

Author:
William S. Cotter
Editor:
Will Shortz
Sports Illustrated's 1974 Sportsman of the Year
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William S. Cotter

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {DJQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Cotter. Tuesday freshness: 6%
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© 1998, The New York Times5/19/98 ( No. 17,724 )
Across
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Bay of Naples isle : CAPRI
6
Custard base : EGG
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Hamburger, e.g. : PATTY
14
Marriage : UNION
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Word for a superior : SIR
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Nebraska's biggest city : OMAHA
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Pipe parts : STEMS
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Sports Illustrated's 1974 Sportsman of the Year : ALI
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Not so strict : LAXER
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"Impossible" achievement : PERPETUALMOTION
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Poly-___ (college major) : SCI
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Faux pas : SLIP
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Language name suffix : ISH
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Excise : TAX
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Strikingly unusual things : EXOTICA
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March Madness org. : NCAA
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Offshore apparatus : RIG
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Prohibitions for Junior : NONOS
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"Impossible" discovery : FOUNTAINOFYOUTH
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Reach in amount : RUNTO
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Parisian article : UNE
46
Toy on a string : KITE
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Not always : ATTIMES
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Furry TV alien : ALF
52
Beachgoer's goal : TAN
53
Andy's boy, in 60's TV : OPIE
55
One of ___ own : OUR
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"Impossible" activity! : PROGRAMMINGAVCR
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Angler of morays : EELER
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Holm of "Chariots of Fire" : IAN
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More than some : EVERY
68
Kind of acid : AMINO
69
English ___ : LIT
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Goosebump-raising : EERIE
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Inner connection? : SINEW
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"Don't Bring Me Down" rock grp. : ELO
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Not neatniks : SLOBS
Down
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Zodiacal delineation : CUSP
2
Get the pot going : ANTE
3
Dock : PIER
4
Frolics : ROMPS
5
Bug : INSECT
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Birthright seller, in Genesis : ESAU
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Poisonous desert dwellers, for short : GILAS
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Radiator front : GRILLE
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Sportsman's mount : POLOPONY
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Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
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Curbside call : TAXI
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Lt. Kojak : THEO
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Kitten's plaything : YARN
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Pageant topper : TIARA
22
Variety : MIX
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Prefix with structure : INFRA
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Reconnoiterer : SCOUT
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Visit again and again : HAUNT
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Top of a clock dial : XII
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Was in, as a class : TOOK
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Eskimo : INUIT
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Terra ___ : COTTA
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Visibly frightened : ASHEN
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Voting "no" : ANTI
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African antelope : GNU
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It's another day : TOMORROW
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Out ___ limb : ONA
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One who has life to look forward to? : FELON
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Smog-battling org. : EPA
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Pretty as a picture, e.g. : SIMILE
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"Killing Me Softly" pop group, with "the" : FUGEES
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Quick communication : EMAIL
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"Boléro" composer : RAVEL
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They may be strained in young families : PEAS
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Do-___ (cabbage) : REMI
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Actress Lena : OLIN
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Biological trait carrier : GENE
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Enjoying, in slang : INTO
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___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
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Tot's place : CRIB
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Whiskies : RYES

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