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New York Times, Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sports star who wrote the 2008 best seller "A Champion's Mind"

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 2.36 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times5/30/09 ( No. 21,753 )
Across
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Response to "Is anyone else here?" : JUSTME
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Travel mag listing : BANDB
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Just over a minority : ONEHALF
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Sports star who wrote the 2008 best seller "A Champion's Mind" : SAMPRAS
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"Water that moves you" sloganeer : JACUZZI
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Spanish pork sausage : CHORIZO
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Nighttime noisemaker : OWL
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Shimon's predecessor : YITZHAK
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Sucker, quickly : VAC
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"Mother Goose in Prose" author, 1897 : BAUM
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Cause of some food recalls : ECOLI
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Busiest : PEAK
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Spirit : ARDOR
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Sob syllable : HOO
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All ___ (card game) : FOURS
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Complete, as a task : SEEOUT
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Is hardly extravagant : SCRIMPS
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Summon a servant, maybe : CLAP
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Polynesian libation : KAVA
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Round : SPHERIC
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Gate-breaching bomb : PETARD
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Sour fruit : SLOES
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Planet visited by Spaceman Spiff in "Calvin and Hobbes" : ZOG
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It's often unfounded : RUMOR
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Chain of treeless rolling hills : WOLD
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County in Missouri or county seat in Arkansas : OZARK
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"___ Said" (1961 hit) : MAMA
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Floor : AWE
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April Fools' Day activity : HOAXING
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Turn sharply : ZAG
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Drink with lemon juice : GINFIZZ
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Appropriation : SEIZING
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Brat Pack member : ESTEVEZ
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Ancient Roman writer of comedies : TERENCE
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Initiated unpleasantly : HAZED
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Hemmed and hawed : DODGED
Down
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Southwestern shrubs yielding a cosmetic oil : JOJOBAS
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Not with it : UNAWARE
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Screen : SECLUDE
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Day "Cheers" was on: Abbr. : THU
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Tangled and interwoven : MAZY
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Cartoonist Segar : ELZIE
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Believer advocating universal brotherhood : BAHAI
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Uncontrollably : AMOK
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D.C.-based news org. : NPR
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Convenient kind of window : DRIVEUP
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Some charity events : BAZAARS
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Clyde ___, "Beau Brummell" playwright, 1890 : FITCH
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Junk : SCHLOCK
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Belts : SOCKS
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Sites of some exhibits : ZOOS
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Sponged : MOOCHED
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Fragrant hair dressing : POMATUM
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Is way cool : RULES
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Fin : FIVER
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Cap'n, say : TAR
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Criticize : RAP
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Flair : PIZZAZZ
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Larghetto : SLOWISH
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Staple of northern Italy : POLENTA
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Urge : COAX
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Not just great : AMAZING
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Court : ROMANCE
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Never seemed to end : DRAGGED
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Metalworking tool : SWAGE
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Mill fill : GRIST
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Fell through the cracks? : OOZED
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Hit below the belt : KNEED
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Queen's quarters : HIVE
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Big name in cycling helmets : GIRO
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Casablanca wear : FEZ
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Lack of organisation? : ZED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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