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New York Times, Thursday, May 4, 2000

Traditional Olympics basketball powerhouse

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQWZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Hughes.
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© 2000, The New York Times5/4/00 ( No. 18,440 )
Across
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Water collector : SUMP
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Even a bit : ATALL
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Battleground of July 1944 : STLO
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Winged : ALAR
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The sixth part of 7-Down : JUNIO
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Shade of blue : TEAL
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About : INRE
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See 22-Across : ABOVEBOARD
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Child's need, maybe : DAYCARE
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Part of an American plan, at a hotel : BOARD
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Examine : ASSAY
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No-no's opposite? : SISI
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Closed : UNOPEN
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Patty Hearst's name in the S.L.A. : TANIA
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Conclusive : LAST
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See 34-Across : NEXTTOLAST
39
Jai ___ : ALAI
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San ___, Calif. : MATEO
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Suffix with my- : OPIA
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See 44-Across : BEFOREHAND
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Member of a crew : HAND
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Part of a script : SCENE
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"Bewitched" role : ENDORA
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Source : FONT
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Writers' org. : ASCAP
54
Pits : MINES
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11 p.m., for some : BEDTIME
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See 54-Across : UNDERMINES
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"Fort Apache" actor, 1948 : AGAR
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Dover specialty : SOLE
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Ticket category : ADULT
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British poet laureate Nahum : TATE
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Made like : APED
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Exalted : NOBLE
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Discordia's Greek counterpart : ERIS
Down
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"You ___ mouthful!" : SAIDA
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Arm twisters? : ULNAS
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St. ___ College, in Indiana : MARYS
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Sensible step : PRECAUTION
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Like some doors : AJAR
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Surfing site, with "the" : TUBE
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2000, e.g., in Spain : ANO
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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"Marshall ___ Money Guide" : LOEBS
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Portico : STOA
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Spree : TEAR
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Cooking aid : LARD
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Previously heard : OLD
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"Otello" librettist : BOITO
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Author Rand : AYN
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Sailor's aid : SEXTANT
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Mean : INTEND
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"The joke's ___" : ONME
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Female with a showy mate : PEAHEN
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Hawaii : ALOHASTATE
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Big auto parts company : NAPA
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"The doctor ___" : ISIN
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Slightly : ATAD
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Handsome dogs, informally : LABS
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"Smart" one : ALEC
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Out of reach : SAFE
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Uproar : TODO
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Have a connection (to) : REFER
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Fine, slangily : RAD
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Ottoman Empire founder : OSMAN
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Obsolescent carnival prize : CIGAR
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Treasured instrument : AMATI
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Netanyahu's predecessor : PERES
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Alphabet run : MNOP
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Unused : IDLE
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Straits : NEED
57
Bicycle adjunct : BELL
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Isabella d'___ : ESTE
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Traditional Olympics basketball powerhouse : USA
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Committed reply : IDO
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Gist : NUB

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

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