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New York Times, Friday, June 29, 2018

Athlete for whom Portugal's Madeira Airport was renamed

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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© 2018, The New York Times6/29/18 ( No. 25,070 )
Across
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"Voilà!" : BADABINGBADABOOM
17
Invisible social group : IMAGINARYFRIENDS
18
Napoleon's foe at Waterloo : DUKEOFWELLINGTON
19
"Telephone Line" band, informally : ELO
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Knighted conductor : SOLTI
21
Reserve squad : BTEAM
22
Head of Napoleon's army? : TETE
24
They provide quarters for dollars : INNS
26
___ leches cake : TRES
28
Some bucks : STAGS
30
2014-15 dance craze : NAENAE
33
"Yeah, yeah, little ___" (repeated line in a 1964 hit) : GTO
34
Underground crop : YAMS
36
7-Eleven treats : SLURPEES
38
Hannibal's foe in the Second Punic War : SCIPIO
41
Package of Linux software, informally : DISTRO
42
Decide randomly : CASTLOTS
45
Amusingly ironic : RICH
46
Kind of financing : APR
47
Anastasia ___, woman in "Fifty Shades of Grey" : STEELE
49
"This is killing me!" : AARGH
53
Romney's 2012 running mate : RYAN
55
Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
56
Contraction that's also a past-tense verb : WERE
57
Development phases : BETAS
60
Golden ___ : RATIO
63
Ink container : SAC
64
Field for a Hollywood agency : TALENTMANAGEMENT
67
Athlete for whom Portugal's Madeira Airport was renamed : CRISTIANORONALDO
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Overseer of all other systems : MASTERCONTROLLER
Down
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Luxury bathroom features : BIDETS
2
Charm : AMULET
3
___ Territory : DAKOTA
4
122 is a record one : AGE
5
Features on some jackets, in brief : BIOS
6
Dope : INFO
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Where po' boys are eaten : NAWLINS
8
___ Green, historic eloping destination : GRETNA
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Journalists' credits : BYLINES
10
Former workers' or sports org. : AFL
11
Tiny bit : DRIB
12
"___ It Fun" (2014 Best Rock Song Grammy winner) : AINT
13
Sire : BEGET
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Accurate : ONTARGET
15
Middle of a dash? : ODOMETER
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Browser option : MSN
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Land known in the Bible as Mizraim : EGYPT
25
Show filmed in Studio 8H, for short : SNL
27
Just fine : SOSO
29
Wind catchers : SAILS
31
Parent company of Lamborghini : AUDI
32
TV journalist Hill : ERICA
35
No longer important : MOOT
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"Phooey!" : PSHAW
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Memorable line? : SCAR
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Cousin of a guinea pig : CAPYBARA
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Knesset assembly : ISRAELIS
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Sweet ___ : TEA
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Mouth-burning chili pepper : SERRANO
45
Shutdown alternative : RESTART
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Get support from : LEANON
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List on eBay, say : RESELL
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Starbucks order size : GRANDE
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Badger : HECTOR
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Much-criticized trial, briefly : NTEST
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Pot grower? : ANTE
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Rouse : STIR
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Horror movie assistant : IGOR
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Prefix for vintners : OENO
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Channel for cinephiles : TCM
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Buddy : MAC
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French ailment : MAL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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