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New York Times, Saturday, June 30, 2012

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
Johann ___ Koss, speed skater with four Olympic golds
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {BJKQWXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Croce. Saturday freshness: 16%
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© 2012, The New York Times6/30/12 ( No. 22,880 )
Across
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Hawaiian island dolls' superiors, in song : CALIFORNIAGIRLS
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What every honest competitor deserves : AFIGHTINGCHANCE
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Fuzz and Flap, in the comics: Abbr. : LTS
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Let up : EASE
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Really moved : RAN
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Remote fillers, maybe : AAAS
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Entree whose "bowl" is often consumed : TACOSALAD
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Jumping ability, in hoops lingo : UPS
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"Heck, yeah!" : DOI
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"Licence to Kill" Bond girl Talisa : SOTO
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What a water softener removes : MINERALSALT
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___ quel (as is, in Arles) : TEL
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Lucas Oil Stadium replaced it : RCADOME
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What you don't have to do on casual Friday : TIEATIE
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Early millennium year : MII
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Some longhairs : PERSIANCATS
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Johann ___ Koss, speed skater with four Olympic golds : OLAV
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"Aloha nui ___" : LOA
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"The Bonnie Blue Flag" org. : CSA
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Sugar substitute? : MYDARLING
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Airs : ISON
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Three dues? : SEI
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Hammer or Spade types : TECS
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"Spec of Dust" singer, 1982 : ONO
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Many a stress reliever : EMOTIONALOUTLET
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Classical mechanics concept introduced by Euler : MOMENTOFINERTIA
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Not subject someone to a blow-by-blow : SPARETHEDETAILS
Down
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Southern city called the Horse Capital of the World : OCALA
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Deal opposed by Perot : NAFTA
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Donovan of "Clueless" : ELISA
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Trivial amount : FIG
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"___ can do it ..." : IFHE
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Part of N.B. : NOTA
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Ammunition : GRIST
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Baseball lineups, e.g. : ENNEADS
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What a roughneck works on : RIG
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Strong pelvic joint : SACROILIAC
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Ottoman commanders : AGHAS
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Jungle growth : LIANAS
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Barista's container : URN
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"CrazySexyCool" R&B trio : TLC
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Computer peripheral? : ESE
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Like some copyright infringers : SUED
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Cousin of a kinkajou : COATI
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Bunch of, casually : LOTTA
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Bit the dust : ATEIT
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Passes (out) : DOLES
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Holdup? : PROP
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He played Virgil Earp in "Tombstone," 1993 : SAMELLIOTT
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Michael Keaton title role : MRMOM
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Very unfriendly way to respond : ICILY
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Aquatic dragonfly larva : NAIAD
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"The Toilet" playwright Jones : LEROI
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XXX : TENS
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Antioxidant berry : ACAI
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Terminus of a 19th-century "Trail" : SANTAFE
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More like space : VASTER
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One on le trône : REINE
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Frosty : GELID
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Eight-time Best Opera Recording Grammy winner : SOLTI
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Buck in Cooperstown : ONEIL
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Less : NOTAS
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Dairy product container : CONE
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Material for some soapmakers : SUET
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911 letters : EMS
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One whose head may be stuck in a bucket : MOP
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German granny : OMA
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Plays accompanied by hayashi : NOH
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Carefree syllable : TRA

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