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New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 2000

Site of the 1973 Riggs/King "Battle of the Sexes"

Author:
Martin Schneider
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Schneider

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Schneider.
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© 2000, The New York Times6/4/00 ( No. 18,471 )
Across
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Charge : TASK
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Auricular : OTIC
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Feature : MOVIE
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Environmental hazard, for short : CFC
17
"___ grip!" : GETA
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Kind of coil : TESLA
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Lickety-split : APACE
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Certain something : AURA
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"My word!" : ISAY
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Champion on the ice : ENAITCHELALLSTAR
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Perky name? : FOLGERS
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Stone landmark : CAIRN
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Second edition : REISSUE
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Many a college teaching assistant : PEEAITCHDEESTUDENT
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___ Méditerranée : MER
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Parts of a krona : ORE
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Düsseldorf dessert : EIS
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July 4, e.g.: Abbr. : HOL
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Quatrain scheme : ABAB
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A : ONE
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Like the sound "ng" : NASAL
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Leave : SECEDE
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Daisy Fuentes or Carson Daly : EMTEEVEEHOST
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Many a sailor's downfall : LORELEI
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The Tatler essayist : STEELE
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___ voce : SOTTO
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One who's up a creek? : CANOEIST
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Affectation : AIRS
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British banking name : BARCLAY
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Vibe : SENSE
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Pre-calc : TRIG
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Crushed : ALLBROKENUP
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Impending : NEAR
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Whetstones : HONES
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Response to a doubter : YESIDID
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G.I. journalist : PYLE
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Stemmed : EMANATED
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Delineated : ZONED
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Pursue intently : GUNFOR
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Like improved baby shampoo : GENTLER
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Las Vegas landmark : EMGEEEMGRAND
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Whitney Houston's record label : ARISTA
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Sprays : HOSES
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Senate response : NAY
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Perón and namesakes : EVAS
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Little dog, for short : POM
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Orch. section : STR
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Nasdaq news, in brief : IPO
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Theater hit of 1878 : AITCHEMESSPINAFORE
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Hesitating : NOTSURE
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Wife of Abram : SARAI
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Fit to be tied : INARAGE
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Red Cross offering : CEEPEEARTRAINING
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Antiquated alpine apparatus : TBAR
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Just : ONLY
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Pitch : SPIEL
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"The Far Side" exclamations : DANGS
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1965 jazz album : ELLA
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Kind of flour : SOY
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Presidential nickname : TEDDY
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Obsolescent conjunction : LEST
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Bakery offerings : RYES
Down
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Work week whoop : TGIF
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"The Tortoise and the Hare" writer : AESOP
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Draw on a board : STALEMATE
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Cold war warriors : KAYGEEBEEAGENTS
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Cheri of "S.N.L." : OTERI
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140 pounds, in Britain : TENSTONE
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"This ___ test" : ISA
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You've heard it before : CLICHE
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Sarajevo skiing gold medalist : MAHRE
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Earth, for the most part : OPENSEA
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Actor Kilmer : VAL
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Legendary skydiver : ICARUS
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Went sniggling : EELED
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Releases, as a fish : CUTSTHELINE
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Herr's her : FRAU
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Today it's managed : CARE
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Not much : ATAD
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Org. : ASSN
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French corp. : CIE
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Sprawl : LIE
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Drum site : EAR
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Some Algonquians : CREES
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Potemkin Steps city : ODESSA
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Pitcher Al for the Blue Jays and Mets : LEITER
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50's political inits. : AES
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N.Y.C. subway letters : BMT
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___ barrel : OVERA
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Makes official : NOTARIZES
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Site of the 1973 Riggs/King "Battle of the Sexes" : ASTRODOME
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Some Christmas decorations : STOCKINGS
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46-Down, to Aphrodite : SON
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See 45-Down : EROS
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Prominent media member : CEEENENREPORTER
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Biblical high priest : ELI
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1984 Redford role Roy ___ : HOBBS
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Hospitalize : LAYUP
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When doubled, a number : CAN
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Not so naïve : SLYER
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1998 World Series star Ricky : LEDEE
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Mall mainstay : THEGAP
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The Joker player on 60's TV : ROMERO
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With absolutely no spark : INANIMATELY
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Headed up : LED
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Miniature : PYGMY
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Tar : SALT
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Oaf : LUG
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Hatter affair : TEA
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Teeth: Prefix : DENTI
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With approval : FAVORABLY
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___ lark : ONA
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They intersect intersections: Abbr. : RDS
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Annual report report : EARNINGS
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Laugh syllable : HEE
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Central Park designer Frederick Law ___ : OLMSTED
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1940 Karloff horror flick : THEAPE
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Kind of column : SPINAL
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Darin and Dee's "___ Man Answers" : IFA
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Kindergarten game : ISPY
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Part of a work week: Abbr. : TUE
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Comb : CREST
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Old : EARLY
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Span. 15-Down : SRA
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Aforementioned : SAID
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Worry : ANGST
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French equivalent : EGALE
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Cpls., e.g. : NCOS
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Wine, for starters : OENO
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Big times : ERAS
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Free (of) : RID
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Chemical suffix : INE

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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