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New York Times, Monday, July 6, 2015

U.S. gymnast Strug who clinched the 1996 team gold on a hurt ankle

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Lynn Lempel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 71 for Ms. Lempel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times7/6/15 ( No. 23,981 )

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Get-out-of-jail money : BAIL
5
Commits a pitching infraction : BALKS
10
One of the 40 in a farmer's "back 40" : ACRE
14
Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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"Farewell, Françoise" : ADIEU
16
One of 24 in a day : HOUR
17
Decline to use the golf cart? : WALKAROUND
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Rice who has written about werewolves, mummies and vampires : ANNE
20
Forces into action : IMPELS
21
Sound from a pound : YAP
23
Miami's home: Abbr. : FLA
24
"Here's to the happy couple!," e.g. : TOAST
25
Design the lav? : PLANAHEAD
28
Common '90s music purchases : CDS
29
Pungent bulb : ONION
31
Computer command after copy : PASTE
32
Gas brand with a green-and-white logo : HESS
34
What a checkout scanner scans, briefly : UPC
35
Not as important : LESSER
36
Accept one of the acting roles? : TAKEAPART
39
Wheedle : CAJOLE
42
___ chi : TAI
43
Winged archer of myth : EROS
47
Drawings that deceive : OPART
48
U.S. gymnast Strug who clinched the 1996 team gold on a hurt ankle : KERRI
50
The "madam" in "Madam, I'm Adam" : EVE
51
Pass the coleslaw or potato salad? : MOVEASIDE
53
Cut into small cubes : DICED
55
The South in the Civil War: Abbr. : CSA
56
Relieved (of) : RID
57
Nissan compact : SENTRA
58
Bank $$$ dispensers : ATMS
60
Pan the boxing match? : KNOCKABOUT
63
Smelting residue : SLAG
64
Vietnam's capital : HANOI
65
Irish Gaelic : ERSE
66
Camp shelter : TENT
67
Dog-tired : SPENT
68
Colored, as Easter eggs : DYED
Down
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Place a hex on : BEWITCH
2
Served with ice cream : ALAMODE
3
"Not for me, thanks" : ILLPASS
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Land of 10,000 ___ (Minnesota) : LAKES
5
Taverns : BARS
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Bustle : ADO
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"Kill Bill" actress Lucy : LIU
8
Nairobi resident : KENYAN
9
Egypt's southern neighbor : SUDAN
10
"So that's it!" : AHA
11
Admit (to) : CONFESS
12
Be behind schedule : RUNLATE
13
Portable device for book lovers : EREADER
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One above a tenor : ALTO
22
Journal or Post : PAPER
25
"___ down!" ("Quiet!") : PIPE
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Found, as on a map : LOCATED
27
Waste maker, proverbially : HASTE
30
Zap : NUKE
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Keep in the attic, maybe : STORE
35
Den : LAIR
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Spot to tie the knot : ALTAR
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Trim, as costs : PARE
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Internet and cable giant : COMCAST
40
John, James or Judas : APOSTLE
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Human/ape "missing link" found in Indonesia in 1891 : JAVAMAN
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Minister's residence : RECTORY
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Rely on excessively : OVERUSE
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Tranquilized : SEDATED
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Seize for ransom : KIDNAP
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Brainchild : IDEA
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Turbaned Punjabis : SIKHS
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Still sleeping : INBED
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"S.N.L." bit : SKIT
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The Beatles' ___ Pepper : SGT
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Word just before "blastoff" : ONE
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Pro's opposite : CON

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