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New York Times, Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Sport in which players wear masks

Author:
Adam Cohen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Cohen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Cohen.
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© 2003, The New York Times8/12/03 ( No. 19,635 )
Across
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Use a swizzle stick : STIR
5
Sarcophagus : TOMB
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Skater Henie : SONJA
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Humanitarian org. : CARE
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Track shape : OVAL
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Goodbye to José : ADIOS
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Birthstone for many Libras : OPAL
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Personal staff member : AIDE
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Massaged places : NAPES
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Super : FINEANDDANDY
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Ally : FRIEND
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Versailles habitant : ROI
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Married madrileña: Abbr. : SRA
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Natural hairstyle : AFRO
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Disney's dwarfs, e.g. : HEPTAD
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Thick slice : SLAB
37
Score of 100-0, say : ROUT
39
Letter from a teacher : GRADE
40
Treat with chips : TOLLHOUSECOOKIE
43
Five-note refrain : EIEIO
44
Start of Caesar's last gasp : ETTU
45
"Witness" director Peter : WEIR
46
Doesn't contain one's anger : ERUPTS
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"Note to ___ ..." : SELF
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Stroke : PET
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Part of WWW : WEB
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West of Nashville : DOTTIE
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Condition of utmost perfection : FARETHEEWELL
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Capital near Casablanca : RABAT
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Cupid's Greek counterpart : EROS
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Qatari leader : EMIR
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Dumbfound : AMAZE
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Big name in auto parts : NAPA
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Sport in which players wear masks : EPEE
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"Unsafe at Any Speed" author : NADER
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No short story : EPIC
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Orderly : TIDY
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Jeer : SCOFF
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Piglike animal : TAPIR
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Farsi speaker : IRANI
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Confederate signature : RELEE
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How pendulums swing : TOANDFRO
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"Metamorphoses" author : OVID
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Volunteer org. launched in 1980 : MADD
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Cloudiness : BLEAR
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Lindbergh Field site : SANDIEGO
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Jazz singer Anita : ODAY
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Small bite : NIP
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Friday on TV : JOE
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Simpleton : ASS
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
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Classical Japanese drama : NOH
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Investment : STAKE
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Diameter halves : RADII
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"Doe, ___ ..." : ADEER
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Lecher : ROUE
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Removes from power : OUSTS
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Ship's front : PROW
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Exorbitant : STEEP
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Longest river in France : LOIRE
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Spot on the radar : BLIP
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Head in a guillotine? : TETE
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Big trouble : HOTWATER
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Dead-end street : CULDESAC
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Sun. delivery : SER
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Combatant : FOE
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Geoffrey of fashion : BEENE
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Birdcage sound : TWEET
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Adagio and allegro : TEMPI
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"But you promised!" retort : ILIED
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Tito Puente's nickname : ELREY
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Discomfit : FAZE
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Duffer's obstacle : TRAP
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Arizona tribe : HOPI
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Oversaw : RAN
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Famous jour. publisher : AMA
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One-star : BAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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