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New York Times, Thursday, August 15, 1996

Take first, second or third, in the Olympics

Author:
S. B. Whitten
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley B. Whitten

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Whitten.
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© 1996, The New York Times8/15/96 ( No. 17,082 )
Across
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Football executive Hunt : LAMAR
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Proofreader's direction : STET
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Opposite of "absent" : HERE
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Run off together : ELOPE
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Olympic sport discontinued after 1936 : POLO
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Poles' connector : AXIS
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Spills (over) : SLOPS
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Garden site : EDEN
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Equips : RIGS
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1957 Cooper/Hepburn film title, literally : NOONLOVEINTHE
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Fleet runner : ADMIRAL
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Circular homes : NESTS
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Some art : PRINTS
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Biographical data : DEEDS
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Fuel that's burned : PEAT
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Makes livable, as a house : FURNISHES
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Escape : LAM
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1980's invasion site : GRENADA
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Gnaw at : EAT
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Settles elsewhere : EMIGRATES
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Batting backstop : CAGE
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Bowling alleys : LANES
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Hold protectively : CRADLE
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Ditch : SCRAP
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Aquatic bird : MOORHEN
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1951 Grable/Carey film title, literally : THESHOWMEETME
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Pub round : ALES
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Way to go : ROAD
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Former swimsuit cover model : TIEGS
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Building regulations : CODE
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"Caro nome," e.g. : ARIA
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Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Jailer's need : KEYS
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1994 Jodie Foster film : NELL
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Musical bars? : RESTS
Down
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Article in France-Soir : LES
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Exclusively : ALL
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1941 Ameche/Grable film title, literally : MOONMIAMI
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Select : APPOINT
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Vacation destination : RESORT
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Incantation : SPELL
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Kind of list : TODO
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Mountain sign abbr. : ELEV
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___ of voice : TONE
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Bring under control : HARNESS
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Leaves : EXITS
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Amendment subject : RIGHT
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Largest section of a dictionary, usually : ESSES
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TV's "Emerald Point ___" : NAS
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Where George Orwell was born : INDIA
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PowerBook maker : APPLE
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Fantasize : DREAM
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Beach terrain : DUNES
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Times to remember : ERAS
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Intention : END
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Entertain grandly : FETE
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1979 Heard/Hurt film title, literally : HEADHEELS
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Boy Scout rank : EAGLE
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"Skittle Player Outside an Inn" painter : STEEN
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Place for peaks : GRAPH
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Competed : RAN
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Specs : GLASSES
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Purplish-red : CARMINE
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Former mile record holder : COE
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Scoundrel : ROTTER
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Pancake arrangement : STACK
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Daphnis's lover, in Greek romance : CHLOE
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Slender : REEDY
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Take first, second or third, in the Olympics : MEDAL
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Mediterranean port : ORAN
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Exhausted, with "out" : WORE
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Letters : MAIL
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Gangster's gun : GAT
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Family member : SIS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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