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New York Times, Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Enthusiastic response to a tennis shutout?

Author:
Karen Young Bonin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen Young Bonin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Bonin.
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© 2001, The New York Times8/15/01 ( No. 18,908 )
Across
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Skiing mecca : ASPEN
6
Cross of Egypt : ANKH
10
Weather indicator : VANE
14
Taco topper, perhaps : SALSA
15
Needy : POOR
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Intestinal parts : ILEA
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Where ordinary folks play tennis? : THEPEOPLESCOURT
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Controversial spray : ALAR
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Tarkenton of Minnesota : FRAN
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Actor Edward James ___ : OLMOS
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Othello's ensign : IAGO
25
"The Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
27
Enthusiastic response to a tennis shutout? : AINTLOVEGRAND
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___-cone : SNO
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Glimmering : IDEA
34
Household ___ : INCOME
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Weapon that can cross the Atl. or Pac. : ICBM
39
Expensive transport : SST
41
First name in daredeviltry : EVEL
42
Daddy Warbucks's henchman : THEASP
45
Architect Saarinen : EERO
48
Where some M.D.'s work : ERS
49
What standers and waiters do in tennis? : THEYALSOSERVE
52
Ridicule : JEER
53
Rare bills : TWOS
54
Be friends (with) : GETON
57
Field opening : GATE
59
Siamese : THAI
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Soothing words to a tennis player? : ITSNOTYOURFAULT
66
Crow : BRAG
67
Black card : CLUB
68
Legend's locale : ATLAS
69
Composer Alban : BERG
70
Dole (out) : METE
71
Hardly Mr. Nice Guy : MEANY
Down
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Dog of detective fiction : ASTA
2
Comic Mort : SAHL
3
"Don't hurt me!," for one : PLEA
4
Bon vivant's gift : ESPRIT
5
Highlands negative : NAE
6
Stamps, maybe : APPROVES
7
Town where Augustus died : NOLA
8
Chekov player on "Star Trek" : KOENIG
9
Many mins. : HRS
10
Reason for an "R" : VIOLENCE
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Wound application : ALUM
12
He ordered Seneca's death : NERO
13
Grub : EATS
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Attila, the Scourge ___ : OFGOD
19
First name in late-night TV : CONAN
24
Clay, today : ALI
26
"... ___ quit!" : ORI
27
___ were : ASIT
28
Tiny amount of progress : INCH
29
Gambler's pass : NOBET
30
Oil holder : EASEL
31
White cliffs locale : DOVER
35
TV's Griffin : MERV
36
Other : ELSE
38
Game played in "The Joy Luck Club" : MAHJONGG
40
Place for a lab experiment : TESTTUBE
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"___ evil" : SEENO
44
Poet laureate before Southey : PYE
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Crew member : ROWER
47
Spanish bear : OSO
50
Sock type : ARGYLE
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Net worth : ESTATE
54
Singing brother of 60's-90's pop : GIBB
55
French 101 verb : ETRE
56
Bygone despot : TSAR
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Juillet's follower : AOUT
60
Waikiki wiggle : HULA
61
Author Paton : ALAN
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Teeny : ITSY
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Cable sta. for cinema buffs : TCM
65
Grp. of relatives : FAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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