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New York Times, Monday, August 29, 2005

Competition with shot putters and hurdlers

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Keller.
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C
2
O
3
R
4
P
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S
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P
7
O
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L
9
L
10
S
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T
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O
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P
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O
F
A
R
C
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A
P
I
A
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H
A
R
I
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M
A
Y
O
R
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G
E
N
T
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L
E
M
A
N
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P
A
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T
O
N
T
H
E
B
A
C
K
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S
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T
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O
O
P
E
D
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V
A
L
L
I
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P
E
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S
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M
A
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T
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A
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R
Y
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E
E
E
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A
D
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U
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U
P
N
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S
S
S
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P
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I
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T
B
O
S
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S
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M
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I
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T
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T
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E
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U
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S
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N
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E
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M
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P
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T
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A
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R
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S
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M
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S
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P
U
T
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N
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E
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O
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V
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R
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I
N
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A
N
S
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U
G
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L
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S
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E
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O
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N
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D
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S
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W
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© 2005, The New York Times8/29/05 ( No. 20,383 )
Across
1
The "C" of U.S.M.C. : CORPS
6
Opinion tester : POLL
10
"That's enough!" : STOP
14
France's Joan ___ : OFARC
15
Samoa's capital : APIA
16
Spy Mata ___ : HARI
17
City chief : MAYOR
18
Lady's escort : GENTLEMAN
20
Bit of encouragement : PATONTHEBACK
22
Bent over : STOOPED
25
Frankie of the Four Seasons : VALLI
26
Stephen King novel : PETSEMATARY
30
Wide shoe width : EEE
31
"Farewell" : ADIEU
32
The WB rival : UPN
33
Old draft letters : SSS
34
Casino supervisor : PITBOSS
38
Cambridge sch. : MIT
41
Stocking's end : TOE
42
"___ hooks" (box warning) : USENO
44
CPR giver : EMT
47
Antes : POTSTARTERS
50
"Me, too" : SOAMI
52
Pixies : SPRITES
53
Hoodwink : PUTONEOVERON
57
On the way : INTRANSIT
58
Wrinkled citrus fruits : UGLIS
62
Barbara of "I Dream of Jeannie" : EDEN
63
Cries of surprise : OHOS
64
Poor : NEEDY
65
Georgia and Lithuania, once: Abbr. : SSRS
66
Corduroy feature : WALE
67
One with a dish towel : DRIER
Down
1
Dot follower : COM
2
Son ___ gun : OFA
3
Bit of sunshine : RAY
4
Request a hand? : PROPOSE
5
Barely gather together, as funds : SCRAPEUP
6
Chinese temple : PAGODA
7
Dentist's request : OPEN
8
___ remover : LINT
9
Plaster backing : LATH
10
Queen of ___, biblical V.I.P. : SHEBA
11
Mexican dish : TAMALE
12
Soothsayer : ORACLE
13
Little finger : PINKIE
19
Impose, as a tax : LEVY
21
President pro ___ : TEM
22
Restful resorts : SPAS
23
Kennedy and Turner : TEDS
24
"Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
27
Centers of Christmas wrapping paper : TUBES
28
G.I.'s address : APO
29
M.D.'s associates : RNS
35
Skater Midori : ITO
36
Wee one : TOT
37
Envelop : SURROUND
38
Competition with shot putters and hurdlers : MEET
39
As to, in legal memos : INRE
40
Use a Frisbee : TOSS
43
Bee or wasp : STINGER
44
Catches sight of : ESPIES
45
Piles : MOUNDS
46
Rag : TATTER
47
___ colada : PINA
48
Infectious fly : TSETSE
49
Kind of financing, for short : APR
51
Daybreaks : MORNS
54
Plenty, to a poet : ENOW
55
Fed. workplace watchdog : OSHA
56
Six-stringed instrument : VIOL
59
Hula hoop? : LEI
60
Suffix with chlor- or sulf- : IDE
61
Damascus' land: Abbr. : SYR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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