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New York Times, Friday, September 13, 2002

Like the top medalists at the 2000 Olympics: Abbr.

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mel Rosen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Rosen.
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© 2002, The New York Times9/13/02 ( No. 19,302 )
Across
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Meeting that's both business and pleasure : POWERLUNCH
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Boosters, for short : AMPS
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Bush, in the 80's : VEEP
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Some radio productions : SIMULCASTS
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Stage org. : ANTA
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Certain "edge" : STP
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Starring role for Julie Christie, 1965 : LARA
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Hardly hardy : TENDER
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Control post : HELM
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Camping enthusiasts : TENTERS
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Robin Goodfellow, e.g. : SPRITE
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Novelist once captured by cannibals : MELVILLE
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Ontario natives : CREES
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Adams of Sinn Fein : GERRY
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Time on end : EON
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John ___, the Lone Ranger : REID
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Squalid : SEAMY
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Fictional orphan : EYRE
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Flat, in ads : APT
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Small change : CENTS
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Offstage aides : CUERS
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They're given at birth : PRENAMES
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Does the honors, so to speak : CARVES
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Rick in flicks : MORANIS
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007 foe : DRNO
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Skirts : EVADES
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Put up the cash : PAID
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Chitchat : GAB
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South American monkey : TITI
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Password : OPENSESAME
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Gulf port : ADEN
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Garden center purchase : FERTILIZER
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___-majesté : LESE
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Breaks down : TAKESAPART
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Avoid summer school : PASS
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"Well, what ___?!" : OFIT
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Chicken : WIMP
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Old French coin : ECU
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Brooks of little consequence : RILLETS
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Where it's at : LOCALE
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Render defenseless : UNARM
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Pad owner : NASA
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Aug. setting in K.C. : CDT
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Inn : HOSTELRY
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Sporty Studebaker : AVANTI
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Periodic table developer : MENDELEYEV
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"The Mask of Dimitrios" star, 1944 : PETERLORRE
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Characteristic of desert vegetation : SPARSENESS
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Need to keep up with the Joneses : ENVY
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Scurried : HIED
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Specifics : TERMS
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Recycling material : SCRAPMETAL
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Make available in advance : PREPROVIDE
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Stresses, perhaps : REITERATES
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Supermarket department : MEATS
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They're in the pool : GENES
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Like Bel Paese cheese : SEMISOFT
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It's somewhat less than a pound : EURO
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Staff : CANE
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Unit of luminous intensity : CANDELA
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Literature Nobelist Gordimer : NADINE
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Head : CRISIS
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Poet translated by Ciardi : DANTE
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Lift (up) : PERK
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Where Samson died : GAZA
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Like the top medalists at the 2000 Olympics: Abbr. : AMER
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Puppet of children's TV : BERT
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Green shade : PEA
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Sample : SIP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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