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New York Times, Friday, September 3, 2004

Sports film that was a 2003 Best Picture nominee

Author:
Edgar R. Fontaine
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edgar R. Fontaine

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Fontaine.
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© 2004, The New York Times9/3/04 ( No. 20,023 )
Across
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Playfully roguish : ARCH
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One up : BATTER
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Mountain pass : GAP
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Owner of the Y? : MALE
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Saint said to have been martyred by Huns : URSULA
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Ex of Mickey : AVA
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Ready to get drunk, perhaps : AGED
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Sports film that was a 2003 Best Picture nominee : SEABISCUIT
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Like a smoker : STAG
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Pollute, say : HARM
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Winner of nine golf majors : HOGAN
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Tough : SINEWY
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Fox's relative : SAC
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Remote choice : MUTE
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Like retirees : EMERITI
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Nottingham nursery needs : NAPPIES
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Article written by Kant : DER
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Running things in a bar : TABS
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In things : TRENDS
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Oddball : WHIMSICAL
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Ward of the screen : RACHEL
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Like many hearths : ASHY
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Court people, for short : DAS
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Is faithful (to) : ADHERES
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Life saver : MAEWEST
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Twin : DUAL
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Code word : DAH
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Shake, to some : FRAPPE
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It's divided into 24 books : ILIAD
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Mend : TAPE
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Berth place : SLIP
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Novel featuring the madam Dora Flood : CANNERYROW
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A famous Amos : TORI
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Took the cake, say : ATE
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Richard's "On Your Toes" collaborator : LORENZ
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Sister on "The Waltons" : ERIN
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Marshaled : LED
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Unfortunate things to have to count : LOSSES
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Homes in the woods : DENS
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Rolled up : AMASSED
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Old bar material : RAGTIME
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One working on the spot? : CLEANER
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Person who won't commit : HEDGER
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Like a fox : BUSHYTAILED
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Country statistic : AREA
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Bygone leaders : TSARS
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Abolitionist Harriet : TUBMAN
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Certain Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Dermal development : RASH
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"Ia Orana Maria" painter : GAUGUIN
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Kept one's nose in the air? : AVIATED
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Glib quality : PATNESS
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Drive : COMPEL
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Lose the freshness of youth : WITHER
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Be out briefly? : CATCHAFEWZS
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Corporate inits. since 1924 : IBM
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Talking up? : PRAYER
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Retiree server: Abbr. : SSA
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"Riverdance" composer Bill : WHELAN
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Something to believe in : ISM
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Extreme : RADICAL
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Admire to a fault : ADULATE
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Like Prometheus : CHAINED
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Really regret : DEPLORE
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Heart protector : ASPIRIN
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Short panties : STEPINS
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Don Juans : SATYRS
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Stewed : WASTED
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Lagomorphic leapers : HARES
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29-Down competitor : DELL
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Corn ___ : PONE
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Outback critter : ROO

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