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  • This week's theme: Winter Olympics
    The 2006 Winter Olympics


    1. * ___ Lake 2002 Winter Olympics - Let the Games Begin!
    5. * Moves performed in #39A
    11. * The muscles of a Winter Olympics athlete might be ___ the day after a competition than they were the day before a competition
    13. * delS a no tropS
    16. * Elimination Event at the Winter Olympics: ___ Speed Skating
    18. Kind of hoop ...flipped around?
    19. Brazilian city, with Paulo
    20. State in the U.S.A.
    21. * Soreness caused by friction (Experienced by a Skater who wears uncomfortable skates)
    22. * In Ice Hockey, a Hat Trick is when a player scores ___ in a single game
    28. Cummings the Poet
    29. * What relay Skating teams are skilled at
    31. Icky stuff
    32. Explosive palindrome
    33. Sort of fish
    34. Q. "Was ___ Asner who portrayed Mary Tyler Moore's boss on TV?" A. "Yes."
    37. Motor vehicle
    39. * Sport at the Winter Olympics
    45. Residue scooped from a fireplace
    46. Drink, with Colada
    47. Legume
    48. A Bobbsey Twin
    50. * To perform the Camel Spin, a Figure Skater must spin on ___ leg
    52. * Site for the sports of Biathlon, Cross-Country and Nordic Combined during the Winter Olympics of #1A: Soldier ___
    55. kereD .sM
    56. * The very tight and hooded racing suits worn by Speed Skaters are designed that way in order to decrease this: Air ___
    59. Topsy-Turvyness
    61. Movie org.
    62. * What an athlete might do to keep in shape prior to the Winter Olympics
    65. "sk" eht tuohtiw ,sepaC
    66. * In the Winter Olympics sport of Luge, G-Force (Gravitational Force) is the thing that holds the sled and the Luge Athlete (known as a Slider) on the wall of a what?
    71. * The last team member to jump into a Bobsleigh at the start of the run
    73. * The last stone shot in a Curling end (an "End" is a portion of a Curling game --of which there are 10 ends played in a Curling game)
    74. * What the Underdog said before his Winter Olympics event: "There ___ for me to become a medalist, and it's called giving it all I've got!"
    75. * Type of Skate worn in Speed Skating: ___ Skate


    1. * An athlete competing in Biathlon events who has good marksmanship should be able to do this
    2. * Snowboarding trick: ___ to Fakie
    3. Permit
    4. Make-a-Word! _-A-_-O-_ (Fortune-Teller's card)
    5. * molalS ___ 'seidaL :scipmylO retniW eht ta tneve eniplA
    6. lammaM gniooM
    7. Q. "Is ___ that is the 11th letter of the alphabet? A. "Yes."
    8. Ms. Hinton (Author of "The Outsiders")
    9. ...toN ___ uohT :tnemdnammoC a fo gninnigeB
    10. Ms. Ward
    11. Beast of Burden
    12. Ballroom dance, when doubled
    14. * One (of two) on a Luge sled
    15. * Venue for Curling during the Winter Olympics of 2002: The Ice ___ (See #26D for a Related Clue)
    17. oob-oob a ekaM
    21. * Time (Measure the speed of a Winter Olympics athlete)
    23. "Greetings!"
    24. Doc's helper
    25. "serP" eht tuohtiw ,gnidnatS hgiH
    26. * The venue at #15D is located at ___
    27. Traditional garment, with Dai
    29. * Ice Hockey official, commonly
    30. eman (2991) "emaG gniyrC ehT"
    32. * Figure Skating maneuver
    35. * Complaint made by a Competitor in the Cross-Country portion of the Nordic Combined competition: "I'm not very happy because this wax isn't the ___ normally use."
    36. Mr. Wallach
    38. Spielberg flick in '01
    40. Dar-___-Salaam (City in Tanzania)
    41. * Players in Curling wear specially designed ones
    42. World's largest desert, minus the "ra"
    43. Modern
    44. What a happy dog's tail will do (bkwds.)
    48. * riA ___ naidanaC :evom gnidraobwonS
    49. Loathe a lot
    51. Singer-Songwriter (Initials) who co-wrote "Laughter in the Rain"
    53. * Said by the Winter Olympian: "My dream is to stand ___ the top spot of the podium to see my country's flag raised and hear our national anthem."
    54. She (Initials) co-starred in "An American in Paris" (1951)
    56. * In Curling, they are also known as "Stones" --and they are made of dense granite
    57. * Said before a Winter Olympics competition: "I hope it isn't too ___ out because I really don't want to be blinded while I'm speeding down the hill to make my first big jump of the day."
    58. Acquires, without the "es"
    60. Jai's follower
    63. Iron's follower
    64. Axl Rose's gr.
    66. Posh auto
    67. Driver's org.
    68. araveuG .rM
    69. Musical direction, with Segno
    70. trohs rof ,ytitnauQ
    72. Per item (abbr.)


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