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    1. * Like father, Like daughter: Laila ___ has followed in the footsteps of her legendary father to become a Boxer.
    4. * Ms. Retton
    10. The Beatles album: "Let It ___"
    12. "Lake" in French
    13. Ibsen character
    14. Character from "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)
    16. * She won gold for Australia in the 80m Hurdles event at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics: Shirley ___
    19. * They're made in Softball
    20. Item hanging from a shirt in a clothes store
    21. Three vowels
    22. Staples
    24. * Figure Skaters and Rhythmic Gymnasts must devise them
    27. Undergrad
    28. Greek deity
    29. Bear young
    31. Approximated, briefly
    34. Spiked wheel at the end of a spur
    37. Genetic letters
    38. Popular dessert
    40. Given to imitation
    41. Play a Part
    42. Give out
    43. * Ms. Krone who, on June 5th, 1993, made horse-racing history when she became the first woman to win the prestigious Belmont Stakes
    44. Type of Tape used to Tape a TV Show
    45. * Equestrian's instruction: "Yell ___ get the horse to speed up."
    46. Non-verbal form of communication (Acronym)
    47. * Athlete on a Horse, without the "R"
    49. Word before Culpa
    50. Question posed of a Librarian: "___ Hinton the novelist of The Outsiders ?"
    52. * Name from the 1992 movie about women's baseball called "A League of Their Own"
    57. Contact Lenses company: ___ & Lomb
    59. Type of cuckoo bird
    60. By way of
    61. Song of praise
    62. * Goddess of Golf
    65. Poisonous gas
    67. Type of pen
    68. Make a Mistake
    69. Not you
    70. * Titaness of Tennis
    71. Flight schedule acronym


    1. Something in a church
    2. Key follower
    3. French for "Here"
    4. * Sports Factoid: In most sports, female athletes don't ___ much money as their male counterparts
    5. * Dieter's comment: "For breakfast, I had ___-Fast."
    6. Name from "The Crying Game" (1992)
    7. Office Manager's comment: "We us the abbreviation of ___ way of saving space on our letterheads and business cards."
    8. Greasy, without the "ly"
    9. Square
    10. * Softball players use them
    11. Alphabet letters
    15. * Ms. Kwan the Figure Skater
    16. * Letters on a woman's (or man's) racecar
    17. * Olympic gold medalist in Figure Skating, in 1960
    18. Canadian prov.
    23. * Skating Star
    25. Revelation at the Filing Cabinet: "Look at all of the ___ got stuck with for filing! Yesterday, the same thing happened to me, but with all of the Dees!"
    26. * Some swimmers display their artistry in it, for short
    30. Consumes grub
    32. One-armed bandit, with "Machine"
    33. Dorothy's Dog
    34. Royal Family member in India, variantly
    35. Piece of music
    36. * Serena or Venus
    37. Mr. Winfield
    39. Kid who was held in Miami
    48. * Middle-Distance Runner: Mary ___ Slaney
    49. * Ms. Seles of Tennis
    51. * Tennis Star's pout: "This ___ playing in is burning my powerful forearm!"
    53. Singer who Sang "Splish Splash"
    54. * Famed tennis player
    55. Sign of the Zodiac
    56. Experimental locale, for short
    57. Cow shelter
    58. Laughing sound
    61. Lunchtime sandwich
    63. * Baseball stat.
    64. Teensy
    66. Symbol for Sodium


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