New York Times, Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Author: Gary Cee
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Mr. Cee has a similar theme published later outlining a football rather than baseball play.
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1. Call from the flock : AMEN
5. Jack of "Dragnet" : WEBB
9. Not accidental : MEANT
14. Tamboura player's music : RAGA
15. Asia's Trans ___ Range : ALAI
16. One of a keyboard quartet : ARROW
17. Sign of bipolar disorder : MOODSWING
19. Minotaur's island : CRETE
20. Brzezinski of MSNBC : MIKA
21. When car headlights get turned on : DUSK
23. ___ kwon do : TAE
24. Place for a rim shot : SNARE
26. Tune in a D.J.'s rotation : TOPTENHIT
28. ___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
29. Cabinet department until 1947 : WAR
31. Radio's "The Lone Ranger" and others : SERIALS
32. Put-in-Bay's lake : ERIE
34. Listing in a table alphabétique : NOM
36. Badminton call : LET
37. 1981 Burt Reynolds movie, with "The" : CANNONBALLRUN
42. One of the DiMaggios : DOM
43. Part of many a dish's name : ALA
44. Key opening? : OSAY
46. Place for weapons : ARSENAL
50. Poet's planet : ORB
52. Time to revel : EVE
53. Electoral college blowout : LANDSLIDE
55. El Misti's range : ANDES
57. General on Chinese menus : TSO
58. Leering sort : EYER
59. Stick-to-it-iveness : GRIT
60. Nut with a cupule : ACORN
62. Start of a Lincoln address : FOURSCORE
66. Ground crew gear : RAKES
67. Not fooled by : ONTO
68. Double-decker checker : KING
69. Lowlife : SLIME
70. Need a bath badly : REEK
71. Like bachelor parties : STAG
1. Mechanical "bandit" feature : ARM
2. Little Red Book author : MAO
3. Prima donna's problem : EGOMANIA
4. Rock bottom : NADIR
5. Tot's glassful : WAWA
6. "The Book of ___" (2010 film) : ELI
7. Monopoly railroad : BANDO
8. Kudos, in street slang : BIGUPS
9. Holy fish? : MACKEREL
10. Mess up : ERR
11. Queen of Soul, familiarly : ARETHA
12. Manx cat trait : NOTAIL
13. 140-characters-or-fewer messages : TWEETS
18. Slant : SKEW
22. First-rate : STELLAR
24. ___-wolf : SHE
25. Undercover cop, perhaps : NARC
26. Suffix with Jumbo or beta : TRON
27. Dynamite component, briefly : NITRO
30. Deviation from the norm : ANOMALY
33. Put the kibosh on : ENDED
35. Deg. earned by just one U.S. president : MBA
38. Gobbledygook : NONSENSE
39. Bath gel ingredient : ALOE
40. No longer bothered by something : USEDTOIT
41. Cathedral area : NAVE
45. "Right you are!" : YES
46. Places for priests : ALTARS
47. Alfalfa or Buckwheat : RASCAL
48. "Jersey Shore" nickname : SNOOKI
49. Help by confirming an alibi, say : LIEFOR
51. Places for shots : BARS
54. Predator ___ : DRONE
56. Shaving mishaps : NICKS
59. Totally get, in slang : GROK
61. Michael Stipe's band : REM
63. Beehive State tribesman : UTE
64. Genetic inits. : RNA
65. Deviled ___ : EGG

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