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New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 2015

Game for which it's helpful to have hands-on experience?

Author:
Jill Denny and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
57/5/20107/4/20165
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1.68200
Jill Denny
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1247/5/201010/17/202180
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1.639322
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Denny. This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
Jill: One of my most glaring puzzle-solving weaknesses is total ignorance of anything related to baseball. After Jeff tired of my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The grid to the right is what happened when I tried to do this one on my own. (I felt there had to be a progression from BOGEY to PAR ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times1/1/15 ( No. 23,795 )
Across
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Person close to 100? : ASTUDENT
9
Kind of game or line : PICKUP
15
Belt and hose : CARPARTS
16
Poker declaration : IRAISE
17
Neil Armstrong declaration : THEEAGLEHASLANDED
19
Film critic Jeffrey : LYONS
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Part of a dovetail joint : TENON
21
Sub : HERO
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Seizure sensors, for short : EEGS
26
What a parent might warn a child to watch out for : THEBOGEYMAN
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Deviate from one's path : YAW
32
Bash with a splash : POOLPARTY
33
"___ inglés?" : HABLA
35
Noir alternative : AULAIT
36
Part of a Spanish explorer's name : DELEON
37
"Funny Girl" composer : STYNE
38
Chutes and ladders locale : WATERPARK
41
Ho Chi Minh City festival : TET
42
1961 Tony winner for Best Musical : BYEBYEBIRDIE
43
Sistine Chapel painting setting : EDEN
45
Antennae, so to speak : EARS
46
Charged : RANAT
48
Butterfly, but not a caterpillar : IMAGO
53
Average ... or a literal hint to 17-, 26- and 42-Across : PARFORTHECOURSE
58
Cave : GROTTO
59
Trump : OVERRULE
60
Duke's transportation? : ATRAIN
61
Game for which it's helpful to have hands-on experience? : PEEKABOO
Down
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House work? : ACT
2
Comedian Mort : SAHL
3
Deuce follower : TREY
4
Until : UPTO
5
Beginning : DAWN
6
"Now ___ shakes my soul": Sappho : EROS
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Highest power? : NTH
8
Traveler's checks, for short? : TSA
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Not let up in criticism : PILEON
10
Site of a 1953 C.I.A.-directed coup : IRAN
11
Paddle around : CANOE
12
Organlike legume : KIDNEYBEAN
13
Function : USE
14
Taxi eschewer, for short : PED
18
Animal shelter animal : STRAY
21
2013 Joaquin Phoenix film : HER
22
Chest compressor, for short : EMT
24
In abundance : GALORE
25
Ritzy : SWANK
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Promoted : TOUTED
27
Real imp : HOLYTERROR
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Brio : ELAN
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Big name in morning radio : OPIE
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"The Confessions of ___ Turner" (1967 Pulitzer winner) : NAT
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Wallop : PASTE
33
"___, boy!" : HERE
34
Canned food made by Nestlé : ALPO
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"L.A. Law" actress : DEY
38
Peter Fonda's role in "Easy Rider" : WYATT
39
___ Lingus : AER
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TV channel with the slogan "Very Funny" : TBS
42
Concern : BEARON
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Clinton-backed pact : NAFTA
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"Don't blame me!" : NOTI
48
Brain-freezing treat : ICEE
49
Sitcom character who curses by shouting "Shazbot!" : MORK
50
Special quality : AURA
51
Eats : GRUB
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"Hedda Gabler" setting : OSLO
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Org. that's most likely to appreciate this puzzle? : PGA
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Sketches, e.g. : ART
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Short flight : HOP
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New Year's ___ : EVE
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Job ad abbr. : EEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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