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BALLPLAYERS' FAVORITE

New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 2000

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 87 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 96 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1001 ( 18,590 )
Across
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Nasty campaign? : JIHAD
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Insect trap of sorts : AMBER
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Cabinet display, perhaps : CURIOS
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Singles : ACES
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Not just decorative : UTILE
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Strength : FORTE
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In a New York minute : ATONCE
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"___ here" : SAME
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...food? : BATTERFRIEDCHICKEN
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Lodge : STOW
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"___ say!" : ILL
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Algeria's second-biggest city : ORAN
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Nonclerical : LAIC
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More than devotees : ADDICTS
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Year Trajan was born : LIII
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...song? : WALKLIKEAMAN
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New York City stadium name : ASHE
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Bliss : ECSTASY
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Important spelling feature of "iridescent" : ONER
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Actor Armand : ASSANTE
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Pitcher Shawn : ESTES
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Archeological find : BONES
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Response: Abbr. : ANS
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Give the eye : LEERAT
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Jam : SCRAPE
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Kindly : PLEASE
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"No ___!" : DICE
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Pizzeria order : PEPPERONI
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...animals? : FIELDMICE
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Org. with a big PAC : NRA
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Maintained : AVERRED
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Supermodel Campbell : NAOMI
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Move like a scared rabbit : SKITTER
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Teeny : PETITE
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Sky-chart scales : LIBRA
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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"Nosiree!" : NAH
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Belligerent Olympian : ARES
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...boat? : DUGOUT
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...sci-fi flick? : THEFLY
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Certain resale item, informally : REPO
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Gun : REV
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Stab : PANG
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Quadruple gold medalist, 1936 : OWENS
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Kind of car : PATROL
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C.E.O.'s : TOPDOGS
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Events for which to get decked out : PROMS
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Decked out : ARRAYED
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Tenn. neighbor : ALA
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...actor? : LEEMAJORS
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Alternatives to Merlots : CABERNETS
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Bruise : MAUL
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Put away : STORED
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American Indian pony : CAYUSE
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Solvent : AFLOAT
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Court action : LOB
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Game usually played in a ring : CRAPS
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Produce : STAGE
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Home of Gallo Winery : MODESTO
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Wearer of 71-Down : GAEL
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Exact : LITERAL
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Color quality : TONE
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...TV character? : HOMERSIMPSON
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Deck : TRIM
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Place for police : CRUISER
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French city heavily hit in 1944 : CAEN
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South Dakota, to Pierre : ETAT
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Something taken into account?: Abbr. : INT
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Locale for pins : LANE
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...James Bond movie? : DIAMONDSAREFOREVER
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Follows a recipe direction : ADDS
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Like many a phone caller : ONHOLD
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"___ Paris" : ILOVE
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Val d'___, French ski resort : ISERE
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Mosquito, e.g. : PEST
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Stinker : MEANIE
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Old : PASSE
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Flambé : JUBILEE
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Emphatic letters : ITALICS
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Gangland communication : HITLIST
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Cockpit dial: Abbr. : ALT
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Fiddle-de-___ : DEE
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Brawl : AFFRAY
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Upright : MORAL
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Critical point : BRINK
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Hiver's opposite : ETE
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Cancel, in a way : REDLINE
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Report of proceedings : CAHIER
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City where the first Woolworth's opened, 1879 : UTICA
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"Arabian Nights" creature : ROC
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Sign : INK
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Lots : OCEANS
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E-mailer's option : SEND
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Emulated a Boy Scout : ASSISTED
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...book? : CATCHERINTHERYE
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Overdramatize : EMOTE
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Stitches : SEWS
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Scraps : ROWS
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Doesn't maintain even consistency : CAKES
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Niels Bohr, e.g. : DANE
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Suffix with social : ITE
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Single : LONE
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Like horses : MANED
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Neighbor of Bhutan : ASSAM
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Hold : ASSERT
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Smart ___ : ALECK
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Uncompromising law : BAN
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Pollster's quest : OPINION
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Word in a tied score : ALL
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Division of a subdivision : ACRE
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Toot : TEAR
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Something to believe in : CREED
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Heater : ROD
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Louvre Pyramid designer : PEI
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Mat material : SISAL
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One-fourth of a 60's group : PAPA
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"Well, did you ___?" : EVER
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...candy? : PETERPAULMOUNDS
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Used a lever on : PRISED
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Snow creation : FORT
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Lennon/McCartney's "___ Loser" : IMA
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A, as in Augsburg : EIN
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Put ___ in one's ear : ABUG
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Clan's pride : TARTAN
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N.Y.C. airport : LGA
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"May I have your attention?" : AHEM
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Photographer's cover : LENSCAP
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Possibilities : IFS
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Election news : UPSET
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Some think they're terrible : TWOS
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Scene of fierce W.W. I fighting : YPRES
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O'Neill's "A Touch of the ___" : POET
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Cutlass, e.g. : OLDS
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Tennessee athlete : VOL
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John Boyd ___, 1949 Peace Nobelist : ORR
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Check : ARREST
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Novelist Janowitz : TAMA
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Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
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Beau ___ : GESTE
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Sci-fi escape vehicle : POD
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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Very, to Verdi : MOLTO
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Woolf's "___ of One's Own" : AROOM
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W's brother : JEB
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Replies at sea : AYS
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Most lamebrained : LOONIEST
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Time of smooth sailing : CALM
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Summer heat-beaters : ADES
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Checked out : CASED
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Checks : REINSIN
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Saigon celebration : TET
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Makes it : ARRIVES
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Ways to make a big splash : GAINERS
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A Massachusetts symbol : ELMTREE
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The Alamo, for one : SHRINE
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Coffee order : GRANDE
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Cousin of a moccasin : LOAFER
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Turned on by : INTO
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Traffic : TRADE
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Common bacterium : ECOLI
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LuPone stage role : PERON
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"The Tao of ___" (2000 film) : STEVE
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Express approval : CLAP
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Biblical land : EDOM
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Student's cry : AHA
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Night "The Monkees" aired: Abbr. : MON
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Role in Rabaud's "Mârouf" : ALI
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Swindle, slangily : RIP
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Hockey's Tikkanen : ESA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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