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New York Times, Tuesday, October 13, 1998

Nickname of 17-Across hero Babe Ruth

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Salomon.
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© 1998, The New York Times10/13/98 ( No. 17,871 )
Across
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Disney's deer : BAMBI
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With 16-Across, a famed diarist : ANAIS
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"Am ___ believe...?" : ITO
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'Hoods : AREAS
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Get a new tenant for : RELET
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See 6-Across : NIN
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Mighty Cardinal : MARKMCGWIRE
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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"...sting like ___" : ABEE
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"Oh wow!" : OOH
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Broken-down motorist's signal : FLARE
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Nickname of 17-Across hero Babe Ruth : SULTANOFSWAT
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On the train : ABOARD
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Unbending : RIGID
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Gets really steamed : BOILS
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Suffix with gang : STER
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Massachusetts' Cape ___ : COD
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Turn loose : UNLEASH
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Official reproach : CENSURE
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N.F.L. scores : TDS
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Cooperate with a shooter : POSE
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Playful animal : OTTER
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Lamb Chop's mentor : SHARI
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Had relevance to : BOREON
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Call after a hit by 17-Across : ITSOUTTAHERE
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Minxes : VAMPS
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"Cara ___" (1965 hit) : MIA
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Diva's big moment : ARIA
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State next to Miss. : ALA
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Title for 17-Across : HOMERUNKING
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"...___ a lender be" : NOR
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Clear the board : ERASE
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Contradict : BELIE
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Little scurrier : ANT
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Sees socially : DATES
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Where Minos ruled : CRETE
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Crimson Tide, briefly : BAMA
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Show horse : ARAB
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Nothing more than : MERE
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Popular fund-raiser : BAKESALE
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Credo : ISM
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Vernacular : ARGOT
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1980's sitcom with two Darryls : NEWHART
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The Greatest : ALI
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Suffix with cash : IER
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Opponent for Martina or Monica : STEFFI
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Nonblood relative : INLAW
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Princess topper : TIARA
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Beginning : ONSET
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Common ailment : COLD
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Hallucination cause : LSD
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Constellation bear : URSA
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One in the family : NIECE
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Very nasty sort : OGRE
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Border on : ABUT
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007 : BOND
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Squelches a squeak : OILS
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Pint-sized : SHORT
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Like a button : CUTE
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After-lunch sandwich : OREO
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Actor Bruce : DERN
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Bit of a tiff : SPAT
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American-born Queen of Jordan : NOOR
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Runner in the raw : STREAKER
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Kind of cat : SIAMESE
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Pacifier : SOP
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Quite quiet : HUSHED
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Bridges of Hollywood : BEAU
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The Donald's first ex : IVANA
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Eagle's gripper : TALON
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Bright : SMART
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Takes on : HIRES
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Get to, so to speak : RILE
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Onetime Time film critic James : AGEE
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Man-mouse link : ORA
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Welcome ___ : MAT
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"ER" network : NBC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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