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New York Times, Friday, October 13, 2017

Roberto ___, only Baseball Hall-of-Famer inducted as a Blue Jays player

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 48 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times10/13/17 ( No. 24,811 )
Across
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Reversible fabric : DAMASK
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Egyptian charm : SCARAB
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"It's just me" : IMALONE
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Marching ___ (Midwest college band) : ILLINI
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Flower with five petals : GERANIUM
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"Such a pity" : TOOBAD
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Bugs : IRKS
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Remains of a wreck : FLOTSAM
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Evening result? : TIE
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They're seen going south in the fall : GEESE
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[Wham!] : KAPOW
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Person in a trailer, in two senses : ACTOR
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Heads up : RUNS
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Ready (for) : RIPE
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Either Bill or Hillary Clinton, once : LAWYER
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Worst of times : LOWS
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___ Lesser, player of Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld" : LEN
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Sites associated with the Innocence Project : DNALABS
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Good connection : RAPPORT
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Big name in home security systems : ADT
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Things worth waiting for? : TIPS
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A screwdriver might be added to it : BARTAB
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Dash part : TACH
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Opposite of downs : SIPS
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Six-Day War leader Dayan : MOSHE
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Not standing, in a way : ADHOC
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Pork cuts : LOINS
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Heart: Lat. : COR
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Ice cream treat : TORTONI
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French vineyards : CRUS
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1997 film whose poster shows a woman wearing dog tags : GIJANE
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Exercise often done while lying down : LEGRAISE
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Brand in the frozen food section : OREIDA
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What a laryngitis sufferer may do : WHISPER
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Pound a beat : PATROL
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Double-click sound? : TSKTSK
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Bits of information? : DIGITALDATA
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Long-running Fox sitcom : AMERICANDAD
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Big news site for investors : MARKETWATCH
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"Such a pity" : ALAS
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Grand duke vis-à-vis a czar : SON
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Big no-no at a T.S.A. checkpoint : KNIFE
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Protests peacefully, in a way : SITS
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Part of a wizard costume : CLOAK
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Roberto ___, only Baseball Hall-of-Famer inducted as a Blue Jays player : ALOMAR
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Tease : RIB
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CNN anchor Cabrera : ANA
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Offer : BID
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18th-century pioneer in graph theory : EULER
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Major city on the Tigris : MOSUL
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Wagner's Siegfried, for one : TENOR
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Awesome : GREAT
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Initial challenge for certain screenwriters : PILOTSCRIPT
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Places to see Wagner : OPERAHOUSES
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Totally lost it : WENTBERSERK
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Castor ___ of old comics : OYL
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Lowly navy person : SWAB
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Pete Rose's 1,314, for short : RBIS
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Bombards with fake offers : SPAMS
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Like milk you shouldn't cry over : SPILT
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Advocating : PRO
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Obsolescent film holder : SPOOL
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Blather : HOTAIR
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Source of strength : SINEW
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Airbnb listing : CONDO
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"Sweet dreams" : NIGHT
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Honest-to-goodness : REAL
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Port vessel : CASK
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Letters leaning to the right? : GOP
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Certain investment, for short : IRA
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Jacuzzi part : JET
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"___ for Ricochet" (2004 best seller) : RIS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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