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New York Times, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

With 42-Across, usual result of a leadoff batter getting three strikes

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 110 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2019, The New York Times10/16/19 ( No. 25,544 )
Across
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Vacation spot : BEACH
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Push-button bankers : ATMS
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Bad day for Caesar : IDES
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Seat preference, for some : AISLE
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Fool : DUPE
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Deli cry : NEXT
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Start of a quip about a hobby group : WEHEARDTHE
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Blanchett of "The Aviator" : CATE
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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"Buenos ___" : DIAS
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Kama ___ : SUTRA
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Part 2 of the quip : ORIGAMICLUBHAD
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Buds : PALS
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Casual pair : LEVIS
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Word before sauce or soda : CREAM
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Reason why not : CON
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"Deck the Halls" contraction : TIS
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Part 3 of the quip : FOLDEDBUTINFACT
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With 42-Across, usual result of a leadoff batter getting three strikes : ONE
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See 41-Across : OUT
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Utah politician Hatch : ORRIN
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___ Horse : CRAZY
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Shiny fabric : LAME
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Part 4 of the quip : INTERESTINITIS
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Part of U.S.M.C. : CORPS
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Memo abbreviation : ATTN
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___ & Perrins (Worcestershire sauce brand) : LEA
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Celebrated figure : IDOL
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End of the quip : INCREASING
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Sicilian peak : ETNA
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Cousin of a bassoon : OBOE
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Back-comb : TEASE
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Full of promise, as an outlook : ROSY
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Lip : SASS
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Came to a close : ENDED
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Cry like a baby : BAWL
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Letters from down on the farm? : EIEIO
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"My Name Is ___ Lev" (Chaim Potok novel) : ASHER
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Browns' home, on scoreboards : CLE
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Instance of psychological trickery : HEADGAME
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Family name of Morticia and Gomez : ADDAMS
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Rwandan group : TUTSI
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Dash readout : MPH
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Catch, as a movie : SEE
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Some evil spirits : INCUBI
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Galactic Empire superweapon : DEATHSTAR
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One playing a small part : EXTRA
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Place : STEAD
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Iranian currency : RIAL
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Tahoe, for one : SUV
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Modern replacement for a cash register : IPAD
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Artery problem : CLOT
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Filmmaker Riefenstahl : LENI
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Co. money manager : CFO
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Guitarist Wood of the Rolling Stones : RON
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Tiny orbiters : ELECTRONS
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Film director's cry : CUT
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Here, to Henri : ICI
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Where trains stop: Abbr. : STN
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Nod off : DOZE
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Accepts, as an argument : BUYS
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Put up to run : NOMINATE
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Agonize (over) : FRET
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Opportunity to determine if the referee blew it : REPLAY
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___ longa, vita brevis : ARS
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Petrol units : LITRES
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Prepare to get a hand : ANTE
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More standoffish : ICIER
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Acknowledge silently : NODTO
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What someone might make a stand for? : TACOS
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Classic story in which Paris figures prominently : ILIAD
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Intuition : SENSE
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Like Scotch, for a minimum of three years : AGED
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What some smartphones run on : IOS
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Dream Team members' org. : NBA
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China's Sun Yat-___ : SEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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