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BASEBALL BY THE NUMBERS

New York Times, Sunday, October 5, 1997

Author:
Derrick Niederman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 148, Blocks: 75 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Niederman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1005 ( 17,498 )
Across
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Freight : CARGO
6
< Player with this retired number : MUSIAL
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Overly smooth : PAT
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"...this sceptred ___": "Richard II" : ISLE
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Site of Joan of Arc's demise : ROUEN
20
Dutch royal house : ORANGE
21
Goof : ERR
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Switchblade : SHIV
23
Words before clear or way : INTHE
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< Player with this retired number, informally : WILLIE
25
Famed railsplitter : ABE
26
TV : TUBE
27
Mideast capital : TEHRAN
29
Center of Anytown, U.S.A. : MAINST
31
Golfer Juli : INKSTER
33
Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
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Film director ___ Lee : ANG
36
Exceed : OUTDO
38
Hearty cheer : OLE
39
Without a date : STAG
42
"___ at 'em!" : LEMME
44
Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
45
Throat projection : UVULA
47
Where the Paraná River is: Abbr. : ARG
48
First name in horror : BELA
49
Prank : CAPER
50
Honored : FETED
51
Shadow companion : LINER
53
Dumps : EYESORES
56
"East of Eden" co-star : MASSEY
57
Garlic segment : CLOVE
58
State tree of Missouri : DOGWOOD
59
Transcript : TEXT
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< Season record for which 3-Down had this number : HOMERS
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Caviar : ROE
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Gypsy, traditionally : NOMAD
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___-European : INDO
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Upper, in Saxony : OBER
70
Open tract : LEA
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Champ of 10/30/74 : ALI
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New Mexico resort : TAOS
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Colleague of Farrar and Maleska : WENG
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Travel aid : ATLAS
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Hex, of a sort : POX
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Convention activity : CAUCUS
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Pathetic : LAME
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Waxy bloomer : BEGONIA
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Cousin of a loon : GREBE
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Clippers : SHEARS
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Roosevelt quartet : FREEDOMS
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Parrot's word : HELLO
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It's missing in manana : TILDE
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Duck : ELUDE
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Meat stamp : USDA
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Romanian coin : LEU
98
Copier button : RESET
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Slow-moving : LAZY
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Race official : TIMER
102
Boxer Willard : JESS
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Uris hero : ARI
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Brand name at picnics : HEINZ
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Know-how : ART
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London gallery : TATE
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< Team that won this many games in 1961 : YANKEES
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< Member of the only team to win this many games in a season : INDIAN
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Classic action figures : GIJOES
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Boast : CROW
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Free (of) : RID
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Wield : EMPLOY
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Supercharger : TURBO
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Debenture, basically : IOU
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More cunning : WILIER
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Open : UNCAP
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Bygone era : THEN
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Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. : ENE
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< Season record for which Rickey Henderson had this number : STEALS
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Actress Young and others : SEANS
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Lit ___ (college course) : CRIT
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Top-flight : AONE
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< Player with this retired number : RUTH
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< Player with this retired number : GEHRIG
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"Peyton Place" actor : ONEAL
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Decimate, with "down" : MOW
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___ and Thummin (Judaic objects) : URIM
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Obeisance : SALAAM
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Kind of skate : INLINE
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Curing, in a way : AGING
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Noted Virginia family : LEES
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Shade of green : PEA
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Umpire : ARBITER
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Movement : TREND
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Practitioners' suffix : ISTS
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< Season record for which Grover Cleveland Alexander had this number : SHUTOUTS
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One smeared in England : LIBELLEE
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Big name in batteries : EVEREADY
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Blue ___ : NILE
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Sink : TORPEDO
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< Player with this retired number : KOUFAX
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Sought lampreys : EELED
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Western Athletic Conference team : UTES
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Skating jump : SALCHOW
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Object with three round projections : TRILOBE
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Nickname : AGNOMEN
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Like certain elections : MAYORAL
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< Player with this retired number : AARON
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Clothing : VESTITURE
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Rabbit or Fox preceder : BRER
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Murmur : COO
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Swampy tract : EVERGLADE
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Hubris source : EGO
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Nor. neighbor : SWE
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First TV series to show a baby being born, 1955 : MEDIC
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60's chess champ : TAL
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Impugns : SLAMS
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Harshest sentence : MAXIMUM
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Enclosed part of a blimp : NACELLE
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< Season record for which Earl Webb had this number : DOUBLES
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Bony : OSSEOUS
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Region of 101-Down : ABRUZZI
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Rundown : SEEDY
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Vegetable container : POD
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Plastic ___ Band : ONO
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Turkish title : AGHA
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"___ Good Times Really Over" (1982 country hit) : ARETHE
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Golly : GEE
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Good will, e.g. : ASSET
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Meower : STRAYCAT
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V.I.P. : HIERARCH
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"Hamlet" locale : ELSINORE
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Custard : FLAN
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What an apostrophe may signal : ELISION
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Bummer : DRAG
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Superlarge drink : TRIPLE
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Where Firenze is : ITALIA
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Insipid : JEJUNE
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Spooky : EERIE
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Let in : ADMIT
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Emperor after Vespasian : TITUS
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Tae ___ do : KWON
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The latest : NEWS
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Carol : NOEL
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Killer whale : ORCA
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"My People" author : EBAN
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Absorbs, with "up" : SOPS
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Scheduled : DUE
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Many mos. : YRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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