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New York Times, Monday, November 17, 2014

Minnesota baseball team ... or what 18-, 30-, 44- and 53-Across all are

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Tom McCoy
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. McCoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York Times11/17/14 ( No. 23,750 )

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Across
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Pocketbook part : STRAP
6
Waiter's last word after serving food : ENJOY
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Place ___ (part of a table setting) : MAT
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Hunt illegally : POACH
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France's longest river : LOIRE
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Award bestowed by a queen: Abbr. : OBE
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Busybody : YENTA
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Ban Ki-moon's predecessor at the U.N. : KOFIANNAN
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Jeopardize : RISK
22
Colon, in analogies : ISTO
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Classic video game with ghosts : PACMAN
27
Mosey : SAUNTER
30
"Two and a Half Men" co-star starting in 2011 : ASHTONKUTCHER
33
Femur's locale : THIGH
34
Two Romanov czars : IVANS
35
Photo ___ (campaign events) : OPS
38
Gumshoes, in old crime fiction : TECS
39
Grand feather : PLUME
40
___ of Capri : ISLE
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Annoy : IRK
42
Country singer Steve : EARLE
43
Trojan king during the Trojan War : PRIAM
44
Sporting champion with a drive for success? : MARIOANDRETTI
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Descriptive language : IMAGERY
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"Of course you're right" : YESYES
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Anger : RAGE
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Not commissioned, after "on" : SPEC
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"The Fast and the Furious" co-star : VINDIESEL
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What "E" means on a gas gauge : EMPTY
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Verb-forming suffix : IZE
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Witch : CRONE
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Brainteaser : POSER
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Court divider : NET
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Crimean conference site : YALTA
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Minnesota baseball team ... or what 18-, 30-, 44- and 53-Across all are : TWINS
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James Bond, for one : SPY
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Little piggy, in a children's rhyme : TOE
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Sprinted : RAN
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Play a role : ACT
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Pyramid schemer? : PHARAOH
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___ Club (civic group) : ELKS
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Reading place ... or reading device : NOOK
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Competitor of Skippy and Peter Pan : JIF
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"Either he goes ___ go!" : ORI
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Word before "verily" in the Bible : YEA
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Freak of nature : MONSTROSITY
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Lessen : ABATE
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Kind of sax : TENOR
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Number of heads of the Hydra, in myth : NINE
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Bed-and-breakfast, e.g. : INN
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Rocker Smith : PATTI
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"My Name Is ___ Lev" : ASHER
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Sexy guy : CHICKMAGNET
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Boardroom events: Abbr. : MTGS
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Flower's pollen holder : STAMEN
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Teenager's bane : ACNE
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Sounds of hesitation : UHS
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"___ was here" (W.W. II catchphrase) : KILROY
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Throat dangler : UVULA
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Part of a table setting : PLATE
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Round after the quarters : SEMIS
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10-10 or Q-Q : PAIR
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Angers : IRES
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Before, poetically : ERE
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General rule : PRECEPT
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Elderly : AGED
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Easter egg need : DYE
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Football Hall-of-Famer Michael : IRVIN
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Indian corn : MAIZE
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Mailed : SENT
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Treacherous, as winter roads : ICY
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Long presidential term, perhaps : ERA
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The sun : SOL
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Cut, as grass : MOW
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Trident-shaped letter : PSI
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Number of Canadian provinces : TEN
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Soph. and jr. : YRS

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