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New York Times, Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dodgers second baseman who won four consecutive Silver Slugger Awards beginning in 2006

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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© 2017, The New York Times11/18/17 ( No. 24,847 )
Across
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Youngster in a stream : OTTERPUP
9
Put the kibosh on : SCOTCH
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"You can't be serious!" : PUHLEASE
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Response to a riot : HAHAHA
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Modern money-saving transportation choice : UBERPOOL
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Restraint technique in mixed martial arts : ARMBAR
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Setting for several "Survivor" seasons : SAMOA
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Furnish : LEND
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"What's the ___?" : USE
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Like slapstick comics, often : PIED
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People might profit from it : ADSALE
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Ehud Barak abandoned it in 2011 : LABORPARTY
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Paint crudely : DAUB
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Partner of 27-Down : EVE
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Smidgens : MITES
36
Series opener : PARTI
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Pokémon slogan : GOTTACATCHEMALL
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Noted corporate raider of the 1980s : ICAHN
41
With 10-Down, The Devil and Death : TAROT
42
Date : SEE
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"I'm off!" : TATA
44
Yore : BYGONEDAYS
46
Something found on a hound : DEWLAP
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Depreciation factor : WEAR
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Shags, e.g. : DOS
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"Hope ___ to mortals / And most believe her": Housman : LIES
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Roughly 18 inches : CUBIT
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Possibility : OPTION
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"Sure thing, bro!" : YEAHDUDE
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Flower child fashion : TIEDYE
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Postgrad goal, maybe : MSDEGREE
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Cremona treasures, familiarly : STRADS
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Match book? : SCOREPAD
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Overture, e.g. : OPUS
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Big blow for a musician? : TUBA
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The antagonists : THEM
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Cheap cigar, slangily : ELROPO
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One with a wrench in his plans? : REPAIRMAN
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Kung ___ chicken : PAO
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Tour grp. : USO
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Eponym of a federal college grant : PELL
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Beer-and-lemonade beverage : SHANDY
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See 41-Across : CARDS
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Eponym of an electrical law : OHM
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Absence of preconceived notions : TABULARASA
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Dodgers second baseman who won four consecutive Silver Slugger Awards beginning in 2006 : CHASEUTLEY
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Storied loser in an upset : HARE
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Is forced to backpedal, say : EATSCROW
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"The Last Emperor," e.g. : EPIC
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Boolean or string, in programming : DATATYPE
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Partner of 34-Across : ADAM
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On the up and up : LEGIT
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The hardest part when making guacamole? : AVOCADOPIT
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Bug catcher, often : BETATESTER
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ID anew, as on Facebook : RETAG
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Gymnastics superstar at the 2016 Olympics : BILES
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One with whom your relationship is working out, briefly? : PETEACHER
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Icebreaker? : THAW
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Perfect : HONE
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Presidential middle name : BAINES
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Peon : DRUDGE
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Price of R&B : LLOYD
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Pac-Man features : DOTS
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Sylvia of jazz : SYMS
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Reason for saying "Pardon me" : BURP
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Unpatentable thing : IDEA
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Put out, with "off" : TEED
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Home of Northwest Nazarene Univ. : IDA
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Key used to make an exit : ESC
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Trouble : ADO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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