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New York Times, Monday, November 30, 2009

Only American League player to win a batting crown without hitting a home run

Author:
Oliver Hill
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Oliver Hill

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times11/30/09 ( No. 21,937 )
Across
1
Sunset direction : WEST
5
___ sign (=) : EQUAL
10
Tempe sch. : ASU
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State as fact : AVER
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Breast-fed : NURSED
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Vigor : PEP
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Latvia's capital : RIGA
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186,000 miles per second : LIGHTSPEED
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Child's friend : PLAYMATE
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Breastbones : STERNA
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Central points : FOCI
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Nonsense singing : SCAT
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Not making any sounds : ASQUIETASAMOUSE
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Left-handed Beatle : PAUL
33
Fetes : GALAS
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Prefix with skeleton : EXO
35
Not too soft, as pasta : ALDENTE
38
Clearasil target : ZIT
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Sing like Bing Crosby : CROON
42
Taboo : NONO
43
Seabird native to the Galápagos Islands : BLUEFOOTEDBOOBY
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"My bad!" : OOPS
50
Worms, for a fisherman : BAIT
51
Reveal : UNMASK
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Only American League player to win a batting crown without hitting a home run : RODCAREW
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French novelist who had an affair with Frédéric Chopin : GEORGESAND
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___ noire : BETE
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60-min. periods : HRS
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Chic : TRENDY
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"I can't believe ___ the whole thing!" : IATE
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Fast jet, for short : SST
65
___ Rizzo, Dustin Hoffman role : RATSO
66
Word that can follow the ends of 18-, 25-, 43- and 58-Across : TRAP
Down
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Twist out of shape : WARP
2
Blackhearted : EVIL
3
Dreamcast game company : SEGA
4
Amount of food at a cafeteria checkout : TRAYFUL
5
Intertwine : ENLACE
6
"Cut that out!" : QUITIT
7
Feel the ___ : URGE
8
Cigarette's end : ASH
9
"___ Go Crazy" (#1 Prince hit) : LETS
10
Hasty glance : APERCU
11
Perceived to be : SEENAS
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Supply with more recent info : UPDATE
15
Summer clocks are set to it: Abbr. : DST
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Mexican moolah : PESOS
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"Après ___ le déluge" : MOI
25
Mimic : APE
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"Wailing" instrument : SAX
27
Status ___ : QUO
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15-percenter : AGENT
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___ Fernando Valley : SAN
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PC key : ALT
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Fannie ___ (home financing group) : MAE
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Terrier's bark : ARF
36
London lavatory : LOO
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Scooby-___ : DOO
38
Where to see elephants and elands : ZOO
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Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ___ Minor : INB
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Many an item in Santa's bag : TOY
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___ Romero, onetime player of the Joker : CESAR
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Zilch : NOTABIT
43
Tree branches : BOUGHS
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Recluses : LONERS
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Like Brahmins in the caste system : UPMOST
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Old U.S. gov't investments : EBONDS
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Cool cat : DADDYO
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Inexpensive pen : BIC
52
___ Pepper : SGT
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Deborah of "The King and I" : KERR
54
Diatribe : RANT
55
Derrière : REAR
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Jazzy James : ETTA
57
Bawl : WEEP
59
Adriatic or Aegean : SEA

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

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