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New York Times, Saturday, November 5, 2016

Other than the Nationals, only current Major League Baseball team never to have played in a World Series

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Phillips

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Phillips. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York Times11/5/16 ( No. 24,469 )
Across
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Take stock? : SHOPLIFT
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Undergoes downsizing : SLIMS
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By hand : MANUALLY
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Small parlor piece : SPINET
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Leave basically nothing to chance : OVERPLAN
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Household : MENAGE
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Walkman insert : CASSETTE
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Martian feature : ICECAP
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Support in a confessional : KNEELER
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Caribbean island that Columbus visited in 1493 : STKITTS
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Pollen repositories : SACS
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Foamy drink : LATTE
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Cicero's longtime servant and scribe : TIRO
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___ boy : ALTAR
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English county whose seat is Exeter : DEVON
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Flatten : SMUSH
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Just make (out) : EKE
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Breaking of a mirror and others : OMENS
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Young studs? : COLTS
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Slow-burning firewood : BEECH
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Nonprofit Broadway production grp. : ANTA
38
TV character who said "Help always come when people fight for right" : TONTO
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Raid target : PEST
43
Character in Uncle Remus tales : BRERFOX
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Comment often preceding "Let's" : SHALLWE
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Gail ___, inventor of condensed milk : BORDEN
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Emphatic agreement : AMENAMEN
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Start a bank, say : AVIATE
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Other than the Nationals, only current Major League Baseball team never to have played in a World Series : MARINERS
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Turned to anarchy : RIOTED
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Conservationist's field? : PRESERVE
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Has the gall : DARES
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Under the gun : STRESSED
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Lab wear : SMOCKS
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Premium cigar : HAVANA
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"Hold it!" : ONESEC
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Compact containers : PURSES
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Big flap in the fashion industry : LAPEL
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Threat from a rat : ILLTELL
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U.S.P.S. option advertised with the slogan "If it fits, it ships" : FLATRATEBOX
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Northumberland river : TYNE
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Jot : SPECK
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Entry in a legislative appropriations bill : LINEITEM
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Idle : INACTIVE
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Archenemy of Optimus Prime in "Transformers" movies : MEGATRON
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Members of blended families : STEPSONS
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Hit hard : SMITE
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Not going by the book? : STREETSMART
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Occupied : TAKEN
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Sighs of relief : AHS
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"Why did I do that?!" : DOH
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Blade holder : SCABBARD
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Only African capital named after a U.S. president : MONROVIA
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Intentionally hidden : ULTERIOR
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Enterprise standard : STARDATE
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Device used to detect radio waves : COHERER
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Not flabby : TONED
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2013 "Cars" spinoff : PLANES
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Popular arts-and-crafts brand : ELMERS
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Take a sudden turn : SWERVE
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Prepared for impact : TENSED
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Grand affairs : FETES
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Black jellybean flavorer : ANISE
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Hookups at a gig : AMPS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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