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New York Times, Monday, November 5, 2018

31-Down : Category for a minor-league team

Author:
Roland Huget
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Huget.
Roland Huget notes:
This puzzle has an unusual history. It was first constructed in August 2017. In October Will et al. said that they liked the theme, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
There's something wickedly clever about SOUND BITES imagined as "foods with a sound in their name." CAPN CRUNCH and GINGER SNAP are ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times11/5/18 ( No. 25,199 )
Across
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Pulsate, as with pain : THROB
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What a red traffic light means : STOP
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Container for soup or cereal : BOWL
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___ acid (protein builder) : AMINO
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"Very funny!" : HAHA
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Eye layer : UVEA
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Chocolaty candy on a stick : TOOTSIEPOP
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500 sheets of paper : REAM
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Realtors' showings : HOMES
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Endless, in poetry : ETERNE
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Guard at an entrance : GATEMAN
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Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
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Desertlike : ARID
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Breakfast cereal with a naval officer on its box : CAPNCRUNCH
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Put through a blast furnace, say : SMELT
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Dissolute sort : ROUE
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Rope-a-dope boxer : ALI
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___-relief : BAS
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Two marks in "résumés" : ACCENTS
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Easy-to-chew food : PAP
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It ends with diciembre : ANO
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Danny who co-starred in "White Christmas" : KAYE
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Make red-faced : ABASH
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Brittle, spicy cookie : GINGERSNAP
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Besides : ALSO
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Hilarious person : RIOT
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Plan going forward, as for peace : ROADMAP
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As originally placed : INSITU
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Constantly rising things in gentrifying neighborhoods : RENTS
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Where Hartford is: Abbr. : CONN
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Broadcast news snippets ... or an apt description for 17-, 28- and 46-Across? : SOUNDBITES
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Grand-scale production : EPIC
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___ Krabappel, teacher on "The Simpsons" : EDNA
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Love, love, love : ADORE
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Meyers of late-night : SETH
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Most mammals have four of them : LEGS
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Core belief : TENET
Down
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Tit for ___ : TAT
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Care provider, briefly : HMO
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2016 Olympics host, informally : RIO
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Hush-hush, slangily : ONTHEDL
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___ buddy : BOSOM
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"For Your Eyes Only" singer Easton : SHEENA
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Water spigots : TAPS
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"Look what I found!" : OHO
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Slice from a book? : PAPERCUT
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The "B" of F.B.I. : BUREAU
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On top of : OVER
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Withdraw gradually (from) : WEAN
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Unfunny, as a joke : LAME
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Apple desktop : IMAC
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Mother canonized in 2016 : TERESA
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Long-winded sort : GASBAG
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Italian designer Giorgio : ARMANI
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Attaches using string : TIESON
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Unknown author, for short : ANON
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Fuss in front of the mirror : PREEN
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Incendiary weapon used in the Vietnam War : NAPALM
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Category for a minor-league team : CLASSA
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Rap, by another name : HIPHOP
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"Grab this!" : TAKEIT
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Amusement park ride that goes around and around : CAROUSEL
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Growth under the skin : CYST
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Unflattering angle of one's face : BADSIDE
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Christmas stealer in a Dr. Seuss book : GRINCH
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Stadiums : ARENAS
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Duck's habitat : POND
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Hitter's turn to hit : ATBAT
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Helps reduce the swelling of, say : ICES
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Slangy refusal : NOPE
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Foul mood : SNIT
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Step on a ladder : RUNG
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Poem of praise : ODE
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2,000 pounds : TON
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Before, poetically : ERE
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"On your mark, get ___ ..." : SET

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