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New York Times, Wednesday, November 9, 2016

"Coach, nab a few of those curfew violators" [M.L.B.]

Author:
John Lieb
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Lieb. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Lieb notes:
The phrase "cool your jets" popped into my head one day and I liked its old-timey feel. It's something I imagine my Dad saying ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I like themes reinterpreting snappy phrases in a kooky way. Fun to get ones like BRING THE HEAT = directive about the Miami HEAT NBA ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times11/9/16 ( No. 24,473 )
Across
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Zion National Park's state : UTAH
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Long Island airport site : ISLIP
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Rapper Snoop ___ : DOGG
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Farm female : MARE
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Dixie, with "the" : SOUTH
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NPR's "___ a Game" : ONLY
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"Cosmos" subj. : ASTR
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Classic chocolate syrup brand : BOSCO
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___ tide (semimonthly event) : NEAP
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"Coach, make sure everyone's here" [N.H.L.] : COUNTTHESTARS
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Subj. for those working the angles? : TRIG
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Tom of "Happy Days" : BOSLEY
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"Coach, get 'em to today's game" [N.B.A.] : BRINGTHEHEAT
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Nonsense : ROT
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"Me too!" : SOAMI
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Infield fly rule play : POPUP
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Many a Charlton Heston movie : EPIC
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Falls into a La-Z-Boy, say : PLOPS
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Cornmeal bread : PONE
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Scout's job, briefly : RECON
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"Star Wars" droid, informally : ARTOO
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Halloween accessory : WIG
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"Coach, get those guys a little ice water" [N.F.L.] : COOLYOURJETS
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Belly flop effect : SPLASH
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Muscle group targeted by Pilates : CORE
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"Coach, nab a few of those curfew violators" [M.L.B.] : CATCHSOMERAYS
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Movie featuring Ben Affleck as a C.I.A. agent : ARGO
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Born yesterday, so to speak : NAIVE
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"That hurts!" : OUCH
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Walk like a tosspot : REEL
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Two of the heart's chambers : ATRIA
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180s : UIES
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Ferber who wrote "Show Boat" : EDNA
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Church choir selection : PSALM
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Proofreader's "leave it" : STET
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Thurman of "Kill Bill" : UMA
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Some exam graders, for short : TAS
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Gallery-frequenting writer : ARTCRITIC
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"The French Connection" drug : HEROIN
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Library catalog ID : ISBN
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Chimney sweep's target : SOOT
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Passionate desire : LUST
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Persistent desire : ITCH
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One of the friends on "Friends" : PHOEBE
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1992 Clinton campaign song : DONTSTOP
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Shaq in old RadioShack commercials : ONEAL
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Angry look : GLARE
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Word before moth or cab : GYPSY
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Popular fleece-lined boots : UGGS
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"All My Children," e.g. : SOAP
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Literary figure of speech : TROPE
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Title in Uncle Remus tales : BRER
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Do one better than : TOP
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Islamic equivalent of kosher : HALAL
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Atlanta university : EMORY
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In the know about : HIPTO
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Tailored wear imparting confidence : POWERSUIT
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Come together : UNITE
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Cribbage or croquet needs : PEGS
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"It's the real thing" brand : COCACOLA
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Old French coin : SOU
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Munch between meals : NOSH
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"Free Willy" creature : ORCA
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Playful response to a zinger : OHSNAP
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Like occasions of celebration : JOYOUS
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Hair-raising experience : SCARE
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Trimmed back : PARED
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Three-star U.S. Army rank: Abbr. : LTGEN
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Muesli morsels : OATS
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Sorvino of "Mighty Aphrodite" : MIRA
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"Don't be ___" (Google motto) : EVIL
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Copier paper buy : REAM
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Clamp shape : CEE
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"The buck stops here" presidential inits. : HST

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