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New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 2020

31-Down : Player with a record 10 World Series championships

Author:
Jack Murtagh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQWZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Murtagh. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2020, The New York Times12/10/20 ( No. 25,965 )
Across
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Orthodontic challenges : GAPS
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Doctor's order : SAYAH
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Grp. that might hold a raffle : PTA
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"Please, enough already!" : OKOK
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Like some residents on the Gulf of Aden : SOMALI
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What's anything but neutral? : ION
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Siding? : SILICONCHIP
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Sarcastic sentence ender : NOT
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Traveling figure, briefly : ETA
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It shares a 1,650+ mile border with the U.S.: Abbr. : ONT
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"I'm game if you're game!" : LETS
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Sound track? : EARCANAL
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___ Heep, David Copperfield rival : URIAH
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Oration? : OXYGENSUPPLY
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Dermatologist's concern : CYST
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Q2 and Q3 maker : AUDI
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___-green : PEA
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Juice brand : POM
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Female? : IRONMAN
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What "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" supposedly isn't about : LSD
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Factor for determining one's grade in school : AGE
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Podcast host Maron : MARC
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Hill with no peak : MESA
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Aground? : SILVERBULLET
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Foil, e.g. : BLADE
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Discuss work outside of work, say : TALKSHOP
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Rock's Joan ___ & the Blackhearts : JETT
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Main squeeze, in modern lingo : BAE
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Réunion buddy : AMI
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Were present? : ARE
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Cold? : CARBONDATED
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___ Fields : MRS
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Fried snack dusted with cinnamon sugar : CHURRO
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___ Millions : MEGA
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It hits close to home : BAT
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"On again, off again" love stories, say : SAGAS
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Hope beyond hope : PRAY
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"Check it out for yourself" : GOSEE
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Dog breed named after a region in Japan : AKITA
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Frigid : POLAR
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One on a slippery slope : SKI
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Novelist/essayist Susan : SONTAG
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World's largest theater chain : AMC
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Informal word of agreement : YAH
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Hometown hero of Louisville, Ky. : ALI
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Swingin' : HIP
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Longtime Life Savers flavor : PINEAPPLE
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Lacking bite : TOOTHLESS
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Colonial workers, maybe : ANTS
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Little fella : SONNY
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Wheedle : COAX
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It may be glossed over : LIP
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Infirmary sight : COT
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Top round steak, e.g. : LEANCUT
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Grp. that determines what a 24-Down is : USDA
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Pompeii, for one : RUIN
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___ Lock (PC key) : NUM
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When repeated, "You get the idea" : YADA
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Frequent filers, for short : CPAS
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Player with a record 10 World Series championships : YOGIBERRA
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Superficial inspection : SMELLTEST
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Discussed over Slack, say, in brief : IMED
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Like shark attacks : RARE
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Magic 8 Ball, e.g. : ORB
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You may find a range of these: Abbr. : MTS
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Sight at a winery : VAT
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Herculean efforts : LABORS
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Grassy plain of the Southwest : LLANO
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Stretched (out) : EKED
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Curmudgeonly sort : HATER
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Resistance figure : OMEGA
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A constant celebration? : PIDAY
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A window may go in it : JAMB
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Injection units, for short : CCS
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Clicking sound? : AHA
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Persian, e.g. : RUG
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Cup holder : BRA
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Fuse box unit : AMP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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