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New York Times, Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Author:
Roy Leban
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Roy Leban

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Leban. NYT links: Across Lite
Roy Leban notes:

I wasn't sure that Pepper Martin (baseball player) was up there with Ginger Rogers (dancer) and Rosemary Clooney (singer) but it was important to me that the three people had different professions. While he's not in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he was still pretty well known. Playing his entire MLB career for the Cardinals, he was an All-Star four times and a World Series Champion twice.

Turned out Will had a different concern, specifically, were ginger and pepper spices while rosemary was an herb? And that raised the question of whether PEPPER was the one that stands out? What about the fact that ginger is a root, pepper is a seed, and rosemary is a leaf? In the end, we decided that calling all three seasonings was fine and the clues of "Seasoned ..." were nice.

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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1213 ( 20,489 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Urban pollution : SMOG
5
Booster, to a rocket : STAGE
10
Winter home of the Chicago Cubs : MESA
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Volcanic flow : LAVA
15
Hang in the air : HOVER
16
"We deliver for you" sloganeer: Abbr. : USPS
17
Ruthless personnel director : AXER
18
The Hunter : ORION
19
Genesis twin : ESAU
20
Seasoned dancer? : GINGERROGERS
23
Frequently : OFTEN
24
Austrian peaks, locally : ALPEN
28
Ancient writing material : PAPYRUS
31
Spacecraft to Jupiter : GALILEO
33
Missed by ___ (was way off) : AMILE
34
Mantra sounds : OMS
35
Cockpit datum: Abbr. : ALT
36
Seasoned singer? : ROSEMARYCLOONEY
41
Missing button on an iPod: Abbr. : REC
42
Monday night game org. : NFL
43
Extra, as a bedroom : SPARE
44
The Washington Monument, e.g. : OBELISK
47
Emily Dickinson's home, in Massachusetts : AMHERST
49
Police weapon : TASER
50
Bridge authority Charles : GOREN
51
Seasoned baseball player? : PEPPERMARTIN
57
Portend : BODE
60
___-ground missile : AIRTO
61
Anise-flavored liqueur : OUZO
62
Sierra Club co-founder : MUIR
63
___-O-Matic (baseball game company) : STRAT
64
Sitting on : ATOP
65
Victories : WINS
66
Approval power : SAYSO
67
"Yo, ___!" : DUDE
Down
1
Waste material : SLAG
2
Passé skirt style : MAXI
3
Breadmaking place : OVEN
4
Quaint building decoration : GARGOYLE
5
Vowel sound in "puzzle" : SHORTU
6
Spanish constructions : TORRES
7
Par ___ (how to send mail to France) : AVION
8
Atlas maker's subj. : GEOG
9
White-tailed eagle : ERNE
10
Nutritious breakfast cereal : MUESLI
11
Double curve : ESS
12
Resort : SPA
13
Tempe sch. : ASU
21
___ Zimbalist Jr. : EFREM
22
"Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-___" : RAL
25
Two-dimensional : PLANAR
26
Conger catchers : EELERS
27
Possible answer to "Are we there now?" : NOTYET
28
Polly, who wants a cracker : PARROT
29
Protozoan : AMOEBA
30
Sign after Aquarius : PISCES
31
Maker of Yukon SUV's: Abbr. : GMC
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Communication for the deaf: Abbr. : ASL
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Olive ___ : OYL
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Opposite of a ques. : ANS
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Washington's ___ Stadium : RFK
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Milo of "Barbarella" : OSHEA
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Route that invites speeding : OPENROAD
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Pariahs : LEPERS
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Rage : IRE
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Main arteries : AORTAS
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Peter Lorre role in eight movies : MRMOTO
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President Ford, informally : GERRY
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Free ticket : PASS
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Round bread : PITA
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Ballet attire : TUTU
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Popular shirt label : IZOD
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"Uh-uh!" : NOPE
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Autobahn auto : BMW
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Yes, in Québec : OUI
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Clamor : DIN

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