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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 2007

6'5" All-Star relief ace with identical first two initials

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {V} This is puzzle # 184 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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H
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O
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T
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H
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E
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A
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D
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S
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J
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J
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P
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U
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T
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Z
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O
N
E
I
N
T
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N
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I
A
G
R
E
E
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U
N
S
E
T
T
L
E
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F
R
A
S
E
R
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S
O
T
S
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S
T
A
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F
F
S
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U
T
O
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E
T
A
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O
K
A
Y
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F
L
E
E
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S
I
B
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S
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L
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E
D
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B
E
A
R
D
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A
C
L
U
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O
D
D
S
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A
R
E
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T
E
E
T
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H
E
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S
A
D
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I
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S
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T
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R
A
W
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E
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G
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G
S
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E
T
E
S
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M
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E
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D
A
L
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L
O
I
N
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R
H
E
A
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A
X
E
S
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E
L
I
A
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I
S
R
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S
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S
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P
R
A
N
C
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E
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A
N
T
I
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Q
U
I
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T
I
T
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G
O
B
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A
C
K
O
N
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U
N
L
I
K
E
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A
M
B
R
O
S
I
A
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E
T
U
D
E
S
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T
O
S
S
P
O
T
S
© 2007, The New York Times12/15/07 ( No. 21,221 )

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Across
1
They get sore easily : HOTHEADS
9
6'5" All-Star relief ace with identical first two initials : JJPUTZ
15
Pretty poor chances : ONEINTEN
16
Pro's remark : IAGREE
17
Shake : UNSETTLE
18
1970s-'80s Australian P.M. : FRASER
19
They're lit : SOTS
20
Places to make notes : STAFFS
22
___-Aztecan language : UTO
23
Itinerary abbr. : ETA
24
Up to snuff : OKAY
25
Take off : FLEE
26
Rivals for the folks' attention, maybe : SIBS
28
Wasn't straight : LIED
29
Part of some disguises : BEARD
30
Org. that fought warrantless wiretapping : ACLU
31
Words of expectation : ODDSARE
33
Raise canines? : TEETHE
35
Meanie : SADIST
39
Ingredients in a protein shake : RAWEGGS
43
Part of a French 101 conjugation : ETES
44
Get bronze, say : MEDAL
47
Butcher's offering : LOIN
48
Mother of Hades : RHEA
49
Dumps : AXES
50
"A Chapter on Ears" essayist : ELIA
51
Where Mt. Tabor is: Abbr. : ISR
52
Paris possessive : SES
53
What reindeer do : PRANCE
55
Pro fighter : ANTI
56
"Enough!" : QUITIT
58
Fail to keep : GOBACKON
60
Not at all close to : UNLIKE
61
Dessert of chilled fruit and coconut : AMBROSIA
62
Liszt's "Paganini ___" : ETUDES
63
They're fried : TOSSPOTS
Down
1
Filled in for a vacationer, in a way : HOUSESAT
2
Warned : ONNOTICE
3
Subject to an assessment? : TESTABLE
4
Rushes : HIES
5
Fangorn Forest dweller : ENT
6
Caseworkers?: Abbr. : ATTS
7
Muscle named for its shape : DELTOID
8
Didn't proceed forthrightly : SNEAKED
9
Flash : JIFFY
10
Jostles : JARS
11
Org. with aces and chips : PGA
12
Sci-fi author Le Guin : URSULA
13
Be about to fall : TEETER
14
Took dead aim, with "in" : ZEROED
21
They come and go : FADS
25
Tributary : FEEDER
27
Buddhist teachings : SUTRAS
28
Eponymous theater mogul : LOEW
29
Top piece : BRA
32
Grp. with a common purpose : ASSN
34
"I'm sorry, Dave" speaker of sci-fi : HAL
36
"Probably" : ITHINKSO
37
Gets the job done : SEESTOIT
38
Catherine I and others : TSARINAS
40
___ Peterson, lead role in "Bells Are Ringing" : ELLA
41
Beginning with vigor : GOINGAT
42
Composer Puccini : GIACOMO
44
Certain ball : MASQUE
45
Order to leave : EXEUNT
46
1957 RKO purchaser : DESILU
50
"Symphony in Black" and others : ERTES
53
Main route : PIKE
54
Low points : EBBS
55
"Rent-___" : ACOP
57
Rx instruction : TID
59
"___ sine scientia nihil est" (old Latin motto) : ARS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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