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New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 2016

Only tennis player to have won each Grand Slam event at least four times

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Stulberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York Times12/15/16 ( No. 24,509 )
Across
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Kickoff : DEBUT
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"For shame!" : TSK
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Only tennis player to have won each Grand Slam event at least four times : GRAF
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Mrs. Alexander Hamilton : ELIZA
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Reuters competitor : UPI
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Words to live by : CREDO
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Bombing, as a joke : FALLINGFLAT
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Parties hard, in modern lingo : RAGES
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Doc's image, e.g.? : CEL
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Drunks : SOTS
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Windows that are usually closed : POPUPS
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Singer with the 2008 album "And Winter Came ..." : ENYA
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Trendy type : FASHIONPLATE
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Spoil : MAR
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Say with a raised hand : SWEAR
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Tidy oneself : PREEN
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Slipper part : SOLE
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It's not allowed in many classrooms : GUM
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Discriminatory part of post-Reconstruction legislation : GRANDFATHERCLAUSE
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Biblical beast : ASS
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Slim ___ (snack sticks) : JIMS
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To date : ASYET
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"That hurts!" : YOWIE
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Chippendales dancers have nice ones : ABS
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Short-stemmed vessel : PARFAITGLASS
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Actor Epps : OMAR
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Bygone record label : ARISTA
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Is worth doing : PAYS
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Had something : ATE
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Title character who never appears : GODOT
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Christmastime refrain : FALALALALALALALALA
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___ paper (abrasive) : EMERY
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Ill. neighbor : IND
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Plot feature of Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" : TRYST
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Bolt : DART
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Lines on some maps: Abbr. : RDS
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Glide : SKATE
Down
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Cover with graffiti, say : DEFACE
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1990s sitcom about a bookstore owner : ELLEN
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Kid's father : BILLY
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Mideastern heat? : UZI
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Whups : TANS
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School whose mascot is Jumbo the elephant : TUFTS
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Juicy front-page story : SPLASH
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___ bag : KIT
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Fragrant Italian brandy : GRAPPA
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Joe Six-Pack : REGULARGUY
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Crack : ADEPT
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Bob who directed the 1966 musical "Sweet Charity" : FOSSE
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Witch : CRONE
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Be successful : GOFAR
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Word with trip or strip : POWER
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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British ___ : ISLES
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"So what?" : AND
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Sports org. with pitching : PGA
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Lines on some maps: Abbr. : RRS
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1969 film whose working title was "The Loners" : EASYRIDER
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Larsson who wrote "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : STIEG
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Volt per ampere : OHM
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"I will speak daggers to her, but ___ none": Hamlet : USE
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Came together : MET
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Dish in a tortilla : FAJITA
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Part of a truck : CAB
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Rope : LASSO
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To some degree : OFASORT
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Like bon mots : WITTY
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Safe spaces : ASYLA
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Summoned : PAGED
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Factor in a wine rating : AROMA
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Home to the Sami people : LAPLAND
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Green sides : SALADS
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British protectorate until 1957 : MALAYA
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"Finally!" : ATLAST
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Tell : RELATE
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Window coverings : SLATS
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Middling : FAIR
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Escapade : LARK

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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