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New York Times, Friday, December 21, 2018

Hall-of-Fame pitcher who once struck out 10 consecutive batters

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Collins.
Peter A. Collins notes:

I'd like to dedicate this one to Dorothy.

Jeff Chen notes:
I'm a big fan of two feature entries: UNION CARD and WHERE'S WALDO. The former got a lovely clue playing on "labor party," making for ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times12/21/18 ( No. 25,245 )
Across
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Striped sea predators : TIGERSHARKS
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Whirlpool site : TUB
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Not you specifically : ONE
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Entertainment for a long ride, perhaps : BOOKSONTAPE
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Honoree on the third Friday of Sept. : MIA
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Business ___ : END
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Fountain fare : SODAS
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Expressionist painter James : ENSOR
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Sends anew : RESHIPS
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Arugula and escarole : GREENS
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When the French Open starts : MAY
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One way to ride : BAREBACK
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Use, as a mattress : LIEON
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Having zero interest, say : BORED
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Steve of rock guitar fame : VAI
34
"Look at me, ___ helpless ..." (opening to "Misty") : IMAS
35
Flock : LAITY
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Alpine capital : BERN
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Exclamations of exasperation : OYS
38
Premonishes : WARNS
39
"Where ___ fail, music speaks": Hans Christian Andersen : WORDS
40
Making a mark of a sort : NOTCHING
42
Album fill, informally : PIX
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Relief : SUCCOR
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"CSI" prop : BODYBAG
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"Yuck!" : GROSS
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Greeting in Britain : HULLO
51
Ahead of, poetically : ERE
52
Org. with a serpent in its logo : AMA
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1987 children's best seller : WHERESWALDO
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Some grad students, for short : TAS
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Person depicted on the Alabama state quarter : HELENKELLER
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Denizen of Fangorn Forest : ENT
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Repeated phrase in the chorus of a classic folk ballad : OHMYDARLING
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River near the Pantheon : TIBER
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See 55-Down : INONE
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Stock : GOODS
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Johann ___, 16th-century defender of Catholicism : ECK
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Dressing choice : RUSSIAN
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Title girl in a 1965 #1 hit : SLOOPY
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They operate around the clock : HANDS
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Encouraging start? : ATTA
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Shore indentations : RIAS
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Keystone enforcer : KOP
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Displayed derision : SNEERED
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Hall-of-Fame pitcher who once struck out 10 consecutive batters : TOMSEAVER
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Labor party member's holding? : UNIONCARD
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Hides in a cabin, perhaps : BEARSKINS
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Mo. neighbor : NEB
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Coverage options, briefly : HMOS
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Overcast, in Britain : GREY
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Comics sound : BOING
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They may be dark or fine : ARTS
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Film distribution company for "The Hunger Games" : LIONSGATE
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Declaration from a volunteer : IMYOURMAN
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Locale of many a red-eye destination : EASTCOAST
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Traditionally red structure : BARN
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Retreat : LAIR
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Squarish : BOXY
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Elite group : WHOSWHO
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Mr. Rochester in "Jane Eyre," e.g. : WIDOWER
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Mails a dupe : CCS
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Warszawa's land : POLSKA
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Harmonize : BLEND
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Casus ___ (action justifying a war) : BELLI
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"As You Like It" forest : ARDEN
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Captain von Trapp's given name : GEORG
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Bridge position : HELM
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Manhattan Project scientist Harold ___ : UREY
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Bit of derisive laughter : HEH
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With 2-Down, multipurpose : ALL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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