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New York Times, Saturday, December 30, 2017

Subject of Durocher's "Nice guys finish last" sentiment

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {X} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Gulczynski.
Jeff Chen notes:
Some grids scream to be run on a Saturday, especially ones that feature a ton of entries that solvers might label as "you need to know ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times12/30/17 ( No. 24,889 )
Across
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Colorful pullovers : DASHIKIS
9
Party host's convenience : WETBAR
15
"The Merchant of Venice" film star, 2004 : ALPACINO
16
Mark who won two golf majors in 1998 : OMEARA
17
Loss prevention association? : MNEMONIC
18
Pioneering hip-hop trio : RUNDMC
19
Benefiting : AIDING
20
Cards : IDS
22
Option for people who can't handle the truth? : DARE
23
Gulf War weapon : SCUD
24
Matchmaking site available in Hebrew : JDATE
26
Shoot out : SPEW
27
Keystone figure : KOP
28
Bombs : FAILS
29
"The More You Know" spot, e.g., for short : PSA
30
Zeroed (in on) : HOMED
31
Faithfulness : FEALTY
34
Question that might precede "Hallelujah!" : CANIGETAWITNESS
38
Pole vault units? : ZLOTYS
39
Played again : RERAN
40
Subject of Durocher's "Nice guys finish last" sentiment : OTT
41
"Yesss!" : SWEET
42
Ate : HAD
45
Composition of some beds : LAVA
47
Cracks : QUIPS
48
Range : ROVE
49
Snag : GRAB
50
Base for some Chinese art : URN
51
Place for many a start-up : THEWEB
53
Like Earth : OBLATE
55
"Best to avoid that" : IWOULDNT
57
"You are quite right" : SOITIS
58
Hemingway's "old man" : SANTIAGO
59
Bayou genre : ZYDECO
60
Artist with many mathematically inspired works : MCESCHER
Down
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Patterned fabric : DAMASK
2
Magnet alloy : ALNICO
3
Ran harder : SPEDUP
4
___ Karzai, ex-president of Afghanistan : HAMID
5
Folder, maybe : ICON
6
"The Chosen One" of the N.B.A. : KINGJAMES
7
___ Kamoze, "Here Comes the Hotstepper" singer : INI
8
Laissez-faire doctrine : SOCIALDARWINISM
9
Troubling prognosis : WORSE
10
___ oil, ingredient in some health care products : EMU
11
Inclines : TENDS
12
No-goodnik : BADAPPLE
13
Subjects of some disputes in planes : ARMRESTS
14
Courses for cars in competition : RACEWAYS
21
The shakes : DTS
25
Take in less : DIET
28
Old-fashioned sort : FOGY
30
Miss's counterpart : HIT
31
Brand at Indy : FIRESTONE
32
Conseil d'___ : ETAT
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Woman's name meaning "grace" : ANN
34
McKinley's assassin : CZOLGOSZ
35
Does this church position ring a bell? : ALTARBOY
36
Like division by zero : NOTVALID
37
Break down : WEEP
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California's Point ___ : SUR
42
Elephant rider's seat : HOWDAH
43
Pay back : AVENGE
44
One subject to imprisonment, in Dickens's day : DEBTOR
46
Die down : ABATE
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Chips and ___ (Tex-Mex offering) : QUESO
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Item from another time : RELIC
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They often precede hikes : HUTS
54
Little jerk : TIC
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Mil. branch disbanded in 1978 : WAC

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

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