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New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Last-place team's infielders?

Author:
Arlan and Linda Bushman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQWXZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bushman. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Bushman.
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© 2002, The New York Times2/19/02 ( No. 19,096 )
Across
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Drive back : REPEL
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Halloween decorations : BATS
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Scent : ODOR
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Helpful : UTILE
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Cross to bear : ONUS
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Mooring spot : COVE
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Last-place team's infielders? : BASEMENTBASEMEN
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Czech or Serb : SLAV
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Inventor's starting point : IDEA
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On one's toes : ALERT
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It's pumped : AIR
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In the past : AGO
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Podiatrist's one-time charge? : FLATFEETFLATFEE
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Bar garnishes : LIMES
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Some surgery patients : TREES
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Egg cells : OVA
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Platte River people : OTOS
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Clear the whiskers : SHAVE
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Keg party locale : FRAT
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Coffee holder : URN
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Swiftly : APACE
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Shake off : ELUDE
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Army exercise routine? : REGIMENTREGIMEN
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Not pre- or post- : MID
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Hack (off) : LOP
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Pooch's name : FIDO
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Kismet : FATE
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Envoy's sheepskin? : DIPLOMATDIPLOMA
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Tickled pink : GLAD
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Province : AREA
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Dr. Salk : JONAS
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It's active in Sicily : ETNA
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Lucci's award, finally : EMMY
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Used up : SPENT
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Chafes : RUBS
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Bibliographical abbr. : ETAL
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Italian tourist city : PISA
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Puts on a pedestal : ELEVATES
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"Solaris" author Stanislaw : LEM
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Dr. No foe : BOND
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Big brass : TUBA
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F.I.C.A. funds it : SSA
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Spotted wildcat : OCELOT
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Rotunda feature : DOME
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[see other side] : OVER
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Landlord's due : RENT
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Dublin's land : EIRE
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Heroic tales : SAGAS
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Conditions : IFS
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
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Gold Medal product : FLOUR
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Petrol unit : LITRE
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In with : AMONG
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Revolutionary Allen : ETHAN
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Place to build : TRACT
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Flu symptom : FEVER
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Public meeting : FORUM
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Dodge : EVADE
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Moth or worm follower : EATEN
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Hotfooted it : SPED
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Policy reversal : FLIPFLOP
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Acid in proteins : AMINO
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Conceit : EGO
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Marcos of the Philippines : IMELDA
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"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
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Barely beat : EDGE
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River deposit : SILT
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Wings' measure : SPAN
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Old MacDonald's place : FARM
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Part of a list : ITEM
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Time to attack : DDAY
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First-class : AONE
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Eliot Ness, notably : TMAN
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Sunrise direction : EAST
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Dogpatch's Daisy ___ : MAE
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Bedwear, briefly : PJS

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