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New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Author:
Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Victor Fleming

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 3 Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite
Victor Fleming notes:

This crossword combines my favorite sport with the gimmick of having multiple theme answers clued identically. Under letter dated Aug. 27, 2007, I pitched this puzzle to Will as a Wednesday; thus, it's not surprising that few of my original clues were used. My proposed theme clues involved cross-referencing, so that each theme answer clued the others.

I liked the edited version so much better that, in the ensuing months, I did three more puzzles with a similar approach — see 8/13/2008, 9/25/2008, & 9/30/2010. See also 1/28/2007, a Sunday in which Bruce Venzke and I did essentially the same thing, with adjustments for singular and plural pronouns.

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0219 ( 21,287 )
Across
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Puppies' plaints : YIPS
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Cobb of "12 Angry Men" : LEEJ
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Icy look : GLARE
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Oratorio highlight : ARIA
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Di or da preceder in a Beatles song : OBLA
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Moves like sludge : OOZES
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"What ___ Did" (classic children's book with a punny title) : KATY
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___ Spee (old German warship) : GRAF
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Catcher's position : SQUAT
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Enjoying an outing, of sorts : ONTHEGOLFCOURSE
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"Gets the red out" sloganeer : VISINE
24
Italian auto, for short : ALFA
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Scientology founder ___ Hubbard : LRON
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For no profit : ATCOST
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Sister of Marge Simpson : SELMA
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Forsaken : LORN
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Get ___ the habit : INTO
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Enjoying an outing, of sorts : PLAYINGEIGHTEEN
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Homecoming figure, for short : ALUM
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Yin's counterpart : YANG
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Checking out : EYING
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Michelin offering : RADIAL
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Flagston family pet : DAWG
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Gin flavoring : SLOE
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Edit : REVISE
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Enjoying an outing, of sorts : HITTINGTHELINKS
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Like wild tigers : ASIAN
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Drought relief : RAIN
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Hi Flagston's wife, in the comics : LOIS
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Garden plant support : STAKE
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One hired by a corp. board : EXEC
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McCann of country music : LILA
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Cheated, slangily : HOSED
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One of "The Addams Family," informally : TISH
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Comrade in arms : ALLY
Down
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Comic Smirnoff : YAKOV
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Tehran denizen : IRANI
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Actress ZaSu : PITTS
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Greet cordially : SAYHI
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Paul Bunyan, e.g. : LOGGER
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River of Spain : EBRO
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Mideast airline : ELAL
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Port of Israel : JAFFA
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Treat leniently, with "on" : GOSOFT
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Talkativeness : LOQUACITY
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France's Côte d'___ : AZUR
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Actor Stephen and kin : REAS
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Renaissance family name : ESTE
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China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Trolley sound : CLANG
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Ad infinitum : NOEND
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"The ___ Love" (R.E.M. hit) : ONEI
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British W.W. II-era gun : STEN
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Chinatown gang : TONG
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Exchange jabs : SPAR
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Former Connecticut governor Grasso : ELLA
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Speak well of : LAUD
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"I can't blame anyone else" : MYMISTAKE
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Latvia's capital : RIGA
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Fishing line material : NYLON
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Georg who wrote "The Philosophy of Right" : HEGEL
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Trued up : ALINED
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Twist badly : WRENCH
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Everglades wader : EGRET
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Home overlooking the sea, maybe : VILLA
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How some tuna is packed : INOIL
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Dexterity : SKILL
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Lamb or Bacon piece : ESSAY
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___ browns (diner fare) : HASH
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Analogy part : ISTO
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Havana aunts : TIAS
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Kind of stand : TAXI
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Doesn't dally : HIES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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