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New York Times, Friday, February 2, 2018

Commissioner inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 106 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Randolph Ross notes:
Haven't had a themeless for a while, used to do a lot of them. This one was seeded with WITCH HUNT and BLAME GAME, two entries that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Snazzy 1-A, WITCH HUNT. Kind of a mini-theme with BLAME GAME! I wish both of these had gotten more clever clues — BLAME GAME ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times2/2/18 ( No. 24,923 )
Across
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Biased investigation : WITCHHUNT
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Showing shock : AGASP
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Hospital sign : EMERGENCY
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Total : RUNTO
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What the British call a station wagon : ESTATECAR
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Parting words : TATAS
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Laura of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" : DERN
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Hot dogs : DAREDEVILS
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Positions : STANCES
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Charlotte ___, capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands : AMALIE
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Iraq War danger, for short : IED
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Sellers at a craft show : ARTISANS
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Symbol of strength : STEEL
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Taunts : JIVES
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Twice, musically : BIS
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Some baseball stats : ERAS
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Foreshadowed : BODED
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Well-known speaker : BOSE
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Boomer baby : XER
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Charlatan : FAKER
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Smarts : HURTS
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Some marbles : CATSEYES
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Word on all U.S. coins : GOD
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Show allegiance : ADHERE
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Upscale kennels : DOGSPAS
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Author much used by other authors : PETERROGET
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Word after who, what or anything : ELSE
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Get ___ of reality : ADOSE
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Mid-19th-century czar : NICHOLASI
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Robert who played filmdom's Mr. Chips : DONAT
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Yosemite attraction : ELCAPITAN
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Long-running pop culture show : ENEWS
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Pointing of fingers : BLAMEGAME
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Policy details, metaphorically : WEEDS
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"No more for me, thank you" : IMSET
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Prefix with fluoride : TETRA
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Narrow openings : CRANNIES
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6 ft., maybe : HGT
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Followed : HEEDED
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Last of the Mohicans : UNCAS
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Member of the C.S.A. : NCAR
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Part of a 17-Across : TYRE
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Sister of Apollo : ARTEMIS
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Sources of jam, jelly and juice : GUAVAS
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Union-busting, say : ANTILABOR
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Like the 1930s Soviet Union : STALINIST
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Has : POSSESSES
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Stale : DATED
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Disney collectible : CEL
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Right hands : AIDES
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KOA customer : RVER
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Portmanteau for lovers : SEXCAPADE
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Trampled : TREADEDON
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Brown family member : EARTHTONE
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Complete embarrassment : JOKE
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Pharmacy brand : BAYER
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Commissioner inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017 : BUDSELIG
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Uncovers, with "out" : FERRETS
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Monopolize : HOG
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Vacillate : SEESAW
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Police commissioner Gordon's turf : GOTHAM
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Bing Crosby's record label : DECCA
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Montana motto word : PLATA
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Silk center of India : ASSAM
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Subject for Raoul Dufy and Henri Matisse : SEINE
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Spoiler of a perfect report card : ONEB
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Breathing aid : GILL
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Unseal, in poetry : OPE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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