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New York Times, Saturday, March 10, 2012

Winners of the longest postseason game in major-league history (18 innings, 2005)

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQUZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 160 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2012, The New York Times3/10/12 ( No. 22,768 )
Across
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Regular fluctuation : EBBANDFLOW
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Resourcefulness : WITS
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Choose not to mess with : LEAVEALONE
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Stop shooting : WRAP
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Written between two rows of text : INTERLINED
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"But men are men; the best sometimes forget" speaker : IAGO
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Opposing : STANDINGAGAINST
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"Jelly Roll, Bix and ___" (1994 history of early jazz) : HOAGY
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Lamb's "___ From Shakespeare" : TALES
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Empty space : GAP
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___ of Denmark (James I's queen consort) : ANNE
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Fiber-rich fruits : FIGS
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Madrigal syllables : TRALA
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Crumbled ingredient in "dirt pudding" : OREO
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Takes the big cheese down to size? : GRATES
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Surprising revelation : SHOCKER
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Superior facility : PROWESS
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"You have been ___" : WARNED
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Salon selections : DYES
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She bests Sherlock in "A Scandal in Bohemia" : IRENE
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Light : AIRY
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Snide remark : GIBE
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Items found in jackets : LPS
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TV golf analyst who won three Masters : FALDO
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What tickets may get you : FINES
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Some movies on TV are shown in it : LETTERBOXFORMAT
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Possible solution : IDEA
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Approximately : GIVEORTAKE
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Film genre : NOIR
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Quick affair? : ONENIGHTER
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One attracted to vinegar : GNAT
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Terrible #2s : SORELOSERS
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"24" actress Cuthbert : ELISHA
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Robert who won Oscars for both writing and directing "Kramer vs. Kramer" : BENTON
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1942 invasion site : BATAAN
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Pay back : AVENGE
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Square : NERDY
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"Burning Giraffes in Yellow" painter : DALI
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More obdurate : FLINTIER
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Much earlier : LONGAGO
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Two stars of "Paper Moon" : ONEALS
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One held in a trap : WEDGE
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When the O.S.S. was formed : WWII
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Reagan-era scandal : IRANGATE
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Subjects of many notices stapled to telephone poles : TAGSALES
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Part of a timing pattern on a football field : SPOTPASS
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Winners of the longest postseason game in major-league history (18 innings, 2005) : ASTROS
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Lead role in "Miracle on 34th Street" : FRED
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Way to serve vegetables : RAW
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1940s-'50s tough-guy portrayer Dennis : OKEEFE
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Gandalf the ___ : GREY
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Drinking to excess : SWILLING
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Brought up incessantly : HARPEDON
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Aeschylus trilogy : ORESTEIA
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"This Week at War" airer : CNN
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Mineral found in igneous rocks : PYROXENE
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Took a mulligan on : DIDOVER
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Typical lab rat, e.g. : ALBINO
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Circumferences : GIRTHS
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Yardbird : INMATE
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Cylindrical vessel with a flat bottom : BEAKER
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Compounds found in wine : ESTERS
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Ancient Mycenaean stronghold : ARGOS
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Do without : FORGO
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Pointed, in a way : TART
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Stymie : FOIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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