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New York Times, Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Baseball rarities nowadays ... or a phonetic hint to the starts of 17-, 26-, 48- and 57-Across

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JXYZ} This is puzzle # 124 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
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© 2019, The New York Times4/10/19 ( No. 25,355 )

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Across
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A ewe for you, say : REBUS
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : AQABA
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Swelling reducer : ICE
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Popped up : AROSE
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Some bonds, for short : MUNIS
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Yule drink : NOG
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Was barely victorious, as in boxing : WONONPOINTS
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Brooklyn Brown or Newcastle Brown : ALE
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Storage unit : BIN
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Diplomacy : TACT
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Hershey coconut bar : MOUNDS
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Mavens : ACES
26
Cole Porter song from "Kiss Me, Kate" : TOODARNHOT
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Not for kids, say : RATEDR
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Acquires the film rights to : OPTIONS
31
Target numbers : QUOTAS
34
Saturn S.U.V. : VUE
35
Baseball rarities nowadays ... or a phonetic hint to the starts of 17-, 26-, 48- and 57-Across : DOUBLEHEADERS
39
___-lacto-vegetarian : OVO
40
More blue : SADDER
41
Ones who never listen to oldies? : AGEISTS
44
Big name in oil : WESSON
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As something different to do : FORACHANGE
51
Mediterranean tourist attraction : ETNA
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Bo's'n's quarters : FOCSLE
53
Oil or kerosene : FUEL
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Bit of work : ERG
56
Swear words? : IDO
57
Opposite of "consumed daintily" : ATELIKEAPIG
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Stephen of "V for Vendetta" : REA
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Tender spots : SORES
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How many times the little hand goes around in a full day : TWICE
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Strongman player on "The A-Team" : MRT
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Not quite a strike : SPARE
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Possessed : OWNED
Down
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Where to order oysters : RAWBAR
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Lift : elevator :: ___ : car hood : BONNET
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Mil. morale booster : USO
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On its way : SENT
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Gas brand with a torch in its logo : AMOCO
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World capital at 9,350 feet : QUITO
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"Commonwealth" novelist Patchett : ANN
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Computer image file format : BITMAP
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Put into categories : ASSORT
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60 minutes from now : INANHOUR
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Brewskis : COLDONES
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Casts out : EGESTS
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Do beat work : PATROL
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Everything, with "the" : UNIVERSE
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Forest giants : SEQUOIAS
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Given medicine : DOSED
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Do some voice work : DUB
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Actress Thompson : TESSA
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"Caught ya!" : AHA
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Often-naive reformer : DOGOODER
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Garment left in a cloakroom : OVERCOAT
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Magazine with an Agency of the Year award : ADWEEK
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"Zip-a-___-Doo-Dah" : DEE
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Validate : AFFIRM
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High-end Mercedes line : SCLASS
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Lonely place, so they say : THETOP
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Substitute (for) : STEPIN
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How curry dishes are often served : ONRICE
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Pestered : NAGGED
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A Lion, but not a Tiger, informally : NFLER
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External appearance : GUISE
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Jared of "Dallas Buyers Club" : LETO
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___ of Good Feelings : ERA
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"So cute!" : AWW

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