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New York Times, Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Former Yankee manager who also served as player-manager of the Mets

Author:
Tony Orbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Orbach.
Tony Orbach notes:
As is sometimes the case, the idea for this one came from what would wind up being an unused entry: COLLISION CORSET. Not sure why ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Some funny results today involving a sound addition, Mountain Dew to MOUNTAIN DUET, Vanity Fair to VANITY FERRET (hilarious!), ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times4/13/16 ( No. 24,263 )
Across
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"Oh, yeah ...," in a text : BTW
4
Prefix with musicology : ETHNO
9
Dogie-bagging rope : LASSO
14
"Of course!" : AHA
15
"Of course!" : NATCH
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Sleep clinic concern : APNEA
17
Oil dispenser on a Food Network show? : TELEVISIONCRUET
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Egypt's Mubarak : HOSNI
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Brake plate : SHOE
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Ones put on the rack? : CDS
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Lively movement : SCHERZO
26
Hasbro board game in which armies conquer territories : RISK
28
Genre for "Dueling Banjos"? : MOUNTAINDUET
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Vicious, as a fight : UGLY
36
Modernists, informally : NEOS
37
Slightly pickled : TIPSY
38
Highlands refusal : NAE
39
Armani with a plaque on the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style : GIORGIO
41
Vs. : OPP
42
Hit the bricks : LEAVE
44
Actress Drescher : FRAN
45
Cousin of -trix : ENNE
46
Weasellike animal kept as a fashion accessory? : VANITYFERRET
49
Dope : INFO
50
How black holes are packed : DENSELY
54
Massachusetts' Cape ___ : ANN
56
Fleecy boots : UGGS
59
Place for a bald-headed baby? : AERIE
60
Equipment endorsed by Inside Tennis? : MAGAZINERACQUET
64
What someone who is overly verklempt might do : PLOTZ
65
Big player on draft day : AGENT
66
Certain special FX : CGI
67
Hairy-chested, say : MANLY
68
They may be waved at concerts : WANDS
69
Your, in Paris : TES
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Ancient Roman meeting places : BATHS
2
Former Fox series set in California : THEOC
3
Actress Kate of "Grey's Anatomy" : WALSH
4
Green person, for short : ENVIRO
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"___-Pan" (James Clavell novel that preceded "Shogun") : TAI
6
Brooklyn ___, N.Y. : HTS
7
CBS military drama : NCIS
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"Call on me! I know this!" : OHOH
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Give an earful : LACEINTO
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Loan letters : APR
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Caught unawares : SNUCKUPON
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Sow : SEED
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Proverbial "wild" things that are sown : OATS
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Other side : ENEMY
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Seaweed at a sushi bar : NORI
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Pueblo people of New Mexico : ZUNI
25
Something not repeated : ONEOFF
27
'80s missile shield plan : SDI
29
Former Yankee manager who also served as player-manager of the Mets : TORRE
30
One of the nine worlds of Norse mythology : ASGARD
31
World Series of Poker channel : ESPN
32
Class : TYPE
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Silver State sch. : UNLV
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Mother of Cronus and Rhea : GAEA
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Pressuring : LEANINGON
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Comic strip featuring Satchel Pooch and Bucky Katt : GETFUZZY
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About : INRE
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Car registration fig. : VIN
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Bibliographical abbr. : ETSEQ
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Eastern mystic : YOGI
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Puts into effect : ENACTS
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Burp : ERUCT
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Himalayan cryptids : YETIS
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Around-the-clock, in a way : AMPM
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"The Lion King" lion : NALA
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Nibble (on) : GNAW
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Its mascot is Sonic the Hedgehog : SEGA
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N.L. East city, on scoreboards : ATL
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Knights of ___, villainous group in "The Force Awakens" : REN
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"What next?" : AND

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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