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New York Times, Friday, April 15, 2016

Athletic great whose name and jersey number rhyme

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York Times4/15/16 ( No. 24,265 )
Across
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Artificial eyelashes, informally : FALSIES
8
Things with round numbers? : BARTABS
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Reply to a pushy person : ISAIDNO
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Far out? : EXURBAN
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Not flirting with your friend's girlfriend, e.g. : GUYCODE
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Gets crushed by, say : LOSESTO
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"Cats" monogram : TSE
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Peaceful protests : LOVEINS
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Athletic great whose name and jersey number rhyme : ORR
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I Samuel preceder : RUTH
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Point ___, Calif. : REYES
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Problem on a record : BLOT
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Really get to : EATAT
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Yankee opposer : REB
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Color whose name is French for "mole" : TAUPE
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It may represent November : ELEVEN
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Quit : DESISTED
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Seat of Oklahoma's Garfield County : ENID
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They surround lenses : RIMS
38
Friend on "Friends" : CHANDLER
42
Zip, as a Ziploc, say : RESEAL
46
Angel hair toppers? : HALOS
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Shout while shaking a pompom : RAH
49
Friend of Buckwheat : DARLA
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Give out : EMIT
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The band fun. and others : TRIOS
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Look through? : XRAY
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Ring letters : WBA
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"Take it easy, bro!" : CHILLAX
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"Odi et ___" (Catullus poem) : AMO
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Beyond the requirement : TOSPARE
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Electronic music genre : DUBSTEP
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Bogey : ONEOVER
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Pouring poison into a stream, e.g. : ECOCIDE
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Answer to "Capisce?" : YESISEE
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Spicy cuisine : MEXICAN
Down
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Plant seen on the Sistine Chapel ceiling : FIGTREE
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In an ordinary fashion : ASUSUAL
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Shower clothes : LAYETTE
4
Quotation qualifier : SIC
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Teenage dream? : IDOL
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"Star Wars" moon : ENDOR
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In any way : SOEVER
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Certain pop music fan of the 2010s : BELIEBER
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Cellular transmitters : AXONS
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Bygone sportscaster Hodges : RUSS
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___ Styles, lead character in "Boyz N the Hood" : TRE
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Screwdriver selection : ABSOLUT
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Gotham building-climbing tool : BATROPE
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Expressed derision : SNORTED
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Sized up : EYED
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One low on dough : HAVENOT
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Big wind : BASSSAX
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Keeps a watch on : TENDS
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Kept a watch on? : TIMED
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Bagel : NIL
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"Right honourable" sort : SIR
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Behind : DERRIERE
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Treat for a dog : CHEWTOY
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Treat for a dog : HAMBONE
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Things you can assume : ALIASES
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Skate park fixture : RAIL
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All over the place : ERRATIC
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California's so-called "Island City" : ALAMEDA
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Make public : LAYOPEN
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Poker variant : HOLDEM
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Low par : THREE
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Angel hair topper : SAUCE
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Quicken Loans Arena cagers : CAVS
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___ One (2013 release) : XBOX
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Pounded paste : POI
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Zymurgy, e.g.: Abbr. : SCI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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