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New York Times, Wednesday, April 22, 1998

A.L. batting champ in three different decades

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times4/22/98 ( No. 17,697 )
Across
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Not for here : TOGO
5
Garfield's middle name : ABRAM
10
Use a lot : PARK
14
No longer thinking about : OVER
15
"The Lord of the Rings" character : FRODO
16
Initial, say : OKAY
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Line of collectible 1980's cards : GARBAGEPAILKIDS
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Sovereign : ALMIGHTY
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Like Poe stories : EERIE
22
"Fancy ___!" : THAT
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Broadcast snafu : DEADAIR
25
Like Samsung Corporation : KOREAN
28
Part of a screwdriver : VODKA
29
Some newspaper pages : OPEDS
30
Abbreviated version : MINI
31
Diving position : TUCK
35
G-man : FED
36
Tabloid talk shows, e.g. : TRASHTV
39
Up ___ point : TOA
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Jockey's need : CROP
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Sub in a tub : OLEO
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Otherwise : IFNOT
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Train track : RAILS
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Grievously : SORELY
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"Oklahoma!" choreographer : DEMILLE
51
Bash : GALA
52
In the bag : ONICE
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Astringent's target : OILINESS
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Ignorers of sound diet : JUNKFOODJUNKIES
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Hurler Hershiser : OREL
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"Romola" writer : ELIOT
62
Lollapalooza : ONER
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Withered : SERE
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Taylor of "The Nanny" : RENEE
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London finales : ZEDS
Down
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Senate attire : TOGA
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Face shape : OVAL
3
Kind of warfare : GERM
4
Took a round trip? : ORBITED
5
Knitter's project : AFGHAN
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A.L. batting champ in three different decades : BRETT
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Not pouring smoothly, as a liquid : ROPY
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Org. quoted on toothpaste tubes : ADA
9
Miss Piggy, self-referentially : MOI
10
Prodded : POKEDAT
11
Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
12
They form central angles : RADII
13
30's-40's bandleader Kay : KYSER
18
Shocked : AGHAST
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Job for a plumber : LEAK
23
Hawaiian warbler : DONHO
24
Use a word processor, maybe : EDIT
25
Roman Catholic org. since 1882 : KOFC
26
Phone button : OPER
27
Start from scratch : REDO
28
Carpenter's clamps : VISES
30
"Atlantic City" director : MALLE
32
The ___ Reader : UTNE
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Self-assurance : COOL
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Stutterer's love? : KATY
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Disturb : ROIL
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String in a string quartet : VIOLIN
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Sharp point : PRICKLE
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"In & Out" director, 1997 : FRANKOZ
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Hebrew leader : ALEF
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Show respect to : SALUTE
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Karate schools : DOJOS
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Accustom : ENURE
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Worker with a pick : MINER
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Popular action figure : GIJOE
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Valhalla V.I.P. : ODIN
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German article : EINE
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Spring purchase : SEED
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Lat., Lith. and Ukr., once : SSRS
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Good ___ boy : OLE

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

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