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New York Times, Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Baseball All-Star every year from 1955 to 1975

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Ginsberg.
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© 2009, The New York Times4/28/09 ( No. 21,721 )
Across
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They put the frosting on the cake : ICERS
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Grant's is in New York : TOMB
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___ as a post : DEAF
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Pacific archipelago nation : SAMOA
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"Young Frankenstein" role : INGA
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Golden State sch. : UCAL
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Fix the hair just so, say : PRIMP
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Bind with a band : GIRD
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Actress Singer of "Footloose" : LORI
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___ as an arrow : STRAIGHT
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Jug capacity : GALLON
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___ as a pin : NEAT
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___ as a fox : CUNNING
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___ as an ox : STRONG
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Outlaw Barrow : CLYDE
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"Bingo!" : AHA
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Newton's Black Panther Party co-founder : SEALE
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Barbecue remnants : ASHES
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___ as an owl : WISE
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Command to a dog : SPEAK
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___ as a dog : SICK
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Some chips, maybe : SNACK
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Less loony : SANER
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4 on a telephone : GHI
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Bottom dog : LOSER
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Some chips : NACHOS
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Theme of this puzzle : SIMILES
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Eric who played 2003's Hulk : BANA
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Like, with "with" : ONAPAR
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___ as an eel : SLIPPERY
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Chowderheads : LUGS
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Sparkling wine locale : ASTI
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Indoor trees may grow in them : ATRIA
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Words after "woe" : ISME
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One end of a hammer : PEEN
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___ as a judge : SOBER
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___ as a doornail : DEAD
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___ as a diamond : HARD
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The way things are going : TREND
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AOL and others : ISPS
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Auto denter in a supermarket parking lot : CART
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Leader in a robe : EMIR
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Italian cheese : ROMANO
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Latin for 37-Across : SAPIENS
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___ as a drum : TIGHT
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Doing the job : ONIT
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Apartment bldg. V.I.P. : MGR
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The Joker in Batman movies, e.g. : BADGUY
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Tedium : DULLNESS
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Gastroenteritis cause, maybe : ECOLI
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Baseball All-Star every year from 1955 to 1975 : AARON
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Impulsive indulgence : FLING
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Light green plums : GAGES
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Lawrence Welk's "one"/"two" connector : ANDA
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___ as a whistle : CLEAN
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Fellers in the woods? : SAWS
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___ as a rail : THIN
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Literally, "scraped" : RASA
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___ as a bell : CLEAR
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Cathedral recesses : APSES
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___ as a kite : HIGH
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Repetitive reply : ECHO
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Nordic runners : SKIS
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Overshadowed : ECLIPSED
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Alaskan peninsula where Seward is located : KENAI
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Nut for caffeine? : KOLA
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Told to in order to get an opinion : RANPAST
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Angelic figure : SERAPH
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Prisoner's opposite : CAPTOR
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___ as a rock : SOLID
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Busy : INUSE
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Volcanic buildup : MAGMA
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___ as a bat : BLIND
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Suffix with pun : STER
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Kathryn of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" : ERBE
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It means nothing to Sarkozy : RIEN
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Area within a picket fence, say : YARD
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Pirate's realm : SEA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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