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New York Times, Friday, April 3, 1998

Minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Spans: 7, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times4/3/98 ( No. 17,678 )
Across
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Morgiana's master, in story : ALIBABA
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Like 1-Across : ARABIC
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Typewriter part : CARRIAGE
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A Ryder : WINONA
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They have quarters in Las Vegas : ONEARMEDBANDITS
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"Jane Eyre" prequel : WIDESARGASSOSEA
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They cling : ADHERERS
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Petri dish gel : AGARAGAR
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Minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates : CAROLINAMUDCATS
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Kids' tune sung with gestures : IMALITTLETEAPOT
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European wading bird : DEMOISELLECRANE
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Classifier : ASSORTER
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Caribbean capital : KINGSTON
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Iron and toaster : SMALLAPPLIANCES
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Consider : TAKEINTOACCOUNT
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Bureau : AGENCY
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One way to see : EYETOEYE
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View from Jidda : REDSEA
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Use as a base : STANDON
Down
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As nimble as ___ in a cage (old saying) : ACOW
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Legal scholar Guinier : LANI
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Seeing red : IRED
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Highlands hillside : BRAE
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A show of vanity : AIRS
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Southeastern Conference team, informally : BAMA
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Antiquing agent : AGER
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Flooded : AWASH
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Dentist's directive : RINSE
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Choice words : ANDOR
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Oregon Trail fort : BOISE
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Lay to rest : INTER
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Durango dwellings : CASAS
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Arthur Gordon Pym's creator : EDGARALLANPOE
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Spoiled : BAD
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Stomach botherer : ACID
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Warden's charge : GAME
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"11 Harrowhouse" director Avakian : ARAM
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Caramel candy brand : ROLO
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Others, to Ovid : ALII
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Skedaddles, in Dogpatch : GITS
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Dealer's demand : ANTE
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Sitcom diner : MELS
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Multipurpose vehicles, informally : UTES
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Like some MOMA art : DECO
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Ragtime pianist called "Fingers" : CARR
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Pit-___ (heartbeat sound) : APAT
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Manner of speaking : TONE
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Suffix with 22-Down : STER
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Aldebaran or Arcturus : KSTAR
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Spin doctor's concern : IMAGE
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Unprotected : NAKED
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Secluded spots : GLENS
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Bad swing : SLICE
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Roberts of "A View to a Kill" : TANYA
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Pick, with "for" : OPT
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Minstrels' songs : LAYS
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"New Jack City" star : ICET
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Minutes : ACTA
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Tiffin time : NOON
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Gave a nod to, perhaps : CUED
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Greek war goddess : ENYO
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W.W. II-issue gun : STEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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