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Way Out West

New York Times, Sunday, May 15, 2022

"Meet the ___" (baseball fight song)

Author:
Daniel Mauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Mauer. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times5/15/22 ( No. 26,486 )
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"Meet the ___" (baseball fight song) : METS
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Pertaining to any of five Italian popes : SISTINE
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Small rodent : GERBIL
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To be, in France : ETRE
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___ Jay Hawkins, rock pioneer who wrote "I Put a Spell on You" : SCREAMIN
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Hardly a team player? : SOLOIST
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Nickname for 114-Across coined by John Steinbeck : THEMOTHERROAD
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Large rodents : MARMOTS
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Corpse ___ No. 2 (morning-after cocktail) : REVIVER
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German surname part : VON
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One of the Guccis : PAOLO
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At the top : ELITE
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Skip or drop : OMIT
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Down-to-earth : FOLKSY
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Cool : HIP
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Opposite of a breeze : ORDEAL
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Instruction for some Thanksgiving cooking : BASTE
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"Downton Abbey" countess : CORA
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Colorful natural attraction along 114-Across : PAINTEDDESERT
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An awful state to live in : SQUALOR
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Twitch user, perhaps : STREAMER
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Spanish : -ando or -iendo :: English : ___ : ING
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Attempt to grasp, as a complicated situation : UNPACK
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Car-pooling inits. : HOV
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Cuisine that includes gochujang paste : KOREAN
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"Go ahead and ask" : OKSHOOT
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Pastis flavorer : ANISE
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Peridot, for one : GEM
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Smart, say : HURT
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Bad stat for a QB: Abbr. : INT
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Left : WENT
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Tall, curved attraction along 114-Across : GATEWAYARCH
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Gear for gondoliers : OARS
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Trafficker trackers, for short : DEA
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Legend : ICON
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Animal in the genus Bos : YAK
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Following along : INTOW
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Roux ingredient? : SILENTX
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B3, nutritionally : NIACIN
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Beverage with a "New England" variety : IPA
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Gone to press? : PUSHED
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Booked it : RAN
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Phrase one might yell at the screen during a horror film : DONTDOIT
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What roots are, to powers : INVERSE
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Graffitied artistic attraction along 114-Across : CADILLACRANCH
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Summers in la cité : ETES
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___ Austin, Biden's secretary of defense : LLOYD
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Bugs : EATSAT
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Jazz bassist Carter, who has appeared on more than 2,200 recordings : RON
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Being treated, in a way : ONMEDS
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A whole can of worms? : BAIT
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Mamas' mamas : NANAS
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Bug : PEEVE
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Bad review : PAN
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Component of lacquer thinner : ACETONE
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More far out : CRAZIER
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Theme of this puzzle, which winds its way nearly 2,500 miles through all the shaded squares herein : ROUTESIXTYSIX
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Wishy-washy response : DEPENDS
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Captivate : ENTHRALL
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The Panthers of the N.C.A.A., familiarly : PITT
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Art in the Television Hall of Fame : CARNEY
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Dislikes and then some : DETESTS
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Things sometimes named after presidents : ERAS
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One of 50,460 in the Chunnel : METRE
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Actress Barrymore, great-aunt of Drew : ETHEL
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Famed fountain of Rome : TREVI
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Half step, in music : SEMITONE
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Character seen on a keyboard : SCHROEDER
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Bile : IRE
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Obsequious : SERVILE
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Sun deck? : TAROT
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"That's my cue!" : IMON
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Actress Long : NIA
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Component of a bridge truss : ENDPOST
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Positive results of some strikes : GOALS
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TV 6-year-old who attends Little Dipper School : ELROY
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Lead-in to "com" : ROM
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Bit of writing on Twitter or Tinder : BIO
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Natural conclusion? : IST
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Some mil. officers : LTS
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Abbr. on many streets in Quebec : STE
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"Holy ___!" : SMOKES
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Pass : OVERTAKE
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Not mainstream, for short : ALT
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Sierra ___ : MADRE
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1990s film with a famous wood chipper scene : FARGO
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Word with a wave in Oaxaca : HOLA
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Classic Camaro : IROC
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Grant ___, northeast terminus of 114-Across : PARK
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Kind of tape : DEMO
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$100 bill, slangily : BEN
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Underwriting? : CAPTION
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"What malarkey!" : PSHAW
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Paid penance : ATONED
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Site of a U.C. in the O.C. : IRVINE
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Muscle-bone connector : SINEW
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Verb in Poe's "The Raven" : QUOTH
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Trece menos doce : UNO
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Many a Hollywood worker : AGENT
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Brownish-yellow hue : KHAKI
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Big ___ : SUR
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Monogram in the 2016 presidential election : HRC
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Puts away : STASHES
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Suffragist and abolitionist Abby ___ Alcott : MAY
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Georgia, e.g. : NATION
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One of two circling the earth : TROPIC
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Decorates deceptively : GILDS
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High part of a deck : ACE
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Bon ___ (fashionable world) : TON
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One-named New Age musician : YANNI
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Mower's trail : SWATH
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Means of electronic communication with restricted access : INTRANET
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Ending with cash or front : IER
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Self images? : XRAYS
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Stevenson of 1950s politics : ADLAI
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They may be ridden to victory : COATTAILS
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Some co. name endings : INCS
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Santa Monica ___, southwest terminus of 114-Across : PIER
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Golden rule preposition : UNTO
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Speed skater Kramer with nine Olympic medals : SVEN
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Stir in : ADD
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String or integer, in programming : DATATYPE
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Brand with a bull in its logo : ELMERS
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Critical warning : CODERED
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Some scores in horseshoes : LEANERS
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"My Name Is Asher ___" : LEV
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Offer one's two cents : OPINE
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Deprived : NEEDY
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You usually do this lying down by yourself : BATHE
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Naval "Negative" : NOSIR
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Singer O'Day : ANITA
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Bad messages to send to the wrong person : SEXTS
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Tap-in, e.g. : PUTT
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140, in old Rome : CXL
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Covid Data Tracker org. : CDC
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New Deal power agcy. : REA
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Fools are often seen at its start: Abbr. : APR
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Peaceful, informally : ZEN
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Partner of only : ONE
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Posed for a portrait : SAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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