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New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 2020

M.L.B.'s oldest continuously operating franchise, established as the Boston Red Stockings in 1871

Author:
Tracy Gray and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 30 for Ms. Gray. This is puzzle # 111 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
Tracy: Many thanks to Jeff for collaborating with me on my very first themeless puzzle and for helping me reach my goal of hitting for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
We originally had GOAT YOGA in the GOATHERD slot. Will Shortz balked, wondering if it was well-known enough, and if it has staying ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

They don't let me choose the POWs here at XWord Info because Jeff Chen is a Crossword Expert, and I'm Just Some Guy, but this is my favorite puzzle of the week.

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© 2020, The New York Times5/16/20 ( No. 25,757 )
Across
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Barely keeping up with things, say : CRAZYBUSY
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Group featured on many "Sesame Street" episodes : ABCS
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Look down on something? : AERIALVIEW
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Suckling site : TEAT
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Starter's follower : MAINCOURSE
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Home for a Hogarth or a Constable, with "the" : TATE
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Word with twenty- or thirty- : ODD
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Robust : HALE
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Medium state : TRANCE
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Name that's an anagram of both 16- and 18-Across : ETTA
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Key : CRUCIAL
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M.L.B.'s oldest continuously operating franchise, established as the Boston Red Stockings in 1871 : BRAVES
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One watching the kids? : GOATHERD
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Drew : LURED
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Causes of puckering : TANGS
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"My man!" : BRO
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"___ Ordinary Man" ("My Fair Lady" tune) : IMAN
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Binary code snippets : BYTES
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Scott of "See Dad Run" : BAIO
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Aristocrat, in British slang : NOB
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They're broken at marathons : TAPES
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Unit of magnetic flux : WEBER
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Doesn't travel, say : DRIBBLES
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Bacchanalian beasts : SATYRS
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Congresswoman who once served in the U.S. cabinet : SHALALA
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Item for a croupier : RAKE
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Chain with a loaf of bread in its logo : PANERA
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Starburst? : NOVA
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Engine speed inits. : RPM
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Mount near Olympus : OSSA
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Means of devastation on "Game of Thrones" : DRAGONFIRE
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Level : TIER
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Fantabulous : SUPERDUPER
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One week, for many beach house rentals : STAY
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Just barely reacts : BATSANEYE
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___ pants : CAMO
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Text notification before a time stamp : READ
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Like much of Arizona : ARID
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Cab alternative : ZIN
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Went cruising, say : YACHTED
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Puffs up : BLOATS
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It's down in the mouth : UVULA
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"Your majesty" : SIRE
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Confirmation : YES
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Online action symbolized by a paper clip : ATTACH
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Collectible from what's been called the world's first internet sensation : BEANIEBABY
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Claw-proof crate : CATCARRIER
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Hefty barriers to entry : STEELDOORS
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Spineless sorts, metaphorically : WETRAGS
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Hazards for rural travel : RUTS
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Level : EVEN
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Traffic directors : CONES
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Shortcomings : BLINDSPOTS
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"I heard ..." : RUMORHASIT
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It's east of the Horn of Africa : ARABIANSEA
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Flight board column : GATES
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Like go-getters : TYPEA
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Burns's "The Soldier's Return" and others : BALLADS
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"La Belle et la ___" (French fairy tale) : BETE
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Bit of a lift : TBAR
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Fictional land in the highest-grossing film of 2018 : WAKANDA
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Like one's eyes after a poor night's sleep : BLEARY
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Doesn't inhale, say : SAVORS
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Substitute teacher? : ROGET
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Where many stop and smell the rosés : NAPA
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Completely ready : RIPE
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They're low on the food chain : PREY
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No more than : MERE
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Chafe : RUB
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Goal of a diversion : FUN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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