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New York Times, Friday, May 17, 2002

Baseball Hall-of-Famer known as Gorgeous George

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2002, The New York Times5/17/02 ( No. 19,183 )
Across
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Second-commonest blood type: Abbr. : APOS
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Wails : SOBS
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Parade attraction : FLOAT
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Follower of St. John's : WORT
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Major advertising target : TVAUDIENCE
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Al-Jazeera viewer : ARAB
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Line outside a police station? : PATROLCARS
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Seven-time N.L. home run champ : KINER
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Places of passing interest? : LEFTLANES
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Memory trace : ENGRAM
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Direct : STEER
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Bottled spirits : GENIES
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Time-card abbr. : HRS
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Run-in : ROW
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1984 Super Bowl winners : LOSANGELES
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Sleeveless garment : CAPE
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Off-white : IVORY
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With 40-Across, modern : NEW
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Crackers may be used on them : CODES
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First name in 70's-80's TV : REDD
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Cleans up financially : MAKESAMINT
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See 35-Across : ERA
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Umpire's call : LET
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Northern : BOREAL
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"Theoria motuum lunae" writer : EULER
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer known as Gorgeous George : SISLER
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For the time being : ADINTERIM
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Site of Hellroarin' Gulch : BUTTE
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Stupid : BONEHEADED
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Mining areas : PITS
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It often gets a dusting : CRIMESCENE
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Something often twisted apart : OREO
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Goat-footed one : SATYR
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Goidelic tongue : ERSE
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Computer ___ : NERD
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Opposite of "out" : AWAKE
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Studying : PORINGOVER
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Crush stuff : ORANGESODA
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Cold-weather guide : STBERNARD
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Car care product : STP
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Track : OVAL
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1960 Hitchcock role : BATES
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Browse, in a way : SURFTHEWEB
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Nancy's girls : FILLES
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Old Renault : LECAR
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"___ Island With You" (1948 film) : ONAN
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Square measure : ACRE
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The girl in "Working Girl" : TESS
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T.L.C. givers : DOTERS
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Wet : RAINY
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Memory unit, for short : MEG
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Hexennial event : SENATERACE
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Road hugger : RADIALTIRE
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Protester's medium : OPENLETTER
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Shrine Bowl team : WEST
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Old money : LIRE
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Albanian money : LEK
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Finds : COMESUPON
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Native encountered by Columbus : CARIB
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Fights : MELEES
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Kind of pad : SOS
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Reformer of note : LUTHER
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Kind of fire : ENEMY
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It may be added to the bill : RIDER
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Do some field work? : RESOD
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Early lesson : ABCS
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Nickelodeon's "___ the Explorer" : DORA
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Bit of handkerchief embroidery: Abbr. : INIT
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Magazine genre : MENS
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Joey of the 60's twist craze : DEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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