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New York Times, Tuesday, May 23, 2006

With 69-Across, baseball great with 2,165 career runs

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times5/23/06 ( No. 20,650 )

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Across
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What buoys do on the water : BOB
4
Wail : BAWL
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60-Across play : GHOSTS
14
Wrath : IRE
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Singer India.___ : ARIE
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Item obviated by cable TV : AERIAL
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Hair goop : GEL
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60-Across play : HEDDAGABLER
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Drink with vitamin D : MILK
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Courtoom figures: Abbr. : ATTS
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"Shame!" : TSK
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60-Across play : ADOLLSHOUSE
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With 39-Across, a 60-Across play : THE
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Chocolate source : CACAO
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Thinks the cutest thing in the world : ADORES
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Seriously : TOHEART
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Jump : LEAP
39
See 27-Across : MASTERBUILDER
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45 or 78 : DISC
43
Weapons supply : ARSENAL
44
Attack : LASHAT
46
Dads : PAPAS
50
"It ___" (reply to "Who's there?") : ISI
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60-Across play : THEWILDDUCK
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Gangster's gun : GAT
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With 69-Across, baseball great with 2,165 career runs : PETE
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Urban athlete's locale, in brief : YMCA
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Playwright who died on May 23, 1906 : HENRIKIBSEN
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N.Y.C. subway : IRT
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"Lawrence of Arabia" star : OTOOLE
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Broadway's Prof. 'iggins : ENRY
67
Stick in a parlor : CUE
68
Home of 60-Across : NORWAY
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See 58-Across : ROSE
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Suffix with auction : EER
Down
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Sandwich introduced in 1968 : BIGMAC
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Maker of Tater Tots : OREIDA
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Hilaire who wrote "The Bad Child's Book of Beasts" : BELLOC
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"___, humbug!" : BAH
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Neighborhoods : AREAS
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One rectangle measure : WIDTH
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Caused : LEDTO
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Joke or choke : GAG
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Angry, as an argument : HEATED
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Eyes, poetically : ORBS
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Ornamental plant with fernlike foliage : SILKTREE
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Menlo Park inits. : TAE
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Camera type, familiarly : SLR
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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Casual gathering : KLATSCH
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Plunder : LOOT
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Attended as an observer : SATIN
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Try, as a case : HEAR
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Mind reading, for short : ESP
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Wife, in slang : OLDLADY
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Moor plant : HEATH
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Bobble : ERR
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Tummy muscles : ABS
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Wish to take back : RUE
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Military list, quickly : MIAS
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Property transferor : ASSIGNOR
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Org. for Lt. Columbo : LAPD
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Mid-sixth-century year : DLI
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The Scourge of God : ATTILA
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Stonelike abrasive : PUMICE
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Pile up : ACCRUE
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Roller Derby entrant : SKATER
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Prefix with center : EPI
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Big name in grills : WEBER
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"___ big deal" : ITSNO
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Lascivious looks : LEERS
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In ___ (lined up) : AROW
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Snookums : HON
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Ike's W.W. II command : ETO
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Critically important : KEY
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Bill ___, TV's Science Guy : NYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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