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New York Times, Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Pro baseball player with an orange-and-black uniform
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 78 for Ms. Lempel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Tuesday freshness: 62%
Lynn Lempel notes:
I don't remember what sparked this puzzle. I do remember consulting the dictionary to check the proper spelling for each written-out ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Always such a treat to get Lynn's byline. She's an absolute wizard on early-week puzzles, producing fun themes surrounded by excellent ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times6/13/17 ( No. 24,689 )
Across
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Wriggly temptation for a fish : WORM
5
To a smaller degree : LESS
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Newswoman Van Susteren : GRETA
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Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
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Rx dosages, e.g.: Abbr. : AMTS
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City across the Nile from the Valley of the Kings : LUXOR
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They might be sealed : LIPS
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Apiarist? : BEESTUDENT
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"Now listen ..." : LOOKHERE
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___ smasher : ATOM
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Trains to Chicago's Loop : ELS
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Flared skirts : ALINES
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Org. for some sportswomen : LPGA
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Invoice from a souvenir shop? : TEEBILL
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Terse put-down of Sandra's "Gidget" performance? : DEEFLAT
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Outrage : IRE
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Toasty : WARM
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King Kong, for one : APE
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Playlist listing : SONG
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Poorly lit : DIM
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Unsullied : PURE
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___ Leppard : DEF
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"Paradise Lost" setting : EDEN
44
Many SAT takers: Abbr. : JRS
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Where to keep divorce papers? : EXFILES
47
Signal Ernie's buddy to step onstage? : CUEBERT
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Blend, as batter : STIR
52
Stogies : CIGARS
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Maiden name preceder : NEE
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Firenze farewell : CIAO
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Sitcom segments : EPISODES
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"Wow, you have violins!"? : GEESTRINGS
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Influence with higher-ups : PULL
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Long-necked wader : EGRET
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Decisive defeat : ROUT
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Opera highlight : ARIA
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Unlike the proverbial rolling stone : MOSSY
67
___-serif : SANS
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Microscope part : LENS
Down
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Holder for cash and IDs : WALLET
2
Pro baseball player with an orange-and-black uniform : ORIOLE
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State of rest : REPOSE
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Lone Ranger accessory : MASK
5
Patti in the Grammy Hall of Fame : LABELLE
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Chef known for "New New Orleans" cuisine : EMERIL
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17th-century Dutch painter Jan : STEEN
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Worrisome org. for a draft dodger : SSS
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Market oversupply : GLUT
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Dancer Nureyev : RUDOLF
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Typical specimen : EXEMPLAR
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Unit of capacity for a bridge : TON
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17,000-year-old find in France's Lascaux cave : ART
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Cop's stunner : TASER
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Salon product for a spiky do : HAIRGEL
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Stare open-mouthed : GAPE
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Made disappear, in a way : ATE
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Recycling receptacle : BIN
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Title for Maria Theresa of Austria : EMPRESS
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Triumph : WIN
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Quick, suggestive message : SEXT
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Badge holders : OFFICERS
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Arnaz of "I Love Lucy" : DESI
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Many a PC cable : USB
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Look of a room : DECOR
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Legal authorities : JURISTS
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Purple things in several van Gogh paintings : IRISES
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Pop-producing toy weapon : CAPGUN
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Continue through time : ENDURE
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Land, as a fish : REELIN
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Electric cars named for an inventor : TESLAS
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Kind of salami : GENOA
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Court fig. : ATTY
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Girl's name that's also a 59-Down : OPAL
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See 58-Down : GEM
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Maniacal leader? : EGO
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Org. of concern to H&R Block : IRS

Answer summary:
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