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New York Times, Wednesday, June 21, 2000

N.L. Central team, on scoreboards

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQXYZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Staples.
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© 2000, The New York Times6/21/00 ( No. 18,488 )
Across
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Verbal assault : SLAM
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Verbal break-in : AHEM
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Way around Paris : METRO
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Offer as proof : CITE
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Stuff to be crunched : DATA
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Hatch on the Hill : ORRIN
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Book after Joel : AMOS
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Old Dodge : OMNI
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Plain speaking : PROSE
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Himalayan aviation board? : NEPALPLANEPANEL
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Filled the bill, perhaps : ATE
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November honoree : VET
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Freshest stories? : LEASTSTALETALES
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Bert's buddy : ERNIE
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Third-smallest of nine : MARS
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Maker or breaker lead-in : LAW
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Tour dates : GIGS
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Bugs Bunny and others : TOONS
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Merlin, e.g. : MAGE
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Whiz : ACE
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On toast, at a diner : DOWN
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Readied the bow : AIMED
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Closeup of royal displeasure? : LARGEREGALGLARE
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Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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"Is that so!" : GEE
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Indiana team hijinks summary? : PACERCAPERRECAP
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Storming : IRATE
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Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
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RC, e.g. : COLA
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Frasier's brother : NILES
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Be an omen of : BODE
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Homeboy's place : HOOD
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Exasperates : GALLS
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Apple color enhancer : ALAR
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Numbered work : OPUS
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Digitize, in a way : SCAN
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Lawn application : LIME
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Resting on : ATOP
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___ Verde National Park : MESA
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Takes on : ADOPTS
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Dogpatch, for one : HAMLET
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Sicilian peak : ETNA
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It may be bounding : MAIN
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Rug rats : MOPPETS
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Slips : ERRATA
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Suffix in nuclear physics : TRON
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Court order? : RISE
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Scott Turow's first book : ONEL
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Eleventh-hour : LATE
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Middle of a noted Cubs trio : EVERS
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Over 21, perhaps : LEGAL
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Reason for the silent treatment : ANGER
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Family girl : SIS
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In with : AMONG
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PC linkup : LAN
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Andean wool source : LLAMA
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Hot to trot : EAGER
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Bjorn Borg, for one : SWEDE
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Like inner tubes : TORIC
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Be in the red : OWE
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N.L. Central team, on scoreboards : MIL
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Lower : DEPRESS
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Golden finish? : AGER
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Grimm heroine : GRETEL
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Chairman's paper : AGENDA
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"My Fair Lady" lyricist : LERNER
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Engine sound : PING
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Part of a score, maybe : ARIA
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"Tails," e.g. : CALL
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"SOS" pop group : ABBA
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Summer hangout : POOL
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Sonar's principle : ECHO
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Group enterprise : COOP
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Pew parts : PADS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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