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New York Times, Friday, June 24, 2005

1940's-50's All-Star who got his nickname from a kind of marble

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {GJWXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Berlin.
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© 2005, The New York Times6/24/05 ( No. 20,317 )

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Across
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Article of clothing named after a race course : ASCOT
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Brother of Bart, in 50's-60's TV : BRET
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Yahoo! alternative : MSN
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Stir : THECAN
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Royal in a sari : RANI
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1995 name in legal news : ITO
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Alternative to laces : VELCRO
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Old sitcom family : RICARDOS
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They're hung up to dry : SALAMIS
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Start of a rumor : SOMESAY
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Go (as) : MASQUERADE
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Public order : ALE
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Offsets : COUNTERACTS
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___ de soie (silk cloth) : PEAU
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Kind of engr. : MECH
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Encrypt? : INTER
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Body discovered in 1841 : ROSSSEA
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Advocate of strong governmental control : ETATIST
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Red or raw lead-in : INTHE
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Supergirl's real name : KARA
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1998 N.L. M.V.P. : SOSA
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Symbol of freedom in a town square : LIBERTYPOLE
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___ Pensacola (mil. center) : NAS
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Something often twisted apart : OREOCOOKIE
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Magazine : ARSENAL
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Fearless one? : FOSDICK
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Like eight-tracks : OUTDATED
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Concord : UNISON
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Introduction to Latin? : NEO
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Baby : DEAR
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"Spill it!" : TELLME
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Directional suffix : ERN
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Start of a decision-making process : EENY
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1940's-50's All-Star who got his nickname from a kind of marble : REESE
Down
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Tanks, e.g., briefly : ATVS
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2000 World Series locale : SHEA
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See 56-Down : CELL
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Whence philosopher William : OCCAM
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Place for a touchdown : TARMAC
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"Turn up the heat!" : BRR
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Party hearty : RAISETHEROOF
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Ovation elicitation : ENCORE
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Kahlúa's close cousin : TIAMARIA
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Trunk : MIDSECTION
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Feature of old Greek architecture : STOA
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Not merely interested : NOSY
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Reeking : NOISOME
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Pharaohs, in the insect world : REDANTS
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The Tar Heels: Abbr. : UNC
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4, sometimes : APRIL
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"Jurassic Park III" co-star : LEONI
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Callahan Tunnel terminus : EASTBOSTON
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"The Gondoliers" girl : TESSA
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Muchachas: Abbr. : SRTAS
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Led : USHERED
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Woo, in a way : SERENADE
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Resolve amicably, as an argument : TALKOUT
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Sgt.'s address : APO
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100% : TOATEE
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Noted studio head : EISNER
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Ancient Roman magistrate : EDILE
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Nonpareil : AONE
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Who's sorry now? : RUER
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Key : ISLE
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Dot-___ : COMS
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Meniscus location : KNEE
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With 3-Down, battery type : DRY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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