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New York Times, Thursday, June 6, 1996

Legendary Yankee nickname, with "the"

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 215 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
1
O
2
R
3
B
4
S
5
M
6
E
7
S
8
S
9
A
10
R
11
O
12
M
13
A
14
P
O
O
H
15
A
L
E
C
16
L
E
D
O
N
17
E
S
S
E
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E
A
V
E
19
L
A
D
E
N
20
C
A
S
E
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Y
S
T
E
N
22
G
E
L
23
S
A
P
O
T
E
24
A
L
A
M
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O
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D
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E
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M
U
R
D
29
E
R
E
R
S
R
O
W
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R
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O
32
M
E
R
O
33
F
I
N
S
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I
N
E
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I
T
O
N
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F
R
O
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S
E
E
R
38
N
A
G
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S
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O
L
E
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M
42
A
C
L
E
S
43
G
R
E
44
A
T
B
A
M
45
B
I
N
O
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S
U
N
S
U
I
T
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A
S
T
R
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O
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S
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S
T
E
I
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N
B
R
E
N
N
E
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R
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G
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O
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M
E
Z
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R
U
B
E
57
E
T
R
E
58
A
R
O
S
E
59
O
K
L
A
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R
O
V
E
61
G
R
O
S
S
62
N
E
E
D
63
S
P
E
D
© 1996, The New York Times6/6/96 ( No. 17,012 )
Across
1
Peepers : ORBS
5
Jumble : MESS
9
Waft : AROMA
14
Milne's___Corner : POOH
15
Mr. Guinness : ALEC
16
Beguiled : LEDON
17
Being, to Brutus : ESSE
18
___trough (rain runoff site) : EAVE
19
Charged, in a way : LADEN
20
A Yankee skipper : CASEYSTENGEL
23
Marmalade tree : SAPOTE
24
Pie style : ALAMODE
28
1927 Yankee batting array : MURDERERSROW
30
Cesar who played the Joker : ROMERO
33
Propellers, of a sort : FINS
34
Bach's Partita___minor : INE
35
Have___good authority : ITON
36
One way to swing : FRO
37
Wise guy : SEER
38
Kvetch : NAG
39
Only : SOLE
41
Sparkly minerals : MACLES
43
Legendary Yankee nickname, with "the" : GREATBAMBINO
46
Summer garb : SUNSUIT
47
Team once called the Colt .45s : ASTROS
50
Yankee V.I.P. : STEINBRENNER
53
Addams Family name : GOMEZ
56
Hick : RUBE
57
To be, in Paris : ETRE
58
Sprang up : AROSE
59
Panhandler's home?: Abbr. : OKLA
60
Traipse : ROVE
61
Take in : GROSS
62
Shortage : NEED
63
Zoomed : SPED
Down
1
Gas shortage manipulators : OPEC
2
Ponselle and Parks : ROSAS
3
___nova : BOSSA
4
Wool gatherers : SHEEPMEN
5
Toscanini, e.g. : MAESTRO
6
In hog heaven : ELATED
7
Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
8
Game plan : SCENARIO
9
Very attentive : ALLEARS
10
Empires : REALMS
11
Unmatched : ODD
12
Broadway's "Five Guys Named___" : MOE
13
30's-50's actress Harding : ANN
21
"In___face!" : YOUR
22
Site for a stream : GLEN
25
Window style : ORIEL
26
Taker : DONEE
27
Pitchers : EWERS
29
Either Zimbalist : EFREM
30
Altar exchange : RINGS
31
City WNW of Sapporo : OTARU
32
___David : MOGEN
36
Pantaloons presser : FLATIRON
37
Belittlers : SCORNERS
39
Classic sports cars : STUTZES
40
Theather award : OBIE
41
Formed a wrong opinion of : MISREAD
42
Penny fee : ANTE
44
Tax : ASSESS
45
Talk idly : BABBLE
48
Leading : ONTOP
49
Accommodate : SERVE
51
Blow to kingdom come : NUKE
52
Melodeon part : REED
53
[yuck!] : GAG
54
Bruin of yore : ORR
55
Elsie utterance : MOO

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

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