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New York Times, Friday, July 17, 1998

Winningest southpaw in major-league history

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 33 Missing: {BJQ} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Ross.
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© 1998, The New York Times7/17/98 ( No. 17,783 )
Across
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World War II danger : KAMIKAZE
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Stings : SCAMS
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I.R.S. worker : EXAMINER
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Phantoms : SHAPES
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Certain craving : NICOTINE
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Bottom of the crankcase : OILPAN
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Sarah, Duchess of ___ : YORK
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Major birth news : OCTUPLETS
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Part of a Latin trio : AMO
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Woman with a cause : SISTER
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Prof. helpers : TAS
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Flip, as a top : SNAPOPEN
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Food, for Fido : ORTS
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Nestea competitor : SALADA
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Lord's Prayer : PATER
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Part of a boa : FEATHER
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Good bridge locale : NARROWS
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Composer Bruckner : ANTON
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Kind of eraser : ARTGUM
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One of the Near Islands : ATTU
40
Some football teams : DEFENSES
43
Half a cartoon couple : REN
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#1 foreign-language song of 1958 : VOLARE
45
Simple signatures : XES
47
Cuisinart precursor : HANDMIXER
49
Kitchen extension : ETTE
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Kind of wrestling : INDIAN
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Cut off : AMPUTATE
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Tracks, of a sort : SCENTS
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Expert : SEASONED
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Bulrush : SEDGE
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Old-fashioned adventurism : ERRANTRY
Down
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Great Rift Valley locale : KENYA
2
Geometrician's study : AXIOMS
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Diacritical mark : MACRON
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Words of reassurance : IMOK
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Nurse's aid : KIT
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"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANI
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Famous mathematical curiosity : ZENOSPARADOX
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Made : ERECTED
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Send : SHIP
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Invigorating words : CALLTOARMS
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Be seen by, in a vision : APPEARTO
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Hearty entree : MEATSTEW
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Nine-digit ID's : SSNS
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Down (on) : SOUR
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Struggling rural worker : TENANTFARMER
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Winningest southpaw in major-league history : SPAHN
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Captive of Hercules : IOLE
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Hard to believe : ASTOUNDING
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A.A.R.P. members : SRS
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Trim : PRUNE
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J.F.K. watchdog : FAA
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Charm : ENTRANCE
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Waited upon : ATTENDED
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Worry, perhaps : AGER
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Permission paper : RELEASE
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Not lost or destroyed : EXTANT
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Volleyball player : SETTER
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Côtes du Rhône and others : VINS
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Wretched : SEEDY
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Vent sound : HISS
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Buddy : MATE
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Noted town in Buckinghamshire : ETON
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Hole number : PAR
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1994 World Cup host : USA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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