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New York Times, Wednesday, July 17, 2002

California baseball players in trouble with the I.R.S.?

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKQ} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Gordon.
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© 2002, The New York Times7/17/02 ( No. 19,244 )

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Across
1
Construction co. projects : BLDGS
6
Chicago-to-Memphis dir. : SSW
9
Fighting : ATWAR
14
Lecherous looks : LEERS
15
X : CHI
16
River past Liechtenstein : RHINE
17
Father of the Pleiades : ATLAS
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Sunburned California baseball players? : REDGIANTS
20
Ostracize : SHUN
21
Propelled a lifeboat : OARED
22
Classic pop : NEHI
23
California baseball players in trouble with the I.R.S.? : TAXDODGERS
25
Hollywood, with "the" : BIZ
26
Ace place? : SLEEVE
27
Locker room item : SCALE
29
Cause of a stomachache : ULCER
33
Some noblemen : EARLS
34
Gang of California baseball players? : HELLSANGELS
37
Garlic piece : CLOVE
39
Company that made Pong : ATARI
40
Brings on board, in a way : HIRES
41
Like some inspections : ONSITE
46
Pack animal : ASS
47
What brainy California baseball players get? : STRAIGHTAS
51
Takes advantage of : USES
53
Front wheel alignment : TOEIN
54
O.K. Corral figure : EARP
55
California baseball teammates? : COMPADRES
57
Mother of Pebbles : WILMA
58
PC letters : EMAIL
59
Start of Julius III's papacy : MDL
60
First name in 2000 news : ELIAN
61
Lets : RENTS
62
What a contact contacts : EYE
63
Bangladesh's capital, old-style : DACCA
Down
1
Good times : BLASTS
2
"___ Weapon" : LETHAL
3
Like the presidential suite : DELUXE
4
Starbucks size : GRANDE
5
Draft org. : SSS
6
Lean person : SCRAG
7
___ Khan (tiger in "The Jungle Book") : SHERE
8
Dentist's request : WIDER
9
The Diamondbacks, on scoreboards : ARI
10
Comparison word : THAN
11
Sipping sites : WINEBARS
12
Where soldiers may be busy : ANTHILL
13
Adjusts, as a cap : RESIZES
19
Mdse. : GDS
21
Newbery Medal winner Scott : ODELL
24
Small eggs : OVULES
27
Involved with : SEEING
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"Silent" prez : CAL
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Civil War letters : CSA
31
"Mangia!" : EAT
32
Messenger ___ : RNA
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Equestrian : HORSEMAN
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Adam's apple picker : EVE
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Common injury location : GROIN
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Writer buried at Westminster Abbey : CHAUCER
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Supple : LISSOME
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Down Under girl : SHEILA
43
It leans : ITALIC
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Runway : TARMAC
45
Madrileño's land : ESPANA
47
Regular: Abbr. : STD
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The Velvet Fog : TORME
49
Like marshes : REEDY
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Plane seating request : AISLE
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Fast-moving card game : SPIT
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Hirt and Hirschfeld : ALS
57
Get a wife : WED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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