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New York Times, Thursday, July 18, 2019

Pitcher Dock Ellis claimed to have used this before throwing a no-hitter in 1970

Author:
Matthew Sewell
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Sewell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York Times7/18/19 ( No. 25,454 )
Across
1
Gift from Jacob to Joseph, in the Bible : COAT
5
Projecting arm of a crane : JIB
8
Metropolitan address abbr. : APTNO
13
Prefix with conservative : ARCH
14
___ Tesfaye, real name of singer The Weeknd : ABEL
16
Sun deck? : TAROT
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Pet-friendly org. : SPCA
18
They're usually caught lying down : ZEES
19
Hurdles for would-be G.P.s : MCATS
20
Bouncer who can always spot a fake? : THEWIZARDOFID
23
"Wicked cool!" : RAD
24
Cinephile's channel : TCM
25
Fall of Troy escapee : AENEAS
28
Low-scoring soccer win : ONENIL
30
Backstory for TV's Magnum? : LIFEOFPI
32
Egyptian protector of tombs : ANUBIS
34
Go (for) : OPT
35
Advice for how the pope can reach out online? : IMABELIEVER
39
Nick or ding : MAR
41
Churchill's successor in 1945 : ATTLEE
42
Statement before "... and that's Canada!"? : THISISUS
46
Recruit : ENLIST
50
Hindu protector of the universe : VISHNU
51
Triage pro, for short : EMT
52
French 101 pronoun : TOI
53
Certain people prefer their computer specialists to be attractive? : SOMELIKEITHOT
57
Bean harvested by the Aztecs : CACAO
59
Churchill's successor in 1955 : EDEN
60
Hankering : WANT
61
Kazakhstan range : URALS
62
It's nice when it's forgiven : DEBT
63
Cold, cold drink : ICEE
64
Surrealist Max : ERNST
65
Part of GPS: Abbr. : SYS
66
"One From the Heart" actress, 1982 : GARR
Down
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Democratic politico Julián : CASTRO
2
Harry Potter, e.g. : ORPHAN
3
Consent (to) : ACCEDE
4
Détente : THAW
5
Where cats play? : JAZZCLUB
6
Letter-shaped construction piece : IBEAM
7
"Hold my ___" (words before a foolish act) : BEER
8
Money paid to get more money : ATMFEE
9
Hollywood star whose birth name is Alfredo : PACINO
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Acquire midseason, as a sports team might : TRADEFOR
11
What "!" can mean in computer programming : NOT
12
Post-regulation periods, for short : OTS
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Pitcher Dock Ellis claimed to have used this before throwing a no-hitter in 1970 : LSD
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1986 music memoir : ITINA
22
Lummox : OAF
26
Whats next? : APP
27
Canine command : SIT
29
Service site for many a vet : NAM
30
Light airs : LILTS
31
Doubter's question : ISIT
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One looking for a match? : BEAU
35
Biometric reading : IRISSCAN
36
What B and C (but not A) may represent : ELEMENTS
37
Starbucks size : VENTI
38
Long-bodied predator : EEL
39
Sister channel of VH1 : MTV
40
Yellowfin tuna : AHI
43
Nautical chart markings : SHOALS
44
Deepest, as feelings : INMOST
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Refuse to settle : SUE
47
College town located, appropriately, near Ulysses, N.Y. : ITHACA
48
Oklahoma athlete : SOONER
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Half-laugh : TITTER
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Just make it : EKEBY
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Showed the way : LED
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Shakespearean warning word : IDES
56
Bit of kindling : TWIG
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"That's my ___!" : CUE
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Abbr. on a music score : ARR

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