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New York Times, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Author:
James Mulhern
Editor:
Will Shortz
3-2 ... or what's represented by the answers to this puzzle's starred clues?
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James Mulhern

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GQX} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Mulhern. Tuesday freshness: 10%
Jeff Chen notes:
What a fun idea! Even for this non-baseball-fan, seeing a FULL COUNT with three BALLs outside the strike zone and two STRIKEs within ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times7/19/16 ( No. 24,360 )
Across
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German export : AUDI
5
Polish, as text : EDIT
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Up : ATBAT
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Hat part : BRIM
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"The kissing disease" : MONO
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Hindu mystic : SWAMI
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*Car part that works in a similar manner to the human hip : BALLJOINT
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Mythical abductee : HELEN
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100%, as effort : ALLOUT
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___ milk : SOY
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"What ___ is new?" : ELSE
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Dodge Viper engine : VTEN
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Not pro : ANTI
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America's most-watched TV series of 2012-13 : NCIS
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Prudential competitor : AETNA
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Crooner ___ King Cole : NAT
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Indian bread : NAAN
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*Retaliate : STRIKEBACK
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Upscale hotel chain : OMNI
40
Avoirdupois unit : OUNCE
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Spanish eight : OCHO
42
*Tenants' protest : RENTSTRIKE
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Membership fees : DUES
45
Fuss : ADO
46
Spinning, quaintly : AREEL
47
Kills, as bugs : ZAPS
48
When doubled, a sitcom sign-off : NANU
50
Mind-blowing, in modern lingo : EPIC
52
"Mine!" : DIBS
54
Golf pencil holder : EAR
57
Enmity : ANIMUS
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Event for a Comedy Central special : ROAST
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3-2 ... or what's represented by the answers to this puzzle's starred clues? : FULLCOUNT
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Place setting? : ATLAS
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"All ___!" (court exclamation) : RISE
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Letters on some meat packaging : USDA
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"The Godfather" actress Shire : TALIA
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Burden : ONUS
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Toffee candy bar : SKOR
Down
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Pop group that broke through at the 1974 Eurovision contest : ABBA
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Eurasia's ___ Mountains : URAL
3
Pickle variety : DILL
4
McDonald's slogan that replaced "Put a Smile On" : IMLOVINIT
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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"And how!" : DOI
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Stopovers for wayfarers : INNS
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Dorothy's dog : TOTO
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___ Wednesday : ASH
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Many a comment from Donald Trump : TWEET
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*Children's toy that tests dexterity : BALLINACUP
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College town in Iowa : AMES
13
Fork part : TINE
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Sticks (out) : JUTS
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Ruth, for one : YANKEE
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Word after human or second : NATURE
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Highlander's "not" : NAE
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Titled : NAMED
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*Cry just before hitting the pool : CANNONBALL
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Bert's pal : ERNIE
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Amuse : TICKLE
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Ibuprofen targets : ACHES
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Boxing decisions : TKOS
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"When Harry Met Sally ..." screenwriter Ephron : NORA
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"You got that right!" : SOTRUE
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Attractive, informally : BODACIOUS
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Part of S.F. : SAN
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Multivitamin ingredient : ZINC
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Very, to a conductor : ASSAI
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Loses color : PALES
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"Dagnabbit!" : DRAT
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Skosh : IOTA
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Spherical locks : AFRO
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Reduce to rubble : RUIN
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Elon who co-founded Tesla : MUSK
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Control+Z computer command : UNDO
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Hollywood Walk of Fame symbol : STAR
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___ Precheck : TSA
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The Tigers of the S.E.C. : LSU

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