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New York Times, Tuesday, July 2, 2002

"We want ___!" (baseball fans' cry)

Author:
John R. Conrad
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {CJQXY} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Conrad. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times7/2/02 ( No. 19,229 )
Across
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Lay to rest : INTER
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Zest : GUSTO
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Riyadh resident : SAUDI
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Prefix with cycle : UNI
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According to : ASPER
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Black Panthers, e.g. : MILITANTS
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Like Valhalla's heroes : NORSE
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"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" singer : FITZGERALD
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"___ a deal!" : ITS
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Victor's booty : SPOILS
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"We want ___!" (baseball fans' cry) : AHIT
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___ Speedwagon : REO
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Piece of field artillery : HOWITZER
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Was ill with : HAD
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Faint with beating heart : SWOON
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Place for a béret : TETE
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Like the Tower of Pisa : ATILT
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Hardship : WOE
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Stuck in Pamplona? : GORED
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Old Ford flop : EDSEL
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Draft dodgers' bane: Abbr. : SSS
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This puzzle's theme : ITZWORDS
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Fallen space station : MIR
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Concerning, in memos : INRE
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Nail-___ (tense situations) : BITERS
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Catch some rays : SUN
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Rite of passage, for some : BARMITZVAH
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___ Fountain : TREVI
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Pertaining to tautness : TENSIONAL
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Black ink item : ASSET
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Bard's before : ERE
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Barely managing, with "out" : EKING
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They're sometimes stolen : BASES
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Match part : SET
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Actress Zellweger : RENEE
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Doctrine : ISM
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Artless ones : NAIFS
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Dutch bloomer : TULIP
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Perry White, e.g. : EDITOR
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Most elegant : RITZIEST
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Counterparts to lyrics : TUNES
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Verb type: Abbr. : INTR
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Actress Kudrow : LISA
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Father of independent India : GANDHI
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Hope's road show org. : USO
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Wine drinks : SPRITZERS
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Dry run : TEST
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Miners' finds : ORES
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Luminous : AGLOW
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Some post-graduate study : LAW
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"Tell ___ the judge!" : ITTO
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Young toughs : HOODS
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Teller's stack : ONES
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Vacation times in Verdun : ETES
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Some M & M's : REDS
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Blonde's quality, in jokes : DITZINESS
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Ran a tab : OWED
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Croquet area : LAWN
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More showy : GLITZIER
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Broadcasts : EMITS
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Asteroids' paths : ORBITS
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New Deal org. : REA
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Annul : REVOKE
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Stanford-___ (I.Q. rater) : BINET
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Arrested : RANIN
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Classic Ladd western : SHANE
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Attempt : STAB
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Celestial bear : URSA
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Numbered hwys. : RTES
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Insignificant : MERE
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Neckline shape : VEE
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T-shirt size: Abbr. : LGE

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

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