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New York Times, Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Course in which to determine a curve's slope, informally

Author:
Christopher Adams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 3 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Adams.
Christopher Adams notes:
Proud indie constructor here, and proud to be making my NYT debut with this puzzle. The theme is straightforward, for sure, and it's a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
How apt — teams playing the NATIONAL PASTIME to be wearing red, white and blue! Made me wonder — why do any teams NOT wear red, white ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times7/3/18 ( No. 25,074 )
Across
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Course in which to determine a curve's slope, informally : CALC
5
Feathery fashion accessory : BOA
8
Apartment in a former factory, maybe : LOFT
12
Zone : AREA
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Some nervous reactions : GULPS
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Jazz legend Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Big name in pasta sauce : RAGU
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Tatum who won an Oscar for "Paper Moon" : ONEAL
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Going into extra innings : TIED
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With 21-Across, A.L. team with a patriotic color : BOSTON
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See 19-Across : REDSOX
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In apple-pie order : TIDY
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Some stadium souvenirs : TEES
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Expensive wrap : ERMINE
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"One, ___" (request at a ticket booth) : PLEASE
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A.L. team with a patriotic color : CHICAGOWHITESOX
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Vietnam Memorial architect Maya : LIN
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[Ugh, not this again!] : GROAN
38
"Mustache Hat" artist Jean : ARP
39
Battery terminal : ANODE
42
Avian runner Down Under : EMU
43
___ Martinez, three-time Cy Young winner : PEDRO
45
A.L. team with a patriotic color : TORONTOBLUEJAYS
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Kitten's cry : MEW
49
___-K (tot's class) : PRE
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Co-starring actress on HBO's "Insecure" : ISSARAE
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Had a helping of humble pie : ATECROW
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Baseball, colloquially : NATIONALPASTIME
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Extended family : CLAN
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Like rho ... or a fraternity row : GREEK
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Idyllic place : EDEN
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For the lady : HERS
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Avoid a tag, in a way : SLIDE
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Result of going bumper to bumper? : DENT
Down
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Sedan or convertible : CAR
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Fast horse : ARAB
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Big name in building blocks : LEGO
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Biting, as humor : CAUSTIC
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Kind of slope for a novice skier : BUNNY
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Encouragement to a matador : OLE
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In two : APART
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"Hmm ..." : LETSSEE
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Show off one's muscles : FLEX
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Wee bit : TAD
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Decent human being, informally : GOODEGG
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What many do after a late night : SLEEPIN
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Daughter on Fox's "Bob's Burgers" : TINA
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Shoulder muscle, briefly : DELT
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Brilliant effect : ECLAT
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Large zoo animal, for short : RHINO
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___ leagues : MINOR
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Carne ___ (Mexican restaurant dish) : ASADA
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Word before and after "not" : SORRY
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Montreal nine, once : EXPOS
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Cookie with a creme filling : OREO
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Fetal position? : WOMB
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Burglar's booty : HAUL
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Realms : DOMAINS
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Start of el año : ENERO
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Former Israeli P.M. Shimon : PERES
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Thrown out of the game : EJECTED
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Some country music effects : TWANGS
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Slow on the ___ : UPTAKE
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Crawl (along) : INCH
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Store event after Christmas : SALE
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Insignia on a Houston Astros cap : STAR
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Title below marquess : EARL
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Mimicked : APED
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___ the bench (not get used in the game) : RIDE
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Sign of the future : OMEN
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Departed : WENT
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Luau loop : LEI

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