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New York Times, Monday, August 18, 2003

Baseball ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Early.
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© 2003, The New York Times8/18/03 ( No. 19,641 )
Across
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Help in crime : ABET
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Hard baseball throws : PEGS
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1983 Woody Allen title role : ZELIG
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Foot: Prefix : PEDI
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Do desk work at a newspaper : EDIT
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"Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" musical : EVITA
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Old math calculating tool : SLIDERULE
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747 flier : PILOT
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Mischievous : ELFIN
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Attention-getter in an ad : CATCHLINE
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Mystery writer Dorothy : SAYERS
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Kind of sauce : SOY
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Get rid of : DITCH
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___ clef : TREBLE
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When a plane is due in: Abbr. : ETA
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Odd souvenir : CURIO
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Defect : FLAW
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Baseball ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : NATIONALPASTIME
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Mishmash : OLIO
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African-American : BLACK
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Duffer's goal : PAR
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Blind dates, e.g. : SETUPS
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Hibernation : SLEEP
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Locale for Switz. or the U.K. : EUR
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Creek : STREAM
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Top 40 song list : HITPARADE
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Welsh dog : CORGI
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Early computer : ENIAC
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Barn tool : PITCHFORK
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Sassy : FRESH
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Get ___ shape : INTO
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___ fixe (obsession) : IDEE
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Irritable : TESTY
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Campus bigwig : DEAN
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Golf ball props : TEES
Down
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Church recesses : APSES
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Abzug of the National Women's Hall of Fame : BELLA
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Instruct : EDIFY
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Cleaned (up) : TIDIED
5
The "p" in m.p.g. : PER
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Instruction: Abbr. : EDUC
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___ monster : GILA
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"Let it stand" orders : STETS
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Gentle breeze : ZEPHYR
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Devil's work : EVIL
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"___ Marlene" (classic song) : LILI
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"Try ___ for size" : ITON
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Garden entrance : GATE
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Physicist Fermi : ENRICO
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Place for a nap : COT
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Shock : STUN
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Ill-tempered one : CRAB
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Rome has seven : HILLS
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Eastern newt : EFT
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Radar image : BLIP
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Buddhist monk : LAMA
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Pitcher, but not the diamond kind : EWER
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1940's-50's All-Star ___ Slaughter : ENOS
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Narrative : TALE
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Going ___ tooth and nail : ATIT
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Milky gem : OPAL
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Paper in lieu of payment : IOU
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They're worth 1 or 11 in blackjack : ACES
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Outline : SKETCH
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"Splendid!" : PEACHY
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Big ___, Calif. : SUR
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Business motive : PROFIT
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Swift : RAPID
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Eat away at : ERODE
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Be in accord : AGREE
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Studio sound equipment : MIKES
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Weight : HEFT
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Concerning, to a memo writer : INRE
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Neckwear : TIES
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History, with "the" : PAST
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Eat fancily : DINE
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Kett of old comics : ETTA
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Jailbird : CON

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