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New York Times, Thursday, August 3, 2000

24-Across : Baseball dream

Author:
Bob Sefick
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Sefick

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Sefick. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times8/3/00 ( No. 18,531 )
Across
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Best-selling female writer of 1922 : EMILYPOST
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Temper : IRISH
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Place for hand-holding? : GAMETABLE
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Fifty minutes past : TENTO
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Bridge dream : GRANDSLAM
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Ninnies : ASSES
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Arm of the U.N., e.g. : AGCY
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Red sushi fish : TAI
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Magician's hiding place : SLEEVE
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New deal : RESALE
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Baseball dream : NOHITTER
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Missile's trajectory : ARC
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Agreement : PACT
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Golf dream : HOLEINONE
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Fuzz : LINT
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Ticket category : ADULT
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Compose : PEN
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New York Life competitor : AETNA
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Soccer star Mia : HAMM
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Gridiron dream : TOUCHDOWN
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Star turns : SOLI
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One of the Ewings, on "Dallas" : PAM
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Hockey dream : HATTRICK
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Crone : SEAHAG
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Eastern hospice : IMARET
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Exclamation of impatience : YAH
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Capitol feature : DOME
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Dot on a computer screen : PIXEL
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Pinochle dream : DOUBLERUN
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Uses : PLIES
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"Man, that's fun!" : ITSABLAST
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Spanish direction : OESTE
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Big Sunday dinners, maybe : POTROASTS
Down
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Actress Samantha : EGGAR
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"The Simpsons" character : MARGE
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Popular computers : IMACS
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Austrian-born Tony winner, 1955 : LENYA
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Stock page abbr. : YTD
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Part just above a horse's hoof : PASTERN
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Syllables before "Di" and "Da" in a Beatles song : OBLA
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Assassinated : SLAIN
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Leaning to the right? : ITALIC
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Moved : RESETTLED
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Where many an island is found : INSET
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Computer pioneer Wozniak : STEVE
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Car wash employee : HOSER
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Café additive : LAIT
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Police order : OPENUP
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Liturgical language : COPTIC
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"So there!" : HAH
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Harem room : ODA
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___ and Abner, old comedy duo : LUM
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Horror film locale : ELMSTREET
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Modern : NEO
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"Am ___ blame?" : ITO
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Cap'n's heading : NNW
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Whip but good : TAN
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"Alas!" : AHME
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Feature of many a hotel event : CASHBAR
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"You'll regret it otherwise!" : ORELSE
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Soused : LIT
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A big body in Africa : HIPPO
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___ a minute : AMILE
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Street fleet : TAXIS
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Japan's capital until 1868 : KYOTO
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Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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They're popular in Israeli circles : HORAS
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"___ to Avoid" (1966 hit) : AMUST
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Sign on a saloon door : GENTS
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Locale of Vict. and N.S.W. : AUST
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Party preparation : DIP
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Wall St. action : LBO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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