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New York Times, Tuesday, September 21, 1999

Make a baseball player sit out the game?

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times9/21/99 ( No. 18,214 )
Across
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Italian autos : FIATS
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Jack's companion, in rhyme : JILL
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Country bumpkin : RUBE
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Model Everhart : ANGIE
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Conception : IDEA
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Addict : USER
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Run after a comic? : CHASECHEVY
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Litigant : SUER
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Long, long time : EON
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Small amount : DRAM
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Natural gas ingredient : ETHANE
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Impaled : STABBED
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In a stall, as a horse : STABLED
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Wide shoe specification : EEE
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Kama ___ : SUTRA
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Maniacs : FIENDS
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Byway : ROAD
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Sophisticated military plane : AWACS
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Big expense for newspapers : INK
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Pre-PC counters : ABACI
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The two of them : BOTH
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N.Y.C. line : IRT
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Stir : AWAKEN
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"Thriller" singer's nickname : JACKO
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"This means ___!" : WAR
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Fixes, as a shoe : RESOLES
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Driveway endings : GARAGES
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Tennis star Gibson : ALTHEA
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Saharalike : ARID
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Sight from Lucerne : ALP
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Take a dogleg, e.g. : TURN
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Hurt a politician's wife? : GORETIPPER
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Paradise : EDEN
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Nonnuclear family member : NIECE
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Wet, as morning grass : DEWY
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Any day now : SOON
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"Beau ___" : GESTE
Down
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Confronts : FACES
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___ water (up the creek) : INHOT
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Guam's capital, old-style : AGANA
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"___ the season to be jolly" : TIS
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Hothouse features : SEEDBEDS
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Islamic crusade : JIHAD
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Alter ___ (exact duplicate) : IDEM
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"My Name Is Asher ___" : LEV
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Newborn's paraphernalia : LAYETTE
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Hurry an actress along? : RUSHBARBARA
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Ordinary : USUAL
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Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
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Blew it : ERRED
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Canadian Indians : CREES
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Blacken : TAR
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Make a baseball player sit out the game? : BENCHJOHNNY
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Submerged : SUNK
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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Just great : FAB
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___ Jima : IWO
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"Dig in!" : EAT
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"Red" or "white" tree : OAK
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Bandage brand : ACE
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Cacophony : DIN
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Ticks off : IRKS
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Presenter's task : AWARDING
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Deep freezes, so to speak : ICEAGES
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Hang around for : AWAIT
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Pub brew : ALE
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Scored : RATED
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Get away from : ELUDE
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Throw here and there : STREW
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Verdant : GREEN
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Stares : GAPES
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Vote in : ELECT
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Bender : SPREE
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Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Tijuana gold : ORO
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Crusty one? : PIE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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