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New York Times, Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jon ___, at 6'11" the tallest player in Major League Baseball history

Author:
Jeff Dubner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Dubner. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times9/22/11 ( No. 22,598 )

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Vitamin C source from Southeast Asia : STARFRUIT
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Songwriter Jimmy and Senator Jim : WEBBS
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It has just 16 rules of grammar : ESPERANTO
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Western language historically written in the Cyrillic alphabet : ALEUT
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London newspaper : DAILYMAIL
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Mork's TV companion : MINDY
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Sea eagles : ERNS
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TV network since 1970 : PBS
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Bomb, e.g. : PASS
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Alphabet trio : RST
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Turkey's location : DELICOUNTER
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It may be turned against you : TIDE
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Hammer's partner : ARM
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___ Street, main thoroughfare in "Peyton Place" : ELM
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J.F.K. watchdog : FAA
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Training ___ : BRA
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Jacob who wrote "How the Other Half Lives" : RIIS
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Taking one's sweet time : DILLYDALLYING
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Daly of "Cagney & Lacey" : TYNE
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It's beside a sideburn : EAR
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Muscles covering some 32-Down : ABS
40
Actress Gasteyer : ANA
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Barrister's deg. : LLD
42
Credit figs. : APRS
44
Singer with the hit country album "Backwoods Barbie" : DOLLYPARTON
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Sketch show that launched 40-Across's career, in short : SNL
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Gist : MEAT
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It's located between two Plymouths: Abbr. : ATL
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Scott of "Joanie Loves Chachi" : BAIO
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Mr. ___ : FIXIT
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"Gotcha," formally : DULYNOTED
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Author Calvino : ITALO
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Skating venue : ICEPALACE
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Staff up again : REMAN
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After U2, highest-grossing concert band of all time, informally : THESTONES
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Ritual in which bitter herbs are dipped : SEDER
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Three Ivans : TSARS
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"___ of sweat will save a gallon of blood": Patton : APINT
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Fam. members : RELS
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Lie in the sun with suntan oil : FRY
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Wheelchair-accessible : RAMPED
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No-can-do : UNABLE
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Formal acknowledgment : ITISI
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"My mama done ___ me" : TOL
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Traded beads : WAMPUM
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Cuban name in 2000 news : ELIAN
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Win whose money, in a bygone game show? : BENSTEINS
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Baseball commissioner starting in 1992 : BUDSELIG
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Sloppy place : STY
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Oven part : DIAL
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Hall-of-Famer Yastrzemski : CARL
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30-Down, sometimes : ORAL
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Apt. parts : RMS
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Fisherman's relation? : TALE
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Course closer : FINALEXAM
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It may be sandy or candy : BAR
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See 39-Across : RIBS
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1970s sitcom catchword : DYNOMITE
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Dog sound : YELP
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Pop for a young person? : DADA
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Fisherman's relation? : YARN
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Wee bit : TAD
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English author Edward Bulwer-___ : LYTTON
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Prime minister before and after Churchill : ATTLEE
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Coral creatures : POLYPS
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Boxer Ali : LAILA
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Jon ___, at 6'11" the tallest player in Major League Baseball history : RAUCH
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Old Scratch : SATAN
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Family relation : NIECE
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Mined finds : LODES
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String tie : BOLO
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Source of some paper pulp : FIR
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Dah's go-with : DIT
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Member of a D.C. nine : NAT

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