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New York Times, Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Half of a batting average calculation

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Kavanaugh.
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© 2004, The New York Times9/28/04 ( No. 20,048 )

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Across
1
___-serve : SELF
5
Desert flora : CACTI
10
Fresh kid : BRAT
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Venusian, e.g. : ALIEN
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Suffix with Cine- : RAMA
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T ___ tiger : ASIN
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Muscle injuries : TEARS
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Lyric poems : ODES
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Protest formally : LODGEACOMPLAINT
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Not well : ILL
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Silver ___ (cloud seed) : IODIDE
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Before now : AGO
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Cry out loud : SOB
30
Moon or sun, poetically : ORB
31
Diet plate serving : COTTAGECHEESE
36
Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE
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Battery type : AAA
38
Siberian city : OMSK
41
Cockpit gauge figure : CABINPRESSURE
46
___ Ronald Reagan : USS
47
In the style of : ALA
48
Go astray : SIN
49
Moral standards : ETHICS
53
A smartypants may have a big one : EGO
55
Cohabitate : SHACKUPTOGETHER
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Juan's emphatic assent : SISI
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
64
Ocean motion : TIDE
65
Penny-___ (trivial) : ANTE
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Aired again : RERAN
67
Caesarean rebuke : ETTU
68
Time to go once around the sun : YEAR
69
Peter, Paul or Mary : SAINT
70
Invitation letters : RSVP
Down
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One seen playing with a beachball : SEAL
2
Logo along U.S. highways, once : ESSO
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Placed : LAID
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Mold and mildew, for two : FUNGI
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Former Sears mailing : CATALOG
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A Baldwin : ALEC
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"See ya!" : CIAO
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Semester, e.g. : TERM
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Fill with confidence : INSPIRE
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Like a sombrero's brim : BROAD
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Pie chart lines : RADII
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Make better : AMEND
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"Take a sip" : TASTE
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Lanchester of film : ELSA
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Stud site : LOBE
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Air force hero : ACE
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1977 George Burns title role : GOD
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Ear-related : OTIC
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Trivial amount, slangily : BEANS
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Tara name : OHARA
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Mad Hatter's drink : TEA
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Salary max : CAP
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Message from a desert isle, perhaps : SOS
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Cousins of an ostrich : EMUS
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Barbie's ex-beau : KEN
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Simoleon : BUCK
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Publishers : ISSUERS
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Swanky : ELEGANT
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Herb in stuffing : SAGE
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Op-ed piece, e.g. : ESSAY
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Quaker's "yours" : THINE
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"___ la vista!" : HASTA
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Not so cordial : ICIER
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Riverbank romper : OTTER
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Courtroom statement : PLEA
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Half of a batting average calculation : HITS
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1999 Ron Howard comedy : EDTV
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Do another hitch : REUP

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