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HIDDEN BASEBALL

New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 1982

Author:
Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 21, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Caroline G. Fitzgerald has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,849
Across
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Quiet! : SHUSH
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Pretense : MASK
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Vault : SAFE
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Graham of N.F.L. fame : OTTO
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Scrap : SNIPPET
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Field measure : AREA
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Wriggling : EELY
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Poetic you : THOU
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Novel of 1951 : THECATCHERINTHERYE
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" . . . I do feel't and ___": Shak. : SEET
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Overcharges : SOAKS
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Encamp : TENT
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Connery : SEAN
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Irish lakes : LOUGHS
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Refuges : ARKS
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Pith : CORE
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Silo's neighbor : BARN
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Gripe : BEEF
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
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Philip II, e.g. : REY
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Arafura Sea islands : ARRU
40
Wrong; far off; senseless : OUTINLEFTFIELD
43
John Paul II, in Roma : ILPAPA
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Corn or cycle leader : UNI
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Godden's "In This House of ___" : BREDE
49
Family members : NIECES
50
Aleutian island : ADAK
51
Fabric design : BATIK
53
Own, to Burns : AIN
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Pay, with "up" : ANTE
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Achieve results : STRIKEHOME
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Impudence : SASS
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Prophets : SEERS
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Socks : HOSE
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Natural resources : ORES
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Deviated : VEERED
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Lebanese port : BEIRUT
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British gun : BREN
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School org. : PTA
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Emulate Harpagon : SAVE
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Slip a cog : ERR
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Possum's kin : COON
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___ forces : ARMED
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___ back (relaxed) : LAID
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Arachnid's trap : WEB
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Secular : LAIC
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Join closely : WED
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Anon : SOON
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Ade's "___ in Slang" : FABLES
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Animalcule : AMOEBA
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Figure : ICON
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Asian legume : SOYA
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Stingers : WASPS
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Tread : RUNG
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Hawk : MAKEAPITCH
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Melt : THAW
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Electrical unit : REL
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Nordland people : LAPPS
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Nursery eloper : DISH
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"___ for tennis?" : ANYONE
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Make ___ (transact) : ADEAL
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Up: Prefix : ANO
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Adventure tale : CONTE
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Rounded and smooth : TERETE
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Estimate : BALLPARKFIGURE
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___ accompli : FAIT
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Formed a lap : SAT
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"___ Ding Dong Daddy . . . " : IMA
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Ancient town in Lucania : ELEA
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Certain : SURE
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Dancer Bambi ___ : LINN
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Gudrun's victim : ATLI
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Language course : LATINI
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M.I.T. or R.P.I. : INST
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Bound : TIED
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Stage part : APRON
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Maintain action : KEEPTHEBALLROLLING
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Skin spots : NEVI
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Work units : ERGS
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Hairy twin : ESAU
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Disembark at O'Hare : DEPLANE
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Robert Anthony ___ : EDEN
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Seasoning : SAGE
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Cong. act : STAT
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Arnold from Chelsea : STANG
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Cheap wine : SNEAKYPETE
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Hayseeds : HICKS
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Poisonous sap : UPAS
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N.Y.C. is one : SPT
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Tease : HECTOR
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Trading center : MART
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Onassis : ARI
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Perceived, in a way : SENSATE
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"Lily of the Mohawks" : KATERI
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Observed : SEEN
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Gas: Prefix : AER
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Angler's gadget : FLY
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Peephole : EYELET
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Honshu city : OTSU
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___ years (youth) : THEGREEN
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Slight advantage : TOEHOLD
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Exterior : OUTSIDE
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Water's edge : SHORELINE
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What bureaucrats give : THERUNAROUND
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Alexandra and Catherine : TSARINAS
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Meteorologist: 1839–1921 : HANN
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In error : OFFBASE
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Oafish : CRASS
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Edmund, the orator : BURKE
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Bolivian river : BENI
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Nigerian people : EFIKS
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Zoo favorite : APE
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Town on Hiroshima Bay : OTAKE
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Guitars' kin : LUTES
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Yellow flags : IRISES
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Sour : ACERB
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Collins or Dryden : ODIST
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Lane, in Limerick : BOREEN
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Correct : AMEND
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Great pain : THROE
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Auxin, for one : HORMONE
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Utilize : AVAIL
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Like a vermouth : SEC
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Uncooked : RAW
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Second person : EVE
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She comes out : DEB
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Hawkeye : IOWAN
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Drama critic Atkinson : BROOKS
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Emulate Casanova : PLAYTHEFIELD
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Parisian's smoke : TABAC
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High note : ELA
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L.A. athlete : RAM
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Bravo or Muni : RIO
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Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
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Droplet on a petal : DEW
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Oatmeal : CEREAL
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Palm off : FOIST
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Bacchus attendant : SATYR
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Hangout for Ferdinand : BULLPEN
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___ Satan (brat) : IMPOF
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Courage : SPINE
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Kind of potatoes : SHOESTRING
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Commedia dell'arte character : PANTALONE
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Apple variety : SWEETING
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Fierce look : GLARE
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Idolize : ADORE
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___ hand (abjectly) : HATIN
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Pertinent : RELATIVE
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Paul from Ottawa : ANKA
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Mesh : NET
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Young Ike's residence : ABILENE
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Marred : DAMAGED
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Least prolix : CURTEST
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Look-___ (twins) : ALIKES
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Verbal contraction : ISNT
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Spouts : GUSHES
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Gide and Previn : ANDRES
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___ Abner : LIL
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" . . . have ___ in my mind . . . ": Yeats : APLAN
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"The fat ___ the fire" : ISIN
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Like a high wire : TAUT
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___ breve : ALLA
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Period : ERA
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Leghorn's largess : EGG
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Bleat : BAA
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Decide upon : OPT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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