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BATTER UP!

New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 1949

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 107, Avg Word Len: 5.02, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 28, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 51
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 377
Across
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Wordy debate on the ball field. : RHUBARB
8
Famine of base hits that may afflict even best batsmen. : SLUMP
13
Crown. : DIADEM
19
Vassal. : HOMAGER
20
Indians. : PIUTES
21
Device used to expose offenders to public scorn. : PILLORY
22
Better. : IMPROVE
23
Pitcher and catcher. : BATTERY
24
The spitball is. : ILLEGAL
25
Clear of all charges. : NET
26
Something prized. : GEM
27
Puts up. : ANTES
28
Invokes. : CALLS
30
___ Bay, Japan. : ISE
31
Before. : ERE
32
Descendants of a son of Jacob. : LEVITES
34
Short space of time. : WHILE
35
Understands. : SEES
36
Puts in order. : SETS
39
Observer. : NOTER
40
The ___, Ingrid Bergman's role. : MAID
41
Dibble. : DAP
43
Miss Naldi of pre-talkie era. : NITA
45
Red Sox star. : TED
46
What the umpire's tones are not. : DULCET
48
___ leagues, the minors. : BUSH
51
Employe of Bill Veeck who flies his own plane. : FELLER
53
Motion by pitcher in violation of rules. : BALK
54
Made vigilant. : ALERTED
57
The garden. : OUTFIELD
60
For catchers and first basemen. : MITTS
61
Nervous. : FLUTTERY
62
Reared. : TRAINED
63
Native U. S. citizen of Japanese parentage. : NISEI
64
Give utterance to. : EMIT
65
Mystery story pioneer. : POE
66
Mountain lake. : TARN
67
Ball which, when hit, flies through air in nearly straight path not far from ground. : LINER
68
Great tenor. : CARUSO
70
Residences of diplomatic ministers. : LEGATIONS
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Retarders. : HINDERERS
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Boil, roast, etc., over again. : RECOOK
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Garden workers. : HOERS
81
Secure. : NAIL
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Ones holding office. : INS
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Birds of cuckoo family. : ANIS
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Contends. : COPES
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Furnish. : PROVIDE
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Pitcher's pitching arm. : SOUPBONE
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Ball hit into air without much force, offering easy chance for catch. : POPUP
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Assured. : PROMISED
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Effective. : TELLING
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Colors. : HUES
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In ___, meaning "in prosperity." : CLOVER
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Gull-like bird. : SKUA
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The keystone. : SECOND
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New Deal agency. : NRA
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Mr. Slaughter. : ENOS
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Explosive. : TNT
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If squeeze play would succeed, this has to be good. : BUNT
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Decrees. : FIATS
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Rebuff. : SNUB
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Group of musicians. : TRIO
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Shaded fabric: Fr. : OMBRE
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Athletic teams. : ELEVENS
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Kindred. : SIB
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Third base, the ___ corner. : HOT
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Entrap. : NOOSE
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New United States Ambassador to France. : BRUCE
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Unit of electrical resistance. : OHM
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___ coal. : PEA
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Egg dishes. : OMELETS
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Declared. : AVERRED
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The fans. : ROOTERS
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Eliminates. : REMOVES
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Strives. : LABORS
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Defeat decisively. : TROUNCE
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Mailed. : POSTED
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Wary: Slang. : LEERY
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Advances. : STRIDES
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Bingen's river. : RHINE
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Johnny Mize specialties. : HOMERS
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Large indeterminate number: Humorous. : UMPTEEN
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Except. : BAR
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Astir. : AGOG
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Noisy celebration. : REVEL
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Port on the Weser. : BREMEN
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New form of employment. : SITTER
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Stringed instruments. : LUTES
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Indians. : UTES
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Sea: French. : MER
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Sensitive to nonphysical forces. : PSYCHIC
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Calmed: Scot. : DILLED
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Misfortunes. : ILLS
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Beverage. : ALE
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Motherless calf in range herd. : DOGIE
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Expunge. : ERASE
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Mr. Standish. : MYLES
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Yearned. : PANTED
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The baseball. : PILL
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Heckler. : BAITER
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Military assistant. : AIDE
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Expressed preference. : VOTED
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Free tickets to first. : WALKS
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Jet. : SPURT
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Quarreling in small way. : TIFFING
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Expatriate author who was an M. D. : STEIN
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Many: Comb. form. : MULTI
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Supporter. : ABETTOR
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On quarter toward which wind blows. : ALEE
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Instrument used in postoffice. : DATER
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Body of Jewish law. : TALMUD
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Rank. : STEP
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Gene Bearden, in recent war and world series. : HERO
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Law degree. : LLD
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Cold dry wind of France and Italy. : BISE
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Miss Rainer, actress. : LUISE
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Stain. : DYE
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Predecessor of The Lip. : OTT
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Russian river. : URAL
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Biblical weed. : TARE
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Capital of White Russia. : MINSK
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Bracken, brake, etc. : FERNS
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Boy: Sp. : NINO
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Disconnected. : LOOSE
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Birdie's sound. : CHEEP
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Exposes. : AIRS
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Iraqi's neighbor. : ARABIAN
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Member inserted into mortise. : TENON
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Frostings. : ICINGS
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Surround. : ENVIRON
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Moslem title. : RAIS
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Aspect. : SIDE
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Trusted. : HOPED
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Musical work. : OPUS
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Guided. : LED
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Denials. : NOES
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Become morose. : SULK
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Sforza's title. : COUNT
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Affirmative vote. : PRO
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Ramble. : ROVE
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Auguries. : OMENS
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Remotest planet. : PLUTO
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Call. : PHONE
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What base runner hopes to reach. : PLATE
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Longed for. : CRAVED
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Slackens. : EBBS
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Panacea. : CUREALL
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Close relatives. : NIECES
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Stop temporarily. : SUSPEND
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Blew a horn. : TOOTED
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Commotion. : FLURRY
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Laughs loudly. : SNORTS
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American journalist, author (1842–1914?). : BIERCE
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Hamlet: used in names of places. : THORP
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He slew Tybalt in a duel. : ROMEO
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Details. : ITEMS
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Mr. Hart, playwright. : MOSS
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Cause of loss of many a ball game. : ERROR
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Peewee Reese's post. : SHORT
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What a grand slam depopulates. : BASES
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Field of granular snow. : NEVE
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Girl's name. : BEBE
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North African. : MOOR
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He escaped from Sodom. : LOT
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Alas!: Lat. : VAE
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Philippine tree. : TUI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 49 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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