New York Times, Saturday, November 22, 2008

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JKQWXYZ} Spans: 8, (2 triple stacks) Average word length: 6.28 Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Vis-à-vis : COMPAREDAGAINST
16. Age-old retaliation : ATOOTHFORATOOTH
17. Having no inaccuracy whatsoever : TRUETOTHELETTER
18. "___ say ..." : SADTO
19. Necklace decoration : NACRE
20. Alicante article : UNAS
21. Crime scene evidence, often : HAIRS
26. Peau de ___ (soft fabric) : SOIE
27. Old TV ministry : PTL
28. Automated, often malicious PC apps : BOTNETS
30. Slangy suffix : OLA
31. Fix things : SOLVETHEPROBLEM
34. Dramatic break : INTERLUDE
35. A firefighter at work may be in it : IMMEDIATEDANGER
41. First suit? : CEO
42. Robin Goodfellow and others : SPRITES
43. "Blood hath been shed ___ now": Macbeth : ERE
44. Isn't right on : ERRS
46. Author Madame de ___ : STAEL
47. It's a ball : PROM
48. Compete for, in a way : BIDON
50. ___ please : AIMTO
51. James Ellroy novel that Time magazine named best fiction book of 1995 : AMERICANTABLOID
57. Suitable for all : GENERALAUDIENCE
58. Idolizes : SETSONAPEDESTAL
1. Fast-food restaurant packets : CATSUPS
2. Italian port with ruins of an imposing Aragonese castle : OTRANTO
3. Longtime Arizona congressman who ran for president in 1976 : MOUDALL
4. People who deal with stress successfully? : POETS
5. Quintillionth: Prefix : ATTO
6. Pythagorean character : RHO
7. Bog youngster : EFT
8. Bart Simpson hears it a lot : DOH
9. Be transformed? : ARE
10. Miss at a barn dance : GAL
11. Amenhotep IV's god : ATEN
12. Shreds : IOTAS
13. "That's hardly amusing" : NOTCOOL
14. Not being productive : STERILE
15. Time for an emergency phone call? : THREEAM
21. They may break open cases : HOTTIPS
22. Inside : ATHEART
23. Torpor : INERTIA
24. Opposite of scanty : REPLETE
25. Cobbler alternative : STRUDEL
28. Compromises : BENDS
29. Things kept behind bars : SODAS
32. Be in the running : VIE
33. TV bear : BEN
35. Swelling reducers : ICEBAGS
36. Writer whose novella "Carmen" is the basis of Bizet's opera : MERIMEE
37. Musical ornament using two quickly alternating tones : MORDENT
38. "La Traviata" lover Alfredo ___ : GERMONT
39. Section of some bookstores : EROTICA
40. Give a face-lift : REMODEL
45. Dressing targets : SORES
47. A ton : PILES
49. De ___ (Nolte's "Cape Fear" co-star) : NIRO
50. Anne Nichols title protagonist : ABIE
52. Poky : CAN
53. According to : ALA
54. Occasion to recharge : NAP
55. Shrovetide concluder: Abbr. : TUE
56. Do a summer's work? : ADD

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