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TWIN STATES

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1999

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 168, Blocks: 92 Missing: {JQX} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 18,254 )
Across
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Scampi ingredients : PRAWNS
7
Pent up : CAGED
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Wire-haired terrier of film : ASTA
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Soften up : THAW
20
More than budding : ABLOOM
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Down East town : ORONO
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Axis/Allies conflict: Abbr. : WWII
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Take out : ERASE
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They never need to be renewed : LIFETIMEMEMBERSHIPS
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Kind of situation : NOWIN
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"You got that right!" : ILLSAY
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Opposing : COMINGAGAINST
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Plundered, old-style : REFT
35
Jet : EBON
36
Confucian path : TAO
38
Bit of energy : ERG
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Pharmaceutical giant : ELILILLYANDCOMPANY
45
All ___ Airways : NIPPON
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Bicyclist's choices : SPEEDS
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Haemoglobin deficiency : ANAEMIA
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Uncreative : INARUT
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Unrefined : CRASS
54
Series continuation : PARTII
57
Poet Sexton : ANNE
59
Thou : GNOTE
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Walter Reuther's org. : UAW
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Suffix with cannon : ADE
62
Cable staple : CNNHEADLINENEWS
65
They're coated with red wax : EDAMS
68
Inadvisable action : NONO
70
Spanish wave : OLA
71
One may be a favorite : SON
72
Thick-plumed songbird : TIT
73
London landmark : ROYALALBERTHALL
77
Ladies of Versailles: Abbr. : MMES
79
Doesn't keep : ROTS
80
"The Old Wives' Tale" playwright : PEELE
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One may be taken to the cleaners : STAIN
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Actress Graff : ILENE
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"Zuckerman Unbound" novelist : ROTH
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Relieves : RIDS
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1991 Midler/Allen comedy : SCENESFROMAMALL
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Yamaguchi's rival at Albertville : ITO
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Korea's Roh ___ Woo : TAE
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Seat of McLennan County, Texas : WACO
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Invest : ENDUE
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Kelly classic : SINGININTHERAIN
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"Black utopia" of 1920 : RUR
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It may be recombinant : DNA
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Sending to the canvas : KOING
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One available for future reference? : SEER
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Traveled in tandem? : CYCLED
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Remove the dirt from? : BLEEP
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Wife of King Mark of Cornwall : ISEULT
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Flaw : BLEMISH
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They have a glow about them : SAINTS
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More apothegmatic : TERSER
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Look like : BEARARESEMBLANCETO
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Roadside jumpers: Abbr. : AAA
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"La-la" lead-in : TRA
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Ages : AEON
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Hebrew for "delight" : EDEN
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"L'Isle joyeuse" composer : CLAUDEDEBUSSY
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Tracy's pair : OSCARS
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Beleaguering brother : HAZER
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Question from one who doesn't get it : AMIMISSINGSOMETHING
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Perfidies : EVILS
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Women's rights pioneer : CATT
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R. J. Reynolds brand : SALEM
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Aiea apparel : MUUMUU
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Perturb : FAZE
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Turner and others : IKES
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Like Henry VIII : OBESE
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Procure : OBTAIN
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Compadre : PAL
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Diamond letters : RBI
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Furry fellow of 80's TV : ALF
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Job experience? : WOE
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"Don't look at me!" : NOTI
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"___ People" (Le Carré best seller) : SMILEYS
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Begins airing : COMESON
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Hammer in oil : ARMAND
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Elapse : GOBY
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Chemical ending : ENE
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L'Age ___ : DOR
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Dr. Seuss's "Horton Hears ___" : AWHO
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Go through channels? : SWIM
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Home of the brave?: Var. : TIPI
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Laon's department : AISNE
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Enterprise counselor Deanna : TROI
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"Foul Play" star : HAWN
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Message on a tag-sale tag : ASIS
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Didn't stop : WENT
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Occupying oneself with : ENGAGINGIN
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"Melodies and Memories" autobiographer : MELBA
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Length and width : SCOPE
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Bouquet ___ : GARNI
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Firefighter, at times : RESCUER
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Where many Goyas hang : ELPRADO
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Add to the dossier : FILEAWAY
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Scrabble draws : TILES
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Bar need : TONIC
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Vigorously : AMAIN
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Joseph Smith's denom. : LDS
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One kept in the bag? : CAT
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Menotti hero : AMAHL
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When many people punch in : NINEAM
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Indian of the Sacramento River valley : YANA
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Lustrous velvet : PANNE
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Frequently exhibiting : PRONETO
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Steal a march on : OUTWIT
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Atomic experiments : NTESTS
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Game show lineup : PANELISTS
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Like an idol : ADORED
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Flat rate : RENT
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Eponym of an old auto : EDSELFORD
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"Really!" : NOLIE
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See 143-Down : LOSER
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"Happy Days" fellow : MALPH
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Bankruptcy follow-up : SALE
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Raised-eyebrow remarks : OHS
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It was once divided : BERLIN
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Where to have a cabin : ATSEA
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Anita Brookner's "Hotel du ___" : LAC
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Goof : MISCUE
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Staff differently : REMAN
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Houston-to-Dallas dir. : NNW
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___ Valley, San Francisco : NOE
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Take the chance : RISKIT
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Of no use : OTIOSE
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More chic : TONIER
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Writer Shelby : STEELE
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Hereditary title : EARL
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Teed off : MADDENED
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Crescent moon : LUNETTE
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Attacks, in a way : LEAPSON
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Targets of criminal probes : RINGLEADERS
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Unpaid debt : ARREAR
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Lions' prey : GNUS
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"Sunny" singer Bobby : HEBB
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Less emotional : ICIER
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St. Gregory's residence : NYSSA
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Bearded revolutionary : CHE
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Embargo : BAN
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Small suckers : LICE
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Kind of secret : TRADE
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Robbins and others : MARTYS
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Riviera resort : SANREMO
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Hoi polloi : MASSES
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Look good on : BECOME
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Nursery supply : LOAM
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Early adders : ABACI
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High-hatter? : CHEF
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It may be found in a cone : LAVA
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Iraqi V.I.P. Tariq ___ : AZIZ
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Ubangi feeder : UELE
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Eskimo transport : UMIAK
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Wallop : SMITE
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Fast Atl. crossers : SSTS
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Eye : OGLE
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Short end : STUB
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Equi- : ISO
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Pick up : NAB
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It's heard before a snap : HUT
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With 64-Down, 1964 Beatles tune : IMA
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Rapa ___ (Easter Island) : NUI
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Starter's need : GUN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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