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New York Times, Friday, August 18, 2023

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Expression of support while keeping one's distance?
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Collins. Friday freshness: 6%
Jeff Chen notes:
IN EXTREMIS crossing GIVE ME ONE REASON and LIVING ON THE EDGE creates quite a vibe! Even ANIMAL SANCTUARY fits in with them, given ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times8/18/23 ( No. 26,946 )
Across
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Jewell who played Jewel on "Deadwood" : GERI
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Slip : GAFFE
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Shade of blue : AQUA
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It may follow praying : AMEN
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Brings up : REARS
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Flowers for mothers? : MUMS
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The cask of amontillado, e.g. : WINEBARREL
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Outspoken? : ORAL
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Expression of support while keeping one's distance? : PROXYVOTE
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Golden Globe classification : DRAMA
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___ time : TEE
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Fiver : ABE
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"Little Birds" eroticist : NIN
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A ways : FAR
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Symbols thought to have supernatural power : SIGILS
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"I need at least a little justification" : GIVEMEONEREASON
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Home for retired circus workers, maybe : ANIMALSANCTUARY
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Opposite of playing it safe : LIVINGONTHEEDGE
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Looks long and hard : STARES
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Luke's trainee in "Star Wars" : REY
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Mo. with two national holidays : JAN
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Steam : IRE
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Bulky Himalayan : YAK
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Yolanda with four Grammys in gospel : ADAMS
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Key part : VITALROLE
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Pasta that's often baked : ZITI
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Heavy stock : LINENPAPER
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Fire : ZEAL
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Kind of pie : PECAN
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Russian region : URAL
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Log time : YULE
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Holy person : SWAMI
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Romantic preference : TYPE
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Rubberneck : GAWP
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Certain royal : EMIR
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Home makeover, informally : RENO
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Under the most dire circumstances : INEXTREMIS
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Like some accents : GRAVE
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High-performance Saab model : AERO
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Brain ___ : FART
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Ones who haven't signed : FREEAGENTS
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Night school subj. : ESL
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"El ___ en los tiempos de cólera" (García Márquez title) : AMOR
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Holy book : QURAN
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Savoriness : UMAMI
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Only character to appear in all of the Narnia chronicles : ASLAN
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"I'm done with this conversation!" : BYE
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Wipe : DELETE
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Canoe maker's bark : BIRCH
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Done, informally : FINI
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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"It was fine," e.g. : SOSOREVIEW
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Fatuous : INANE
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Your wurst side? : SAUERKRAUT
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Miss at a country dance : GAL
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It may follow praying : MANTIS
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"Enigma Variations" composer : ELGAR
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Name on the Marquis? : SADE
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Nora Ephron's ironically titled "Wallflower at the ___" : ORGY
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Bill of science : NYE
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Full of pizazz : JAZZY
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Parting of the Seine? : ADIEU
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Like birth days : NATAL
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New Age musician with the platinum album "Tribute" : YANNI
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View from a high pass : ALP
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Word with square or air : MILE
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Empire that functioned without money : INCA
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Work crew : TEAM
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Locale for country and folk music, familiarly : OPRY
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Bound : LEAP
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First name in detective fiction : ERLE
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Old records, in brief : LPS

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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