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New York Times, Friday, August 22, 1997

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 56, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVWXYZ} Spans: 2 Average word length: 6.68 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0822 ( 17,454 )
Across
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Telepathy and clairvoyance, e.g. : PSIS
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Diamond M.V.P., 1960-61 : MARIS
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"Star Trek" regular Walter : KOENIG
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Issuing, as from a source : EMANANT
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Courtroom alibi, perhaps : AMNESIA
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"A Christmas Story" co-star Dillon : MELINDA
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Sternly disciplined : SPARTAN
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Flustered : INASTIR
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It's done in cages : BATTINGPRACTICE
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Priest, at times : ANOINTER
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Some French wines, informally : RHONES
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Mythological trio : HORAE
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Spaces between lines, in printing : LEADINGS
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C.I.O.'s partner : AFL
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Spanish missionary Bartolome de ___ : LASCASAS
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"___ luego!" : HASTA
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Hershey bar : KITKAT
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Bank figures : BALANCES
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They help move calves : ACHILLESTENDONS
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Massachusetts city, birthplace of N. C. Wyeth : NEEDHAM
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Back up: Var. : INDORSE
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Superlatively sarcastic : SNIDEST
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Beautifier : ADORNER
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Classifies : ASSORTS
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Least vacillating : SUREST
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Not vacillating about : SETON
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Barbed : TART
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___ Beach, Fla. : POMPANO
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Potential White House hopeful : SENATOR
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It'll keep you going : INERTIA
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Rome's ___ Choir : SISTINE
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Old Testament ender : MALACHI
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"Friends" co-star : ANISTON
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Being bombastic : RANTING
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Book lists : INDICES
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More than peeks : STARES
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Algiers's old quarter : KASBAH
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Megacorporation : GIANT
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Osman, for one : EMIR
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Texas county or its seat : MENARD
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1996-97 best seller "___ Ashes" : ANGELAS
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Economical homes : PREFABS
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Ancient land in eastern France : ALSATIA
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It may be poetic : LICENSE
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Deity discreditor : ATHEIST
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Split : SKIDDOO
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Actor Louis who starred in "Julius Caesar," 1953 : CALHERN
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After a lengthy delay : ATLAST
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A sponge may get this : HANDOUT
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About 180 square miles of Europe : ANDORRA
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Pooh-pooher : SCORNER
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Most wound up : TENSEST
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Predicate : ASSERT
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Part of the Louisiana Purchase : KANSAS
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Imparts : LENDS
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"Chicago Hope" extras, familiarly : EMTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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