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New York Times, Friday, August 29, 1997

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0829 ( 17,461 )

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Across
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Pursuing : AFTER
6
Part of a Mideast name : IBN
9
Bibliophile's suffix : ANA
12
Truman biographer ___ Miller : MERLE
13
Atomic bits : NEUTRONS
16
Start of a quip : ADAMDIDNTHAVETO
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Blackmore heroine : DOONE
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Sticking spot? : RIB
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Egoiste's concern : MOI
22
Event where one stands for a spell : BEE
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Actress Dickinson : ANGIE
26
Suffix with scan : SION
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Quip, part 2 : LISTENTOEVETALK
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MASH procedure : TRIAGE
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Lend ___ (pay attention) : ANEAR
33
Liza's mentor, to Liza : ENRY
34
Telecommunications letters : ATT
35
Obie-winning dramatist David : RABE
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1982 Michener epic : SPACE
40
Out of focus : BLURRY
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Quip, part 3 : ABOUTTHEHUSBAND
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Gives the heave-ho : CANS
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Quilt stuffing : EIDER
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"Help!" : SOS
49
They make contact in "Contact" : ETS
50
Professional runner? : POL
51
Foreign heads of state : EMIRS
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End of the quip : SHECOULDHAVEHAD
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Latin extension : ETCETERA
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Belittle : ABASE
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Brood : SIT
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London-to-Lisbon dir. : SSW
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Kind of star : NATAL
Down
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Grp. with a caduceus : AMA
2
Eliot Ness, e.g. : FED
3
Swaps at a car lot : TRADESIN
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One who's tickled : ELMO
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Start again from scratch : REDO
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Move over a bit : INDENT
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Big ___ : BEN
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Fuel for the body : NUTRIENT
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Desert mount : ARAB
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Veterans Day mo. : NOV
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Tiredness : ANEMIA
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Cop : THIEVE
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Bird decoy : STOOL
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Without substance : INANE
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It comes from a pen : OINK
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Deli order : BLT
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Where hurling originated : EIRE
25
Like Mitch Miller, e.g. : GOATEED
26
Horror novelist Peter : STRAUB
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St. Paul's birthplace : TARSUS
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Memphis setting : EGYPT
30
British peers : EARLS
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Not so well-heeled person? : ACHILLES
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Pentagon big : BRASSHAT
37
Cubist Rubik : ERNO
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Patronized an inn : ATEOUT
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Part of W.W. II's Pacific theater : BURMA
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Broncos run for them: Abbr. : YDS
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Super-duper : ACES
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Clean up : BATHE
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Initiations : ONSETS
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Bray : HEEHAW
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"Painter of the soul": D'Israeli : POET
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Nobelist Pavlov : IVAN
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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Third-century date : CCI
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1-Down members : DRS
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___ rule : ASA
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State on the Atl. : DEL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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