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New York Times, Thursday, April 28, 1994

18th-century poet (whose name shares a feature with 36- and 56-Across)

Author:
Randy Sowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randy Sowell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sowell.
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© 1994, The New York Times4/28/94 ( No. 16,242 )
Across
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Instance : CASE
5
Kind of metabolism : BASAL
10
Loading site : PIER
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"... ___forgive our debtors" : ASWE
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Get the lead out? : ERASE
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"The Cherry Orchard" miss : ANYA
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18th-century poet (whose name shares a feature with 36- and 56-Across) : PHILLISWHEATLEY
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Sweetheart : PET
21
February 14 figure : EROS
22
Major-league transaction : TRADE
23
It may be proper : NOUN
24
Opera composer Nikolai : OTTO
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Highlight : ACCENT
29
Relieved : SPELLED
32
Narrative Byron poem : LARA
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Room to ___ : SPARE
34
Support : LEG
36
17th-century dramatist : PIERRECORNEILLE
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United : ONE
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Navratilova rival : EVERT
42
Boston athlete : CELT
43
Natural habitat : ELEMENT
45
"Martha" et al. : OPERAS
47
Isolated : LONE
48
TV sheriff Tupper : AMOS
49
Plus : ASSET
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Onetime labor chief : ABEL
53
Good name for a cook? : STU
56
20th-century writer : JOYCECAROLOATES
60
Old song "___ She Sweet?" : AINT
61
Get ___ on : AMOVE
62
Churchill prop : CANE
63
Hwys. : RTES
64
"John Brown's Body" poet : BENET
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Linemen : ENDS
Down
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Daisy Mae's drawer : CAPP
2
"Days of Grace" author : ASHE
3
"M*A*S*H" actress : SWIT
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That's amoray : EEL
5
Rough posting for a foreign correspondent : BEIRUT
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Illegal firing : ARSON
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Processes lumber : SAWS
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Quiet color : ASH
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Dracula actor Christopher : LEE
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Traverse a beat : PATROL
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Looked at : EYED
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Comic Martha : RAYE
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Ancient land of Spain : LEON
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Leader of '45 : ATTLEE
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Around : NEAR
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Eye-cue tests? : OPART
25
Ocean flier : TERN
26
Ken-L-Ration competitor : ALPO
27
Queeg's command : CAINE
28
Fish basket : CREEL
29
Wear : SPORT
30
"Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
31
Singer Reese : DELLA
33
Vista : SCENE
35
Realizes : GETS
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Not hands-on : REMOTE
38
Tied : EVEN
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Low-fat desserts : ICES
44
Picks : ELECTS
45
Spanish ___ : OMELET
46
Charles's game : POLO
48
Mightier than : ABOVE
49
Partly open : AJAR
50
"___ was you!" (mystery denouement) : SOIT
51
Nostalgic song ending : SYNE
52
Middle name in Memphis : ARON
53
Mr. Musial : STAN
54
Take care of : TEND
55
Spends : USES
57
Rainy day rarity : CAB
58
Soul, in Soissons : AME
59
Virtuoso : ACE

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

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