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MISQUOTING SCRIPTURE

New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 2017

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 104 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Randolph Ross notes:
I like punny themes... the more groans the better. Constructors, like Merl Reagle, Rich Silvestri and Cathy Allis, who are among my favorites, have done great work in this genre, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Puns / homophones playing on famous Biblical phrases. This is a tried and true crossword theme type — it was Merl Reagle's specialty — and it lives or dies on how amusing the resulting ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0521 ( 24,666 )
Across
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Purchase via Charles Schwab: Abbr. : STK
4
"Unfinished" Symphony composer : SCHUBERT
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Commercial success? : ADSALE
18
Expose : BARE
19
Its slogan is "Family City U.S.A." : OREMUTAH
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Final bit : TAILEND
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The Bible on political horse trading? : ANAYEFORANAYE
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One of the original Mouseketeers : ANNETTE
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Approaches aggressively : ACCOSTS
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Cries at unveilings : TADAS
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Part of a chorus line? : TRA
29
The Bible on camera problems? : THEFLASHISWEAK
35
1987 Best Actress winner : CHER
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Water carrier : HOSE
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Square dance group, e.g. : OCTET
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Rave review : ITSGREAT
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The Bible on an alien invasion? : ASSAULTOFTHEEARTH
46
Went on an African hunting expedition : SAFARIED
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Without exception : BARNONE
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Losing ground? : ERODING
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A hill of beans? : LIMAS
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Pass carefully : EASEBY
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The Bible on where Prince Harry learned horticulture? : GARDENOFETON
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Perceive : GET
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Spacewalk, for short : EVA
63
Arafat's successor as P.L.O. chairman : ABBAS
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Nursery rhyme boy : GEORGIE
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Forum farewells : VALES
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Number of weeks per annum? : LII
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Those with clout : INS
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The Bible on bad business practices? : FALSEPROFITS
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Item near a stereo : CDCASE
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Buc or Bronco : NFLER
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Newport event : REGATTA
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Long, long time : DOGSAGE
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Like all official football games : REFEREED
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The Bible on directions to hell? : THEROUTEOFALLEVIL
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Weasel out of : RENEGEON
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"Take me ___" : ASIAM
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Sportswear brand : AVIA
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Bozos : OAFS
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The Bible on a climactic part of a baseball game? : INTHEBIGINNING
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Blood work report abbr. : LDL
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In la-la land : SPACY
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Skilled banker? : AVIATOR
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Bungle : LOUSEUP
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The Bible on ruined sugar crops? : AMARKUPONCANE
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___ Mill (California gold rush site) : SUTTERS
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Parent vis-à-vis a child's loan, maybe : COSIGNER
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"Would ___?" : ILIE
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Conical construction : TEEPEE
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Avoid boredom, say : KEEPBUSY
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Safety device : NET
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Don Quixote's squire : SANCHO
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Vestiges : TRACES
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Setting for spring in Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" : KEYOFE
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Vowel sound in "hard" and "start" : SOFTA
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Betray : CROSS
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Film in which Scarlett Johansson is heard but not seen : HER
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Rear half? : BUN
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LAX listing : ETA
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Something poking through the clouds : RAY
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Symbol in trigonometry : THETA
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Just slightly : ATAD
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Perino of Fox News : DANA
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Confessor's confessions : SINS
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Sierra Nevada, e.g. : ALE
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The Bible on diet food? : LETTHEREBELITE
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Beseech : ENTREAT
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62-Down's political party : BAATH
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Scarcity : DEARTH
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Night school subj. : ESL
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Japanese relative of a husky : AKITA
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Two-time Wimbledon winner Lew : HOAD
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Destination from the E.R. : ICU
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Cardinal letters : STL
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Anti-Prohibitionist : WET
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W.W. II zone, for short : ETO
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One doing heavy lifting : CRANE
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A wee hour : THREE
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French assembly : SENAT
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Storms of the 1990s : GEOS
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Sign of spring : ARIES
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Ireland's ___ Fein : SINN
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Western lily : SEGO
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Runners behind O-lines : FBS
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Erich who wrote "Love Story" : SEGAL
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Like our numerals : ARABIC
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The Bible on a taboo musical instrument? : FORBIDDENFLUTE
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Start of many recipe steps : ADDA
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Wrangler alternative : LEE
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Words after hit or knock : ITOFF
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Fable finale : MORAL
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Perspective : ANGLE
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Mrs. Michael Jordan : YVETTE
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OT enders, sometimes : FGS
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"Oh wow!" : GEE
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Putin ally : ASSAD
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United Nations entrant of 1949: Abbr. : ISR
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Political writer Kenneth : VOGEL
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A long way off : AFAR
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Matter of debate : ISSUE
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"Keen!" : NEATO
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Before: Abbr. : PREV
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Mortgage deal, for short : REFI
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Essential parts : CORES
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Bug-eyed : AGOG
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Prefix with con : NEO
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Photo finish? : GENIC
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Scale sequence : REMI
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Online mischief-makers : TROLLS
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Get going : HEADOUT
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Falstaffian : FAT
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Pompeii problem : ASH
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Test site : LAB
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Motrin alternative : ANACIN
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Sportscaster Dick : VITALE
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Being part of a secret : INONIT
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Match : AGREE
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New York town on the Hudson : NYACK
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Reacts to an awesome sight : GAPES
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Shade of white : IVORY
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"Children of the Albatross" author : NIN
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Escape slowly : SEEP
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100% : PURE
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Quiet place to pray : APSE
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___-Foy, Que. : STE
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Stooge with a bowl cut : MOE
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"Peer Gynt" character : ASE
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Upholstery problem : RIP
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Org. in a le Carré novel : KGB
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Burma's first P.M. : UNU

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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