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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

HAIL TO THE CHIEF

New York Times, Sunday, January 17, 1993

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,776
Across
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Skimpy : SLIM
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Sacro addendum : ILIAC
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Alexander of early "60 Minutes" : SHANA
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W.J.C.'s town of expectation? : HOPE
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Symbolic ID : LOGO
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Viking invader of France : ROLLO
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Of pitch : TONAL
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German river : EGER
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Presently : ANON
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Campaigner Clinton, tunefully? : ARKANSASTRAVELER
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State of W.J.C.'s mom? : VIRGINIA
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Becomes bushed : TIRES
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They make bundles : BALERS
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Louis, Louis, Louis et al. : ROIS
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Takes care of : TENDS
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Tom, Dick or Harry : MALE
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Singers on the briny : SIRENS
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Small drum : BONGO
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Fines : AMERCES
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As ___ (usually) : ARULE
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The unused W.J.C.? : NEWDEMOCRAT
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What W.J.C. taught at the U. of Ark. : LAW
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Storage cribs : BINS
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Liveright's publishing partner : BONI
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City near Köln : BONN
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Millo or Mitchell : DIVA
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Annapolis monogram : USN
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Sign of a sanguine campaign? : CLINTONGORE
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Fly catcher : HONEY
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The White House is her Everest : HILLARY
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Arboreal marsupial : KOALA
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Biases : BENTS
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Riata loop : NOOSE
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Train bearers : RAILS
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Spanish answer to the Louvre : PRADO
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Whilom U.A.R. entity : EGYPT
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Thicket : COPSE
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"Angel Arms" poet : FEARING
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Fernando or Lorenzo : LAMAS
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Reagan, Nancy; Bush, Barbara; Clinton, 57 Across : LADIESFIRST
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BMT's kin : IRT
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Kazakh-Uzbek sea : ARAL
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Kansas Senator : DOLE
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Diminished by : LESS
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Cruising : ASEA
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Conglomerate inits. : ITT
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Campaign flier? : AIRFORCEONE
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Essential oil : ATTAR
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Clintonian section of London or Manhattan? : CHELSEA
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Slackened : EASED
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Take turns : ROTATE
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Part of N.A.A.C.P. : ASSN
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These may lead to lead : ADITS
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Custer's last major : RENO
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Dressed for the ball? : GOWNED
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Tantara : BLARE
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W.J.C. at age 32 : GOVERNOR
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W.J.C.'s latest alma mater? : ELECTORALCOLLEGE
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Ephemeral heavenly blaze : NOVA
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Presidential assistant : AIDE
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Durum : WHEAT
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Individualist of sorts : LONER
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Rival of George and Bill in '92 : ROSS
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Norse goddesses of fate : NORNS
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Bring to bear : EXERT
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Where W.J.C. met H.R.C. : YALE
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Czech or Bulgar : SLAV
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Mrs. Burt Reynolds : LONI
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Borodin's prince : IGOR
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Crossbreeds : MONGRELS
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Natives of Esfahan : IRANIS
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Asiatic lemur : LORIS
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Author-actress Chase : ILKA
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King's predecessors : ALA
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Dispute strongly : CONTEND
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Headliner's status : STARDOM
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They go to blazes : HOSES
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"Colonial" workers : ANTS
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V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
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Mobile person : ALABAMAN
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Political boss's henchman : HEELER
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Eye with a sigh : OGLE
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Juror, in theory : PEER
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Drops the ball : ERRS
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Slight burn : SINGE
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Man's man : VALET
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"The Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
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Videlicet : TOWIT
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Seine tributary : MARNE
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Elephant Boy of filmdom : SABU
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G. Cohan's ancestors : IRISH
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What jogger W.J.C. is to 57 Across? : RUNNINGMATE
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Mary Livingstone's mate : BENNY
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Partisan of El Presidente? : CLINTONISTA
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Kin of the edges of ledges : EAVES
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What kings hold : SWAY
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Bête ___ (bugbear) : NOIRE
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Six made a drachma : OBOLS
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J. F. Cooper heroine : CORA
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Wild party : BLAST
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Edson-Hasen comics character : DONDI
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Hoofbeats : CLOPS
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Giraffe's little cousin : OKAPI
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What celebrators make : NOISE
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Big blows : GALES
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Courage : HEART
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True to the cause : LOYAL
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Pentagon material? : BRASS
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Bull-session event? : RODEO
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Ball c. 7,926 mi. in diameter : EARTH
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Small ice mass : CALF
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What? The Devil! : FIEND
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Terrific! : GREAT
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Not clerical : LAIC
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Navigational system : LORAN
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Arctic sights : FLOES
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Noxious biblical weed : TARE
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Abates : DIESDOWN
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Occupation of 57 Across : ATTORNEY
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Black entry : ASSET
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Adapts for publication : REDACTS
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Most populous African city : CAIRO
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Actress Parsons : ESTELLE
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Tops : AONE
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Tilting weapons : LANCES
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Go back to a former state : REVERT
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Historian Nevins : ALLAN
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W.J.C.'s half brother. O.K.! : ROGER
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Equipment : GEAR
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Salmagundi : OLIO
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Gets spliced : WEDS
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Max or Buddy of pugilism : BAER
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Man of heredity? : GENE
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Author Ephron : NORA
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Shaped like a certain D.C. office : OVAL
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Deserve : RATE
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Pi's follower : RHO
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Smoked delicacy : LOX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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