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New York Times, Wednesday, October 27, 1993

Author:
Barry Cohen
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { F J Q W }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,059

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Across
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Kin to an upright : SPINET
7
Syrian V.I.P. and family : ASSADS
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Voiced a Yuletide spirit : CAROLED
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Robert L. Scott's metaphor for God : COPILOT
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Painkiller : ANODYNE
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Former : ONETIME
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Rhetorical sword bester : PEN
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Followed S.C. in 1860 : SECEDED
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"Bei __ Bist Du Schoen," 1937 song : MIR
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A scion of 29 Down : ELAH
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Judd Hirsch TV vehicle : TAXI
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France's Coty : RENE
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Smooth transition : SEGUE
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Man of Fortune : LUCE
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Slaughter who killed baseballs : ENOS
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Raison ___ : DETRE
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Halves : BISECTS
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Have a mutual connection : CORRELATE
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Erudite person : SCHOLAR
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Fixed quantities : UNITS
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Crucifer-family member : COLE
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Novelist Hunter : EVAN
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First word of "The Waste Land" : APRIL
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MacGraw and Baba : ALIS
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Chemical suffixes : INES
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Emulate Clyde Beatty : TAME
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First of a familiar trio : TOM
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Of a major philosopher : KANTIAN
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III x CLXVIII : DIV
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Arise : EMANATE
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Wee ball : GLOBULE
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Takes turns : ROTATES
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Spiral : HELICAL
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Blessing prompter : SNEEZE
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Puts levity aside : SOBERS
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Leafless stalks : SCAPES
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Formed a jury : PANELED
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When a tool became the rule : IRONAGE
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Be inattentive : NOD
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Culbertson et al. : ELYS
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Belief : TENET
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Tops : AONE
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Kept up with Mercury : SPED
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Watch the baby : SIT
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Nourishment : ALIMENT
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Pieces in a chain reaction : DOMINOS
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Cordwood measures : STERES
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Transferable image : DECAL
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Will postscript : CODICIL
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Full of life; plentiful : EXUBERANT
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Open-shelved cabinets : HUTCHES
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Proof of purchase : RECEIPT
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Suffix with sock or smack : EROO
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Biblical loser in a deal : ESAU
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A contemporary of Dashiell : ERLE
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Sicilian rumbler : ETNA
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Gulches : RAVINES
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Wise man : SOLOMON
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Prevailing attitude : CLIMATE
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Slander : TRADUCE
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Comparable : SIMILAR
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Provides food : CATERS
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Dobbin's negative? : NEIGH
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Carpenters' tools : LEVELS
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Soupy, the pie thrower : SALES
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A Nobelist in Medicine: 1970 : KATZ
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Ayr negative : NAE
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Chest protector : BIB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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