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New York Times, Monday, February 22, 1993

34-Across : He wrote "Invisible Man"

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bert H. Kruse has 63 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,812
Across
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Certain dorsal bones : SACRA
6
He loves: Lat. : AMAT
10
Pep : VIM
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Profits : AVAILS
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Pedestal: Sp. : BASA
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Ending for elephant : INE
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Count Basie was one : HEPCAT
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Intertwines : ENSNARLS
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Stitchbirds : IHIS
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Poet Hughes : LANGSTON
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___ loss (befuddled) : ATA
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Dowel : PEG
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Porter's "___ Got Something" : YOUVE
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Winged : ALAR
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Leveled, in Leeds : RASED
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Movie maker Spike : LEE
29
Cry in Caen : MONDIEU
31
Honey of a drink : MEAD
33
Port protection : SEAWALL
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He wrote "Invisible Man" : ELLISON
38
Regretful one : RUER
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"___ have they of ills to come": T. Gray : NOSENSE
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Bacheller's "___ and I" : DRI
42
Legal wrongs : TORTS
44
Concern of Morgan Freeman, e.g. : ROLE
45
Moola : DOUGH
47
Freedom Riders' transport : BUS
48
U.S.-Can. ___ Canals : SOO
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Becomes zealous : ENTHUSES
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Yokums' creator : CAPP
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Bedding part : MATTRESS
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Dahl of film : ARLENE
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Western athlete : UTE
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Gin variety : SLOE
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Safari figure : BEARER
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Incarnadine : RED
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Camper's need : TENT
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Orgs. of sorts : SYSTS
Down
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Czech unit of length : SAH
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Galba's greeting : AVE
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Spanish flagship : CAPITANA
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"Native Son" author : RICHARDWRIGHT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Poplars : ABELES
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Corporate boards, e.g. : MANAGEMENTS
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Part of N.A.A.C.P. : ASSN
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Pungent : TANGY
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Rectitude : VIRTUE
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Stung by Cupid : INLOVE
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Middle, in law : MESNE
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Blvds.' kin : STS
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Fuller's 1982 Pulitzer drama : ASOLDIERSPLAY
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Medicinal herb : ALOE
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Memorable actor-singer : PAULROBESON
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P.M.'s opposites : AMS
26
Rented again : RELET
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Apollo's birthplace : DELOS
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Stargazers' gp. : IAU
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Pacino and Smith : ALS
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Nosy ones : SNOOPERS
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European capital : OSLO
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Society editor's word : NEE
40
Give : DONATE
41
Like some rural roads : RUTTED
43
Kind of apple : RUSSET
45
Take exception : DEMUR
46
She wrote "Back Street" : HURST
50
Stream near Salerno : SELE
51
Composer-conductor Calloway : CAB
52
War god : ARES
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Barrier for Z. Garrison : NET
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Forage plant : ERS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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