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FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, August 22, 1993

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 596 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 20, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,993
Across
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"L.A. Law" group : ATTYS
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African antelope: Var. : PALA
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Record again : RETAPE
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Debussy opus : LAMER
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Pie, in Pisa : TORTA
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Son of Daedalus : ICARUS
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Circus Maximus official : EDILE
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Wiesel and Abel : ELIES
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Clear's partner : LOUD
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Porthos's passes : BOTTES
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Maniple : FANON
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"West Side Story" : ABERNSTEINMUSICAL
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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Nonpareil : ONER
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Teeter : SEESAW
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Nothing alternative : ALL
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"___ No Business Like . . . " : THERES
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Soul : ANIMA
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Work-safety agcy. : OSHA
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An ace is one : SERVE
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Brawl, in Bologna : RISSA
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Treats : HANDLES
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Revokes, as a legacy : ADEEMS
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E. St. Louis, e.g. : ILLCITY
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Prescribes : ORDAINS
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Feminist Kate ___ : MILLETT
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Old car : NASH
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Fix up the house with new things : REDO
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Opt : ELECT
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Over : ATOP
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Bridge positions : EASTS
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Año start : ENERO
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Teases : RIDES
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Harvest : REAP
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Pair on an angelus : ALAE
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Govt. mediation group : FMCS
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Egyptian skink : ADDA
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Mae West : LIFEPRESERVER
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Byte or hertz preceder : MEGA
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Spore-case clusters : SORI
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Kind of therapy : SERO
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Bolivian tanager : YENI
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Verve : ELAN
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Coral island : ATOLL
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Musical group : OCTET
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Obscure : BEDIM
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Defeat : LOSS
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D.S. Freeman subject : RELEE
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Indonesian boat : PROA
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"Play It ___ Lays": Didion : ASIT
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A feeling of discomfort : MALAISE
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Like Bogart's falcon : MALTESE
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Western eggs : STELEMO
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Mortarboard attachment : TASSEL
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Price cutter, for one : SLASHER
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"___ little, there a little" : HEREA
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Embrace : INARM
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Twenty quires : REAM
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Al ___, Algerian earthquake scene: 1980 : ASNAM
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Honshu city : SETO
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High-level computer language : PASCAL
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She-bear, in Sevilla : OSA
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Invent : CREATE
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Start of a C. Moore classic : TWAS
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Tie : ASCOT
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"East of Eden" : JOHNSTEINBECKSAGA
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Trite : STALE
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A basic Buddhist doctrine : ANATTA
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Whistle chaser : STOP
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Sanctum preceder : INNER
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First five Old Testament books : TORAH
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Facade : VENEER
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Rowdydow : TODO
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Libya's Gulf of ___ : SIDRA
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"___ of traitors!": Shak. : ANEST
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Start of a carol : ADESTE
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Ex-Senator Long of Hawaii : OREN
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Buckler leader : SWASH
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Imperfect: Comb. form : ATELO
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An unsaturated hydrocarbon : TOLAN
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Instant : TRICE
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Northern Spy : APPLEVARIETY
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Back talk : SASS
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Actress Lilli or Betsy : PALMER
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Make amends : ATONE
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"I Love ___," 1931 song : LOUISA
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Lofty : ANDEAN
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Costae : RIBS
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Col. subject : ECON
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___ Mountains, Carpathian range : TATRA
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Soviet workers' collective : ARTEL
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Hopi or Zuni : PUEBLO
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She, in Siena : ESSA
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Southpaws : LEFTHANDERS
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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High schooler, e.g. : MINOR
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Wed on the run : ELOPE
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Lacoste and Descartes : RENES
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G.I.'s fun place : USO
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Spins : TWIRLS
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"___ she blows" : THAR
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Dotted, in heraldry : SEME
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"South Pacific" stories : MICHENERTALES
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"___ live and breathe!" : ASI
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"Beat it!" : SHOO
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One-seeded, winged fruit : SAMARA
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Corrected copy : EDITED
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Add more bullets to a rifle : RELOAD
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"Sophie's Choice" star : STREEP
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Town in Mass. : AYER
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Surrealist Salvador : DALI
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Prevaricated : LIED
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Suffix with persist : ENCE
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Concordes : SSTS
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Fat: Comb. form : STEARO
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National leader : INTER
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___ Palmas, Spanish province : LAS
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Former German coin : TALER
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Tipped a topper : DOFFED
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Redeemer : SAVIOR
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Pianist Peter : NERO
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What "video" means : ISEE
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Half note : MINIM
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French weather pattern : CLIMAT
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Property : ESTATE
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With an ___ (considering) : EYETO
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North Carolina city : WINSTONSALEM
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"___ to Abelard," Pope poem : ELOISA
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Very funny wisecrack : GASSER
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Theologian St. ___: 1033-1109 : ANSELM
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North Carolina athletes : THETARHEELS
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"Or to take ___ against a sea . . . ": Hamlet : ARMS
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River duck : TEAL
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Texan's stewpot : OLLA
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Calls at Wimbledon : LETS
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Soho blackjack : COSH
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Uncle ___ (one of the Gumps) : BIM
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Pear, in Pamplona : PERA
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A spirit raiser? : SEANCE
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Café au ___ : LAIT
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Blind a falcon : SEEL
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Historic period : ERA
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Behaved abstractedly : MOONED
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High-ranking person, for short : ARISTO
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Wise, trusted adviser : MENTOR
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Trample : STEPON
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Common Market initials : EEC
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Macaroni or vermicelli : PASTA
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1922 : ASTON
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Alarm : SCARE
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Soft drinks : COLAS
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Classic role for Ladd : SHANE
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Chips in chips : ANTES
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Dwelling : ABODE
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"A Fish Called ___," 1988 film : WANDA
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Ripening agents : AGERS
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Bernhardt : SARAH
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Coffee : JAVA
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Dele's opposite : STET
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Biblical weed : TARE
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Part of S.W.A.K. : KISS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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