Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org who suggested (and I quote):
Check your EDITOR and VISUAL environment variable. Most likely,
you're trying to use emacsclient as your editor (which connects to an
already running emacs session), and this is failing somehow.
That was it! The previous sys admin here was a big emacs fan, and he left
EDITOR set to emacsclient.
Thanks to all the others who suggested checking permissions on FIFO and on
/var/spool/cron. (They were fine.)
-- WHO: Evan L. Marcus || Fantasyland at Euro-Disneyland? WHAT: Fusion Systems Group, Ltd. || That's where the French are nice WHERE: New York, New York, USA || the tourists. HOW: email@example.com || --Bob Shannon, WCBS-FM, New York
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