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Edward J. O
Edward J. O'Brien

MIXED DOUBLES

New York Times, Sunday, January 13, 1974

6-Down : Amass

Author:
Edward J. O'Brien
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 694 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 50
Edward J. O'Brien has 10 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 90-Across is as it appeared but may be a mistake — seems to be referring to Priscilla Mullins (not Mullens) of Longfellow's "The Courtship of Miles Standish."

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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,919
Across
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Words after dese : DEMDOSE
8
Catchall abbr. : ETC
11
It, in Italy : ESSO
15
Curial bodies : ROTAS
20
Encircles, old style : ENGIRTS
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Architect I.M. : PEI
22
Forgo a story hour : SKIPTHETALE
25
Spooner, e.g. : WORDBOTCHER
27
Shift the balance of power : TIPTHESCALE
28
Audubon, for one : BIRDWATCHER
30
In ___ (mired) : ARUT
31
After Lev. : NUM
32
"As sure ___" : ASFATE
35
"___ in is a rotten egg" : THELASTONE
37
Make: French : FAIRE
39
Encounters, with "with" : MEETSUP
41
Thing, in law : RES
42
Diminished : EXTENUATED
44
Statement: Abbr. : ACCT
45
Sky Peacock : PAVO
48
Nimble : SPRY
50
Ointment : BALM
51
Person : SOUL
52
Safety or tie : PIN
53
Mystery man : POE
54
Bucket : PAIL
55
Cronkite's employer : CBS
58
Compass point : NNE
59
Noisy person : RANTER
61
Emily's postings : RSVPS
64
"I'll look ___" : YOUUP
66
Annex : ADD
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Playing card : EIGHTOFSPADES
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Baseball positions: Abbr. : LFS
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Too many cooks : SPATEOFAIDES
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Lively, as a horse : TROTTY
75
Clock numeral : III
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Owns : HAS
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Turkish title : AGA
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Shelter : LEE
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Shoe width : EEE
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Marbles : AGGIES
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Strong sales pitch : WINNINGSPIEL
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Pupils' trio : RRR
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Sounds for silence : SHHS
90
Prop for Miss Mullens : SPINNINGWHEEL
92
Library items: Abbr. : BKS
93
Feminine suffixes : ETTES
95
Unchaff again : REAWN
96
Rowing gear, old style : OARAGE
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___ Dee Riv., N. C. : PEE
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Draft initials : SSS
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Truth, in Confucianism : HSIN
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Wander : GAD
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Suffix with journal : ESE
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Austrian statesman : RAAB
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Impend : LOOM
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World power : USSR
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Bangla___ : DESH
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Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
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Puppet: It. : MARIONETTA
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Baba : ALI
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Lay one's ___ the line : TITLEON
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Standing : ERECT
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Imported timepiece : SWISSWATCH
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Kind of knot : GRANNY
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Dixie: Abbr. : STH
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"Maybe it was something ___" : IATE
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Not spare the rod : SNAPTHEWHIP
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Refuses a fish delicacy : SHUNSTHEROE
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Not spare the child : WHAPTHESNIP
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Does emcee work : RUNSTHESHOW
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Open or hot : AIR
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Modern tires : RADIALS
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Misses, in Madrid : SRTAS
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Time periods : EONS
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Fast plane : SST
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Caches : STASHES
Down
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Moisture : DEW
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Wine: Prefix : ENO
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Stengel or Berra: Abbr. : MGR
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Entered into conflict : DIDBATTLE
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Round trips : ORBITS
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Amass : STOREUP
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
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Hebrew bushel : EPHAH
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Seesaw : TEETER
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Ring : CIRCLE
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Kefauver : ESTES
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One who avoids : SKIRTER
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Small draft : SIP
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Chooser : OPTANT
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In a relaxed manner : RESTFULLY
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Certain stock market: Abbr. : OTC
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___ Esther (Biblical fast) : TAANIT
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Wile : ALLURE
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Appeared : SEEMED
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Outfield hit : THREEBASE
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Hay, in Hamburg : HEU
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Hundredweight: Abbr. : CWT
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Signe of films : HASSO
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You love: Lat. : AMAS
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Rematches : SECONDFIGHTS
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Matchless vistas, as of grain : FECUNDSIGHTS
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Sharp: Prefix : OXY
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Missile: Abbr. : AAM
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Melonlike fruits: Var. : PAPAIAS
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Hindu caste : NAI
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Twenty: Fr. : VINGT
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Words before make or level : ONTHE
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Ahura-Mazda, for one : PERSIANGOD
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Desecrations : PROFANINGS
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Delivery abbreviations : PPDS
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June, 1876, headline : CUSTERBEATEN
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Silent headliner : BUSTERKEATON
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U.S. banking family : SPEYERS
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Go by again : REPASS
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W. W. II area : ETO
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Velocity, for short : SPD
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Caesar's alas : VAE
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Govt. agency : OEO
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Wanted-poster listings : ALIASES
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Artful Dodger's mentor : FAGIN
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Addison's partner : STEELE
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Pronoun : SHE
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Faith: Abbr. : REL
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Most loyal : LIEGEST
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British verb ending : ISE
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Vienna, to natives : WIEN
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Miss Claire : INA
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Direction : NNW
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Burmese village : GWA
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Tatter : SHRED
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Type of porridge : PEASE
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___ pump (stimulates) : PRIMESTHE
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Marksmen : SHOOTISTS
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Slippage, as of a disc : PROLAPSIS
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Heir : SON
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Maori people : ARAWA
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Like some fish : BONY
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Certificate: Abbr. : LIC
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Use, in prescriptions : UTI
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English writer : SASSOON
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Snobbish : HIGHHAT
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Mates of mmes. : MESSRS
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Twenty-first President : ARTHUR
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Seek again : REHUNT
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Instrument case, old style : TWEESE
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"In thy green ___ Nature's Darling laid" : LAPWAS
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"Look at ___ way" : ITTHIS
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___ new tack (changed strategy) : TRIEDA
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Winter falls, old style : SNEWS
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Diagram : CHART
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With it : HEP
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Sportlike: Abbr. : ATH
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Restaurant workers: Abbr. : WTRS
133
U.S. scholastic org. : NSA
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Before sigma : RHO
136
Slangy negative : NAH
137
Seine body : ILE
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Afterthoughts : PSS

Answer summary:
39 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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