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Josephine A. Felker
Josephine A. Felker

PLAINS-SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, January 2, 1977

Author:
Josephine A. Felker
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 605 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Josephine A. Felker has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,004
Across
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Clean : WASHUP
7
Violently : AMAIN
12
Certain mater : ALMA
16
Barbecue need : SPIT
20
Give the cold-shoulder : IGNORE
21
Ship, in Spain : BARCO
22
On a ___ (carousing) : TEAR
23
Part of "La Tosca" : SCENE
24
Connecticut : THEPEANUTMEGSTATE
27
Soviet mountains : URALS
28
Infamous marquis : SADE
29
More curious : NOSIER
30
Kind of TV audience : LIVE
31
French painter : GRANET
32
Turn in a way : UPEND
33
Studied : PORED
34
Good name : REPUTE
35
Miss Lillie et al. : BEAS
39
Knight of TV : TED
40
Mushroom : CEPE
41
___ out (stayed) : SATIT
42
Merman and Kennedy : ETHELS
44
Slip back : RELAPSE
47
Pronto : ATONCE
49
Attack : LEAPAT
50
Dreary account : LITANY
51
Kind of excuse : LAME
53
Kind of bag : GRAB
55
Western gulch : ARROYO
56
Hokkaido port : OTARU
57
Sick's partner : TIRED
58
Teen or dog's : AGE
59
Auto-race city, for short : INDY
60
Certain vote : YES
62
In a while : LATERON
64
___ Coeur : SACRE
66
Corded fabric : REP
67
Ski ___ : TOWS
68
Thwarts : SPITES
70
Certain sportsman : HIKER
71
Follow : ENSUE
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Decrees : ORDAINS
76
Tom : PAINE
78
John : OHARA
80
Easy win : SHOOIN
82
Northern European : LAPP
83
Map abbr. : RTE
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Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
87
Lamp owner : ALADDIN
90
Suffix for consul or sultan : ATE
91
Old alloy : ASEM
92
Antelope : GNU
93
Heat, to Cicero : CALOR
95
Disagreed loudly : BOOED
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Promise : ASSURE
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Indian flour : ATTA
101
Kind of house : OPEN
102
Tropical parrot : CONURE
103
"___ for Sergeants" : NOTIME
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Shade of character : STRIPE
106
Irritating : GALLING
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Connecting agent : UNITER
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Regional bird life : ORNIS
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Campus org. : ROTC
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High, in music : ALT
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Rhode Island denizens : REDS
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Penny ___ : ARCADE
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Location : SITUS
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Spanish paintings : DALIS
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Did a sewing job : DARNED
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Keep after school : PUNISH
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Malarial ailment : AGUE
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Semblance : IMAGE
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The works : FROMSOUPTOPEANUTS
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Tore around : RACED
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Skirt style : MINI
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Court decree : ARRET
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Songbird : LINNET
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Fraternal people : ELKS
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Voices : SAYS
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Forward : FRESH
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Leash, in Paris : LAISSE
Down
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Dim and half : WITS
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Trim, in Scotland : SNED
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Actress Lange : HOPE
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Actress Mary : URE
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Insulting words : PEANUTSTOYOU
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Treated badly : ABUSED
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Before midi : MATIN
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Like a payroll guard : ARMED
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Baked-goods worker : ICER
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Drink : NOG
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Clothes : ATTIRES
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Decamp : LEAVE
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Joined : MATED
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Common verb : ARE
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Working on dirty pans : SCRAPING
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Christmas favorite : PEANUTCRACKERSUITE
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Narrow waterway : INLET
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Experience : TESTE
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" ... lamb was ___ go" : SURETO
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Relative of nah : NOPE
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Joe, sometimes : SLOPPY
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Jarred : GRATED
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Nitty-gritty : PEANUTSANDBOLTS
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Area of L.A. : BELAIR
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Always, to poets : ETERNE
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Tough problem : AHARDPEANUTTOCRACK
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Indian soldier : SEPOY
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Barton : CLARA
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"___ Time, Next Year" : SAME
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Minstrel's offering : LAY
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Music abbr. : RIT
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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T.S. and family : ELIOTS
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Tidal flood : EAGRE
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Kind of leader : LOSS
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English composer : ARNE
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Drink : BEER
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Triplet : TRIN
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Sheep : EWES
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Roof ornament : EPI
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Lollipop or Pinafore : SHIP
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Biblical spring : AIN
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Peter or Ivan : TSAR
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Quarrel : SPAT
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New Deal org. : NRA
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Tea : OOLONG
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Jungle noise : ROAR
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Achieved : DID
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In ___ (succinct) : APEANUTSHELL
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Miss Korbut : OLGA
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Leigh and Marsha : HUNTS
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Sound : HALE
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Put on cargo : LADE
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Designated : TERMED
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Arabian rulers : EMEERS
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Column order : IONIC
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Certain word : NOUN
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Active : ASTIR
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Cheated on an exam : COPIED
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Planet inhabitants : APES
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Work unit : ERG
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Family member : SON
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Classifies : ARRANGES
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Hard hits : CLOUTS
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Verily : INDEED
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Moon goddess : ARTEMIS
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Big Dipper star : ALIOTH
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Speech trouble : LISP
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C'est ___ : ADIRE
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Of a branch : RAMAL
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Groove : STRIA
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Literary form : IRONY
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Barbizon painter : DUPRE
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Poker moves : ANTES
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Cat or motor sound : PURR
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Roman years : ANNI
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Revs the engine : GUNS
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U.S. Indians : UTES
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Italian family : ESTE
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Some radio stations : FMS
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Idiot : OAF
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Org. for Saarinen : AIA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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