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New York Times, Sunday, January 20, 1974

102-Across : Hen marking

Author:
Adelyn Lewis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 7, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,926
Across
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Criticizes : RAPS
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Part of Vietnam : ANNAM
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College degrees : BFAS
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Metrical accent : ICTUS
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"Thanks ___" : ALOT
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Tropical vine : LIANE
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Waterfall, in Scotland : LINN
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Hard as ___ : NAILS
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Cynical quote, with 32 and 110 Across : POLITICSIS
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Italian city : ASTI
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Suffix for hippo : DROME
27
Kind of highway : TWOLANE
28
___ Binh, Vietnam : NINH
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Cleaving tool : FROE
32
See 23 Across : THESCIENCEOFHOWWHO
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Alas, in Bonn : ACH
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N.L. player : ASTRO
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Fencer, at times : PARRIER
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Charged atom : ION
45
Silvers or Harris : PHIL
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Suffix in zoology : IDAE
49
Obtain : GET
50
African fox : ASSE
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Idealistic quote, with 94 Across : POLITICSISTHEART
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Turns right : GEES
58
Log chute : ROLLWAY
59
Whim : NOTION
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Physics or chemistry: Abbr. : SCI
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Theory : ISM
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Part of a yard : INCH
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Hard-core films, for short : PORNOS
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Did cowboy work : ROPED
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Great amount : SEA
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Here-I-come state: Abbr. : CALIF
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Kind of drum : SNARE
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Go wrong : ERR
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Ford : ERNIE
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Water birds : EGRETS
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R. R. stops : STAS
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Once around : LAP
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Actor Jack and family : HALEYS
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Callers of strikes : UMPIRES
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Swing around : SLUE
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See 51 Across : OFHUMANHAPPINESS
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Northern constellation : LYNX
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Dakota Indian : REE
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Letters : CEES
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Italian family : ESTE
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Swiss canton : URI
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Hen marking : SCRATCH
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Blow one's horn : BOAST
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Papal title: Abbr. : SSD
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See 23 Across : GETSWHATWHENANDWHY
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Between hic and hoc : HAEC
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Lighten : EASE
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Of a belief : DEISTIC
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Every 60 minutes : HORAL
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Certain type: abbr. : ITAL
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Politics, to Will Rogers : APPLESAUCE
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Dwelling : ABODE
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___ after (look like) : TAKE
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Bird sound : TWEET
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Solar or leap : YEAR
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Bar fruits : LIMES
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Fielding of football : YOST
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Glad and Learned : HANDS
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Old slave : ESNE
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Absorbed : RAPT
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Nautical word : ALOW
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Noted tourist : POLO
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Wader : STILT
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Adjusts : ALINES
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Most fussy : NICEST
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Pensacola, for one: Abbr. : NAS
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Middle, in law : MESNE
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White, in Spain : BLANCA
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Author of 51 Across : FISHER
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Insect : ANT
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More uppity : SNIFFIER
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Like Astrodome events : INDOOR
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English poet : CAREW
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Uncle, in Madrid : TIO
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Danube city : ULM
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Compass point : SSE
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Weaverbird : TAHA
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Secretly : INPETTO
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Butler et al. : RHETTS
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Shouts, in France : CRIS
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Antiseptic: Var. : IODIN
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Instruments of knowledge : ORGANONS
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Kind of crack : WISE
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Lawn gear : HOSE
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On ___ uppers : ONES
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Inform : APPRISE
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Beggar's non-role : CHOOSER
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Author of 23 Across : HILLMAN
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___ Abner : LIL
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Dripping : ASOP
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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___ day (pill dosage) : TWICEA
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Suffix for a collection : IANA
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Orbit : CYCLE
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Old pronoun : HIR
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Long periods : EONS
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Italian painter : CRESPI
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Cooking temperature : HIGHHEAT
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Showed interest : SATUP
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Noblewoman : PEERESS
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Borgnine and Poole : ERNESTS
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Worked on mannequins : DRESSED
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German lady : FRAU
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Boarding ___ : RAMP
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Holm oak : ILEX
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Shade tree : ELM
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Gives lessons : TEACHES
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Word in New Year song : SYNE
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Veranda, in France : PORCHE
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Queen of ___ : SHEBA
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Feminine suffix : INE
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Turnstile intruder : SLUG
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Harp's relative : LYRE
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Military group : UNIT
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Fruitfulness : FERACITY
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" ... and shall bring forth ___" : ASON
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Marshes : SWALES
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Nips gently : TWEAKS
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Alpine home : CHALET
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Confused : ADDLED
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Candies : SWEETS
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"___ above all ... " : THIS
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Ghost : SHADE
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Below, to poets : NEATH
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Belgian violinist : YSAYE
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Day: Abbr. : TUES
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Words of confidence : ICAN
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Bird membrane : CERE
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Prince ___ : HAL
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Sash : OBI
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Male gypsy : ROM
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Chinese truth : TAO
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New Deal org. : PWA
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Play or pig : PEN

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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