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UNDERHAND STROKES

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 1972

Author:
James V. Shannon
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
James V. Shannon has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,205
Across
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Hectic existence : RATRACE
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Excludes : DEBARS
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Drink mixer : SWIRLER
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Palm civets : TREECATS
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Miss May : ELAINE
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Leafstalk : PETIOLE
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Provider of enchantment : DISTANCE
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___ hand (helps) : LENDSA
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Launched, poetically : ELANCED
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Gambler's insurance : STACKEDDECK
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Pea-shuffler's medium : SHELLGAME
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Magpie : PIET
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Sovereign concession : OCTROI
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Madison Ave. concerns : ADS
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One-up tactic : PLOY
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"The wings of ___ black and white" : TIMEARE
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Street game : STOOPBALL
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Thread : LISLE
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Sleeve lining, at times : ACE
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River in Italy : NERA
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Miss Dahl : ARLENE
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Mideast country : IRAN
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What birds do : MOLT
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Grammatical case: Abbr. : DAT
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___ and chain : BALL
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In a lax way : REMISSLY
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Ultimate goal : ENDALL
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Partner of dark and handsome : TALL
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Ending for psych or laryng : OLOGIST
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Attention : EAR
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Landscape : PAYSAGE
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Veal specialties : CUTLETS
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Saratoga : SPA
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Old English money : ORA
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Golf club : MASHIE
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Beginning : OUTSET
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Resounded : CLANGED
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Words for a duet : TWOPART
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Scram! : VAMOOSE
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Cleanses : RINSES
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Departs : LEAVES
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Bar need : ICE
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Trims : PARES
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Miss Rehan : ADA
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Like some drains : CLOGGED
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Crystalline rocks : SCHISTS
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Writer Deighton : LEN
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Full of sandbanks : SHOALED
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Money in Mexico : PESO
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Snake : PYTHON
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Calif. city : SANTAANA
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One kind of consent: Abbr. : UNAN
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Sweatshirt size: Abbr. : LGE
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Burmese rice : SELA
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Encircle : GIRD
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Gum-yielding tree : SAPOTA
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Race an engine : REV
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Of the cheek : MALAR
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Mineral named for Penn. city : EASTONITE
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Cry of encouragement : ATTABOY
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"___ love with . . . " : IMIN
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Blip expert: Abbr. : RDM
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Void states : INANES
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Treaty group : NATO
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Golf club used in traps : SANDWEDGE
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Sharpers' standbys : MARKEDCARDS
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People living under same meridian : ANTOECI
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Positioned: Lat. : INSITU
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Separations : SPLITUPS
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Same : IDENTIC
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Rye grass : DARNEL
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Nose openings : PRENARES
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English resort : MARGATE
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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Perfume : ESSENCE
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Pensioned off: Abbr. : RTD
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Onassis et al. : ARIS
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Assay : TEST
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Record again : RETAPE
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Church follower of early A.D. : ACACIAN
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Spitefully : CANKEREDLY
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Refrain from "The King and I" : ETCETERA
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Highly pleasing : DELECTABLE
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One kind of college : ELECTORAL
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Sugar daddy's lure : BANKROLL
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Help : AID
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Hosp. workers : RNS
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Black and Red : SEAS
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Turnpike posting : SPEEDLIMIT
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Writer H.G. : WELLS
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Sloping type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Label holders : RINGPINS
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Certain trains : LOCALS
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Crystalline alcohol : ELEMOL
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Saloon offering : REDEYE
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But, to Caesar : SED
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Two, in Toledo : DOS
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Mr. Wallis : HAL
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Louisiana city : OPELOUSAS
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___ Saud : IBN
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Subdue : TAME
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Image : ICON
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Pinochle play : MELD
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Meteor science : AEROLITICS
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Wear well : LAST
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Flower oil : ATTAR
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Snail genus : RISSOA
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Basketball maneuvers : TAPINS
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L'___ (Aegean Sea): Fr. : EGEE
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Grantor : LESSOR
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Native of a Caroline island : YAPESE
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At ___ (on the loose) : LARGE
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Material for marbles : AGATEGLASS
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Shoe material: Abbr. : LTHR
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Deserves : RATES
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Earth : SOD
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Did a matador's maneuver : CAPED
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Of peripheral body parts : ACRAL
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Some photos : SLIDES
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Alaskan people : TANANA
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Took action : MOVEDUPON
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Indefinite quantity : UMPTY
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Honors : TOASTS
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Scab : ESCHAR
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Carry on, as war : WAGE
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Liberian people : VEI
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Bank deal : LOAN
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New World Indian : CHOLO
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Crapshooter's insurance : LOADEDDICE
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Cloture, for one : SENATERULE
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De Mille specialties : SPECTACLES
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Mix : STIR
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Acquires a green coating : PATINATES
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Rosemary, e.g. : HERB
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Spread : OLEO
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Shade of blue : NAVY
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Prehistoric man : NGANDONG
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Outside a chemical group : NONAMINO
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Evangeline's home : GRANDPRE
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P.I. people : ATI
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Achieves : ATTAINS
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Make a faulty sight : MISAIM
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Miss Blake of "Gunsmoke" : AMANDA
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Cotton machine : LINTER
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In the midst of: Abbr. : AMG
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Igloo resident: Abbr. : ESK
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Arterial trunks : AORTAE
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Talking style in music: Abbr. : RECIT
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N.Z. insect : WETA
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Image: Prefix : EIDO
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Telepathy, for short : ESP
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Cowpoke's oath : DURN
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Not regular: Abbr. : SPEC
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Baseball league: Abbr. : NAT
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Hindu title : SRI
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Compass reading : SSE

Answer summary: 25 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 23 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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