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TROUBLE SPOTS

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 1975

Author:
Robert Roop
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,556
Across
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Amass : PILEUP
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False appearances : FACADES
14
Greek region : PHOCIS
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Offering at Delphi : ORACLE
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" ... Dumpty sat ___" : ONAWALL
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Downright : ARRANT
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Problem for an AWOL : DISHONORABLEDISCHARGE
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This, in Spain : ESTO
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Shipping abbr. : DWC
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"___ a horse!" : GET
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Gardner : ERLE
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Liquori and Ryun : MILERS
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Command : BEHEST
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Suffix for cash or cloth : IER
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Divorcee's problem : ALIMONYPAYMENTS
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Arena cheer : OLE
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Bearing, as a pine : CONING
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Spanish men : SENORES
46
Kind of soup : NOODLE
49
Ham-actor's problem : CATCALL
51
Bar mixes : SODAS
52
Sailing craft : CATBOAT
53
Wing: Prefix : PTER
54
Chalice veil : AER
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Plainclothesman: Abbr. : DET
57
Errant husband's place : DOGHOUSE
58
During, old style : THRO
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"___ up, Doc?" : WHATS
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Ogling : EYING
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Jeanne and Marie: Abbr. : STES
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Sensible : SANE
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Old patriarch : NASI
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Cries of disgust : FOHS
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Of an eye part : UVEAL
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Water or musk : MELON
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Held onto : KEPT
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Autoist's problem : FLATTIRE
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___ carte : ALA
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At sea: Abbr. : SLG
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Mex., U.S., etc. : AMER
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Diversity, in Paris : VARIETE
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Portents : OMENS
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State of decline : EBBTIDE
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Tangles : SNARLS
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Encircle : WREATHE
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Blood trunks: Fr. : AORTES
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Naval title: Abbr. : NSO
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Rash-people's pursuits : WILDGOOSECHASES
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Math. branch : ALG
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Lamp parts : SHADES
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Goes stealthily : STALKS
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Beat soundly : ROUT
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Org. for G.I.'s : USO
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Pasture : LEA
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Rate, in Madrid : TASA
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Spenders' problems : OVERDRAWNBANKACCOUNTS
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Slightest : MEREST
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Charm, in London : ENAMOUR
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Bret et al. : HARTES
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Valuables : ASSETS
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One on a pension : RETIREE
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Worn out : EFFETE
Down
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Foot: Suffix : PODE
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Spring bloom : IRIS
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Word for Uncas : LAST
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Little Sir ___ : ECHO
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Eskimo knife : ULO
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Bankrupt's problems : PENDINGLAWSUITS
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Surgical tongs : FORCEPS
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Taxi : CAB
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Sharp tool : AWL
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Perform, in Scotland : DAE
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Relative of yore : ELD
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Snubs : SLIGHTS
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Agreements : PACTS
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Royal initials : HRH
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Old English moneys : ORAE
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Put into execution : CARRIEDOUT
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Fireplace : INGLE
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Pilot : STEER
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Like a certain bird : OWLY
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Receives : SEES
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___ Lisa : MONA
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Explorer and family : RAES
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Church councils : SYNODS
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Scold : BERATE
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Chem. suffixes : ENES
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Sweet or wisdom : TOOTH
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Musical background: Abbr. : ACCPT
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Unwilling : LOATH
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___ alia : INTER
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Small: Prefix : MICRO
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Form : MODE
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Composer Villa-___ : LOBOS
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Pill-taker's problem : NAGGINGBACKACHE
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Serve as an optical beam : LASE
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French seasons : ETES
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French port : LEHAVRE
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Comfort : CONSOLE
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Eastern queen : RANEE
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Phones : DIALS
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Repast : TEA
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Carbon: Suffix : YNE
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R. E. Lees et al.: Abbr. : FFVS
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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Bombastic talkers : HARANGUERS
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Excites : STIRS
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Hebrew letters : LAMEDS
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Shawls : MANTOS
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Town of India : KATRA
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Issues : EMITS
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Carolina river : PEDEE
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Lock of hair : TRESS
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Ultimate end : TELOS
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Kelp : LEAG
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Heraldic border : ORLE
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Kaput : SHOT
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Jeering sounds : BOHS
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Certain man : WIDOWER
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Exhale: It. : ESALARE
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"When I ___ lad" : WASA
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Power source: Abbr. : ELEC
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Adores : LOVES
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Offends : HURTS
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Ginkgo or ash : TREE
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Gang territory : TURF
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Stake : ANTE
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Proof mark : STET
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African fox : ASSE
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Summer time: Abbr. : DST
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Compass point : NNE
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Belfry problem : BAT
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"What ___ doing?" : AMI
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Conjunction : NOR
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Letter : KUE
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Dumbbell : OAF

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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