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FOURTH-MINUS ESTATE

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 1976

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { B Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,927
Across
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Doll fanciers : GUYS
5
Faulty : AMISS
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Donee of a sort : HEIR
14
Italian food : PASTA
19
Once more : ANEW
20
Sample : TASTE
21
Caen's river : ORNE
22
Meat jelly : ASPIC
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Water-cooler fare : IDLEGOSSIP
25
He'll tell anything : TATTLETALE
27
They stand for anything : TOLERATORS
28
Novel skeletons : STORYLINES
29
"Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
30
One to get rid of : PEST
32
Combined reporters : POOL
33
Excited : ATWITTER
37
Garbage barge : SCOW
39
Stuck in the river : SNAGGED
44
Kings and queens : MAJESTIES
46
Old greeting : AVE
47
Rich source : LODE
48
Added support : PROP
49
Like Annie : ORPHANED
51
And away he went : GLEASON
54
Small cases : ETUIS
56
African antelope : ELAND
57
Social gaffes : SOLECISMS
59
Street show : RAREE
60
Gulf of Greece : ARTA
61
Great czar : PETERI
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Marine eagle : ERN
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Dirty rags : SCANDALSHEETS
68
Harper Valley unit : PTA
71
Most apropos : APTEST
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Othello : MOOR
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Austrian spa : ISCHL
76
Cocktail shaker : SALOONIST
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Royal Swedish name : OSKAR
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Seed: Prefix : SPORI
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Vinland man : ERICSON
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Was caught short : RANOUTOF
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Panache : ELAN
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Cattle food : MASH
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Math branch : ALG
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Picayune: Var. : MINISCULE
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Up tight : INTENSE
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Do burlesque work : PEEL
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Franc fractions : CENTIMES
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Emphatic denial : OHNO
100
Russian sea : ARAL
102
Of the dawn : EOAN
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Upper-cruster : ARISTOCRAT
108
Parties, dances, etc. : SOCIALLIFE
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Minor wild oat : PECCADILLO
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Chiller movie : HAIRRAISER
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In the offing : ANEAR
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Roulette bet : NOIR
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Dazzling effect : ECLAT
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Top reporter : STAR
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Counterpart of safe : SORRY
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Handy man : ANDY
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Climbs up : SHINS
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Hisses for silence : TSTS
Down
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Way to go : GAIT
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Nullify : UNDO
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Off-color reporter : YELLOWJOURNALIST
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Loved one : SWEETIEPIE
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Drink ___ (pledge) : ATOASTTO
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Pole : MAST
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"This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
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Stock or lineage : STIRP
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Infections : SEPSES
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Baseball league of sorts : HOTSTOVE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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___ form (red hot) : INTOP
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Reentry rockets : RETROS
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Spanish stew : PAELLA
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Italian wine city : ASTI
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Bridge : SPAN
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Floor piece : TILE
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Elite of the deck : ACES
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Hominy mush : GRITS
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French city : LYON
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P. R. person for sinners : SCANDALMONGER
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Current unit : AMPERE
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Ugly customer : TARTAR
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Island republic : EIRE
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Starts a new crop : REPLANTS
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Quits singles for doubles : WEDS
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Egg white : GLAIR
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Purveyors of tidbits : GOSSIPCOLUMNISTS
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Old Dead Sea land : EDOM
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Low dives : DENS
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Broken bit : SHARD
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Tapir : ANTA
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High good humor : GLEE
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Riga native : LETT
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Adjustment to a new habitat : ECESIS
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Town on the Hellespont : SESTOS
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Like the Metropolitan scene : OPERATIC
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Recent: Prefix : CENO
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T ___ Thomas : ASIN
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Ordinary : SOSO
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Bunk : HOKUM
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Mrs. ___, Dr. Johnson's friend : THRALE
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Trues : ALINES
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Pocket, in Paris : POCHE
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Place-kicker, e.g. : SPECIALIST
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Quasi : SEMI
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Irish island : ARAN
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Deadfall : TRAP
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Thicket, in Scotland : RONE
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Relating to luck : ALEATORY
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Painting, music, etc. : FINEARTS
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Roman woman's robe : STOLA
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Document certifier : NOTARY
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Not barefoot : SHOD
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Western oak : ENCINA
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Flogs : LASHES
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Manmade fabric : ORLON
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Freshwater fish : LOACH
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Wallaba trees : APAS
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Parting-of-the-ways place : RENO
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Cooler : ICER
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Lasting injury : SCAR
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Descendant of Fatima : ALID
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Eyelash: Prefix : CILI
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Oil exporter : IRAN
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Difficult deed : FEAT
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Bumbles : ERRS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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