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LINGUAL LAPSES

New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 1974

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,199
Across
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Wrong: Prefix : MIS
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Lively dances : REELS
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Open-___ shoes : TOED
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Mock at : SCOFF
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Paris month : APRIL
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Nashville landmark : OPRY
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Former inmate : PAROLEE
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Ceremony : RITE
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Words about a lion with a toothache : WHENITPAINSITROARS
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City near Milan : VARESE
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Saarinen : EERO
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Rabbit ___ : EARS
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Arrange cargo : TRIM
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Land and water transport : CARTSANDRAFTS
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Scowl: Var. : LOUR
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Direction: Abbr. : ESE
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Upstate N. Y. village : ALTMAR
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River bank : RIPA
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Throw a baseball : PEG
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"___ Free" : BORN
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Eastern Christian : UNIAT
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West Indies sorcery : OBEAH
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Unit of energy : JOULE
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Eels and leeches : APODA
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Master of 26 Across : REVWILLIAMSPOONER
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Fraud : HUMBUG
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Joins the party : ENROLLS
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French pronoun : TOI
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Golly! : WOW
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Séance visitors : SPIRITS
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___-cat : ONEA
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Sea urchins : ECHINI
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From head to foot: Var. : CAPAPE
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Prefix meaning woman : GYNAEO
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Korean G.I. : ROK
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Sensible work periods : PRUDENTSTINTS
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Showed the way : LED
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Like a windmill : VANED
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Describing the Edwardian era : PREWAR
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Harangue : TIRADE
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Caves, to poets : ANTRES
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"___ corny as Kansas . . . " : IMAS
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Young lady, old style : DAMOSEL
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Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
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Doctrine : ISM
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Prefixes for dreams : ONEIROS
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German P.O.W. camp : STALAG
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Warning to a captain : YOURSHIPISSLOWING
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Nasty : SNIDE
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Court decree : ARRET
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Mexico's Pancho ___ : VILLA
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Name of three sultans : SELIM
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Consider : DEEM
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Card spot : PIP
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East Indian tree : ASOK
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Prepares a pizza : KNEADS
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Instance: Fr. : CAS
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1946 Louis opponent : CONN
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Advice to gardeners : WEEDEMANDREAP
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Cinema dog : ASTA
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Greek letter : IOTA
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French composer : LALO
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Sioux tribesmen : OSAGES
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Fedora emporium : THEMARTOFTHEHATTER
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"Zhivago" character : LARA
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Ship borers : TEREDOS
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Motif : THEME
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Do pier work : STOW
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Put an ___ (stop) : ENDTO
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Chide : RATE
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Park near Denver : ESTES
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Actual being : ENS
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Griffin of TV : MERV
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Relating to Troy : ILIAC
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Hindu precept : SUTRA
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Most frontier-like : RAWEST
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N. T. book : EPH
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"___ I saw Elba" : ERE
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Single or double, often : LINEDRIVE
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More vulpine : SLIER
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___ the morning : TOPOF
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W. W. II initials : OPA
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"___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Coiled: Prefix : SPIRO
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French-fries adjunct : CATSUP
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Bobby of hockey : ORR
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Dactyl, for one : FOOT
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Trouser feature : FLARE
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Look and talk in a nasty way : LEERANDBICKER
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Goddess of faction : ERIS
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British diplomat Howard : ESME
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___-la : TRA
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Salutation of a sort : SALAAM
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Initials on a Cardinal cap : STL
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Asian river : AMUR
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"___, they say, hae I" : NANE
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Buses' antecedents : TROLLEYS
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Snakish-sounding : SIBILANT
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Jubilate : REJOICE
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Proverbial look-alikes : PEAS
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Baby word : GOO
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Pooh-___ of "Mikado" : BAH
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Work : OPUS
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Win easily : ROMP
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Grain bristle : AWN
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Rookie: Var. : TIRO
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White House initials : HST
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Lacking judgment : UNWISE
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First name in Moscow : LEONID
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Actor Stuart : ERWIN
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Emanation : AURA
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Pathway of song : LONGTRAIL
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"Ulalume" author : POE
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Notre Dame name : GIPP
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Covering, for short : TARP
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Goad : SPUR
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Openings and closings : HOLESANDSEALS
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Netherlands town : EDE
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River isle : AIT
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Actress Markey : ENID
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Another: Sp. : OTRA
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Malignity : RANCOR
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Barnstorming : ONTOUR
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Signature of a Plymouth founder : EWINSLOW
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Efrem Zimbalist Jr., for one : NAMESAKE
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Ervin and Snead : SAMS
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Chekhov's Uncle : VANYA
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Of a belief : DEISTIC
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Dowries : DOTS
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Quiet! : SSH
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Hit signs : SROS
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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___-da : LADE
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Roman 1004 : MIV
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Paintings : OILS
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Have debts : OWE
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Spinners : SILKMOTHS
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Muffin : GEM
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Fabric : REP
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Weeping: It. : PIANTO
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One of three : NINA
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U. S. agents : GMEN
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Sleuth Hercule : POIROT
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Loves : ADORES
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Med. people : DRS
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Suffragist : CATT
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Tennis pro : ASHE
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Untrue : NOTSO
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Ecole attender : ELEVE
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Dit's partner : DAH
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Flush with success : ELATE
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Small type : AGATE
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Buenos Aires name : PERON
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Thebes deity : AMEN
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From a distance : AFAR
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Buck and rip : SAWS
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Do sums : ADD
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Tennessee initials : TVA
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Baseball statistic : HIT
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Asian holiday : TET
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Glasgow uncle : EME

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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