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FARE GAME

New York Times, Sunday, October 24, 1971

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,107
Across
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Prepare clams : STEAM
6
Firefighting needs : HOSES
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Wash. agent : TMAN
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Roman field : AGER
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Yearn for : CRAVE
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States or Nations : UNITED
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Movie western : OATER
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Old instrument : LUTE
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Deserved : RATED
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Nullify : NEGATE
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Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
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Rawboned : LEAN
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Worship : ADORE
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"It is to laugh," etc. : GALLICISMS
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Magician's word : PRESTO
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Kind of house : PENT
35
Arizona city : MESA
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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Top bananas : STARS
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Nigerian city : EDE
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Grand old name of song : MARY
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Morning sound : ALARM
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Bullet : SLUG
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Hebrew letter : WAW
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Gems : OPALS
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___ cry : AFAR
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Raiment : ATTIRE
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Color : HUE
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Iris expert : OCULIST
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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"___ on you!" : SHAME
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London flophouse : DOSS
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Coupled : MATED
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Peep show : RAREE
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Thrash : BASTE
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Celebes beast : ANOA
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Strictness : RIGOR
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Open-eyed : ALERT
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Villella, e.g. : DANCER
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF
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Encrust : CAKE
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Well-known streetcar : DESIRE
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Sassenach : BRITON
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Panted : HEAVED
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Annoying : IRING
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Not permanent : PROTEM
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Henry Cabot, etc. : LODGES
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Inflame : ENRAGE
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Fish : EELS
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Peruvian city : ICA
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Took a break : PAUSED
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Spoke at length : RANON
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Brazilian city : NATAL
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Handle : KNOB
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Stratagems : RUSES
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Hunks : MISER
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Took out : DELED
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Splendid : REGAL
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Russian city : OREL
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Fido's friend : ROVER
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S. A. rubber : PARA
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In an expert way : ADEPTLY
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Veneto, for one : VIA
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Guest and Hers : TOWELS
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Great, teenage style : NEATO
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Word in poems : EEN
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Encourage : ABET
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Kind of servitude : PENAL
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Bede or Smith : ADAM
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Dit's partner : DAH
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Old-hat : DATED
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Wax, in prescriptions : CERA
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Cut : HEWN
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Call to mind : CITE
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Facing stone : ASHLAR
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La Scala fare : GRANDOPERA
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Maria or Cruz : SANTA
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Machination : PLOT
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Eurasian sandpiper : TEREK
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Biblical landfall : ARARAT
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Eye pencil : LINER
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A bit : SOME
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Playing marble : AGATE
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Where R.F.K. served : SENATE
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"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
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Pitcher : EWER
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European river : ODER
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Taxi feature : METER
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Verbose : WORDY
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Bow's partner : SCRAPE
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Shopped : TRADED
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Ward off : AVERT
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Iranian's ancestor : MEDE
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Certain protests : HUNGERSTRIKES
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___ Street : ONEASY
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Ancient monograms : SIGLA
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Common abbr. : ETAL
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Egyptian king : SETI
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Jessel sobriquet : TOASTMASTERGENERAL
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Swedish port : MALMO
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Early film stutterer : ATES
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Tennis gear : NET
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German river : ALLER
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Poser for Spencer Tracy : GUESSWHOSCOMINGTODINNER
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State: Fr. : ETAT
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Italian river : RENO
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Promulgate : DECLARE
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Ecstasy : RAPTURE
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Comparative suffix : IER
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Frenetic state : RAGE
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De mer and de tête : MALS
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Viscous mud : SLIME
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Domestic : MAID
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Chaser of a sort : AFTERDINNERSPEAKER
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Kind of news : LATE
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Sudden reaction : START
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"Emma" novelist : AUSTEN
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German river : WESER
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Trial action : PLEA
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Prefix for naut : AERO
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"I told you so!" : THERE
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Arabian land : OMAN
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Chaplin prop : CANE
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"La Vita Nuova" author : DANTE
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Like fine cheese : AGED
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Broken-arm décor : SLING
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Enticements : BAITS
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Went wild over : RAVED
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Irani or Yemeni : ASIAN
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Laughable : DROLL
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Hockey goals : CAGES
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Boo-boo : ERROR
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Certain diet : BREADANDWATER
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Ford : EDSEL
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Rose of baseball : PETE
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Annie of song : LAURIE
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Atelier item : EASEL
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Anthracite : COAL
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With competence : ABLY
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Verify : PROVE
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Buttonhead, for one : RIVET
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Winglike : ALAR
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Maintained : KEPT
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Did lawn work : MOWED
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Art style : DADA
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Countersink : REAM
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Kern musical : ROBERTA
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Bread-crumb sauces : PANADAS
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Campus figure : DEAN
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So long : TATA
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Suffix for north or east : ERN
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Make effervescent : AERATE
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Take charge : ATTEND
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Comrade, sea style : HEARTY
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Do over : ALTER
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Minotaur's home : CRETE
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Afghan city : HERAT
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Illinois city : CAIRO
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Church part : APSE
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Like some racehorses : SLOW
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Alumnus : GRAD
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Utah town : OREM
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Bread, to Miss Loren : PANE
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Cabbage dish : SLAW
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Swellhead's hang-up : EGO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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