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NUMEROLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, October 24, 1976

Author:
John Willig
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 22, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
John Willig has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,934
Across
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Frolic : CAVORT
7
Do a party job : CATER
12
Moonfish : OPAH
16
Road to Fairbanks : ALCAN
21
Spain and neighbor : IBERIA
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Like Sprat's wife? : OBESE
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Unless, in law : NISI
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Rivera : DIEGO
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Five : OCLOCKSHADOW
27
Nine : DAYSWONDER
29
Maritime agcy. : NSA
30
Bondsmen : HELOTS
31
Ammonia compound : IMINE
33
Cabinet-wood tree : ALDER
34
Belgian ___ : HARE
35
Maine town : ORONO
36
Ernie or Gomer : PYLE
37
___ sci. : POL
40
" . . . compares with ___ Street" : MOTT
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Hit hard : SMITE
42
Checks' partners : BALANCES
46
Summary : EPITOME
48
Be sparing : STINT
49
System or year : SOLAR
50
Buffalo's relative : YAK
51
Record a TV show again : RETAPE
52
One : THATGOTAWAY
54
Korbut : OLGA
55
Loosen : UNTIE
56
Betty of song et al. : COEDS
57
Aleutian nearest Japan : ATTU
58
Hog fare : SWILL
59
Broker's advice, at times : SELL
60
Tientsin's province : HOPEI
61
CB ___ : RADIO
63
Repeated excessively : DINNED
64
" . . . was I ___ I saw . . . " : ERE
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Three : MENONAHORSE
67
Nicene and Athanasian : CREEDS
68
"Sumer is ___ in" : ICUMEN
70
Blanc, for one : ALP
71
___-chef (Fr. headgear) : COUVRE
72
Flavoring seeds : ANISES
73
Seven : HILLSOFROME
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Users of stas. : RRS
80
"This is so ___!" : SUDDEN
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Computers' cousins, for short : TOTES
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Asian range : URALS
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Babysitter in Bombay : AMAH
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Makes an effort : TRIES
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Military org. : ROTC
86
Adjective suffixes : OTICS
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Ecologist's concern : FLORA
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Home-run accompaniment : ROAR
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Four : LANEHIGHWAY
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Zero : MOSTEL
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Receptacle : URN
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Deli item : BAGEL
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"___, don't mean maybe" : NOSIR
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Tail-ender : CABOOSE
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Overcame : MASTERED
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Posed again : RESAT
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Viking landfall : MARS
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Privileges: Abbr. : RTS
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Musical for Aquarians : HAIR
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"___ Doodle," '30's song : DIPSY
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Shankar : RAVI
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Cassandras : SEERS
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River of India : TAPTI
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Vespers' opposite : MATINS
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Cry of distaste : FIE
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Two : ONTHEAISLE
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Three : POINTLANDING
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Need for 104 Across : SITAR
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V.I.P.'s spot : DAIS
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Follow : ENSUE
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Chaperon : DUENNA
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Restores : STETS
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Word with while : ERST
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Oceans of poetry : DEEPS
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Urges : EGGSON
Down
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Plant shoot: Var. : CION
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Rudiments : ABCS
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Southern constellation : VELA
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"___ y plata" : ORO
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Mimic Little : RICH
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Kind of pay : TAKEHOME
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Follower : COHORT
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Ease : ABATE
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Does a farm job : TEDS
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Part of a home-repair program : REWIRING
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Riviera water sprite : ONDINE
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Kind of bar : PIANO
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"So long ___ both shall . . . " : ASYE
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Greetings : HIS
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Rhyme for a nursery scholar : ADOLLAR
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TV's Hal : LINDEN
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Grant : CEDE
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Time, e.g. : AGER
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Scand. land : NOR
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Roofing material : SLATE
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Ambush : WAYLAY
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All 50 have one : MOTTO
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Passes over : OMITS
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Caroline Islands group : PALAU
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Scrutinize : PERUSE
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Poker player, at times : OPENER
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Ten : LITTLEINDIANS
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Brood : MOPE
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Colosseum et al. : STADIA
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Knuckle under : BOWTO
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Eight : CYLINDERMOTOR
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Golf scores : EAGLES
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Norse bard : SKALD
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Light or spin : TAIL
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Patina : SHEEN
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French composer : SATIE
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Put a ___ (refresh) : TOPON
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Small boys : TADS
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One who has : OWNER
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Pine fruit : CONES
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Kitchen help : SIEVE
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Virile ones : HEMEN
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Jelly and egg : ROLLS
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Dada founder and family : ARPS
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Krupa's forte : DRUMS
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Nine : MUSES
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Vigorous : HALE
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Slows down : COOLS
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Sweet or hard : CIDER
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Suffix for demo or auto : CRACY
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Sky sight : AURORA
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Component of the Strip : HOTEL
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Craving : ITCH
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Be too clever for : OUTWIT
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Tuck, for one : FRIAR
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Choicest : RAREST
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Layered rocks : SHALES
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Play idly on : STRUM
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High ___ (superior) : TONED
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As well as : ALSO
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Fume, in France : RAGER
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"___, can you . . . " : OHSAY
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___ off (foists upon) : FOBS
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City of Greece : LARISA
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Bumbling : INEPT
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Told tales : GOSSIPED
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Pickling liquid : MARINADE
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Safari aides : BEARERS
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Nit-pick : CAVIL
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Pass ___ : THEHAT
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Most mature : RIPEST
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Dull finishes : MATTES
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Salvador et al. : DALIS
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"The mouse ___ the clock" : RANUP
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In a ___ (irritable) : SNIT
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Kitchen or major : ETTE
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Nicholas, e.g. : TSAR
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___-en-scene : MISE
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Tight-fitting : SNUG
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Stabilizers : FINS
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___ way! (impossible) : INNO
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Actor Richard : EGAN
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W.W. II agency : OSS
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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___ no-trump : ONE
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Extent: Abbr. : DEG

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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