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SHADY DOINGS

New York Times, Sunday, October 27, 1974

Author:
Thomas Sheehan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 19, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Thomas Sheehan has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,206
Across
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Bialy’s relative : BAGEL
6
Foliage-tour time : FALL
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___ odds (alienate) : SETAT
15
Watchdogs’ watchdog: Abbr. : SPCA
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H.R.E. emperor, 962–973 : OTHOI
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Singer Anita : ODAY
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“___ far, far better . . . ” : ITISA
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Baseball’s Mule : HAAS
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Do a behind-the-scenes job : GHOSTWRITE
25
Homes for closet skeletons : GHOSTTOWNS
27
Aegean island : IOS
28
Blackjack call : HITME
29
Slapstick basics : PIES
30
Warning sound : TOCSIN
31
Baltic land: Abbr. : ESTH
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“___ of the Yukon” : THESPELL
35
Honky-___ : TONK
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Tennis tie : DEUCE
38
Holiday in Hué : TET
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“Not a ___ chance” : GHOSTOFA
43
Spectral figure : WRAITH
45
Holbein portrait : ERASMUS
48
Wishes undone : RUES
49
Hard-hearted gal et al. : HANNAHS
51
Took it on the lam : SKIPPED
52
Parlor game : LOTTO
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Common abbr. : ETC
54
Time of day : SUNUP
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Sinn ___ : FEIN
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Worse off than the Cratchits : POORER
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Late-hours word : WEE
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Dwarf: Prefix : NANO
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Noun suffix : IER
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Drenched : SOPPED
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React to Oct. 31 doings : GETGOOSEPIMPLES
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Actor ___ Robertson : FORBES
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Sheep tick : KED
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Like a bowstring : TAUT
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Neighbor of Can. : USA
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Have ___ (relax) : NOFEAR
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Ill-gotten gains : PELF
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Fearsome ones : OGRES
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Initials on a parcel : PPD
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Month or house : ORGAN
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Name linked to 51 Down : KARLOFF
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Did an Oct. 31 duty : TREATED
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“___ Rhythm” : IGOT
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Sail rope : HALYARD
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Cuts : GASHES
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McCarthy-era obsession : REDSCARE
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Norse goddess : EIR
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Lamp dweller : GENIE
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Proverbial payee : PAUL
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“Cav” man : MASCAGNI
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Man’s seven : AGES
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Bake anew : REKILN
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Cartoonist Walker : MORT
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“___ Were the Days” : THOSE
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Underworld goddess : HEL
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Mahalia Jackson forte : SPIRITUALS
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“Turn of the Screw,” e.g. : GHOSTSTORY
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Caesarean remark : VENI
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Muse : ERATO
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Black-fin snapper : SESI
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“If you knew ___ like . . . ” : SUSIE
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Annoyer : PEST
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Punishment lover : DEMON
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Carney et al. : ARTS
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Tax-form instruction : ENTER
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Scary one : BOGIE
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Dumas duelist : ATHOS
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Oct. 31 social event : GHOSTDANCE
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Neighbor of 31 Across : LITH
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“A Moon ___ Misbegotten” : FORTHE
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“Can you spare ___?” : ADIME
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Current : LATEST
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Drainpipe cleaner : LYE
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Occult sign : SIGIL
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Kennedy : ETHEL
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Hombres’ uncles : TIOS
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Balaam’s mount : ASS
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Features of Groucho’s Lydia : TATTOOS
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Trick-or-treat army : SHOCKTROOPS
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Grabs wildly : PAWS
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“How ___ repay you?” : CANI
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Group: Abbr. : ASSN
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Oz’s Dorothy, for a while : WITCHHUNTER
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Scads : TONS
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Sherwood’s terror firma : PETRIFIEDFOREST
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Mel of football : HEIN
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Alternative to a finesse : PEEK
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Dull sound : THUD
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Hagen et al. : UTAS
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U. S. agents : GMEN
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Entertained : FETED
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Ancient lyre : ASOR
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Cry of relief : WHEW
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Value : RATE
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“Not ___ out of them” (no word) : APEEP
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___ St. Louis : SPIRITOF
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Obstacles : SNAGS
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Theme of 107 Across : SPOOKERY
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Easy gait : LOPE
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Numero ___ : UNO
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Mischievous spirit : POLTERGEIST
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Short spell of action : SPURT
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Sitting Bull’s deity : GREATSPIRIT
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Israeli name : EBAN
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Chair for Cicero : SELLA
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Periodical, for short : MAG
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Smithy : FORGE
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Lamb ___ : OFGOD
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Give ___ : UPTHEGHOST
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German admiral : SPEE
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Gets the total : ADDS
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Black: Fr. : NOIR
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Like 94 Down : PALE
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O’Casey : SEAN
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Doenitz : KARL
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Bank watchdog: Abbr. : FDIC
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World area : ASIA
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Like some houses : HAUNTED
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Colombian city : CALI
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TV news name : RATHER
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Mystical knowledge : GNOSIS
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Very, in music : MOLTO
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Certain crime : ARSON
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Oct. 31 walker : GHOST
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Oct. 31 canal? : EERIE
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More subtle : SLYER
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Hostess’s initials : RSVP
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Sword : EPEE
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Old Chinese zithers : KINS
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Address for a queen : MAAM
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They, in Italy : ESSE
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Process: Suffix : URE
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Youth org. : GSA
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Cask : TUN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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