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SAYING CHEESE

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1973

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 578 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,842
Across
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Does petty cheating : CHISELS
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Way : METHOD
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Danny or doubting : THOMAS
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Feted one : HONOREE
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Stir : AROUSE
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Become less dense : RAREFY
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Subjugate : ENSLAVE
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Theme words for a winter eve : JOYTOTHEWORLD
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Status, for short : REP
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___ forth : SET
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Canticles : ODES
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P.O.W. data item : RANK
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Conducted : RAN
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“___ my turn?” : ISIT
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Blustered : ROARED
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Narrow part of a river : FORD
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Old ___, Conn. : LYME
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Causes hardship : STRAPS
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Servicemen : GIS
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Suffer a disk mishap : SLIP
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Motherless calf: Var. : DOGEY
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Carrion-eating mammal : HYENA
43
Decay : ROT
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Disagreement : SPAT
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Good guy : HERO
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Newcomer : GREENY
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Delay : LAG
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Sees the light : REFORMS
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Marked with spots : SMIRCHY
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Railings : BARRIERS
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Cereal grass : OAT
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Goof : BOOBOO
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Crustaceans of a creeping suborder : REPTANTS
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Creative spirit : MUSE
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Grown-up : ADULT
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Politicos’ specialties : GLADHANDS
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Sun ___ : DANCE
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___ days’ wonder : NINE
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Pert : FLIPPANT
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Powerful bird : CONDOR
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Word of disapproval : TUT
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Part of an aerial view : TREETOPS
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Church member : BAPTIST
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Very many : UMPTEEN
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Pharmacy abbr. : USP
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Aspirin unit : TABLET
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“___ we forget” : LEST
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Dilettantish : ARTY
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Rental ad abbr. : RMS
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House of ___ : LORDS
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Power of detection : SCENT
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Generations : AGES
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Constructed: Abbr. : FAB
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Finney : ALBERT
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Amphibian : TOAD
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One in charge : HEAD
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___ Union : SOVIET
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Nautical word : ASEA
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Hawaiian birds : IOS
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Convex moldings : TORI
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Broad expanse : ACRE
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Sounds of delight : AHS
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Child’s game : TAG
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Traveling cases : GLADSTONEBAGS
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Late afternoon : TEATIME
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Domestic : MENIAL
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Derivative lease : SUBLET
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Make known : UNCOVER
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Principal street : ARTERY
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Ghent’s claim to fame : TREATY
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Tile workers : PASTERS
Down
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Recall fondly : CHERISH
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Best policy : HONESTY
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Motivate : INSPIRE
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Man’s nickname : SOL
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Geologic time divisions : ERAS
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Slot-machine features : LEVERS
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Take care of : SEETO
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Kind of rule : MAJORITY
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Deteriorates : ERODES
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Trifled : TOYED
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Quonsets : HUTS
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Bear: Sp. : OSO
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City of great recall : DETROIT
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Leaning : TREND
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Peddle : HAWK
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Rio de ___ : ORO
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Playground equipment : MERRYGOROUNDS
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Blazing : AFLAME
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City on the Pacific : SYDNEY
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Part of a lamp : HARP
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Material : TANGIBLE
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Distress : AGONY
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Glaringly evident : FLAGRANT
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Parrot fish : LORO
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Imitate : PARROT
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Courageous ones : SPARTANS
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Ones accused: Abbr. : DEFS
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Deer: Ger. : REH
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Punch-drunk : SLAPHAPPY
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Pronoun : HERS
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Household: Prefix : ECO
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Soaks : RETS
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Army mule : MASCOT
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Control : STEER
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Street-light vapor : SODIUM
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City in Michigan : MOUNTPLEASANT
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Canopy supports : BEDPOSTS
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State: Abbr. : IND
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African people : BANTU
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Filled with joy : RAPTURED
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Canadian lake : MANITOBA
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Valley : GLEN
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___ low : LIE
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Relative of “You don’t say” : DOTELL
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Embroider with gold : FRET
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Noncom: Abbr. : CPL
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___ case : TEST
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Disney movie : BAMBI
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College degrees : ABS
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Mind the bar : TEND
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Mockery : TRAVESTY
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Seven ___ Thebes : AGAINST
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Fractious : RESTIVE
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Visionary : DREAMER
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Experienced ones : STAGERS
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Identifying mark : STIGMA
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Picnic equipment : COOLER
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Atmosphere: Prefix : AERO
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Overlook : FORGET
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Greek goddess : ATHENA
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With vehemence : HOTLY
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Shell prized by collectors : SCALA
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Exhaust : EATUP
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Ruler : TSAR
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French cleric : ABBE
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U.S. Indians : SACS
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___ down : DIE
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Common Market area: Abbr. : EUR
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Small quantity : TOT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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