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DRAWING THE SHADES

New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 1976

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,913
Across
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Hole maker : AWL
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Undermine : SAP
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Lacedaemon : SPARTA
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Highway to Fairbanks : ALCAN
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Life story, for short : BIO
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___ of good feeling : ERA
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Son of Anchises : AENEAS
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Brazilian state : BAHIA
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Recital pieces: Abbr. : SELS
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Rose : ASCENDEDSTEADILY
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Roone of TV sports : ARLEDGE
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One with a will : TESTATOR
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Chemical suffixes : INES
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Uganda's Amin : IDI
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Old Asia Minor region : IONIA
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Nerve cell : NEURONE
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Adage : SAW
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Baltic feeder : ODER
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Tropical tree : APA
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Cypriot capital : NICOSIA
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Roberts : ORAL
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George or Bud : ABBOTT
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Genetic substance: Abbr. : DNA
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Diminutive suffixes : ETS
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Green : NEWINTHERACKET
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Looks daggers at : GLARES
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Pleiades star : MAIA
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African soldier : ASKARI
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Varnish resin : ANIME
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Answers the plaintiff : REJOINS
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Ruby or Sandra : DEE
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Alben Barkley sobriquet : VEEP
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River of England : AVON
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Elected, in Epinal : ELU
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Maroon : LEAVESTRANDED
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Noun suffix : ENT
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The brain, in Spain : SESO
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Blanc : MEL
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Like Murmansk’s harbor : ICEFREE
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Czech mountain range : TATRA
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“Leave ___” : ITTOME
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Quaker pronoun : THEE
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Grieg’s dancer : ANITRA
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Blue : DOWNINTHEDUMPS
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Hiawatha wear, for short : MOC
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Good or bad : EGG
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Dolce far ___ : NIENTE
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Dublin law body : DAIL
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Braise before cooking : PRESEAR
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A Chaplin, for short : SYD
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LSD, familiarly : ACID
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Yarn measure : LEA
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Most conspicuous : BOLDEST
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Bowling round : FRAME
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Rental-ad abbr. : APT
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Small terrier : SKYE
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Kind of guidance : INERTIAL
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Clerical vestment : MANIPLE
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Crimson : HARVARDNEWSPAPER
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Bring up : REAR
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Bitter ___ (tonic) : ALOES
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Store grain : ENSILE
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Metric measure : ARE
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Pianist Tatum : ART
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U.S. painter Robert : HENRI
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Went the route : LASTED
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Rebellious Mr. Tyler : WAT
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Anne or Marie: Abbr. : STE
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City in Wales : ABERDARE
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Wind squall : WILLIWAW
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Finish second : LOSE
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Poseidon, for one : SEAGOD
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M. Lupin : ARSENE
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Logger’s boot : PAC
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Reasonable : SANE
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Walkers: Abbr. : PEDS
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Dill seed : ANET
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V-shaped rampart : REDAN
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Discernment : TASTE
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Stagger the imagination : ASTOUND
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Basketball org. : ABA
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Sephardic tongue : LADINO
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Yellow : CHINESERIVER
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Wing: Fr. : AILE
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Certain votes : NAYS
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Printemps, e.g. : SAISON
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Zeta, ___, theta : ETA
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Like a sinner : ERRING
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God: It. : DIO
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Florida city : OCALA
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Lowers : ABASES
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Silver : POCKETMONEY
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Aleutian island : ATKA
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Top-line entry : ITEMONE
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Not present, in Milan : ASSENTE
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Airport vehicle, for short : LIMO
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Florida city : BRADENTON
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Triple, in chemistry : TERVALENT
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Fasten : NAIL
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Ringworm : TINEA
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Attacks : HASAT
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French pronoun : TIEN
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Group of sayings : ANA
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Use a new die : RESTAMP
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Name of a first lady : ELEANOR
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White : JUSTICEBYRON
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Sitwell or Bunker : EDITH
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Fruitstand item, in Paris : PECHE
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Nullify : VOID
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Jog the memory : REMIND
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Legal document : DEED
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Table scrap : ORT
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Hatfield activity : FEUD
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Whirling : AREEL
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African dialects : TWIS
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Moroccan port : AGADIR
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On a ___ (raging) : TEAR
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Saucy : MALAPERT
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Kitchen utensil : PIEPLATE
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Sow bug : SLATER
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Beowulf’s victim : GRENDEL
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Of any kind : SOEVER
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In ___ (privately) : CAMERA
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Turkish inn : IMARET
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Place for Daniel : DEN
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Cassia plant : SENNA
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Coiffeur’s concern : TRESS
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Neighbor of Ala. : FLA
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Reza Pahlavi : SHAH
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Kind of cabbage : KALE
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Needle : TWIT
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Wight, for one : ISLE
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Imitated : APED
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Charmian's co-worker : IRAS
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“___ was saying” : ASI
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Cat’s-___ : PAW

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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