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EERIE THOUGHT

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1971

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,114
Across
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English dramatist : NASHE
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New-shoe tragedy : SCUFF
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Drift : TREND
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High style : BONTON
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Every 60 minutes : HORAL
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Drink for a cold day : HOTTEA
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Start of a quote from "Hamlet" : TISNOWTHEVERYWITCHING
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Dress again : REROBE
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Speeds : RACES
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Egg ___ yong : FOO
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About: Abbr. : CIRC
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Sp. Amer. plain : SABANA
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Kinds : ILKS
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Use Rotten Row : RIDE
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Harden : INURE
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___ Saud : IBN
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Goblin : BOGLE
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"Now you ___ . . . " : SEEIT
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More of quote : TIMEOFNIGHTWHENCHURCH
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Part of Mao's name : TSE
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Inc. in Britain : LTD
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Urge : YEN
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Breathe : RESPIRE
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Certain records : LPS
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Cargo : FREIGHT
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High note : ELA
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Artless : NATURAL
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Bother : AIL
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Pentateuch : TORAH
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Eyelashes: Prefix : CILI
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More of quote : YARDSYAWNAN
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River : NILE
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Throat-clearings : AHEMS
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Psyche parts : IDS
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Feature of boxer shorts : ELASTIC
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Wallach : ELI
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October décor : PUMPKIN
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Jackie's spouse : ARI
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Mocking one : SCOFFER
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U. S. fliers of W. W. II : AAF
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Month: Abbr. : APR
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Barn area : MOW
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Inflation concern: Abbr. : HCL
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More of quote : DHELLITSELFBREATHESOU
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Strayed : ROVED
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U. S. fur trader : ASTOR
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"___ the ghost of . . . " : IAM
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Consume : EATUP
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Son of Hera : ARES
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Blackbirds : ANIS
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Short poem : ODELET
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Term of address : SIRE
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Go down swinging : FAN
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Breathless : AGASP
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Relatives of prelims : INTROS
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Reagan, for short : RON
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End of quote : TCONTAGIONTOTHISWORLD
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Continent : EUROPE
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Writer Ramée : OUIDA
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Approached : NEARED
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Candle : TAPER
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Prepare to play marbles : KNEEL
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Inhibit : DETER
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Quack dosage : NOSTRUM
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Mass. cape : ANN
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Warehouse charge: Abbr. : STOR
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Julia and Elias : HOWES
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Use Amtrak : ENTRAIN
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The whole works, and more : SHEBANGS
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Group of witches: Scot. : COVEN
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Process: Suffix : URE
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___ and wide : FAR
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Routing for a broomstick rider : FLYRIGHT
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What the plot may do : THICKEN
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Routines : ROTES
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Catch-all abbrs. : ETCS
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Kind of degree : NTH
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One who exalts : DEIFIER
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Bahama resort : BIMINI
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Of a battery pole : ANODIC
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Implied : TACIT
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Tolkien creation : HOBBIT
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Like Troy : WALLED
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"Pride ___ before . . . " : GOETH
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Crawl : CREEP
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Concerning: Abbr. : ABT
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Event for old grads : REUNION
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Spooky birds : OWLS
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Oct. 31 wear : SHEET
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Raid : FORAY
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Alas, in Paris : HELAS
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France's Saint-___ : CYR
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Summarize : RECAP
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Root or Yale : ELIHU
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Witch city : SALEM
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Shade of blue : ETAIN
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One who keeps busy : PLYER
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Kind of shoe : FLATS
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Charlie Brown's good word : GRIEF
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Market: Fr. : HALLE
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" . . . lost ___ mittens" : THEIR
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Bean of India : URD
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Three-min. units : RDS
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Fish of Hawaii : AWA
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Outs' partner : INS
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Pierces : IMPALES
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Out on ___ : ALIMB
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___ wahr? : NICHT
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Bard of old Scandinavia : SKALD
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S. A. tongue : COCHE
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"___ Were King" : IFI
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Guthrie : ARLO
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Insects : FLEAS
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Italian town : ASSISI
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Favorite ghost : PETSPOOK
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Fine rug : ORIENTAL
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Riches : WEALTH
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Current : DRAFT
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Roman poet : HORACE
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Adjust : EVENOUT
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Colorful bird : TANAGER
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Partner of to : FRO
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New World native : AMERIND
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Bar gadget : STIRRER
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"Let's toast ___ comrades" : OUROLD
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Turn over : UPEND
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Brotherly love : AGAPE
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Vacuum tube : DIODE
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"We're off ___ the wizard . . . " : TOSEE
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Resting on : ATOP
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Do in a fly : SWAT
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Org. of 1930's : NRA
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Sister : NUN
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Connection : TIE
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Mine yield : ORE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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