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ONE-UPMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1974

Author:
Bert Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,185
Across
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Veranda : LANAI
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Massenet opera : THAIS
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Propelled a dory : ROWED
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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G-man : AGENT
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Like a toad : WARTY
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Growing out : ENATE
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Ness and Lomond : LOCHS
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Popular comedian : MRONEMOSTEL
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Bluffer : FIVEFLUSHER
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Window part : PANE
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Fall bloom : ASTER
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Elmer and Grantland : RICES
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Chemical compounds : ESTERS
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Scoff : SNEER
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External : OUTER
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Behind time : LATE
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N. Y. subway : IRT
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Olive yield : OIL
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America's Cup entry : YACHT
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Extra sense : SEVENTH
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Rewritten speech : NEWDRAFT
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Disloyal one : THREETIMER
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Tiny : WEE
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Throw dice : SHOOT
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Schoolboy of baseball : ROWE
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Ohio city : DAYTON
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Install : SEAT
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Scottish moods : TIFTS
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Snouty animals : TAPIRS
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Narrow valley : GLEN
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Beethoven's last : TENTH
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God of love : EROS
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Twangy : NASAL
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Parlor-game pieces : TILES
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Liquor bottles : SIXTHS
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Through : PER
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Luxuriant : LUSH
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Pretty gal : LOOKER
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Parents of Pius XI : RATTIS
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Market-crash year : THIRTY
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Early: Prefix : PRE
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Make a bomb harmless : DEFUSE
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Take a side : CHOOSE
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Laminated rock : GNEISS
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French numbers : UNES
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Arabic letters : TAS
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Brian of films : AHERNE
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French historian : TAINE
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Surfaces : PAVES
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Indian title: Var. : SHRI
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High lakes : TARNS
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Leg part : SHIN
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Works hard : SLAVES
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Comedian Bert et al. : LAHRS
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Weight system : TROY
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Reconnoiters : SCOUTS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Seething : ABOIL
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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___ to the wind : FOURSHEETS
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Jets or Giants : NYTWELVE
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Put more in : ADDEDTO
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Judged : RATED
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German article : EIN
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Poetic word : EER
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Riverfront nine : REDS
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Gives off : EMITS
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Blue dyes : WOADS
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Walked confidently : STRODE
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Melodies : ARIAS
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Old Sicilian coin : LITRA
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English spa : BATH
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Hard-luck sphere : THENINEBALL
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Giant boot size : EIGHTLEAGUE
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Split : RIVEN
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Gold or copper : METAL
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___ of hands : ASHOW
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Climbing vine : LIANA
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N.C.O. : SERG
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Unyielding : STONY
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Proportion : RATIO
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Kind of throat : STREP
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Gooseneck, e.g. : LAMP
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Indian city : AGRA
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Street sign : NEON
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Miss Hathaway : ANNE
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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Highly personal pronoun : TWOSELF
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Rush : HASTE
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Main road : ARTERY
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Roman road : ITER
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Word part: Abbr. : SYL
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Restored, as a ship : REFITTED
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In abeyance : ONICE
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Vacillate : WAVER
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Paris seasons : ETES
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Meaning: Abbr. : DEF
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Swagger : BLUSTER
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Hyman Kaplan's creator : ROSTEN
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Hurt : ACHE
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Sonny's ex-mate : CHER
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Fathers of jrs. : SRS
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Craze : MANIA
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Yeast : LEAVEN
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European area : RUHR
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Varieties : SORTS
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Yellow pigment : OCHER
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Dud : LEMON
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Foot part : INSTEP
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Take on again : REHIRE
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Special libation : TWOFORTHEROAD
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As one pleases : ATWILL
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Locations : SITES
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Sports oasis : TWENTIETHHOLE
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Wastelands : HEATHS
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Dashes' partners : DOTS
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Like much pulp fiction : TRASHY
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Scout of many badges : EAGLE
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U.S. President : TYLER
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Ordinal-number suffixes : ETHS
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W. W. II agency : OPA
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Canonical hours : SEXTS
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Certain bud : TASTE
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O. Henry offerings : STORIES
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"___ Andronicus" : TITUS
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Hospital employee : NURSE
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Alibi people : IKES
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Strongboxes : SAFES
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Detroit team : LIONS
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Unwrap : OPEN
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Descartes and others : RENES
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Having calluses : HORNY
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Art connoisseur Joseph : DUVEEN
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Magna ___ : CHARTA
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One of Caesar's names : GAIUS
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Next to the last inning : NINTH
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Thin : SPARSE
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Appear : ARRIVE
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Baseball Hall of Famer : SISLER
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Lawmen: Abbr. : ATTS
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Complete: Var. : THORO
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Sts. : AVS
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Lone Ranger word : SABE
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Rabbit tails : SCUTS
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North Europeans : LETTS
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Grassy areas : LAWNS
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Soaked : SODDEN
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In installments : SERIALLY
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Infant's demand : FEEDING
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Consumes : EATS
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Earliest time : YEARTWO
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Kind of basin : TIDAL
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Monotonous talker : DRONER
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Part of D.D.E. : DWIGHT
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Muse : ERATO
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Italian city : MILAN
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Holy Roman emperor : OTHOI
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Ship: Abbr. : STR
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___ and that : THIS
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Dream, in Dijon : REVE
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Support : ABET
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Miss Kirk : LISA
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Lure : BAIT
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Gelling agent : AGAR
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Correct a piano : TUNE
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Jalopy : HEAP
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German spa : EMS
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Projection : EAR
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City lines : ELS

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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