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HEARSAY

New York Times, Sunday, October 8, 1972

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 106, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 28, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,457
Across
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Dresser décor : SCARF
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W. W. II craft : LST
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Met again : RESAT
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Family-store abbr. : BROS
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"Zoo Story" author : ALBEE
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Bahamas island : ABACO
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Spear carrier : EXTRA
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Short: Prefix : BREVI
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Outlandish lamp, for one : CONVERSATIONPIECE
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On the level : LEGIT
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Tints : HUES
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Host, in Rome : OSTE
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Spanish pots : OLLAS
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Fare for a swinger : BANANA
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Ship: Abbr. : STR
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Boundary : METE
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Kicked : TOED
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Unpopular pupil : TATTLER
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Ducks the issue : HEMSANDHAWS
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Twaddle : BOSH
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English author : READE
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French king : ROI
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River to Seine : OISE
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Jungfrau, etc.: Abbr. : MTS
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Like many at the U.N. : MULTILINGUAL
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Words to a business contact : CALLORWIRE
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Sea passage : INLET
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Field deities : FAUNS
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Converse, in Paris : PARLE
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More logical : SANER
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Compass reading : NNE
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Careens : LISTS
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Hackie's hope : FARE
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Movie-set light : KLIEG
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Bard's word : OER
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Weaverbird : TAHA
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Legal right : LIEN
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Football field : GRID
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Advice to a traffic violator : TRYTOTALKYOURWAYOUTOFIT
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Was beholden : OWED
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"My ___ is Legion" : NAME
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Yorkshire river : OUSE
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Yeast acid: Abbr. : RNA
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Actor Richard : CONTE
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Sister of Ares : ERIS
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Thing to champion : CAUSE
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___ crow : EAT
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Close to, in poems : ANEAR
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Chair strip : SPLAT
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Hoods' honeys : MOLLS
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___ Flow : SCAPA
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Doris Day film : PILLOWTALK
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Janus, in a way : DOUBLETALKER
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Pipe curve : ELL
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"___ lux" : FIAT
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Sleeper of note : RIP
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Live : EXIST
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Legal degrees : BLLS
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Head operator : ORALSURGEON
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Parlor-game unit : CHARADE
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Czech city, to Germans : PRAG
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Pants part : SEAT
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Hiatus : GAP
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Bacterial organism : AEROBE
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Time word : SINCE
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Baltic land: Abbr. : ESTH
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Kind of coat : POLO
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French composer : SATIE
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Doorbell answerer : SPEAKEROFTHEHOUSE
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Vibrate : TRILL
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Faction: Fr. : SECTE
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Band man : SOUSA
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Teen talk : ARGOT
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Drinks : ADES
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Kind of william : SWEET
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Tenn. athlete : VOL
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Intervals : STEPS
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Meistersinger Hans : SACHS
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Extra-base hit : CLOUT
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Doubleday : ABNER
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Speeds the engine : REVS
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Emolument : FEE
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Medit. vessel : LATEEN
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Univ. course : SCI
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Moreover : TOO
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Dig new furrows : REPLOW
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Napoleon and Peron : EXILES
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Stand in good ___ : STEAD
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Bows : ARCS
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Scottish preposition : TAE
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George of films : BRENT
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Splendid : REGAL
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Like Bopeep's charges : OVINE
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Hindu guitar : SITAR
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Simpletons : ASSES
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Exchange rate in India : BATTA
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Talkative one : BLATHERSKITE
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Desert Fox of W. W. II : ROMMEL
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Manx cat's feature : NOTAIL
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Opera voice : BASSO
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Linen fabric : TOILE
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Execrate : HATE
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Revise : EDIT
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Gypsy roads : DRUNS
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Shouting sounds : HOAS
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Cotton pod : BOLL
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Smuggler : RUNNER
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A Queen : ELLERY
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Skirt length : MINI
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Hammock anchor : TREE
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N.C.O. : SERG
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North Dakota city : MINOT
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"___ a million" : IFIHAD
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Like some speech : NASAL
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Violin-string base : GUT
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English poet Thomas : CAREW
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Ring : ARENA
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Essayist's middle name : WALDO
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Span : PAIR
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George Apley, for one : LATE
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Chimney parts : FLUES
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Shinar's dud : TOWEROFBABEL
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Pod, in Paris : GOUSSE
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Artifice : RUSE
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Kind of eclipse : TOTAL
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" . . . the ___ of parting day" : KNELL
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Falconry word : YARAK
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Leave out : OMIT
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"___ be sorry!" : YOULL
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Side-show stars : FREAKS
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Sulking : INAPET
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Siberian : TATAR
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Cod or May : CAPE
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Town of Spain : ONIL
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Dickens girl : NELL
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Bridge feats : COUPS
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Greece's neighbor: Abbr. : ALB
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Passé : STALE
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Hingle et al. : PATS
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Drudge : MOIL
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Historian ___ Grammaticus : SAXO
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Bed: Prefix : CLIN
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Famous wit : WILDE
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Sugar-coated nut : DRAGEE
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What babies do : TEETHE
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Flossy : ORNATE
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Squash gear : RACKET
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Advantageous : USEFUL
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Musical signs : RESTS
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Persian hymn group : GATHA
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___ ballot (vote) : CASTA
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Gave attention to : HEARD
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Shaw : ARTIE
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Ruffles : ROILS
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Chessman : PIECE
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Chisel : GOUGE
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Joseph or Stewart : ALSOP
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Men of words : POETS
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Gush forth : SPEW
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Arthur or Chester : PORT
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Draft initials : SSS
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Bible edition: Abbr. : RSV
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Scoreboard reading : OOO
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Enjoys : HAS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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