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HANG-UPS

New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1974

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 583 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,220
Across
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Tentative start : TOEHOLD
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Leading singers of groups : PRIMOS
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Looped rug fabrics : FRISES
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Patient one : ENDURER
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Pine exudation : RESINA
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Italian cheese : ROMANO
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Offshoot of Dream Street : NIGHTMAREALLEY
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Attack as false : IMPUGN
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Edible tubers : OCAS
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Noxious influence : MIASMA
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Pale color : BEIGE
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Mountain pass : COL
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Father of Abner : NER
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She had a plume : TANTE
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Nativity gift : MYRRH
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Word to a certain squad : FIRE
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Chemical prefix : AZO
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Washington fixture : SENATE
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Séances : SITTINGS
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Plant world : FLORA
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Tot’s gait : CRAWL
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Scourges : SWINGES
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“___ Bergère” : FOLIES
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Unable to resist : FEEBLE
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What “this gun” was for : HIRE
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Knowing the answers : ORACULAR
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Giant-killer : SLING
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Mild expletives : GOSHES
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Car starter: Abbr. : IGN
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Calif. Indians : POMOS
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Follow : ENSUE
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Hide the loot : STASH
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Sass : LIP
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Mischievous spirit : POLTERGEIST
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Indian of West : UTE
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Summon things past : EVOKE
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Italian city : SIENA
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Dignified : STAID
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Point of a mango : NAK
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Intensify : DEEPEN
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Cavils : CARPS
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Small delivery cycle : AUTOETTE
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Last drop : DREG
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More depressed : MOPIER
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Start the tapes : UNREEL
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Halévy opera : LAJUIVE
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Tasting of fat : SUETY
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Scares for drivers : SKIDS
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Canines for Dracula : EYETEETH
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___ knowledge : TREEOF
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Plane formation: Abbr. : ECH
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Like a grain : OATY
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___ la Paix : RUEDE
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Knowledge: Suffix : GNOMY
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Blockhead : OAF
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Explosive : TNT
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Sufficient : AMPLE
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Pop-concert favorite : BOLERO
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Fish : TUNA
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With hand on hip : AKIMBO
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Banquo et al. : LITERARYGHOSTS
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Painter of bathers : RENOIR
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French schools : ECOLES
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Extra printed supplement : OUTSERT
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Third or master’s : DEGREE
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Settles a debt : REPAYS
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Joyce subject : ULYSSES
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Mortise’s partner : TENON
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Filed and ready : ONICE
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Macabre master : EDGARALLANPOE
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Querying grunts : HUHS
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Leftover : ORT
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Secondary theorem : LEMMA
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Exhausts : DRAINS
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Self-assurance : PRESENCE
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Pack of paper : REAM
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Island: Sp. : ISLA
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Wire measure : MIL
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___ one : ONEBY
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Dorothy of mysteries : SAYERS
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Hair-raising hair : FRIGHTWIG
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“When in ___ . . . ” : ROME
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Devil’s aide : IMP
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Adding flavor : SAUCING
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Dine like Henry VIII : ENGORGE
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Like Eddie Cantor : SONLESS
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Value : RATE
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Isle of Man’s sea : IRISH
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Shredded, as documents : TOREUP
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Whimpering : MEWLING
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Churchillian hour : FINEST
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Of animal life : ZOIC
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Mars : ARES
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Seance V.I.P. : TABLERAPPER
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Novices: Var. : TIROS
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Pardon : FORGIVE
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Spilling over : ASLOP
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Contacts. e.g. : LENSES
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Thwarted : FOILED
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Romp : FROLIC
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Book after Joel : AMOS
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Rock instrument : GUITAR
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Points of quick return : HAUNTEDHOUSES
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Worldly goods : ESTATES
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Ancient coin : SHEKEL
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Grows hot : STEAMS
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Biblical salesman : ESAU
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On the way : ENROUTE
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Mr. Oates : TITUS
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Mess-hall chore : KPDUTY
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Hackle-raising : EERIE
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Balky person : DONKEY
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Croak of the raven : NEVERMORE
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Location : SITE
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Norse hero : ERIC
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Costume : GETUP
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Monocle : EYEGLASS
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Gymnast’s body suit : LEOTARD
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“I’m ___ Doodle Dandy” : AYANKEE
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Flying swiftly : JETTING
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Cutup : HELLER
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Singular person : ONER
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“I’d do anything ___” : FORYOU
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Unfreeze the wings : DEICE
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Powerful person : MOGUL
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Cave : ANTRE
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Goes hungry : FASTS
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Long-run Broadway man : ABIE
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Mr. Dracula : BELA
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___ eyed (staring wildly) : OREY
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Handle a caber : TOSS
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African kingdom: abbr. : MOR
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Goal at Everest : TOP
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Former abbr. for 50th state : HTY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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