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APPROPRIATE GROUPINGS

New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 1976

Author:
Bert Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 110, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 21, FITB: 10, 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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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,962
Across
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Oil country : IRAN
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Kind of sided : LOP
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Kind of facts : BARE
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Bubbling sound : GLUB
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Mideast desert region : NEGEV
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Thought : IDEA
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Baltic land : SWEDEN
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Bolero man : RAVEL
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Group of versifiers : PENOFPOETS
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Overweight group : PODOFDIETERS
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Function : USE
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___ big (prevails easily) : WINSIT
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Marsupial, for short : ROO
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Mass. resort : NAHANT
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British heroine : TESS
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Intellectual group : NESTOFEGGHEADS
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One's, in France : SES
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U.S. electrical genius : TESLA
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King, in Portugal : REI
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Saw eye to eye : AGREED
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Joint part : TENON
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Shade of green : NILE
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Glacial ridge : ESKAR
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___ vu : DEJA
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Deli appliance : SLICER
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Ascend : SOAR
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Fisherman : EELER
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Use a fishing stream : WADE
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Nicotine-using groups : PACKSOFSMOKERS
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Goddess of night : NOX
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___ Marie : STE
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Lacking candor : SLY
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P.I. native : AETA
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Fruit lozenge : JUJUBE
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Pitching stat : ERA
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On track, mentally : SANE
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Larry or Kurt : ADLER
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Things to count : NOSES
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Traffic groups : DROVESOFMOTORISTS
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Home : ABODE
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Brook or brown : TROUT
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Be without : WANT
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Royal initials : HSM
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Talks big : BOASTS
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Kind of frau : HAUS
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Greek letter : PSI
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Conway : TIM
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Cattle genus : BOS
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Furniture item : SOFA
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Groups of rotters : CLIQUESOFHEELS
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Hts. : ALTS
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Defame : LIBEL
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Like a puppy : CUTE
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Preparing : FIXING
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Spumante center : ASTI
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Old fiddle : REBEC
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TV-reception aids : EARS
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Batter's clout : LINER
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Vigorous critic : SNIPER
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Brew : ALE
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Bits, in Scotland : HAETS
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Subject for Winslow Homer : SEA
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Sailing group : KNOTOFMARINERS
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Carry : TOTE
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Loosen, as a garment : UNBELT
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Bandsman Brown : LES
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Anak people : GIANTS
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Conk : ZAP
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Stuck-up group : PRIDEOFSNOBS
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Lots ___, housing group : OFREALTORS
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Strawberry and club : SODAS
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Western gully : ARROYO
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Rds. : RTES
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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Moon landers : LEMS
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Prod : GOAD
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Grid measures: Abbr. : YDS
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Judge : DEEM
Down
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Production component : INPUT
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Pee Wee : REESE
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Miss Moorehead : AGNES
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Latest: Prefix : NEO
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Barrymore : LIONEL
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Native of a Black Sea city : ODESSAN
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Kind of jury or four : PETIT
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Keep on the trail of : BEDOG
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Commotion : ADO
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Kind of book: Abbr. : REF
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Pass receiver : END
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Like a contest pig : GREASED
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Thin board : LATH
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Eye parts : UVEAS
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City on the Aare : BERNE
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Ex-servicemen's org. : VFW
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Regarding : ASTO
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Shindig : SPREE
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Boogie ___ : WOOGIE
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Attack vessels: Abbr. : LSTS
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Makes a wrestling score : PINS
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Shade of blue : INDE
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Inventory item : STOCK
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Sideshow star : FREAK
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Cod's relative : HAKE
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Alike, in Paris : EGALE
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Court decree : ARRET
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Morning golf problem : DEW
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Recipe units: Abbr. : TSPS
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Gladden : ELATE
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More refined : NICER
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Ideology : ISM
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Card game : LOO
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Sonnet unit : SESTET
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God with double vision : JANUS
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Western home : ADOBE
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Red, in Rome : ROSSO
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Study for a recital : READMUSIC
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Reign, to Mrs. Gandhi : RAJ
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Cast-off mates : EXES
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Yellow: Prefix : FLAV
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Auld lang ___ : SYNE
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Make new land divisions : RELOT
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Guardsman portrayer : LUNT
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Lined up : AROW
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Producer Logan : JOSH
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Totals : ADDS
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Northern European : ESTH
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In a tangle : AFOUL
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Soaks : RETS
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Delphi attraction : ORACLE
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Door noises : RAPS
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___ many words : INSO
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Like wing collars : STIFF
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Eastern church title : ABBA
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Word sung in New Haven : BOOLA
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Ovens : OASTS
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Hemingway friend : STEIN
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Winnie's creator : MILNE
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Hurok : SOL
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Clerical title: Abbr. : MSGR
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Dempsey opponent : FIRPO
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Singular : QUEER
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Hagen : UTA
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Always, to poets : EER
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To the ___ (fully) : HILT
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Occur : EXIST
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Main and Elm: Abbr. : STS
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Spanish river : EBRO
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Like some pens : INKLESS
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Dropped in : CAMEBY
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Clipped : SHEARED
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Preposition : INTO
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Ranch gear : LASSO
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Actor James : ARNESS
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This, in Spain : ESTA
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Has a bite : SUPS
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Matriculate : ENROL
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Endure : ABIDE
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Genesis event : FLOOD
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Russian hero : IGOR
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Super : NIFTY
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Clear air : OZONE
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French dessert : TARTE
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Derby site : EPSOM
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Cheese : EDAM
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Beacons: Abbr. : SLS
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Tire out : FAG
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Angel's favorite sign : SRO
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Depression initials : NRA
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Young one : TAD

Answer summary: 14 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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