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STACKED DECK

New York Times, Sunday, November 23, 1975

41-Across : Tabletop woe

Author:
Tom Sheehan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.45, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 22, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Thomas Sheehan has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,598
Across
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Full house : SRO
4
S.A. Indian : CARIB
9
Ending for marion : ETTE
13
Lily Daché creations : HATS
17
Astronauts' "all right" : AOK
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Take for ___ : ARIDE
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Privation : NEED
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Medicate, as the eyes : BATHE
21
File or polish : NAIL
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Madrid Mr. : SENOR
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Kind of hand : GLAD
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Strange : ALIEN
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Paganini's home : GENOA
31
Swimsuit part : BRA
32
More active : SPRYER
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Sawbuck : TENSPOT
36
Think proper : SEEFIT
39
Kind of dog : LAP
40
Eye inflammation : IRITIS
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Tabletop woe : SCRATCH
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Fish-landing hooks : GAFFS
46
Pigeonholed : FILED
47
Column type : DORIC
48
U.S. power org. : AEC
50
"Romola" author : ELIOT
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Grope : FEEL
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Spanish evergreen : PINO
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Relay : HANDON
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To ___ : ATEE
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Song, in Bonn : LIED
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Rosten and McCarey : LEOS
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"My cards ___ table" : AREONTHE
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"She's got ___ gold" : AHEARTOF
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Self: Lat. : IPSE
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Swiss hero : TELL
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Mugger's partner : HUGGER
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Knuckles or feet : PIGS
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Pop's relative : COLA
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Czech coin : HALER
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Brown kiwi : ROA
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Suppose : OPINE
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Divided, as a leaf : LOBED
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Hacienda material : ADOBE
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Head near Honolulu : DIAMOND
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Word to a gun crew : RELOAD
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Harem room : ODA
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Batter's zone : STRIKE
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Antique and double : DEALERS
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He had a full house : DIONNE
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Noun suffix : ISE
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Our: Fr. : NOTRE
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Pair of aces : RICKENBACKERBOYINGTON
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Joe Namath motto? : IPASS
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Work, in Spain : OBRA
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Made of a grain : OATEN
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___ Aces : EASY
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Turk. coins : PARAS
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Roulette bet : NOIR
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Milan's river : OLONA
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Queen ___ : BEE
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Goblet support : STEM
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Tuba player of song : YUBA
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Like a new driver : TENSE
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Jet ___ : SET
Down
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Froid's predecessor : SANG
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Crowd noise : ROAR
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Dust Bowl refugee : OKIE
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Housing for full houses : CASINOS
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"We ___ amused" : ARENOT
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___ bell (get across) : RINGA
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Baal, e.g. : IDOL
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Disease : BERIBERI
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Insert in a plant : ENGRAFT
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Tissue : TELA
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___ sheet : TEAR
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Nelson et al. : EDDYS
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Jacks, and Kings or Queens : HALEYPALANCECOLLEGE
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"There is ___ in the affairs ... " : ATIDE
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Possessive : THEIR
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Posted : SENT
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Massive fire : BARRAGE
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Diamond, Heart, club, Spade : LEGSTELLTALEBOOKSAM
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Like a baby's bathwater : TEPID
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N.C.O. : CPL
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Spat : TIFF
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Buffalo's vista : ERIE
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Rosetta's river : NILE
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Dead Sea find : SCROLL
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Positive thinker's motto : ICAN
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Bara et al. : THEDAS
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Nepotic candidate : SON
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Look ___ kill : FITTO
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Mountain wind : FOEHN
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Mount : STEED
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"Who ___ hair?" : DIDYOUR
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Retinue : CORTEGE
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Australian city : PERTH
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In statu quo : ASIS
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Retreats : NESTS
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Comparative suffix : IOR
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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"___ the fields we go ... " : OER
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Earl Hines : FATHA
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In the foreground : AHEAD
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String-quartet unit : CELLO
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" ... abusing ___ patience" : OFGODS
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Complain : REPINE
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Equestrian's concern : GAIT
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Neither Dem. nor Rep. : IND
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Mitch Miller purchase : OBOE
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King ___ : LEAR
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Puts with : ADDS
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Hot-poker quality : REDNESS
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Coarse herb : POKEROOT
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Ascertain : LEARN
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Dakota Indians : ARIKARA
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Eye parts : RETINAE
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Sally ___ Howes : ANN
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Deans of diplomacy : DOYENS
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Take a ___ the beach : DIPAT
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"What do ___?" : ICARE
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Piano-key material : EBONY
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Off : NOTON
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Turbulent waters : RIPS
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___ ben Adhem : ABOU
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Grèche item : CRIB
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Hay unit : BALE
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Keep ___ on : TABS
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Hosea, in Douay Bible : OSEE
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Russian rebuff : NYET

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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