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TALL TIMBER

New York Times, Sunday, November 24, 1974

Author:
Herb Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,234
Across
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Hardwoods : ASHES
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Storage structure : SILO
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P. I. trees : IBAS
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Part of T. L. : TRADE
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Fraternal order : MOOSE
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Texture : WOOF
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Naldi of silents : NITA
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Intimate : HOMEY
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Predecessor of a pine : THETRAILOFTHELONESOME
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Kind of throat or loser : SORE
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U.S. Indian : UTE
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Word with today : HERE
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Obliterated : ERASED
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Business abbr. : INC
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Maple genus : ACER
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Zoo beast : APE
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Hardy novel : UNDERTHEGREENWOODTREE
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Patriot of '76 : PAINE
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Water birds : ERNS
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Split : REND
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Ed or Nancy : AMES
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Berlin street sight : LINDENTREE
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Icelandic opus : EDDA
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Penrod's friend : SAM
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Tatting : LACE
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Where Sligo is : ERIN
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Sultan's concern : HAREM
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Brown hue : SEPIA
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Laurel : STAN
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Annoying problems : TEASERS
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Juvenile classic : THEWINDINTHEWILLOWS
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City near Chicago : WHITING
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Asther of screen : NILS
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Buddy of TV : EBSEN
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Moss and Lorenz : HARTS
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Mane area : NAPE
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Dam : WEIR
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Or ___ : ELSE
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Ranger's concern : FORESTFIRE
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Gaucho gear : BOLA
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One who lurks : LIER
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Pacific sea : SULU
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___ fours : ALL
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Bulb product : TULIP
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Winter haven : PALMSPRINGSCALIFORNIA
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Place: Suffix : ARY
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Full of trees : OAKY
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Scrap : ORT
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Silken thread : SLEAVE
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Berlin's forte : SONG
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Rehan : ADA
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___ of the earth : SALT
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What "they" did : CUTDOWNTHEOLDPINETREE
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Furry beast : OTTER
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Roulette bet : NOIR
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Asian land : IRAN
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Shark's business : LOANS
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Very small : WEENY
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Heroic work : EPOS
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Simon ___ : PURE
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Corday's victim : MARAT
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Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
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London locale : SOHO
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Farm worker : HOER
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Italian family : ESTE
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Indian weight : SER
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Bait-and-___ ads : SWITCH
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Hercules's captive : IOLE
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Card game : LOO
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Kind of white or beat : OFF
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Belong : INHERE
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Brauhaus offering : BIER
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Salt tree : ATLE
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Eric ___ : THERED
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Dartle or Raisa : ROSA
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Biblical book : AMOS
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Greek township : DEME
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Watched : EYED
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Relative : AUNT
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Pronoun for Hamlet : THEE
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Roman historian : NEPOS
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Exacerbate : IRE
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Ripened : AGED
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Canadian redman : CREE
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Topnotch : AONE
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Tree of Java : UPAS
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Hottentot : NAMA
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Per ___ : DIEM
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Group of nine : ENNEAD
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Herb genus : NERINE
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St. Paul's architect : WREN
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Certain crime : TREASON
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Drafted over : REDREW
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Nobelist in medicine, 1954 : ENDERS
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Dairy products : EDAMS
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Kind of fur : LAPIN
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Chef's concern : ICING
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Vexes : NETTLES
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Malay coins : TRAHS
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U.S. novelist : LEWIS
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More robust : HALER
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Fixed period : SETTERM
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Bog bird : SNIPE
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Horatius's river : TIBER
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Dinsmore : ELSIE
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Muse of comedy : THALIA
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Scottish herd : HIRSEL
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Drive ___ (get an R.B.I.) : INARUN
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Words of consent : WEWILL
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Pup : WHELP
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___ me tangere : NOLI
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German city, to Germans : KOLN
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Et ___ : ALII
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Pacific bark : TAPA
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Sound's partner : FURY
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Stitch lightly : TACK
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Scold : FLAY
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___ oak : BUR
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Starling of Africa : SPREW
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Kindergartner : TOT
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Pleasing : SAVORY
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Sure losers : GONERS
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Palm tree : SAGO
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Germ killer : IODINE
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Tarkenton : FRAN
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Harbor craft : SCOW
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Music maker : LUTE
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Organ part : STOP
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Louisville's river : OHIO
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Armadillo : APAR
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Portico : STOA
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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Russian river : LENA
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Campus ordeal : TEST
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Direction : NNE
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Kind of reader : LIP
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Hardwood : ELM

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 12 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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