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COCKNEY WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, November 28, 1976

88-Down : Strait of Australia

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,969
Across
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Betweens : SPACES
7
Gremlins : IMPS
11
Winter reversal : THAW
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Set up a clamor : OWL
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Printing blooper : ERRATUM
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Act to be read : RIOT
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First or going : RATE
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Never, in Naumburg : NIE
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Fail to get a look : NOTSEEIDENORAIROF
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Coal scuttles : ODS
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French friend : AMIE
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Sing in a way : CROON
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Cemetery sights : EADSTONES
31
Prepare the salad : TOSS
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Make oneself heard : SHOUT
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British composer and family : ARNES
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Terminal listing: Abbr. : ETA
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Banquet ritual : TOAST
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Man of the hour : LION
38
Stair section : RISER
39
Performing bonuses : ENCORES
41
Daughter of Zeus : HELEN
43
Egg-shaped : OOID
44
Catapult : HURL
45
Name for a dog : FIDO
46
Leaped : SPRANG
49
Like some kindergarten art : SMEARY
52
Became the cause of : LEDTO
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Blimp, for one : AIRSHIP
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Sink clogging items : HAIRS
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"BUtterfield 8" author : OHARA
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Camptown doings : RACES
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Tight spot : OLE
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McKinley's mentor : ANNA
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Early comic strip character : APPYOOLIGAN
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Flat plinth : ORLO
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___ favor : POR
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Cordial flavor : ANISE
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Piggy-bank contents in Cuba : PESOS
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Johnson's partner : OLSEN
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Vinland name : ERICSON
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Thickwits : DOPES
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Load toters : AULERS
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Holdups, etc. : CRIMES
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Miss Miles : VERA
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Horn muffler : MUTE
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Source of roe : SHAD
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Monarchy elite : PEERS
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Mutt : MONGREL
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"Once upon ___" : ATIME
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Hawaii, once: Abbr. : TERR
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So much, in music : TANTO
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___ Palmas : LAS
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Kind of black : LAMP
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Types of weaving : LENOS
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Herbaceous plants : WORTS
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Early Quaker : PENN
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Sharks : AMMEREADS
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Producer Alexander : KORDA
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Outer: Prefix : ECTO
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Brooks : MEL
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Cost what it may : COMEELLORIGHWATER
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Sharpen a razor : ONE
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Biblical town : ANER
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Relinquish : CEDE
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Junkyard, e.g. : EYESORE
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Russian unit: Abbr. : SSR
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D.C. gumshoes : FEDS
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Algerian rulers : DEYS
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Violinist and family : STERNS
Down
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Capitol unit : SENATE
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Do an adman's job : PROMOTE
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Skilled one : ARTISAN
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Warehouse contents : CASES
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Hot time in Paris : ETE
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Bring to the bar : SUE
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Lease one's services : IREOUT
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City of N.D. : MINOT
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Wood for masts : POON
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Vessel: Abbr. : STR
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Small villas : TRIANONS
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Solidify : HARDEN
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At ___ of a coin : ATOSS
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Warp's partner : WEFT
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Uppity : ONONESIGHORSE
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Amplified : WIDENED
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Antilles group : LESSER
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Arlen or Caine : MICHAEL
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Metal waste : DROSS
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Home for a hawk : AERIE
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Tearjerkers : ONIONS
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"Beg your pardon" : SORRY
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Assign to : ALLOT
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Sees the sights : TOURS
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Comes in like a lion : ROARS
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Green alga : CHARA
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Sacred: Prefix : HIERO
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Hollywood gossip queen : EDDAOPPER
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Castigated : FLAYED
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S.A. rodents : PACAS
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Trifle, in Toulon : RIEN
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Condition : SHAPE
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Estate house : MANOR
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Hitler henchman : EINRICHIMMLER
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Indian state : ORISSA
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Actress Wendy : ILLER
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Laborers : PEONS
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Have an idea : OPINE
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Plato's precursor: Abbr. : HPS
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Have ___ at : AGO
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Unusual: Prefix : ANOM
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Sardonic looks : LEERS
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Put up a squawk : OLLER
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Out of the way : ASIDE
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Money spent : OUTGO
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Charley horses in Arles : CRAMPE
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Hangs suspended : OVERS
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Favorite hangouts : AUNTS
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Big-time ___ : SPENDERS
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Photography effect : MONTAGE
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Flower parts : STAMENS
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Notched : EROSE
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___ Gras : MARDI
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Ballot caster : ELECTOR
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Kind of slide : LANTERN
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Poplars : ALAMOS
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In cahoots : TEAMED
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Strait of Australia : TORRES
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Saws logs : SNORES
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Allen : WOODY
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Kind of porridge : PEASE
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Fliers of N.A. : RCAF
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Swiss artist : KLEE
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Arithmetic abbr. : LCD
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Columnist Gardner et al. : HYS
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Back or blanket : WET

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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