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New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1974

90-Down : Grapevine shoot

Author:
George Rose Smith
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
George Rose Smith has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,213
Across
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Hears : LEARNS
7
Chooses : OPTS
11
Derby or Belmont : RACE
15
Ballet step : PLIE
19
Heavily committed : INDEEP
20
Water wheel : NORIA
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Growing out : ENATE
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Jot : IOTA
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Muttonchops : SIDEWHISKERS
27
Turnips : TIMEPIECES
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Six-pointers : TDS
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Antimacassars : TIDIES
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Cliché-ridden : TRITE
33
Where to conform : INROME
34
Drowses : NODS
35
Macaw : ARARA
36
Peter I : TSAR
37
Sea eagle : ERN
40
Chassis part : AXLE
41
Sea water : BRINE
42
Bathed : SHOWERED
46
Godheads : DEITIES
48
Pineapple : HANDGRENADE
50
Line of rotation: Prefix : AXI
51
Expresses : UTTERS
52
Kayak : CANOE
53
Film star Edmund : LOWE
54
After Shebat : ADAR
55
Gists : CORES
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Goes out with : DATES
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Split ___ : HAIRS
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Umbrella of song : SMILE
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Greek god : EROS
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One: Ger. : EINE
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Uptight : TENSE
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Peasant footwear : SABOTS
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Collegiate goal: Abbr. : DEG
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French toast : AVOTRESANTE
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Scram! : GETLOST
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Heloise and Abélard, e.g. : LOVERS
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Charmer's prop : COBRA
72
Loser of a flock : BOPEEP
73
Designers : STYLERS
75
Pound cakes : DOGBISCUITS
77
Airport-board abbr. : ETD
80
Certain horses : PACERS
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Like Major Hoople : BULGY
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Danish moneys : ORAS
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Western Indian : CREE
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Catkin : AMENT
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Brooklyn island : CONEY
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Streetcar sheds : BARNS
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Word of disobedience : SHANT
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Two-wheeler : CART
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
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Musical closings : CODAS
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Phidias piece : STATUE
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Wallach : ELI
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Fixed machine parts : STATORS
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Tooth parts : DENTINES
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Town maps : PLATS
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City near Chicago : GARY
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Soak : RET
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Peter Duchin's father : EDDY
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New and Fair : DEALS
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Computer input : DATA
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Equal to : ONAPAR
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Fabric : CREPE
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Mellow film : PATINA
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Pile up bills : OWE
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Bread and butter : LIVELIHOOD
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Cabbage : THELONGGREEN
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Bitter juice : ALOE
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Farewell : LEAVE
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More positive : SURER
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Slanted : LEANED
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Swamps : FENS
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Begged : PLED
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Smack : BUSS
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Prohibits, in law : ESTOPS
Down
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Shopper's aid : LIST
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Geraint's wife : ENID
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Tots : ADDS
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Dakota Indian : REE
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Salamander : NEWT
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Inscrutable ones : SPHINXES
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Strategic football kick : ONSIDE
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Jabs : POKES
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___ bien : TRES
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Knightly title : SIR
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One going on a pension : RETIRER
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Loos : ANITA
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Appeared : CAME
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French season : ETE
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City on the Missouri : PIERRE
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Nutty : LOCO
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Detail : ITEM
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Leisure : EASE
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Jockey's position : ASTRIDE
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Unit for Pearl White : EPISODE
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Favorites : IDOLS
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Be ___ of (fear) : INAWE
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Phoned : RANG
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Cartoonist and family : ARNOS
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Prepares certain food : THAWS
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Developed : EDUCED
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Ripped again : RETORE
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Songs : AIRS
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Destruction : BANE
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Breathe noisily : SNORE
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Glorifies : EXALTS
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Most terrible : DIREST
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Pipe joints : TEES
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One with a grudge : HATER
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Girl's name : ELISE
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Platitudes : CANTS
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Stroll : AMBLE
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Designer Christian et al. : DIORS
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Pétain : HENRI
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Wall piers : ANTAS
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Fills : SATES
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One of a baseball trio : EVERS
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House cat : TABBY
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Irish clans : SEPTS
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Prevent : AVERT
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School: Fr. : ECOLE
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Like underbaked bread : SOGGY
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Brazilian state : GOIAS
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Scented : OLENT
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Robert or George : BURNS
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Set at intervals : SPACED
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Mexican dish : TAMALE
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Beach sights : DUNES
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Florida's Gables : CORAL
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Teachers' security : TENURE
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Abominate : DETEST
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Gaucho weapons : BOLAS
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Songbird : CHAT
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Man with an army in 1894 : COXEY
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Makes an error : BOOTS
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Fusses : ADOS
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Brace : STAY
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Grapevine shoot : TENDRIL
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Alpine retreats : CHALETS
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Garrote : STRANGLE
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Kind of basin or wave : TIDAL
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Wasted gasoline : SPEEDED
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Sound of thunder : CLAP
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Fabric : SATIN
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Hogans' relatives : TEPEES
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Crocs' cousins : GATORS
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Herd : DROVE
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Valleys : DALES
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Norse saint : OLAF
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Aswan's river : NILE
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Bard's river : AVON
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Fuel : COAL
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City on the Wabash : PERU
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Ripens : AGES
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Wine: Prefix : OENO
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Exude water : WEEP
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Book ___ : ENDS
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Wise to : HEP
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Name for Boston : HUB
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Squeal : RAT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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