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LITERARY BITS

New York Times, Sunday, November 5, 1972

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,485
Across
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Hiding place : CACHE
6
Fire extinguisher : FOAM
10
Yokum's creator : CAPP
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Calls : VISITS
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Frome or Allen : ETHAN
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Places of wealth : ELDORADOS
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Unit for My Son John : ONESHOE
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Start of a familiar poem : IWANDEREDLONELYASACLOUD
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Nobleman : LORD
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Scottish mushes : BROSES
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Salt deposit : LICK
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Rates of speed : TEMPI
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Church land : GLEBE
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Sickle users : SWISHERS
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Pitched high : ALT
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Sports gear : EPEES
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Headache source : TENSION
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Packs : ENCASES
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Bess et al. : GOODQUEENS
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Try to convince : REASONWITH
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Lummox : OAF
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Crime statistics : ARRESTS
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Fuel : PEAT
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Gathers : REAPS
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Weekday: Abbr. : THUR
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News-agency founder : REUTER
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Kukla's friend : FRAN
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Tuna, in France : THON
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Jeweler's sales : TIEPINS
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Dear ones : SIRS
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British medal : DSO
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Brants : GEESE
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Odor: Prefix : OSMO
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Antitoxins : SERA
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___-wear : READYTO
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Easing : ALLEVIATION
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Upset : DISCOMPOSED
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Aircraft : GLIDERS
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Ted's relative : THEO
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House plant : FERN
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Dominiques : FOWLS
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Carriage : GIG
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Cape Cod sights : NETS
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Humorist Ward : ARTEMUS
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French numbers : UNES
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Glass oven : LEHR
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Winter wear : ULSTER
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Tavern sales : ALES
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Bar, in law : ESTOP
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Maple genus : ACER
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Greetings for a rajah : SALAAMS
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Sauce : SOY
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Songbird : BLUETHROAT
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Atmospheric halo : ANTISELENE
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Mrs. King : CORETTA
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Word with warm or hard : HEARTED
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Shrew : VIXEN
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German measure : IMI
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Most quiet : STILLEST
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Intended : MEANT
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Burmese natives : NAGAS
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Sambar : DEER
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Deck hand : SAILOR
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Comfort : EASE
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English lit-course reading : CHAUCERSCANTERBURYTALES
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"And so the poor dog ___" : HADNONE
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Relative of once more : OVERAGAIN
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G-man : AGENT
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Furniture piece : SETTEE
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Cape : NESS
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Sacred chests : ARKS
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Beau ___ : GESTE
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Do a plaster job : CEIL
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Sundered, old style : ATWO
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Poem inspired by London Times account : CHARGEOFTHELIGHTBRIGADE
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Directed : HANDLED
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Terminate : END
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Persistent sleuth : FERRETER
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Table spread : OLEO
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Totals : ADDS
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Pier : MOLE
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Half a dance : CAN
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"Flower of my heart" : ADELINE
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Greek city-state : POLIS
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Bridge ploy, for short : PSYCH
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Yours: Fr. : VOS
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Miss Claire : INA
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Suffix for inter or bi : SECT
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Map listing : ISLE
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Victorian short stories : THOMASHARDYSWESSEXTALES
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Degummed silk : SOUPLE
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Comedian Steve : ROSSI
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Red-pencils : EDITS
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Reflux : EBB
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Mayan ruins in Mexico : AKE
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Henry Esmond or H. M. Pulham : ESQ
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Deteriorates : WORSENS
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Monthly bill : RENT
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Wintry cover: Abbr. : SNW
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Self-esteem : EGO
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Blue grass : POA
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Poet's word : EER
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Compass point : NNE
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Draft initials : SSS
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About: Abbr. : CIR
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Osiris's crown : ATEF
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Sadat's land: Abbr. : UAR
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Likely : APT
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Call, in poker : SEE
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Men in a shell : OARS
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Prefix with pod : TRI
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Soft shades : PASTELS
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Hairnets : SNOODS
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Wet down : HOSED
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Ragged : UNEVEN
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Second-hand : USED
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BBC receivers : TELLIES
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Banquet feature : TOAST
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Adherent: Suffix : IST
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Give off : EMIT
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Robin's pal : POOH
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One-to-nine items : IRONS
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Radiation dosage : REM
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Like sugar maples : SAPFUL
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Goosy group : GAGGLE
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Widespread : RIFE
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Ancient alloy : ASEM
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Blackmore heroine : DOONE
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Boiling state : IRE
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Adroit : NEAT
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French vineyard : CRU
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Tragic Greek : ORESTES
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"___ crust!" : SUCH
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Actor's quest : ROLE
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Sea god : LER
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Sign of a hit : SRO
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Quadruped : ASS
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Throw the shot : PUT
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Home god : LAR
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Insect : ANT
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Had a bite : ATE
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Poetic times of the day : MIDMORNS
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Billfold item : ONE
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Longing : YEN
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French connectives : ETS
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Actor Brian and family : AHERNES
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Le Gallienne : EVA
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Ancestry : LINEAGE
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Sure thing : CINCH
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U. S. Indians : OMAHAS
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Psyche parts : IDS
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Ecole exercise : LECON
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Furlough : LEAVE
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Business: Suffix : ERY
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Family member : AUNT
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Highlander : SCOT
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River in Spain : ARGA
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Building beam : IBAR
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Liège, on Flemish maps : LUIK
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Remitted : SENT
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Punta del ___ : ESTE
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Sailor's way : ENE
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Female ruff : REE
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Soldiers: Abbr. : TRS
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Child's game : TAG

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 15 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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