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THIRD DEGREE

New York Times, Sunday, December 15, 1974

Author:
Elmer Toro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 104, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 23, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Elmer Toro has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,255
Across
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Nephew, to Cicero : NEPOS
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"___ way to the Forum?" : WHICH
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Luxury spot : LAP
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Football scores : TDS
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Anglican: Abbr. : EPISC
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Farm implement : HARROW
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
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Counts calories : DIETS
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Words of a penny-offerer : WHATAREYOUTHINKINGABOUT
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Light color : TAN
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Italian star : LOREN
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Noun suffix : ENCE
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Strike ___ (hit a sore spot) : ANERVE
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Contrary question : HOWDOESYOURGARDENGROW
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Inquire : ASK
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Half a fly : TSE
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Moray : EEL
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Sharp tool : AWL
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College degrees : SBS
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Waiter's question : COFFEENOW
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Grain beards : AWNS
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Have ___ of tobacco : ACHEW
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___ Paul Kruger : OOM
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Atop, to poets : OER
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Bind : TIE
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Get out! : SHOO
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Before la : TRA
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Third-party query : WHOSYOURFRIEND
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Sea bird : TERN
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Supreme homages : LATRIAS
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Monsterish state : OGREISM
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Gets up : STANDS
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" . . . mercy on such ___" : ASWE
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Shell-game unit : PEA
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Roman bronze : AES
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Help : SID
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Query of a debater : WHATAREYOUTRYINGTOPROVE
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Mass of ivy : TOD
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Actor Young : GIG
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Sheep : EWES
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Kind of chip : POTATO
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Tailors: Sp. : SASTRES
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Reduces : LESSENS
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Town in Utah : LEHI
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Concerned one's query : WHATSTHEMATTER
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Shoe width : EEE
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Son of Judah : ONAN
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Cul-de-___ : SAC
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Skylab initials : OAO
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"What's ___ score?" : THE
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Installs : SEATS
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Umlaut features : DOTS
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Famous last words : ETTUBRUTE
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Classifieds : ADS
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Furnace tender: Abbr. : STO
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Peak : TOR
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Campanella : ROY
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Pagoda : TAA
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Famous first words : DRLIVINGSTONEIPRESUME
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Pakistan city : LAHORE
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Word science: Abbr. : ETYM
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Baltic island : SAARE
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Miss Gardner : AVA
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Three-time poser : WHOSBEENSLEEPINGINMYBED
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"Call Me ___" : MADAM
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Oz dog : TOTO
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In times ___ : OFNEED
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Vernon's partner : IRENE
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Word with plop or choo : KER
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Past : AGO
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Slatterns : DOWDS
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Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Salamander : NEWT
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Hebrew bushel : EPHAH
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Dame Myra's need : PIANO
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Hops kiln : OST
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Heats milk : SCALDS
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"___ in the world?" : WHERE
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Helen of stage : HAYES
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Ridicule : IRONY
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Vineyard: Fr. : CRU
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___ off the press : HOT
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Shannon River area : LAKEREE
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French friend : AMI
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Sylvan god : PAN
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Rome's river : TIBER
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Rio ___ : DEORO
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After N, O, P, Q, R : STUVW
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378-year-old query : WHEREFOREARTTHOUROMEO
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Peruvian : INCA
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Relative of drat : DANG
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Holy one: Abbr. : STE
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Swindles : ROOKS
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Verb ending : ING
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Started, to poets : GAN
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Whip mark : WALE
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Certain stock mart: Abbr. : OTC
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Club for G.I.'s : USO
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Italian's tooth : DENTE
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Conceal, in law: Var. : ELOIN
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Go down with ___ (fall heavily) : ACRASH
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Streaky query : WHATWASTHAT
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Promoted : BOOSTED
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Sea signal : SOS
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Before fo fum : FEFI
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Goes wrong : ERRS
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Joins : WEDS
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Fred and Adele : ASTAIRES
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Greedy query : WHENDOWEEAT
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Gare du ___ : NORD
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"All My ___" : SONS
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Attorney-___ : ATLAW
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A.E.F.'s conflict : WWI
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Muscle: Prefix : MYO
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Long-run musical : HAIR
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U.S.S.R. police : OGPU
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Chemical suffix : URET
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"___ old cowhand . . . " : IMAN
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Gets ready again : RETRAINS
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Spigot : TSP
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Scottish county : AYR
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Kind of plant or head : EGG
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Formal : STILTED
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River isle : AIT
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Throw out : OUST
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Olden times : YORE
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The same : IDEM
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Curved arch : OGEE
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Popular Via of Rome : VENETO
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Curves : ESSES
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Move like Gray's plowman : PLOD
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Wine: Prefix : OENO
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Ox, in Scotland : OWSE
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"A moan, a sigh, ___" : ASOB
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Deneb or North : STAR
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Convened : SAT
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Undergrads: Abbr. : SRS
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Hittite land : HATTI
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City near London : ACTON
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Arabic letter : THA
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Son of Isaac : ESAU
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___ action (impels) : URGESTO
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Short or long : TON
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Watch : EYE
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Isaac of music : STERN
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Psychiatric speech loss : ASEMIA
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Persian serpent king : DAHAK
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Part of R. I. : RHODE
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Tile: Sp. : LOSAR
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Missile : IRBM
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Neckline shape : VEE
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Manche town : STLO
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Yard chain : TYE
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"So what else ___?" : ISNEW
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Called for : PAGED
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Forays : RAIDS
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Cultured pearls : MABES
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Incident : EVENT
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Tide level: Abbr. : LWM
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Drinks : ADES
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Greek letter : ETA
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Egg drink : NOG
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Kind of stock: Abbr. : PFD
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Daughter of Cadmus : INO
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Relatives of mos. : YRS

Answer summary: 22 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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