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TWISTED THOUGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 17, 1972

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,527
Across
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Vaughan : SARAH
6
River areas : DELTAS
12
Kitchen staple : FLOUR
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Put in the oven : BAKE
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Planet : PLUTO
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Miss Stritch : ELAINE
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Peter of films : LORRE
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Hebrew ancestor : EBER
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Zero : AUGHT
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Give cash for political support : BUYPARTISANS
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With 25 Across, cars, maybe : TOES
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Inlet : RIA
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Madrid museum : PRADO
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Doll up : PREEN
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Three in one : TRIUNE
35
Typewriter part : PLATEN
36
Fruit : PEARS
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Colored : DYED
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Jerked with a twist : TWEAKED
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Casks : TUNS
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Dead end : CULDESAC
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More concise : SHORTER
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Pullman sections : BERTHPLACES
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Egg cells : OVA
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Clobbered : MAULED
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Habits : MORES
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Landlord's concerns : RENTS
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Intimidates : AWES
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Everything: Ger. : ALLES
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Trainee : BOOT
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Japanese natives : AINOS
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Allotted amount : STINT
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Covers : LIDS
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Kind of pusher : COOKIE
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___ mecum : VADE
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Absorbent : SPONGE
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Chinese pagoda : TAA
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Shah takes French leave : PERSIANLAMS
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Takes a risk : PLUNGES
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Kind of bête : NOIRE
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Gang weapon : GAT
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Zenana : HAREM
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Made music in Dundee : SKIRLED
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Legatee who has children : HEIRAPARENT
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Stars of Wash. Zoo : PANDAS
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Eve's opposite : MORN
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Encore : REPEAT
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Highlander : SCOT
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Old Egyptian city : MEROE
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Kind of story : TALL
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Hungarian musician : LEHAR
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Orator's spot : DAIS
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Biblical weeds : TARES
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Dazzling : GLARY
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Sea painting : MARINE
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Greek letter : ETA
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Cats, dogs, etc. : TAILBEARERS
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Show time : MATINEE
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Rational : SENSIBLE
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Fix : MEND
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Ally : PARTNER
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Miseries : ILLS
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Plums : SLOES
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Auks : ARRIES
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Lissome : SVELTE
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Aberdeen lad : BAIRN
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Beam : LASER
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Tokyo's old name : EDO
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Cover : COAT
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Latest hit tune : LAIOFTHELAND
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Côte ___ : DAZUR
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Israeli port : ACRE
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Part of a meet : EVENT
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Chilean arborvitae : ALERCE
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Consent to : AGREE
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Look after : TEND
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Heredity units : GENES
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Revenue agents : TAXMEN
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Irish poet : YEATS
Down
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Boom : SPAR
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His: Fr. : ALUI
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Wrinkle : RUGA
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Sports: Abbr. : ATH
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Portable cooking units : HOTPLATES
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Pro or con man : DEBATER
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Kept out of the way : ELUDED
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"___, Macduff" : LAYON
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Suggestion : TIP
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Collection of notes : ANA
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Boas : SERPENTS
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Fast train : FLIER
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Comes in second : LOSES
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African city : ORAN
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Receptacle : URN
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Updates a fashion : RESTYLES
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"Woe ___ me" : BETIDE
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Arab father : ABOU
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Perceptive : KEEN
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Debris : TRASH
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Gathered leaves : RAKED
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Colors : REDS
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Capsules : PERLES
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Clean : PURE
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Conduits : DUCTS
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Poetic Muse : THALIA
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Might Geronimo? : WOULDANINDIAN
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Third, to Caesar : TERTIA
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Craft : CANOE
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Seeder : SOWINGMACHINE
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Requite : AVENGE
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Concerns of Indira : CASTES
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Blue glass : SMALT
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First volume : BOOKI
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Trojan V.I.P. : PRIAM
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Accommodates : LENDS
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Farm sounds : MOOS
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Together : ATONE
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Drilled : BORED
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Incarnation : AVATAR
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Extra effort : SPURT
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Earth goddess : CERES
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Wankel, e.g. : ENGINE
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View : SLANT
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Hairy : PILAR
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Gibbon : LAR
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Jackal's cry : PHEAL
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Church lists : ORDOS
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Suit : SPADES
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Black-belt sport : KARATE
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Biblical mount : HOREB
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Irregular : EROSE
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Firecracker : PETARD
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Armadillos : APARS
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Put faith in : RELY
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Pessimist : MOANER
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Up ___ : ATREE
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Blackbird : MERLE
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Finches : SERINS
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Posts : MAILS
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___ Saint : LATTERDAY
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Furniture support : TABLELEG
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Arlen opus : GREENHAT
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Glass : LENS
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___ Celeste : MARIE
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Awning : TILT
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Lifeless : AMORT
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Yorkshire area : MARSDEN
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Like a river bottom : SILTED
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Skip about : PRANCE
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French river : SAONE
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Elevators : LIFTS
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Firehouse sound : ALARM
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Beat it! : SCAT
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___ di petto : VOCE
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Work for : EARN
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Good, in Vichy : BIEN
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Bible book : EZRA
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Musical pair : DUET
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Malachite, etc. : ORES
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Blvd. : AVE
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High note : ELA
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Roman statute : LEX
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Stone or Iron : AGE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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