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HAVING A BALL

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1973

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,877
Across
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Lodge name : CABOT
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Extinct birds : MOAS
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Mid-Manhattan : HAT
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Foch soldier : POILU
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Hersey setting : ADANO
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Bright flower : PANSY
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Angry : SORE
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Viols' relatives : LIRAS
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Swings : DANCESONAIR
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Marathon scene of the '30s : DANCEPALACE
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Barrie character : SMEE
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Political housecleaning : PURGE
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Hamlet et al. : DANES
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Shore features : INLETS
30
Birchbark : CANOE
31
He says "arf" : SANDY
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Seeger : PETE
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Certain sack : SAD
36
Agreement : ACCORDANCE
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Stroked : CARESSED
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Ornate chair décor : CLAWFEET
44
"___ homo" : ECCE
45
Gideon Fell's creator : CARR
46
Pilot's test : SOLO
47
Rajahs' spouses : RANEES
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Apache et al. : PARISDANCES
51
Replete: Suffix : FUL
52
Mississippi four : ESSES
53
Rose country : SHARON
55
Diggings : ORES
56
Cash-register listing : TOTAL
58
Squeezed out : EKED
59
Chinese port : SHASI
60
Lady's Book man : GODEY
62
Like some dough : YEASTY
63
Paying member : DAD
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Sailor's call : AHOY
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Fund held in trust : ESCROW
67
Shows anger : SEETHES
68
Most like the duckling : UGLIEST
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Exclamation : AHA
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Blankety-blank's kin : SOANDSO
74
Primitives : SAVAGES
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Still ___ (nevertheless) : ANDALL
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Decorative fur of old : GRIS
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Backflow : EBB
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Anoints : ANELES
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Sing à la Crosby : CROON
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Mexican pots : OLLAS
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River to the Fulda : EDER
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Sanctum or tube : INNER
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Eagle: Prefix : AETO
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Motives : CAUSES
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Barton : CLARA
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Butterfly or drag : NET
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Butch Cassidy's sidekick : SUNDANCEKID
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Ella : RAINES
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Late, in Dijon : TARD
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Poet's word : NEER
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Bullfighter's encouragement : OLES
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Stages anew : REENACTS
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Unheralded hits : SLEEPERS
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Preside over the do-si-dos : CALLADANCE
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Compass reading : ESE
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Rob and Rogers : ROYS
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Greek threshing festival : HALOA
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Natives of old Cuzco : INCAS
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Prima ballerina : ETOILE
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TV's Pyle : GOMER
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Sponsorship : AEGIS
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Carriage power : TEAM
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Seasonal worker : GANDYDANCER
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Block-party event : STREETDANCE
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Not ___ (mum's the word) : APEEP
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Large shark : MAKO
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Moslem rulers : EMIRS
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Honeysuckle feature : AROMA
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Cooking needs : LARDS
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"___ Superman!" : ITS
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Caber play : TOSS
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Brought down the house : WOWED
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Bounders : CADS
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Old ___ : ADAM
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Scourge : BANE
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Fairy-tale word : ONCE
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Kind of hold : TOE
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Morning-glory : MANROOT
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Wild donkey : ONAGER
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China, etc., to French : ASIE
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Medit. land : SYR
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Mead makings : HONEY
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Welder's creations : ARCS
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Links starter : TEE
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Storage battery inventor : PLANTE
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Squeaky : OILLESS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Milk: Prefix : LACT
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Applications : USES
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Eagle's claw : POUNCE
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Three-time Derby winner : SANDE
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Parking-lot offerings : SPACES
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Maxixe and saraband : DANCES
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City on the Missouri : PIERRE
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Christopher Hatton's sobriquet : DANCINGCHANCELLOR
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Sidewalk sights : CAFES
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Prefix for iliac : SACRO
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Paris's Monceau, etc. : PARCS
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Informal writing : SCREED
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Seward's purchase : ALASKA
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Belly action, Paris style : DANSEDUVENTRE
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Relative of honey : DEARIE
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City in Kansas : CANEY
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George Primrose's forte : SOFTSHOEDANCE
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Chemical washings : ELUATE
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Hello-girl et al. : DOLLYS
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Garden pest : WEED
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Poet Thomas and family : CAREWS
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Step, in France : PAS
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Former Mauritius Islander : DODO
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Dobbin's betters : STEEDS
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Farrier's needs : SHOES
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Former film czar : HAYS
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Feedbag staples : OATS
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Jumps aside : SHIES
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Exam : ORAL
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S.A. tanagers : YENIS
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Horatio's books : ALGERS
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Javanese carriage : SADO
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Teasdale and namesakes : SARAS
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Unit of laughter : GALE
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Violent one : TARTAR
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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John and James : SAINTS
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Toughen : ANNEAL
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"Darkness at ___" : NOON
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Miss Alcott : LOUISA
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Headpieces : BERETS
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Fathom: Fr. : BRASSE
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Grants : CEDES
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Drug : LSD
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Essay name : ELIA
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Male ants : ANERS
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Cub scout leader : AKELA
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Rattans : CANES
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Not observed : UNEYED
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Supply ship : COALER
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Change actors : RECAST
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Ridiculed : DERIDED
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N.Y. team : RANGERS
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Suffixes of quality : ENCIES
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Subjects of Benchley's sex study : POLYPS
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Brief stage part : CAMEO
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Australian natives : DIERIS
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Pawns : HOCKS
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Equal, in France : EGAL
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Pacific cloth : TAPA
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Unique thing : ONER
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"Strain at a ___" : GNAT
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Air: Prefix : ATMO
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Poi ingredient : TARO
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Word with paradise : ENOW
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Summit : ACME
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Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
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"___ Blue" : AMI
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Hollywood stage : SET
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Margery of the seesaw : DAW

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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