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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

GREETINGS A LA BERLITZ

New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 1973

93-Down : Alkene

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 591 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,898
Across
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Queens battleground : SHEA
5
Ex-frosh : SOPH
9
___ and Kashmir : JAMMU
14
Sky Way : MILKY
19
Famous also-ran : HARE
20
African plant : ALOE
21
Sky Hunter : ORION
22
Papal cape : ORALE
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Festive : GALA
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___ juste : LEMOT
26
Star in 21 Across : RIGEL
27
Words from a Spanish carol : VAMOSAVERALNINOMANUEL
31
Roman officials : EDILES
32
"___ prayer for me" : SAYA
33
Kafka character : OLGA
34
Old Roman province : DACIA
35
N. L. player : ASTRO
37
Southern constellation : ARGO
40
Hitting stats : RBI
43
A Roosevelt : TEDDY
45
Recoverable sea goods : LAGAN
47
Burdened : LADEN
49
Words by Isaac Watts : ANDHEAVNANDNATURESING
55
Like a 10-cent tip : MEASLY
56
Bridge work : TRESTLE
57
Having a handle : ANSATE
58
Suffix with boy or girl : ISH
59
Dance : SAMBA
60
This: Sp. : ESTA
61
Words from a French carol : ETLAPAIXSOITAUXHOMMES
71
Nightingale trademark : LAMP
72
Female sprite : NIXIE
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Cereal grass : OAT
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Craving : DESIRE
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Lay low : FLATTEN
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Sensitive plant : MIMOSA
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Words from a German carol : EINKINDLEINISTGEBOREN
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Cleaving tools : FROES
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Duvalier land : HAITI
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Do C.P.A. work : AUDIT
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Tree : YEW
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Some prizes : CUPS
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Red or Charing : CROSS
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___ Ferry : DOBBS
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One of the Joneses : DAVY
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Silvers : PHIL
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Outdoor stairway : PERRON
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Words from an Italian carol : DORMIDORMIOBELBAMBINO
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Lamblike : ELIAN
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Korean city : SEOUL
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Willing : FAIN
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One's own: Prefix : IDIO
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Large bill : FIFTY
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Miss Bryant : ANITA
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Roman date : IDES
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Medical Nobelist, 1970 : KATZ
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Absolute : TOTAL
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Parts : ROLES
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Gotham postal initials : NYNY
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Arizona town : ELOY
Down
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Pushed : SHOVED
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Honshu port : HAMADA
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Of deserts : EREMIC
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Stony meteorites : AEROLITHS
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Long tales : SAGAS
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Norwegian saint : OLAV
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May fixture : POLE
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San Simeon name : HEARST
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U. S. carol : JOLLYOLDSAINTNICHOLAS
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Place of action : ARENA
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Opera role : MIMI
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Word with light or shine : MOON
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"Render therefore ___ ... " : UNTO
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Principled : MORAL
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Irritating : IRING
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Little Flower : LAGUARDIA
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Swiss painter : KLEE
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Tiger, e.g. : YELL
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Marine conger : SEAEEL
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Swiss river : AAR
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Pasture sound : MOO
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Speech part: Abbr. : ADV
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Sentence structure : SYNTAX
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Arab head cord : AGAL
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Grade : RATE
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Penchant : BENT
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Dean of St. Paul's : INGE
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U.S. author : DAY
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Kind of hill : ANT
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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Indian state : ASSAM
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French girl friend : AMIE
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Hencoop feature : NEST
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Actress Arlene : DAHL
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"To ___!" : ARMS
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Pisgah summit : NEBO
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Allergy reaction : RASH
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Slight taste : SIP
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English river : EXE
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Equally : ALIKE
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Juliet's betrothed : PARIS
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Sobeit : AMEN
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S.A. monkey : TITI
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Battle and pole : AXES
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Utah mountains : UINTAS
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Heath : MOOR
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Let up : EASE
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The Man : STAN
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Face : DEFY
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Green land : EIRE
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Winter pileup : SNOWDRIFT
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To-do : FLAP
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Floral greetings : LEIS
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River isle : AIT
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Pre-___ : MED
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In the same place: Lat. : IBIDEM
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Vehicle : MOTORBIKE
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Roderick ___ : DHU
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Edwards of vaudeville days : GUS
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Charisse : CYD
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Tease : RIB
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Alkene : OLEFIN
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Type of veil : BRIDAL
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Food fish : BONITO
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Ready for sleep : SNOOZY
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Mother of Lavinia : AMATA
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Plastic for flooring : VINYL
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Shoshonean: Var. : PIUTE
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Garden plant : PANSY
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Adroit : DEFT
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Eskers : OSAR
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Certain divorce : RENO
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Drudgery : MOIL
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Astor or Jane Grey : LADY
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Très ___ : BIEN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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