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COUNTERPARTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1973

Author:
Keith Blake
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Keith Blake has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,884
Across
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Capsize : UPSET
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Delve again : REDIG
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Greek porticos : STOAE
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Wife of Balder : NANNA
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Medit. wind : SOLANO
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Robs : HOLDSUP
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Rig the cards : STACK
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Hoi ___ : POLLOI
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Ten cents : ONEDIME
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Mel et al. : OTTS
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Public school : ETON
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Hereditary : INNATE
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Vestments : ALBS
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French liking : GRE
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Holey, in Hamburg : POROS
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Kind of jaw : GLASS
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Old card game : LOO
35
Skip : PASSOVER
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___ as possible : ASSOON
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Scottish cup : TASS
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Flues : UPTAKES
43
Production : OUTPUT
44
Piper : PAN
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Prefix for plop or choo : KER
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Extinguish : PUTOUT
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Area of Ethiopia : ERITREA
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Caustics : LYES
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Bore from ___ : WITHIN
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Garment : OVERCOAT
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River to Irish Sea : DEE
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Hilaire : BELLOC
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Red Skelton role : CLEM
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Eight: Prefix : OCTO
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Concerning : INRE
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Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
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Shoe job : SHINE
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Eye pullover : WOOL
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Greetings : AVES
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French political unit : ETAT
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Crushed in : STAVED
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___-de-sac : CUL
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Glaze : COATOVER
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Young person : TEENER
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Loch Ness man : SCOT
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Suffer a canoe mishap : TIPOVER
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Do better on the stage : OUTACT
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S. A. people : ONA
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Footlike part : PES
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Fingernail mark : LUNULE
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Act the big shot in a way : OVERTIP
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Theater group : CAST
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Abatements : LETUPS
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Turnpike crossing : OVERPASS
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Progeny : SON
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Didn't give ___ : AHANG
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Puppeteer Bil : BAIRD
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Pacific people : KAI
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Pained cry : OUCH
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"Let him first cast ___ . . . " : ASTONE
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Formerly, of old : ERST
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Planes : JETS
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Backs : UPHOLDS
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Binary compound : IODIDE
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Originated : AROSE
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Powerful : LEONINE
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Exposed, as a lie : NAILED
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African antelopes : KUDUS
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Landlord's concerns : RENTS
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Indian butters : GHEES
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Little ___ (fair lady) : EGYPT
Down
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Loosen, as a harness : UNSTRAP
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Most glib : PATTEST
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Snows of Scotland : SNAS
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Business-letter abbr. : ENC
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Assume control : TAKEOVER
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Irish darlings : ROONS
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Extension : ELL
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Surrealist : DALI
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Party to : INON
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Socializing : GOINGOUT
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"I ___ arrow . . . " : SHOTAN
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Color qualities : TONES
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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Skink : ADDA
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Vinegars of old : ESILLS
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Animal track : SPOOR
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Shield bosses : UMBOS
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Mexican coin : PESO
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Kremlin police : OGPU
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Very, in Nice : TRES
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"Thanks ___" : ALOT
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Proceeds slowly : POKES
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Word with case or well : STAIR
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Ginza drink : SAKE
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Opening-night call : AUTHOR
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Seneca, for one : STOIC
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Gyrated : SPUN
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Certain aphid : ANTCOW
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Wall plug : OUTLET
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College course : PREMED
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___ of society : PILLAR
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Textile-machine part : EVENER
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Art style : ROCOCO
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Dine al fresco : EATOUT
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Reef : ATOLL
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Kipling poem : LENVOI
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"And when ___ the harvest . . . " : YEREAP
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Jumble : WELTER
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Michigan college : OLIVET
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Sponge spicule: Var. : DIACT
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Steers : BEEVES
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Opportunity : CHANCE
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Bars legally : ESTOPS
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Pirates : STEALS
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Assemble : SETUP
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Mrs. Hobby : OVETA
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Tropical tree: Var. : TUNU
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Edgar's Mortimer : SNERD
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Complain : CARP
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Extroverted : OUTGOING
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Catch up with : OVERTAKE
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Time of penitence : LENT
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Sheep genus : OVIS
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Assumes : TAKESUP
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"This ___" (Conelrad words) : ISATEST
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Auto type : COUPE
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Item to drop or weigh : ANCHOR
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Girls : LASSES
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Rowed : OARED
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Essence : SOUL
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Didn't own : HADNT
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Adam et al. : BEDES
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Sharpen : HONE
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Webster : NOAH
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Adams : EDIE
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"Yearling" boy : JODY
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Yutang : LIN
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Corse, for one : ILE
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Runner : RUG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 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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