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CEILING UNLIMITED

New York Times, Sunday, February 10, 1974

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 112, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 592 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 24, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,947
Across
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King and Cranston : ALANS
6
Frenzied : MANIC
11
N. T. book : ACTS
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These: Fr. : CES
18
Rascals : ROGUES
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Battery part : ANODE
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Encourage the team : ROOT
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Brubeck : DAVE
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Band instruments : CORNETS
25
Determine : GETAT
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Con : ANTI
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Dare, in Caen : OSER
28
Miser : NICKELPINCHER
31
Widespread : FARFLUNG
33
Flower : ASTER
34
Pond dweller : THOREAU
36
Recount : RELATE
37
Catalogue pricing word : PER
40
Period : EON
42
Suffix for tonsil : ITIS
43
Footnote term : ETAL
44
Form of Helen : ELENA
47
Squirt : TWERP
50
Black-fin snapper : SESI
51
German article : DER
52
Glamour man, in Spain : TORERO
54
Letters : VEES
56
___ Alamos : LOS
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Old verb : HAST
62
Pipe up : PUTINONESTENCENTSWORTH
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Subjugate : ENSLAVE
70
Shades : TONES
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Prize giver : AWARDER
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Greek god : EROS
74
Bye-bye : TATA
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Supple : LISSOME
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Coarse fiber : ADAD
81
Egg on : PROD
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Carson : KIT
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Soothe : CALM
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Retribution : NEMESIS
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Snare or kettle : DRUM
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Person : SELF
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Green shade : OLIVINE
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Asks for a raincheck : BEGSOFF
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Reason to see one's doctor in these times : AHEARTASSOUNDASADOLLAR
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Window part : SILL
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Snoop : SPY
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Capture : TAKE
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Engine type : DIESEL
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Word of disgust : UGH
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Johnson of TV : ARTE
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Goal : MECCA
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Hopscotch : POTSY
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Merchant's event : SALE
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Menotti : GIAN
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Sesame : TIL
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Haggard book : SHE
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Safari assistant : BEATER
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Most adamant : HARDEST
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Forbidden acts : NONOS
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Abscissa's partner : ORDINATE
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Deli item, nowadays : PUMPERQUARTER
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Old-fashioned person : DODO
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Wood strip : LATH
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Lariat : RIATA
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French encyclopedist : DIDEROT
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Barbara : EDEN
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___ processing : DATA
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Former Harvard president : ELIOT
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Imposts : LEVIES
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Cambodian money : SEN
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Cut : SLIT
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Medicinal plant : SENNA
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Peewee : REESE
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Triomphe, for one : ARC
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Diving bird : LOON
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Fields: Lat. : AGRI
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Never, in Spain : NUNCA
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Aims at : SEEKS
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Wise men : MAGI
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Concerning : ANENT
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Outlaw's rifle décor : NOTCH
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Western state : IDAHO
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___ paribus : CETERIS
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Macaw : ARA
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Disorder : CONFUSION
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Grivet monkey : TOTA
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Completed the martini : STIRRED
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Offhand : CASUAL
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Happening : EVENT
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Twilled fabric : SERGE
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Word on a proof : STET
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Breed developed for sprinting : DOLLARHORSE
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Weather forecast : SLEET
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Bow : PROW
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Network : RETE
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Regale : FETE
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Two on the ___ : AISLE
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Favorite : PET
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Run off : ELOPE
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Stale TV show : RERUN
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Granular snow : NEVE
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Aerialists' needs : NETS
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Takes five : RESTS
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Wahoo : PETO
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___ bet : ONA
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Feeling : SENTIMENT
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Caged for fattening, as steers : STALLFED
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Enthusiasm : ARDOR
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Originates : STEMS
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Quorum for a crowd : THREE
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Abroad : OVERSEAS
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Wolfe : NERO
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Undiluted : NEAT
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U.S. time zone : CST
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Join Leander : SWIM
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Existed : WAS
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Roulette bet : ODD
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Expert : ACE
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Oxen of East : ANOAS
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Indian city : DELHI
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Swiss poet : AMIEL
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Currency maneuver : DEVALUATION
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Pub order : PINT
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African antelope : KUDU
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Morning song : ALBA
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Knight's title : SIR
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___ Bravo : RIO
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Assuage : SLAKE
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Seth's father : ADAM
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Ares or Mars : GOD
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Error : SLIP
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Spread : OLEO
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Eats little : FASTS
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Fruitstand sign : FRESH
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Meatball's partner : SPAGHETTI
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Mideast country : SYRIA
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Religious faction : SECT
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Soap ingredient : LYE
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Campbell : GLEN
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Proclaims : HERALDS
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Canvas cover : TARP
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Bears : ENDURES
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French number : CINQ
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Read ___ : ALOUD
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Depress : SADDEN
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Presages : BODES
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Deteriorate : ERODE
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Zola : EMILE
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Basque homeland : SPAIN
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Western range : TETON
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Word with hob or hang : NAIL
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Directive : ORDER
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McQueen : STEVE
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Afrikaans : TAAL
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Famous canal : ERIE
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Hinds : ROES
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Checkroom item : HAT
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Poet's monogram : TSE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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