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FINISH LINES

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 1974

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 22, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 35-Across clue had "Tinkers"; corrected this to "Tinker."

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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,954
Across
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Springs : SPAS
5
French name for Morocco : MAROC
10
Cenotaph : TOMB
14
Short spells : SPURTS
16
Chemical compounds : AMINES
18
"BUtterfield 8" creator : OHARA
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Atwitter : INAFLAP
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Laughing, old style : RIDENT
22
Dawdling : POKING
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A meteorologist is a ___ : MANFORALLSEASONS
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Sidle : EDGE
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Safeholds : ARKS
29
Give the glad hand : GREET
30
Nix! : NOWAY
31
Molding : OGEE
32
Starboard, to a horse : GEE
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Münchhausen : BARON
34
Vestige : DREG
35
Between Tinker and Chance : EVERS
36
Hockey star : ORR
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Fresh air : OZONE
38
"Anything ___" : GOES
39
Braid for Bardot : TRESSE
40
Rafts : SLEWS
41
Vivant or ton : BON
42
Symbol of total loss : SHIRT
43
Freighter : COALER
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Ayes and nays : VOTES
48
German article : EIN
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Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
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Large groupings : ARRAYS
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Paintings : OILS
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Norse god : ODIN
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Alley call : MEOW
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Mug : STEIN
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Chaucer and Hawthorne ___ : TELLTALES
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Hobgoblin: Var. : BOGIE
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Sensitive leg part : SHIN
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Ives : BURL
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Hebrew universe : OLAM
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Curtains : FINALE
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Long time : EON
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Shapeless lump : GOB
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Edward of TV : ASNER
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Huffy : INAPET
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Bridge framework : TRUSS
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Sleuth, for short : TEC
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Famed instrument, for short : STRAD
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Plato's place : ATHENS
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Roe source : SHAD
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Erupt : BURST
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German coins: Abbr. : PFS
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Certain schools, for short : PREPS
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Lake or dive : SWAN
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Emulate a demagogue : ORATE
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Indonesian islands : ARU
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Type size : PICA
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___ Sisters of "Macbeth" : WEIRD
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Win at rummy : GOGIN
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Move like Gray's plowman : PLOD
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Bert or John : LAHR
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Eskimos ___ : HAVEFROZENASSETS
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___ princeps (first printing) : EDITIO
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Tennyson maid : ELAINE
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Vicarious feeling : EMPATHY
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Kind of whale : SPERM
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Antiseptic pioneer : LISTER
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Land : REALTY
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Ooze : SEEP
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Prefixes for wings : PTERS
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Dotted, in heraldry : SEME
Down
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Fore-and-aft sail : SPANKER
2
Cream and powder : PUFFS
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Guthrie : ARLO
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Autograph hounds are ___ : STARGAZERS
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Dietrich : MARLENE
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Love-in-___ : AMIST
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___ to the hounds : RIDE
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Two : ONEANDONE
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Expurgator, in Italy : CENSORE
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"Uncle Tom" character : TOPSY
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Exclamation : OHO
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Refurbish : MAKEOVER
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An orthodontist ___ : BRIDGESTHEGAP
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Trapper : SNARER
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Bird : SPARROW
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Harriet B. and family : STOWES
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Stirs up : ANGERS
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Adult insect : IMAGO
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Gaggle units : GEESE
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Uris and Trotsky : LEONS
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Carp at : NAG
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Anne ___ : BOLEYN
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Behan's land : ERIN
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Goliath ___ : GOTSTONED
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Flimsy : THIN
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Done in : SLAIN
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Plant pod : BOLL
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After cinco : SEIS
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Wine disorder : CASSE
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Upright: Prefix : ORTHO
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Croupiers ___ : AREINTHECHIPS
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Residence of a sort : VILLA
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Kind of year or eclipse : SOLAR
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Sheer fabric : TOILE
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___ tooth : SWEET
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Bard's word : OER
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Party man: Abbr. : DEM
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Simple organism : MONAD
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Baths : TUBS
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Templeton : ALEC
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Double, as a leaf : BINATE
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Top man : BOSS
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Tom, Dick and Harry are ___ : FIRSTNAMES
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Bren and Sten : GUNS
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Persevere : STANDFAST
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Persiflage : REPARTEE
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Sudden rise : SURGE
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Racing-stable V.I.P. : TRAINER
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Snow White's downfall : APPLE
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Groups of three : TRIADS
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Kind of chair : SWIVEL
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Facial deformity : HARELIP
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Bottle babies : BOOZERS
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Artist's gear : PALETTE
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Insubstantial : FROTHY
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Like beer : SUDSY
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Marmara, for one : SEA
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Trounce : WHOMP
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Lost soul : GONER
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"___ of Life" : PSALM
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Formality : RITE
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Foretell, in Scotland : SPAE
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Pique : IRE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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