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DOUBLE TAKES

New York Times, Sunday, February 22, 1976

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 180, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,689
Across
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Bullock cart : HACKERY
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Urban ___ : SPRAWL
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Sanatorium : RESTHOME
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K. Roberts novel : ARUNDEL
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Remit in advance : PREPAY
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Treeless : UNWOODED
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"Flight time has been delayed" : LATEDISCLOSURE
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Strategists : PLANNERS
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Be prevalent : OBTAIN
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Downstairs wear : LIVERY
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Dance : TANGO
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Josh : RIDE
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"Phèdre" author : RACINE
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Hauler : TRUCK
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Scum : RAFF
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Wine casks : TUNS
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Most arid : SEREST
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"Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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House lily : CALLA
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Trig's relative : ALG
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Repeat: Lat. : ITERO
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"Beau ___" : GESTE
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October specter : GOBLIN
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Eucalyptus secretion : LERP
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Burning : LIT
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Declaim : ORATE
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Fashion variable : HEMLINE
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Fabric line-marker : CREASER
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"Nuts!" : GENERALCOMMENT
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Pooh creator : MILNE
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"___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
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" . . . dreary everywhere ___" : IROAM
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Venus, for one : PLANET
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" . . . when ___ at you" : ILOOK
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Jack's fish : SPRAT
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God of love : EROS
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Like a jug : EARED
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"Out, damned spot!" : CLEANSPEECH
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Rockne : KNUTE
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Answered: Abbr. : ACKD
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Meaning : POINT
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Canonical hour : TERCE
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Lemon's cousin : CITRON
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"What a way to ___ living" : EARNA
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City of Italy : PARMA
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Russian girl's name : SONIA
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"Soak the rich!" : TAXDECLARATION
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Famed Vita : LADOLCE
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Indian way : WARPATH
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Court quieter : GAVEL
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Cloche : HAT
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Neighbor of Minn. : NDAK
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Come forth : EMERGE
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Carries on : RAVES
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Treat, as ham : SMOKE
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Before : ERE
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Miss Adoree : RENEE
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Bibulous one : TOPER
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Pit remover : STONER
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Fusing materials: Abbr. : SLDS
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Time periods : ERAS
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Like Monsarrat's sea : CRUEL
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Like cutlery : BLADED
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Irish festival : FEIS
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Kind of tax : SALES
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Plant organisms : CLONES
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Drool : SLAVER
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Shy : RETICENT
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"A fat paunch never breeds fine thoughts" : BROADSTATEMENT
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Weaken : ETIOLATE
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Red stone : GARNET
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Put the hex on again : RECURSE
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Polite : MANNERED
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Disdainful : SNEERY
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Printing chemicals : INKDYES
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Nimbus : HALO
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Faisal, for one : ARABRULER
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"Et tu, Brute" : CUTTINGREMARK
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Makes dough : KNEADS
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Cantor : EDDIE
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Hold back : REIN
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Primary colors: Abbr. : YLS
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Film mender : SPLICER
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Condition : PROVISO
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Dislike : RESENT
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Venezuelan river : APURE
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Cautious : WARY
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Soap base : LYE
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Break : RUPTURE
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Interweave : ENLACE
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Posh : SWANK
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Holding device : TONG
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"Here comes the judge" : HONORABLEMENTION
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Poem : ODE
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Sea: Fr. : MER
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Begley et al. : EDS
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Red wine : CLARET
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Withdraw : RETIRE
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Seed casing : TESTA
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Asian badger : RATEL
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Exhausted : ALLIN
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Lighter part : FLINT
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Temple : FANE
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Powder : TALC
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Taciturn : SILENT
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Loved ones : DEARS
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Colon's cousin : COMMA
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"If I am Sophocles, I am not mad" : GREEKSTATES
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Old English council : GEMOT
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"How sharper than a serpent's tooth . . . " : PAINEDEXPRESSION
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Tear inducer : ONION
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Acre dance: Var. : HORAH
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Bob at Lake Placid : SLED
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Ancient medic : GALEN
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Small German craft : EBOAT
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Enchantress : CIRCE
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Hen or nut : PEA
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Tree resin : LAC
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Of a pelvic bone : ILIAL
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Auto-da-fé : SERMO
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Pie nut : PECAN
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" . . . folks, all politics is applesauce" : RURALDELIVERY
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Siouan : OTO
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Tokyo money : SEN
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Seashell : CONCH
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Danger : PERIL
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Type : KIND
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Ready, in Paris : PRETE
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Film-paper worker : COATER
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Proverb : ADAGE
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Road worker : PAVER
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Satisfied : SLAKED
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Circus star : TAMER
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Scene : ARENA
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Slack-jawed : AGAPE
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Snarl : RAVEL
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Plus for a bridge player : CARDSENSE
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Makes do, with "out" : EKES
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Common verb : WERE
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Abe or Injun : HONEST
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Shook awake : ROUSTED
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Actor Lionel : STANDER
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Humility : MODESTY
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Juin's total of days : TRENTE
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Brit. Museum benefactor : SLOANE
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Slimy shore deposit : SEAMUD
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Intelligible : CLEAR
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Movies' Eric : BLORE
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Mote : FLECK
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Asian tree : ACLE
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Scottish swift : CRAN
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Carbine : STEN
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Ways: Abbr. : RTES
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Ad ___ : REM
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Greek letter : ETA
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Pewter's base : TIN
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One-star men: Abbr. : BGS
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Onassis : ARI

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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