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New York Times, Sunday, February 23, 1975

6-Down : Altar boy

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,325
Across
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Golden and teddy : BEARS
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Nom de plume : ALIAS
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Kind of line : WAIST
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Bitter : ACRID
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Person's level best : ALLONECANDO
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Concordant : AGREEABLETO
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Early movie : NICKELODEON
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Ukulele's relative : STEELGUITAR
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Mil. decoration : DSO
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Paint the ___ : LILY
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Aquatic plant genus : NAIAS
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Bed part : SLAT
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Popular street name : ELM
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Jack's need : PLAY
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Certain sound : BIRR
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Attacks : STORMS
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Units of measure: Abbr. : BBLS
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Western resort : TAOS
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Pro athlete's escape hatch : OPTION
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Silver ___ : EELS
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Peculiar, in Glasgow : ORRA
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Bosom, in Madrid : SENO
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Contort : GNARL
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Imaginary : UNREAL
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Disagreeable one : MEANIE
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Item for the Red Baron : IRONCROSS
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___ march on : STEALA
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Bargain area : BASEMENT
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Kind of days : SALAD
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Insecticides : TDES
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Calendar abbr. : DEC
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Stones: Abbr. : RKS
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Buffalo's relative : ANOA
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Start of a well-known poem : TWAS
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Region: Abbr. : TERR
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Vaulted recess : APSE
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Nanook et al. : ESKIMOS
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Scout's concern : DEED
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Links cries : FORES
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Obscures : DIMS
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Explosives : TNTS
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Emergency allotments : IRONRATIONS
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Hemingway : PAPA
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___ up (imprison) : SHUT
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Got the word : HEARD
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Show or flower : GIRL
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Flower parts : STAMENS
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Mexican people : TECO
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Punta del ___ : ESTE
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Kind of silver : FREE
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Indian weights : SERS
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Kind of nap : CAT
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Not discovered: Abbr. : UNK
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Hors d'oeuvre : PATE
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Looks closely : PEERS
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Eminence : PRESTIGE
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Like some garments : BELTED
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Grade-B era of good times : SILVERAGE
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Nucleus : KERNEL
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___ by (believes in) : SWEARS
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Blood: Prefix : HAEMA
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Early TV hero : NESS
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Medit. port : ACRE
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Concorde, etc. : SSTS
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___ d' : MAITRE
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Guaranteed : SURE
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U.S. publisher : OCHS
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Flower parts : SEPALS
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Present times : NOWS
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Palindrome start : ABLE
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Miss Hogg : IMA
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Archeologist's find : VASE
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Part of 74 Across : NITRO
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Cutter : SLED
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Dan McGrew's love : LOU
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Symbol of opulence : SILVERSPOON
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Certain Civil War figures : COPPERHEADS
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Defensive back, at times : INTERCEPTOR
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Tryst : ASSIGNATION
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Ray : SKATE
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Lorna : DOONE
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Climbs in a way : SHINS
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___ incognita : TERRA
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Brass ___ : BAND
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Region of Greece : ELIS
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Tropical dog : ALCO
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Asian soldier : ROK
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Fish-line parts : SNELLS
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Altar boy : ACOLYTE
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Kind of killer : LADY
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Like: Suffix : INE
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Handsome one : ADONIS
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Destroyer equipment : SONAR
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"Edie ___ lady" : WASA
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G-men: Abbr. : AGTS
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Choler : IRE
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Looks after : SEESTO
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Snitch : TELLON
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Arch supports : ABUTMENTS
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Second-century date : CLI
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Network : RETE
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Eur. country : ITAL
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Living quarters : DORM
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Familiar pen name : ELIA
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Seaweed product : AGAR
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Firm contract : IRONCLADAGREEMENT
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Carpentry tool : PLANE
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Churlish one : BOOR
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Yellow ochers : SILS
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Dried : SERE
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Divulges : BREAKSTHENEWS
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Persuaders of a sort : BRASSKNUCKLES
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Bryant : ANITA
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Turkish coins : PARAS
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Stepped on : TROD
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Sure thing : LEADPIPECINCH
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Business executives : SALESMANAGERS
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Gambling game : OMBRE
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"___ evil" : SEENO
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Beaver, for one : GNAWER
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Addicts : USERS
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Val et al. : LACES
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Moslem priests : IMAMS
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North Sea port : OSTEND
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Unyielding : STERN
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Most curious : NOSIEST
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Bureau : DRESSER
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Chisel or file : TOOL
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West : ADAM
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"Tell ___ the ... " : ITTO
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French painter : DORE
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___ salute (greets, in a way) : FIRESA
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Innkeepers' postings : RATES
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___ del Fuego : TIERRA
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Gone out : PASSE
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Checkbook leftovers : STUBS
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"Two ___ are better ... " : HEADS
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Pilgrimages : TREKS
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Stone slab : STELE
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Gold or scarlet : FEVER
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Albert ___, Nazi architect : SPEER
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Carry on : PERSEVERE
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Braid : PLAT
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Vestige : TRACE
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Works on edging : TATS
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Stitchbirds : IHIS
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Zoo attractions : GNUS
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Good sailor's asset : SEALEGS
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Assembled : MASSED
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Mideast city : ALEPPO
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Rushing sound : SWOOSH
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Hackneyed : OLDHAT
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Paris area : PARC
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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European capital : BERN
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Egyptian goddess : ISIS
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Fine fur : MINK
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Can. province : ALTA
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High ___ : NOON
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Concerning : INRE
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Ride : SPIN
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Retreat : LAIR
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Redolence : ODOR
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Annapolis campus : USNA
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Animal expert : VET
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Western Indian : OTO
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Greek letter : PSI
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After printemps : ETE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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