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CREATURES IN HIDING

New York Times, Sunday, February 24, 1974

Author:
John Willig
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,961
Across
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Vast : COSMIC
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Scratched : RAKED
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Auditors: Abbr. : CPAS
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Of the kidneys : RENAL
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Relaxed : ATEASE
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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"___ Make a Deal" : LETS
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Put forth effort : EXERT
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Partisan leader : GORILLACHIEF
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Havoc : OTTERCHAOS
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Shoe size : EEE
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One or another : EITHER
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"___ the Lord . . . " : IPRAY
33
Run off : ELOPE
34
Oom Paul, e.g. : BOER
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Sluggish one : SNAIL
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Obscure : BLUR
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Total : SUM
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Kitchen gear : PANS
41
Distresses : PAINS
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Pastime for Lucullus : FEASTING
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Zoo category : PRIMATE
48
___ force : BRUTE
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A votre ___! : SANTE
50
Farm agency: Abbr. : REA
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Give consent : ACCEDE
52
Induce to join : PROCELOTIZE
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Stuff into : CRAM
55
Flightless birds : RHEAS
56
Talk nonsense : PRATE
57
Prefix with gram or meter : AERO
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Ready: Fr. : PRETE
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Eartha : KITT
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Color for the 1890's : MAUVE
61
Turkish titles : AGHAS
63
Fisherman, at times : REELER
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Chemical suffix : YNE
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Unrestrained uproar : PANDAMONIUM
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Sculptor, e.g. : SHAPER
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Do a coat job : RELINE
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Before H.S.T. : FDR
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___ to (be capable of) : FEELUP
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Suppose : ASSUME
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Disguises : CAMELFLAGES
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Pronoun : HIM
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Eye inflammation : IRITIS
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Bonding agents : GLUES
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Small amounts : IOTAS
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___ fever : RANA
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Hindu title : RANEE
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Open to question : MOOT
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Essence : ATTAR
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Hundred: Prefix : CENTI
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Resolute : PORPOISEFUL
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Caribbean export : SUNTAN
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Holy ___ : SEE
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Eats : DINES
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Capers : DIDOS
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Sets on : ATTACKS
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Callous : HARDENED
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Modify : ALTER
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Athletic rewards: Abbr. : LTRS
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Still : YET
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Wait ___ : ABIT
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Importune : PRESS
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Amateur: Var. : TIRO
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Apply oneself : LAYTO
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Gandhi, for one : HINDU
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Appalachian range : RAMAPO
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Blue : SAD
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Lively exchange : GIBBONTAKE
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Forbidding : PROHIPPOTORY
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Winsor heroine : AMBER
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Light and dark : ALES
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Old name for Soviet region : OIROT
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Sharp-edged : ENSATE
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Exploits : DEEPS
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Uncle of Lancelot : BORS
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"Highwayman" author : NOYES
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Modish : DAPPER
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Modern U. S. composer : CAGE
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U. S. Indian : OTOE
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Browned : SERE
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Zetterling : MAI
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Belle ___, Nfld. : ISLE
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Monk, for one : CELIBATE
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Abundance : RICHES
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Son of Jacob : ASHER
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Dullea : KEIR
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Poetic word : ERE
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Clear-cut : DEFINITE
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Actress Leachman : CLORIS
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Flower part : PETAL
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Part of D. A.: Abbr. : ATTY
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Compass point : SSE
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Solitary one : RECLUSE
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Urge strongly : EXHORT
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Tide : NEAP
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Indonesian island group : AROE
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Military ranks: Abbr. : LTS
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Expiate : ATONE
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Have reference to : RELATE
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Comic-strip part : PANEL
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Gander's due : SAUCE
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Chemical prefix : BENZO
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Pitcher Lyle : SPARKY
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Gamin : URCHIN
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"Die ___" : MICETERSINGER
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Some diggings : PADS
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For the time being : PROTEM
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State and trade : FAIRS
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Non-pertinence : IRRELEPHANTCY
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Trimmer : NEATER
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More daring : GAMER
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Essential part : MEAT
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Cape Verde island : BRAVA
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Arouse, with "up" : STEAM
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Bluenose : PRUDE
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"Five-O's" island base : OAHU
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Woolly: Fr. : CREPU
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Velvety cloth : PANNE
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Resounds : PEALS
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Disables : MAIMS
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Where Mt. Aconcagua is : ANDES
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"___ Crazy" : GIRL
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Korea's Syngman et al. : RHEES
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Rain: Fr. : PLUIE
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"Why not take all ___?" : OFME
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Popeye's creator : SEGAR
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Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
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Ruinous : FATAL
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Spider: Lat. : ARANEA
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Former street sounds : CLOPS
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Self: Prefix : AUTO
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"___ a king" : FITFOR
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Water lily : LOTUS
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Earnings : INTAKE
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Where the locals gather : MAINST
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Part of I.R.A. : IRISH
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Did a job on the matador : GORED
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Calif. fish : RENA
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French impressionist : MONET
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Yellow-fever carrier : AEDES
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Skips, as classes : CUTS
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Shackle : PINION
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Lazed : IDLED
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Squelches : SITSUPON
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Honed : STROPPED
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Early kind of prison : DEBTORS
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Like a rat in ___ : ATRAP
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Den piece : DAYBEP
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"Gunsmoke" lawman : ARNESS
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Restricts : LIMITS
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Cheapskate : PIKER
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Western lake : TAHOE
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Key-pie ingredient : LIME
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French cleric : ABBE
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Aura : HALO
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Actor Calhoun : RORY
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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___ opera : SOAP
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Colorist : DYER
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Mild oath : GAD
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Stage drop : TAB
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Dolores Del ___ : RIO
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Recipe abbr. : TSP

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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