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Kenneth Haxton
Kenneth Haxton

FIRE AND ICE

New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 1978

Author:
Kenneth Haxton
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Kenneth Haxton has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,424
Across
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Rid of frost : DEICE
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English draft horses : SHIRES
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U.S.-U.S.S.R. negotiations : SALT
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Gardenia, for one : ODOR
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Straightforward : HONEST
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Layer of the iris : UVEA
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Mideastern citizen : OMANI
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Snub : COLDSHOULDER
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What firemen do : GOTOBLAZES
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Word of regret : ALAS
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Booted one : ERRED
30
Protection : AEGIS
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Stick to : ADHERE
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Time of light : DAY
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Type of jury : PETIT
35
Kidded : JIVED
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Broadway hit : GREASE
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Where Orpheus almost triumphed : HADES
38
Hock and sack : WINES
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The Fourth Estate : PRESS
40
Where Mrs. Stowe lived : ANDOVER
43
Pulitzer Prize poet: 1924 : ROBERTFROST
45
Hijack : ROB
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No longer immaculate : SOILED
49
Tanned, in a way : CURED
50
Like Bo Peep's sheep : LOST
51
Mexican's wherewithal : PESO
52
Like U.S.A.F. messages : CODED
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Followed one's trade : PLIED
54
Gather : AMASS
56
One of the media : RADIO
57
"___ tale's best for winter": Shak. : ASAD
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Breakfast fiber : BRAN
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High dudgeon : RAGE
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TV newsman : RATHER
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Flavius's foot : PES
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Oscar winner in 1975 : GEORGEBURNS
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Top dogs in college : SENIORS
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Close : NEARBY
69
Thesmothete : SOLON
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Tap : SPIGOT
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Equine ophthalmia : MOONEYE
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Cordial greeting : WARMWELCOME
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Peck role, for short : MAC
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Eric Blair's pen name : ORWELL
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Goatlike creature : FAUN
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"Trinity" author : URIS
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"Nor iron bars a ___" : CAGE
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Indian princes : RAJAS
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Ballet ___ : RUSSE
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Lithuanian port: Ger. : MEMEL
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Luce subject : WOMEN
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Siouan Indians : OTOS
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Wrongful act : TORT
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Evangelist McPherson : AIMEE
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Voiced : SONANT
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Beak : NEB
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White elephant of a sort : FROZENASSET
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Certifies : ATTESTS
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Region, to Shelley : CLIME
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Gravelly ridge : ESKER
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Maverick : STRAY
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Three-base hits : CLOUTS
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Afghan V.I.P. : AMEER
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Tacitus's tongue : LATIN
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Cartoonist Gardner : REA
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"The Count of Monte ___" : CRISTO
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Massage : KNEAD
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Town retaken by Joan of Arc: 1430 : MELUN
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Cheats : CONS
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Bushmen's kin : HOTTENTOTS
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"To ___ let virtue be as wax": Hamlet : FLAMINGYOUTH
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Had the misery : ACHED
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Heckelphone's cousin : OBOE
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Wife abandoned by Paris : OENONE
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Tidal flood : EAGRE
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Legal equal : PEER
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Pigs' abodes : PENS
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Former capital of Brittany : RENNES
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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Ten : DECAD
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Suburb of Harrisburg : ENOLA
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Tooth adjunct : INLAY
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Rechewable items : CUDS
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Cold cubes in Köln : EIS
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U.S. marathon runner : SHORTER
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Moslem maidens in Paradise : HOURIS
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Bayou : INLET
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Mr. Foxx : REDD
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Native: Suffix : ESE
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Under great tension : STRAINED
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Intimate : SUGGEST
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Eschew : AVOID
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Porter's "___ Do It" : LETS
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The way, in China : TAO
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Kin of the Poncas : OMAHAS
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Stuns : DAZES
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Burden, in Bologna : ONERE
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Upturn : RISE
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Adjective for Methuselah : OLDEST
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Paid attention : HEEDED
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Least furnished : BAREST
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At all : EVER
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Did road work : PAVED
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Agreed : JIBED
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Coarse : GROSS
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Sank a putt : HOLED
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Was clad in : WORE
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Bacon's forte : PROSE
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Songwriters' org. : ASCAP
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Slipknot : NOOSE
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Flimflammed with flattery : DIDASNOWJOB
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Regretful : RUING
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Gonfalons : FLAGS
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Tucker and predecessors : REDHOTMAMAS
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American dogwood : OSIER
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Louts : BOORS
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Wine-honey-spice drink : CLARY
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Cookout spot : PATIO
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Lunar ___ : PROBE
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Hood's missile : ARROW
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Shelly, the drummer : MANNE
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Buffalo's home : RANGE
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Semiprecious stone : BERYL
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Champagne center : REIMS
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Scottish highlanders : GAELS
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"His hands were hairy, as his brother ___ hands": Gen. 27:23 : ESAUS
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Carried along : BORNE
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Damage : SPOIL
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Trojan hero: Var. : ENEAS
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Rock debris : SCREE
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Oligophrenic : MORON
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Speak floridly : ORATE
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Squander : WASTE
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"The Pawnbroker" director : LUMET
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Facient : AGENT
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Piggy-bank fillers : CENTS
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Fodder plant : FURZE
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Little chief hare : CONEY
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Hostelry sign : ROOMS
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Marner, for one : MISER
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Legendary Irish beauty : EMER
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Wagnerian god : WOTAN
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Salamander : TRITON
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"You ___ It" (former TV show) : ASKEDFOR
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Sequence : STRING
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Grooved : FLUTED
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Avengers : NEMESES
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Out of port : ASEA
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Brings into harmony : ATTUNES
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English fruit hawker : COSTER
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Brackish : SALINE
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Italian philosopher : CROCE
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Agile : LITHE
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Composer Bruckner : ANTON
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Bad buy : LEMON
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Maquillage item : ROUGE
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Pale : ASHEN
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Fellow : CHAP
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Honshu port : KOBE
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"Buddenbrooks" author : MANN
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Blazer : COAT
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Zenith : TOP
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Golfer Trevino : LEE
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Truckler's reply : YES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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