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J. A. Felker
J. A. Felker

ANSWERING SERVICE

New York Times, Sunday, March 11, 1973

Author:
J. A. Felker
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
J. A. Felker has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 64-Across is as it appeared, but more correctly, Esau was the pottage client, and Jacob was the dealer.

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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,611
Across
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City in Iraq : BASRA
6
Medit. island, to French : SARDE
11
Shaggy beast : BISON
16
Poker item : CHIP
20
Come to pass : OCCUR
21
Pasty : ASHEN
22
Plump : OBESE
23
English architect : SOANE
24
Forget-me-not : WHATISTHEFLOWEROFALASKA
28
Elusive one : EEL
29
Pompous : STILTY
30
Russian river : NERIS
31
Botfly : NITTER
32
Phooey! : DRAT
34
Med. course : ANAT
35
Ore vein, in England : SCRIN
36
French documents : PAPIERS
37
Engine-room worker : OILER
39
Tibet's capital : LHASA
40
Backward ones : DODOS
41
Catch : SNARE
43
Hammer : MAUL
44
Trousers, in Bonn : HOSEN
45
Actor Erwin : STU
48
Snails, for one : WHATARELITTLEBOYSMADEOF
54
Takes on : HIRES
55
Dam's mate : SIRE
56
Irish river : NORE
57
German king : OTTO
58
About : INRE
59
Chemical compound : ESTER
60
Navigation aid : LORAN
61
Palmer et al. : ARNIES
63
Musical work: Abbr. : CTO
64
Pottage dealer : ESAU
65
Smart guy : ALEC
66
Olive genus : OLEA
67
Two : HOWMANYPINTSAREINAQUART
76
Birds' class : AVES
77
"Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
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Radios : SETS
79
"___, team!" : YEA
80
Des ___ : MOINES
83
Spinal and vocal : CORDS
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Blackjack player's words : HITME
86
O'Casey : SEAN
87
Lo, in Italy : ECCO
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Miss Mater : ALMA
89
Wild ox : ANOA
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Play : ENACT
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Tipperary : WHEREISITALONGLONGWAYTO
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Desperate trio : SOS
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Consumers : USERS
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Mottled : ROEY
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Does gardening : RAKES
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Doubly : AGAIN
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Plant shoot : SCION
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German poet : HEINE
107
Retards : DEADENS
110
Place for art : SALON
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Time of day : MORN
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Red quartz : SARD
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___ last! : ATLONG
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Georgia city : MACON
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Cheer up : SOLACE
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Music group : DUO
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Rome : WHEREARETHESPANISHSTEPS
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City near Arles : NIMES
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Hitherto : ASYET
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Server : LADLE
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Certain cone : TEPEE
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Warm-sea fish : SCAD
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Poker Flat author : HARTE
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U. S. chemist and family : UREYS
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Ponies up : ANTES
Down
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Yielded : BOWED
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Belly ___ (grouch) : ACHER
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La ___ : SCALA
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Dirt-road feature : RUT
5
Onassis et al. : ARIS
6
Red wood : SATINE
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Squared stone : ASHLAR
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Butler : RHETT
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Challenge : DEFY
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Photo-lab abbr. : ENL
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Retreats : BOWERS
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Michener locale : IBERIA
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Finch : SERIN
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Spanish bears : OSOS
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Old clock : NEF
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Raccoons' relatives : COATIS
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Dispatch : HASTE
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Printing-press part : INKER
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Boscs : PEARS
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___ banana peel : SLIPONA
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More corny : STALER
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Available : ONCALL
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Wreath : ANADEM
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Perfectly : TOATEE
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___-eye : SHUT
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Grammar case: Abbr. : POSS
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Cleo's servant : IRAS
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Newer : LATER
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Dean : DOYEN
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Religion of East : SHINTO
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Kind of mind : NARROW
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Entangle : MIRE
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Roman epistle writer : HORACE
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Bristle: Prefix : SETI
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Kind of bag : TOTE
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Certain saucers : UFOS
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Pronoun : WHICH
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Certain writings : ESSAYS
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Prepared to smoke : LITUP
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___ Gay (W. W. II plane) : ENOLA
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Auger : BORER
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Blue river, to Germans : DONAU
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Slaves of old : ESNES
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Endures : LASTS
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Winged : ALATE
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Order forms: Abbr. : REQS
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House part : EAVE
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Kind of show : ONEMAN
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Estate house : MANOR
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Tristram's lady et al. : ISOLTS
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Bellini's lady : NORMA
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Kind of wave : TIDAL
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"That ___ much for me" : ISTOO
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Nautical response : AYEAYE
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Responds : REACTS
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Musical direction : TANTO
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London backstreets : MEWS
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Spanish eight : OCHO
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Desserts : ICES
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Memorial pile : CAIRN
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Uta of stage : HAGEN
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Thoroughly : INLY
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Adders, etc. : SNAKES
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Welsh John : EWAN
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O'Neill and McCarthy : EUGENES
93
Congo town : ISANGA
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Six, in Ponce : SEIS
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___ Hound (Canis Major) : ORIONS
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Time of day : NOON
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Dr. Seuss character : GRINCH
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Esteemed : ADORED
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Chest item : SACHET
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South African author : CLOETE
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In a pious way : HOLILY
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Takes out : ERASES
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Times of day : DAWNS
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Character : ETHIC
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Biblical town : ALEMA
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Butterfly : SATYR
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Haut ___ : MONDE
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Expert : ADEPT
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Sixteen annas : RUPEE
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Units, as of salts : DOSES
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Arizona sight : MESA
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Eur. river : SAAR
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Stadium sound : RAH
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Not sing. : PLU
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___-to-one odds : TEN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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