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SHAPING UP

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 1971

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,883
Across
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Marsh plant : SEDGE
6
Word of disgust : PSHAW
11
Comes in third : SHOWS
16
Ways : PATHS
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Written: Fr. : ECRIT
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In harmony : ATONE
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Realty sign : TOLET
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Moral code : ETHIC
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Pirates' milieu : THEGOLDENTRIANGLE
28
"Hi, ___!" : THERE
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Passable : SOSO
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Italian river : ADIGE
31
Kind of thief : SNEAK
32
Dig further : DEEPEN
33
Flower parts : STAMINA
35
Certain maid : LADYS
36
Section of Alps : BERNESE
37
Telly network : BBC
39
Certain shop : MENS
40
Lollapalooza : LULU
41
On ___ diet : ALEAN
42
Stirring up : ROILING
44
Khufu's milieu : GIZAPYRAMID
48
"Tiptoe" man : TIM
51
Disquiet : UNREST
52
Footnote's place : BELOW
53
Belgrade people : SERBS
54
Loosen : EASE
55
Quechuas : INCAS
56
"All ___, all dead" : SLAIN
57
Stuffed roast : FARCI
58
Idiom : ARGOT
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Norse name : NELS
60
To one side : APART
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Yucatan people : MAYAS
62
Boog Powell : ORIOLE
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Where jacks hang out : STEEPLES
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Utter delight : HEAVEN
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Limits : EXTENTS
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Izmir money : LIRE
69
Honshu town : ASO
70
Et ___ : ALII
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Verdi opus : REQUIEM
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Classify : ASSORT
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"___ the Sea" : RIDERSTO
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What "sumer is" : ICUMEN
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Gray : ASHEN
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Like a sumo wrestler : OBESE
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Same: Prefix : EQUI
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Tent parts : FLAPS
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Rope fiber : SISAL
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Nerve-cell part : AXONE
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Row : SCULL
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Hula hoops et al. : FADS
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___ Rapids : CEDAR
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City of Spain : AVILA
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Xmas in Pisa : NATALE
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Bering or Messina: Abbr. : STR
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Poor man's Riviera : CONEYISLAND
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Pre-school artist : COLORER
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After heart and head : ACHES
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Sale-tag word : ASIS
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Musical lines : BARS
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Road curve : ESS
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"Much Ado" role : CONRADE
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Lithium, for one : METAL
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" . . . thou ___, art far more fair . . . " : HERMAID
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Moths : EGGERS
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Legacy law : SASIC
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City near Cleveland : BEREA
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___ Eireann : DAIL
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___ once : ALLAT
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Crystal ball, to some : SPHEREOFINFLUENCE
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Peewee : REESE
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Irene's concern : PEACE
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One of the media : RADIO
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Musical "ssh!" : TACET
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Peace Nobelist, 1911 : ASSER
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Saracen quarters : TENTS
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Willow : OSIER
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Watchful : ALERT
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Nymph of fable : ECHO
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Skirt hoop, in a way : DRESSCIRCLE
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Gleason film role : GIGOT
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W. W. II area : ETO
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Amateur Santa's need : PADDING
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Mugs : STEINS
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Chesapeake Bay arm : HONGA
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Pony up : ANTE
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Who, in Bonn : WER
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Kind of comedian : STANDUP
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Before moon and dew : HONEY
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Prince Igor's wife et al. : OLGAS
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"One-and-a-two" man : WELK
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Anne, for one: Abbr. : STE
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Faded slowly, with "out" : PETERED
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Olympian : ATHENA
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Large brass container : THEPENTAGON
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Takes on : HIRES
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Vista : SCENE
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Complaint : LAMENT
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"That which ___ today . . . " : ISALAW
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Food shops : DELIS
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Equal to a mile : AMISS
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Where Manila is : LUZON
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Salten work : BAMBI
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Men from U.C.L.A. : BRUINS
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Auto hood in Leeds : BONNET
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Adam's mythical first wife : LILITH
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Let : LEASE
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Equipment : GEAR
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Violinist : YSAYE
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Showed an old movie : RERAN
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Certain lights : ARCS
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Arthurian lover : ISOLT
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Boundaries : METES
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Like a man-about-town : BLASE
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U.S. Indian : ERIE
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Kind of whale : SPERM
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Party gift : FAVOR
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Shaw : ARTIE
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Outsider : ALIEN
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Dixon's friend : MASON
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Chemical compound : OXIDE
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Ballet movements : PLIES
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Painter's gear : EASEL
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Girl's name : ELISE
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Field of activity : ARENA
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Berbers : RIFFS
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Student milieus : QUADRANGLES
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Sports men : UMPS
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Analyze ore : ASSAY
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Lamb Chop's boss : SHARI
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Poisons : TOXINS
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Page facing a verso : RECTO
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Conformist's fun : SQUAREDANCE
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Light fabrics : TULLES
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Raincoats : OILERS
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___ mémoire : AIDE
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Forward : BOLD
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Horse quality : SENSE
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Purpose : AVAIL
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Sauce for pasta : SALSA
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Students : COEDS
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Strasbourg's region : ALSACE
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Standard : NORMAL
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Flight of a kind : CHARTER
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Juvenal works : SATIRES
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Tend : CAREFOR
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Wrinkle : CREASE
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"Yowzah" band-leader of yore : BERNIE
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Brazilian state : CEARA
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Eyes : OGLES
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Writer on seapower : MAHAN
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Choose : ESECT
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Children's book : HEIDI
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Perfect : IDEAL
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German count : SPEE
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College degrees : BFAS
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Cake decorator : ICER
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Man from Riga : LETT
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Ostend or Brest: Abbr. : SPT
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Peruvian gold : ORO
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Lizard : UTA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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