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POETIC THOUGHT

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 1976

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,710
Across
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Hair creams for Valentino : POMADES
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Intrigue : CABAL
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Complained : FUSSED
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" . . . shores of ___" : TRIPOLI
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Miss St. Johns : ADELA
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Star : ANTARES
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Legendary English town : ASTOLAT
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Full : SATED
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Like Paton's phalarope : TOOLATE
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Mind : HEED
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Hindu mendicant : NAGA
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Yardstick : RULE
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Vertical pipe : RISER
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Start of an Edna Millay verse : IDRANKATEVERYVINE
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Pamela or Perry : MASON
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Kind of broke : STONY
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Classified installation : SILO
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Formicary residents : ANTS
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Its capital is Athens : ATTICA
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European resort : EVIAN
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Table item : DISH
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Understand : GET
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More of verse : THELASTWASLIKETHE
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Science-writer Willy : LEY
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Compacter fodder : TRASH
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Abbe : LANE
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Suspicious : CHARY
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Smorgasbord item : EEL
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___ on (torment) : PREY
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Kind of house : PENT
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Adjusts the radio : TUNES
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TV game-show prizes : STEREOS
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More of verse : FIRST
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Kind of pool : SKITTLE
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Glacial ice form : SERAC
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Like some marshes : CANY
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Title for the Pres. : CINC
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Suffix for cash : IER
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Brains or beauty, e.g. : ASSET
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Sun or bridge : LAMP
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Minister under Mussolini : CIANO
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Asian sheep : SHA
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More of verse : ICAMEUPONNOWINESO
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Like a garrison: Abbr. : FTD
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Scruff : NAPE
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Cooling-off period : TRUCE
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Certain drums : SNARES
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Mars: Prefix : AREO
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Mouth part : ROOF
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Out of place : INAPT
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English potter : SPODE
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End of verse : WONDERFULASTHIRST
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Observes : NOTES
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Lawyer's concern : TORT
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___-cat : ONEA
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___ it (live in a certain way) : BACH
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Letter : EPISTLE
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Mexican friend : AMIGO
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To the right, in Paris : ADROITE
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Most compact : DENSEST
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Belief : TENET
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Proposition : THEOREM
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Paucity : DEARTH
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Pipe parts : STEMS
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Do ___ service (be of help) : YEOMANS
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Egyptian god : PTAH
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Differently: Abbr. : ORSE
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Bit : MITE
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Footless : APOD
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U.S. money unit : DOL
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Zoo resident : ELAND
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Hindu guitars : SITARS
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Lotharios : CASANOVAS
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Oklahoma city : ADA
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Sellout : BETRAYAL
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Northern native : ALEUT
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Dishes out : LADLES
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Like Roscoe Arbuckle : FAT
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Italian article : UNO
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Sometimes tall item : STORY
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No-no for pitched baseballs : SALIVA
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Getting rid of : ERASING
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U.S.-Russia objective : DETENTE
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Most arid : SEREST
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Major port, e.g. : GATEWAY
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Manifest : EVIDENT
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S. A. native : INCA
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Jewish deli offering : KNISH
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Top-drawer : ELITE
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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Welcome item : MAT
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Olympic VIP's : ATHLETES
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Superbowl champs : STEELERS
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Suave : OILY
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N.L. player : ASTRO
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Ohio city : NILES
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Seething : HECTIC
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___ bien : TRES
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Noted philosopher : KANT
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Quonset : HUT
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Literary nonachiever : ANTIHERO
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Made public : RELEASED
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River to North Sea : YSER
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She: It. : ESSA
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Fruit-jelly base : PECTIN
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Snoop : PRY
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Arctic explorer : RAE
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Recognition : FAME
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Computer programmer's concern : INPUT
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Word form for an Asian land : SINO
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Is certain : KNOWS
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Starred at a deb party : CAMEOUT
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Fine leather : CANEPIN
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___ luxury : LAPOF
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Matter : COUNT
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Conniving together : INCAHOOTS
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Kind of judgment : SNAP
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Vicki : CARR
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Unspoiled : PRISTINE
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Technical coll. : INST
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Full of: Suffix : OSE
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Truckled : FAWNED
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Walked en masse : TROOPED
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Tooth part : DENTINE
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"Potemkin" locale : ODESSA
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Annual sights in Pasadena : FLOATS
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Part of NATO : TREATY
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Medieval helmet : ARMET
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Hebrew letter : SADHE
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Bust's partner : BOOM
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Grass genus : AIRA
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Comb: Prefix : CTEN
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Makes hesitant sounds : HEMS
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W.W.II craft : LST
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Afr. land : ETH
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Treasure : GEM
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Collector's car : REO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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