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TALE-BEARING

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1975

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Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 26, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,346
Across
1
Sermon topic : SIN
4
Half a bullet : DUM
7
Jackie's spouse : ARI
10
Certain carriers: Abbr. : RRS
13
Indian flour : ATTA
14
Oslo girl's name : INGA
16
Alloy base : ZINC
18
Radio time signal : BEEP
19
Study for an exam : CRAM
20
Pendant of a sort : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
24
Oil source : SHALE
25
Welsh dog : CORGI
26
Silver-tongued : ELOQUENT
27
Iceberg part : TIP
28
Profit margins : MARKONS
30
Antiquity : ELD
31
Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
32
Mid-season ballplayers : ALLSTARNINES
35
"Truth is the ___ of time" : DAUGHTER
38
Scoffed at : FLEERED
39
Carney : ART
40
Card game : LOO
41
Cleft, in Italy : FESSO
42
Eur. country : RUS
43
Wallace and Carey : GOVERNORS
49
Draft org. : SSS
50
Dinner or strait : JACKET
54
Boxer's need : ROBE
55
Friend of Snow White : DOPEY
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Cool : ALOOF
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Hay machine : BALER
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Fit to be tied : IRATE
59
Regeneration : PHOENIXRISENFROMASHES
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Down to ___ : EARTH
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Islamic devi : EBLIS
67
Pacific islands : BONIN
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Pocatello's state : IDAHO
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Brynner et al. : YULS
70
Scottish county : LANARK
71
Society girl : DEB
74
Swift and Voltaire : SATIRISTS
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Least bit : FIG
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Chutzpa : NERVE
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Topeka time : CST
80
Scottish alder : ARN
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Like Never-Never Land : UTOPIAN
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Nearly-extinct animals : FURSEALS
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Candidate for a cleanup : AUGEANSTABLE
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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Brooklyn campus : LIU
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Mary, Charles, etc. : STUARTS
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However : BUT
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Russell : ROSALIND
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___-lirra : TIRRA
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Marner : SILAS
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Upset a can of worms : OPENPANDORASBOX
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Aid's partner : ABET
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Sea birds : ERNS
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Vaccines : SERA
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Hamlet words : TOBE
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Word to Gridley : FIRE
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Bevan's nickname : NYE
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Bedford or Orleans : NEW
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Egg or wolf : BAD
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Mss. men : EDS
Down
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Kind of gown : STRAPLESS
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Phone-book entry : NAME
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Throw away : DISCARD
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Original : UNWORN
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Russian novelist's signature : MGORKI
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Kind of dye : AZO
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Layoff notice: Abbr : RIF
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Really! : INDEED
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Received, in Paris : RECU
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Soften one's stand : RELENT
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English pantry : SPENCE
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Not well-heeled man : ACHILLES
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Forty-niner : ARGONAUT
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Lily : CALLA
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Initials on a barracks door : BOQ
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Fast-food places : DINERS
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Lem, for one : MODULE
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Warehousing: Abbr. : STOR
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Advisory groups : STAFFS
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Miss West : MAE
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Fast plane : SST
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Its, in France : SES
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Mount for Hector : TROJANHORSE
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Shoelace job, in Phrygia : GORDIANKNOT
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Certain cards : HONORS
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Cocktail-party offerings : REFILLS
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Snead's burden : GOLFBAG
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Merle : OBERON
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Two gentlemen's home : VERONA
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Bright fish : OPAH
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Network : RETE
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Sinks, old style : SYES
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Boxing name : ALI
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___ Army of l894 : COXEYS
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Gymnast Olga : KORBUT
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Fled : RAN
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Egyptian god : BES
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Architect I. M. and family : PEIS
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"Mary ___ little ... " : HADA
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Handel work: Abbr. : ORAT
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Moral principles : ETHICS
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Family member : SIS
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Russian community : MIR
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Certain U.N. worker : LINGUIST
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N.Y. Knicks, at times : DRIBBLERS
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Size up : EVALUATE
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Poets Stephen and William : BENETS
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Venezia's land : ITALIA
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Fruit, in Naples : FRUTTA
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Conservation org. : EPA
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Hawaiian lavas : AAS
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Free of any levy : UNTAXED
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Type of ship: Abbr. : TSS
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Card game : FARO
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Closed : UNOPEN
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Flower-bed area: Var. : ROSERY
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Pools, in Scotland : LINNS
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Abrupt : SUDDEN
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Jewelry piece : EARBOB
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Brazilian weight : ARROBA
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Miss Bancroft : ANNE
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Certain records : LPS
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Yegg's goal : SAFE
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Bridge-player's words : IBID
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Deal or hide : RAW

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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