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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Saturday, March 22, 1975

52-Across : Flirtation

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,352
Across
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Lively party : WINGDING
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"Sticks and Bones" playwright : RABE
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West Indies Island : ANGUILLA
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Go on a pension : RETIRE
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No-trump declarer's needs : STOPPERS
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Watterson or W. A. White : EDITOR
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Certain zone: Abbr. : HOSP
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Himalayan native : BHUTANESE
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"___ body meet a ... " : IFA
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Croon : SING
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Area between buildings : INTERSPACE
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Porsena : LARS
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J. W. Riley and Jean Shepherd, e.g. : HOOSIERS
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Kind of power: Abbr. : ELEC
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Mountain : ALP
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Followers of a Chinese religion : TAOISTS
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Bleat : BAA
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Poet Allen : TATE
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Remiss : DERELICT
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Sufficient, poetically : ENOW
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Pros whose options have run out : FREEAGENTS
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Large bird : EMEU
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Hawaiian fare : POI
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Flirtation : DALLIANCE
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Religious group : SECT
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Building girders : IBEAMS
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Mythical monster of the Labyrinth : MINOTAUR
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Certain meeting : SUMMIT
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___ drink (ruins) : DRIVESTO
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Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
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Did news work : REPORTED
Down
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Shampoo : WASH
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"___ each life ... " : INTO
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Dinh Diem and others : NGOS
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Aquarium fish : GUPPIES
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Cheese or onion concoction : DIP
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___ de France : ILE
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U. S. union agency : NLRB
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Hockey wound : GASH
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Fortified work : REDAN
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Feeling excitement : ATINGLE
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Spiciness : BITE
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Love : EROS
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Fix a shoelace : RETIE
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Poetic word : ERE
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O. J. Simpson's univ. : USC
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Glass material : FRIT
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Floundering : ASEA
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"___ to Cook" : IHATE
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Actor Lloyd : NOLAN
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From ___ bottom : TOPTO
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Certain athlete : PRO
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Sotto voce : ASIDE
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Town in Wyoming : ALBIN
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Respond : REACT
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Vamooses : SCATS
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Meet a bet : SEE
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Pitfall : TRAP
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Lily of West : SEGO
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Young female sheep : EWELAMB
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Fish spear : LEISTER
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Holiday dinner : FEAST
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Hit and ___ : RUN
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Singer's warmup sounds : MIMIS
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Underworld god : DIS
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Border on : ABUT
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Golfer Tony : LEMA
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Naval Rank: Abbr. : CMDR
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Shannon's land : EIRE
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Bridge seat : EAST
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Foxy : CUTE
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Stepped on : TROD
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Tuck's partner : NIP
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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