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GETTING WITH IT

New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 1972

Author:
Gladys V. Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Gladys V. Miller has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,261
Across
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Soviet agency : TASS
5
Conniptions : FITS
9
Horse for busting : BRONC
14
Popular savants : GURUS
19
Civilian dress : MUFTI
20
Molding : OGEE
21
"___ cock horse . . . " : RIDEA
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Sneezeweed : ALANT
23
Popular pad : AFRAMEHOME
25
Below, to poets : ADOWN
26
Chaliapin et al. : BASSOS
28
Cheap cigars : STOGIES
29
Teachers' degrees : PDBS
31
Claw : TALON
33
Explosive: Abbr. : TNT
34
Mend : HEAL
35
Mosque features : DOMES
36
Drunkard : TOPER
37
Algonquian : CREE
38
Discover : LEARN
40
Meat cut : BARON
41
U.S. penologist : LAWES
42
Bank name : TRUST
43
Cuckoos : ANIS
44
Of a disciple : LUKAN
45
Farm units : BARNS
46
___-a-brac : BRIC
47
User of mails: Abbr. : SDR
48
Resembling: Suffix : EAN
49
Suppresses : ELIDES
51
Recipient : GRANTEE
54
Concubines, in Turkey : ODALIKS
57
Cousins of 14 Across : YOGIS
58
Problem pupils : DROPOUTS
59
Popular rhythm : FOLKROCK
61
Cain's land : NOD
62
Large amounts : REAMS
63
Fixed course : RUT
64
From, in Paris : DES
65
Alder: Scot : ARN
67
Begins to like : TAKESTO
69
Advise, old style : REDE
70
Harness pieces : HAMES
73
Norwegian composer : GRIEG
75
Kansas river, with Creek : SAPPA
76
Gives up : CEDES
77
Basque city : IRUN
78
Reneges, new style : COPSOUT
80
___ generis : SUI
81
Olympic skater Schenk : ARD
82
Hodges : GIL
83
Snack items : PATES
84
Women's thing : LIB
86
Certain escapes : BAILOUTS
90
Mod costume : HOTPANTS
92
Kiel or Welland : CANAL
94
Tense : UPTIGHT
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"___ be neat . . . " (Jonson) : STILLTO
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Bible book : HAGGAI
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Fr. preposition : AUX
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Man's name : IRA
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Necklines : VEES
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Poisons : BANES
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Smoking material of today : GRASS
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After I, J, K, L : MNOP
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Finger painting, often : SMEAR
108
Tree enemy : BORER
109
Certain dogs : CHOWS
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Korean port : MOKPO
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Plant : WORT
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Quartz gems : SARDS
113
Novelist Alan : PATON
114
Parcel's associate : PART
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Hirt and Kaline : ALS
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Mass. town : ATHOL
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Organization: Abbr. : SYST
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Cassock : SOUTANE
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River to Oder : NEISSE
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Certain record : DIARY
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Modern theatrics : HAPPENINGS
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Assert : STATE
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___ cit. : INLOC
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Russian police : OGPU
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Greek jar : ASKOS
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Austrian area : TYROL
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Under, to poets : NEATH
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Fuse : WELD
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
Down
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Clump : TUFT
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Mod coiffure : AFROHAIRDO
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Old hands : STAGERS
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Ape : SIMIAN
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Cries of disgust : FOHS
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" . . . but ___ on forever!" : IGO
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"O ___! O mores!" : TEMPORA
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Initial funds : SEEDMONEY
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Generals, etc. : BRASS
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Free of : RID
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Early French king : ODO
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Columbia and Reston, e.g. : NEWTOWNS
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Appetizers : CANAPES
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Eva of films : GABOR
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Headland : RAS
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Loose, in today's world : UNSTRUCTURED
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Sticks' colleagues : STONES
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Gender: Abbr. : MAS
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Lamprey : EEL
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Printer's mark : STET
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Franklin : BEN
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French article : LES
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N. or S. state : DAK
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Vetches : TARES
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Fiber: It. : CRINO
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Vegas or Palmas : LAS
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___ the line (last stop) : ENDOF
40
Swindle : BUNKO
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Airs of gentility : LADIDAS
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Skeet devices : TRAPS
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Hideouts : LAIRS
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Intolerant one : BIGOT
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Headache dose : BROMO
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Sommer and namesakes : ELKES
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Chaney : LON
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Persona non ___ : GRATA
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Music work : ETUDE
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Western park : ESTES
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Famous John : ALDEN
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Heraldic bends : SCARPES
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French sculptor : DESPIAU
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Mr. Kringle : KRISS
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Nixon or Agnew: Abbr. : REPUB
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Neighbor of Neb. : KAS
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Spaded again : REDUG
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Stock listings : HIGHS
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Running wild : ARIOT
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Big campus, today : MULTIVERSITY
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Reached : GOTTO
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Actor Clu ___ : GULAGER
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___ de Guerre : CROIX
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Jargons : CANTS
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Bell sounds : TINGS
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Oklahoma city : ALTUS
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More faint : PALER
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Meadow sound : BAA
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Card-game remark : IPASS
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Places for modern Platos : THINKTANKS
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Barber's utensil : STROP
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Fold : PLEAT
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Brake plants : CANES
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Rock-festival background : LIGHTSHOW
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Certain foreign policy : HARDLINE
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Mil. address : APO
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Russian composer : BORODIN
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Origin : ROOTAGE
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Plant beard : AWN
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Tenon's partner : MORTISE
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Kind of dive : SWAN
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Bother : MOLEST
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Cry of contempt : BAH
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Islet : CAY
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Kea and Loa : MAUNAS
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Trinidad band material : STEEL
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___ out (lose one's nerve) : PSYCH
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U.S. writer : POE
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Regarding : ASTO
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Potato : SPUD
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Dinh Diem et al. : NGOS
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Feminine suffix : ESS
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Medit. island: Abbr. : SAR
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Carte or mode : ALA
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Nonsense! : ROT
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Verbal adjective: Abbr. : PPL

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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