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ALONG THE GRAIN

New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 1971

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.02, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 610 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,897
Across
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Peak : TOR
4
Rhine study : ESP
7
Jeff Davis, for one : SECEDER
14
Home for some : PAD
17
Mat. time : AFT
20
Sayings : ANA
21
W. W. II area : ETO
22
Wilmot, for one : PROVISO
23
Chem. suffix : OSE
24
Golfer's problem : LIE
25
John Adam's party : FEDERAL
27
Lovers of cruelty : SADISTS
28
Certain pitches : SLIDERS
30
Work hard : TOIL
31
Tang : NIP
33
Order to a broker : SELL
34
Actual being : ESSE
36
School course : ARTS
37
Travelers' range : FOURCORNERSOFTHEEARTH
42
Scheduled : DUE
43
Exposes : AIRS
44
Reactor part : CORE
45
One of a Poe pair : PIT
46
Grimaces : FACES
49
Sweetsop : ATES
50
Worried about : CARED
51
Birthplace of Mohammed : MECCA
55
Bible book : AMOS
56
Persian tiger : SHER
57
Boot, in Paris : BOTTE
58
"Money is ___ of . . . " : THEROOT
60
Eur. country : GER
61
Evian and Vichy : SPAS
62
Entices : LURES
63
Gunsight : BEAD
64
Reine's spouse : ROI
65
Attire, in old Rome : ORNATUS
67
September times : MORNS
68
Capricorn : GOAT
69
Digits: Abbr. : NRS
70
Steering brace : TIEROD
71
Stop : CEASE
72
Uneven : EROSE
73
Chew of tobacco : CUD
74
Eight : CREW
75
Handy shopping spot : CORNERSTORE
77
Places : LOCI
78
Blockhead : ASS
79
Embers : COALS
80
Greek letters : BETAS
81
Casabas : MELONS
83
Insect study: Abbr. : ENT
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Parts of innings : OUTS
85
Dress up : PREEN
86
Like Buster Keaton : DEADPAN
87
One of a Latin trio : AMO
88
Pitcher parts : LIPS
89
Hoof sounds : CLOPS
90
Exploit : MILK
91
Japanese statesman : ITO
92
Feelings of malice : RANCORS
94
Disorder : CHAOS
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Fishing maneuver : CAST
96
Max or Buddy : BAER
97
Scoff : SNEER
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Edge : BRINK
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Arrange : SORT
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Antiquated : PASSE
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Smidgen : DAB
103
Relative : AUNT
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Point of land : SPIT
105
Corrode : EAT
106
Land's End, Falmouth, etc. : CORNISHCOASTOFENGLAND
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Garment seen at U.N. : SARI
114
S. A. monkey : TITI
115
Stratum : TIER
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Scand. country : NOR
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Flying prefix : AERO
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Deceived : TRICKED
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Drop ___ (write briefly) : ALINETO
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Sextant scale : VERNIER
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Salutation : AVE
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Western state: Abbr. : ORE
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Soup ingredients : NOODLES
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French season : ETE
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Channel : GAT
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Babylonian god : BEL
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Draft initials : SSS
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People with hunches : SENSERS
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Naval craft: Abbr. : LST
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Relatives of mins. : HRS
Down
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White House name : TAFT
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___ a kind : ONEOF
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Transistor : RADIO
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Poetic word : EER
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Posture : STANCE
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Salk's conquest : POLIO
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Navy guards: Abbr. : SPS
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Stenos' needs : ERASERS
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Black Chamber workers : CODERS
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Three monkeys' taboos : EVILS
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Inconveniences : DISLOCATES
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Grafted flower unit : ROSETREE
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Chaser of a sort : POSSE
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Not alert : ASLEEP
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___ gratia : DEI
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Put on guard : ALERT
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Forth or Clyde : FIRTH
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Storm Country girl : TESS
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Dodges : ELUDES
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Snakebird : DARTER
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Babbles : PRATES
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Outbuilding : SHED
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European land: Abbr. : RUS
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U.S. physicist : NIER
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Defense positions : FORTS
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Pointed : AIMED
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Bundle of sticks : FAGOT
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Certain citizen : AMERICANMAN
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Basic element : CORNERSTONE
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Exclamations : AHAS
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Town in Newfoundland : CORNERBROOK
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Endless supplies : CORNUCOPIAS
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Harmonizes : COORDINATES
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Panay people : ATIS
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Tater : SPUD
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Case for church cloth : BURSE
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Comb in a way : TEASE
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Emotion : HATE
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Put away : STOW
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Bank deals : LOANS
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Yokels : BOORS
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Greek god : ARES
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Blackbirds : MERLS
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Despairing sound : GROAN
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Covers : COATS
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Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
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Faucet reading : COLD
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Bridge ploys : COUPS
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Permeates : SEEPS
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Tire fault : LEAK
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Rope fiber : COIR
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Soften : MELT
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Certain noise : SNORE
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Hearing devices : EARS
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Tara, for instance : PLANTATION
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Columbia, for one: Abbr. : DIST
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Navigation aid : LORAN
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Tough cloth : CHINO
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Fur animal : MARTEN
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Hardwicke : CEDRIC
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Eur. carp : CRUCIANS
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Hairdo : COIF
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P. I. peninsula : BATAAN
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Thai money : BAHT
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Show-off : SPORTER
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Friend : PAL
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Some dogs : BITERS
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Eng. essayist : STEELE
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Wading birds : EGRETS
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Do the honors at dinner : CARVE
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Record parts : SIDES
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Rinses out, in Scotland : SINDS
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Unusual : NOVEL
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Stable sound : NEIGH
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Doleful, to poets : DREAR
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Attempt : STAB
118
Scraps : ORTS
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Ring outcomes : KOS
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Affection, in Scotland : LOE
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W. W. II org. : OSS
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On Social Security: Abbr. : RET

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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