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GETTING FAMILIAR

New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 1976

19-Across : Malay laws

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,724
Across
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Bede or Smith : ADAM
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Loki's son : NARE
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B'way sign : SRO
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Léman et al. : LACS
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Stock the pantry : STORE
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Threw an errant pass : OVERSHOT
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Malay laws : ADATS
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Edward H. Harriman : COLOSSUSOFROADS
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On earth : BELOW
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Historic council site : TRENT
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Casting ___ eyes : SHEEPS
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Blackbird : ANI
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" ... a woman be more like a ___?" : MAN
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Mecca pilgrimage : HADJ
31
Metric units: Abbr. : KGS
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N. or S. ___ : AMER
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Girl's nickname : ETTIE
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"You can fool ___ of ... " : SOME
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Dorothy Lamour : SARONGGIRL
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Superdome athletes : SAINTS
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George Herman Ruth : BAMBINO
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River isles : AITS
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Maximilian : SCHELL
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Like river deltas : SILTY
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Having stains : SOILY
51
Russian co-op : ARTEL
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___ Palmas : LAS
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U.S. fighter plane : SABREJET
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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Of an element : CERIC
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Kind of processing : DATA
63
Gardner : AVA
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Wings : ALAE
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Will Rogers : CHEROKEEKID
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Indigo : ANIL
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Luxury's offering : LAP
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Possessive : HERS
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Hidden spoiler : JOKER
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Congo river : UELE
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Touts : TIPSTERS
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Dance, in Paris : BAL
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Porkfish : SISIS
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Irish poet : YEATS
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Clear : LUCID
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Eleanor M. Patterson : CISSIE
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Kind of song : SWAN
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"Tinderbox of Europe" : BALKANS
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Pinch pennies : STINGE
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Mae West : DIAMONDLIL
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Defense org. : NATO
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Like a Ziegfeld girl : LEGGY
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Mr. 'iggins : ENRY
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Scottish denial : NAE
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Like Lowell's June day : RARE
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Compass point : ENE
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Poetic word : EER
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Do street repair : REPAVE
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Outburst : SPATE
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Not the same: Abbr. : ANOR
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Voting bellwether : MAINE
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P.T. Barnum : PRINCEOFHUMBUGS
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Pry : SNOOP
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Syrian's neighbor : LEBANESE
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Man or pitch : SALES
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Convey, as a hint : DROP
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News workers: Abbr. : EDS
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Raced : SPED
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Cast-off spouses : EXES
Down
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Ocean or City : ATLANTIC
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" ... braes o' bonny ___" : DOON
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"___ longa ... " : ARS
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Perle : MESTA
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Certain plastic surgery : NOSEJOB
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Resort near Asbury Park : AVON
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Broken : REFT
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Wander : ERR
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Sultan's relative : SHAH
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Town in Denmark : RODEKRO
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Cooperstown's lake : OTSEGO
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Places for retorts : LABS
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Drink : ADE
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Martha J. (Canary) Burke : CALAMITYJANE
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Lucy ___ (reformers) : STONERS
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Moonlight et al. : SONATAS
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Sea signal : SOS
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Eddy : SWIRL
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"Here ___ the Showboat" : COMES
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Indian beans : URDS
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Place: Abbr. : PSN
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Other: Prefix : HETER
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Sprightly : AGILE
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Breathe : INHALE
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Family members : MAS
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P.I.'s Aguinaldo : EMILIO
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Convenes : SITS
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"___ port in a storm" : ANY
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Keen, in Scotland : GAIR
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Snow's relative: Abbr. : SLT
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John J. Pershing : BLACKJACK
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Lascivious ones : LECHERS
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Like "Gulliver's Travels" : SATIRIC
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O.T. book : OBAD
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Side looks : LEERS
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"___ alive!" : SAKES
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Unfortunate : EVIL
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Bit of gossip : TALE
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Shaker contents : SALT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Alfred E. Smith : HAPPYWARRIOR
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Chessie et al.: Abbr. : RRS
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Ten: Prefix : DEK
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Huntley : CHET
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Wind-borne : EOLIAN
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One from down under : AUSSIE
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One side of life : SEAMY
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Pueblo Indian : TANO
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Run or market : BULL
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Spanish yeses : SIS
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Basket fiber : ISTLE
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Medieval verse : LAI
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Genetic initials : DNA
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Relatives of soubrettes : INGENUES
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Holiday potions : EGGNOGS
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___ cosine : SINEAND
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Like watery eyes : BLEARED
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Raked with bullets : STRAFED
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Observers : EYERS
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Composer Taylor : DEEMS
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Compass point : NNE
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Sancho Panza's mule : DAPPLE
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Vow : OATH
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Conserve : REUSE
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Upholstery cloth: Var. : REPP
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Pulsations: Abbr. : VIBS
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Spanish queen : ENA
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Ooze : SEEP
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Say cheese : POSE
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___-bodied : ABLE
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Mind: Prefix : NOO
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Church laws: Abbr. : CNS
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Beerbohm : MAX

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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