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Jim Page
Jim Page

BLUE NOTES

New York Times, Sunday, March 3, 1974

71-Down : Moves quietly

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,968
Across
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Locust tree : ACACIA
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Vex : FRET
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Kind of onion : PEARL
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Pompous in speech : OROTUND
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Bob Cratchit, e.g. : CLERK
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Word on a dollar bill : ANNUIT
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Spanish drama : COMEDIA
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Crystal set : RADIO
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Films' Buster et al. : CRABBES
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Colors : HUES
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Blues : MISERIES
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Balm for sore feet : HOTBATH
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Curve : ESS
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Did a sea job of a sort : PIRATED
30
Oxford shoe : BAL
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Powder anew : RETALC
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Sorensen, to friends : TED
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Mutts : CURS
37
Group of three : TRIAD
38
___-cat (ball game) : ONEA
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Talking bird : MYNA
40
Point ___, Fire Island : OWOODS
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Bridge high-low play : SIGNAL
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S. J. Perelman book : ACRESANDPAINS
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Shanks' and old gray : MARES
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Command : BEHEST
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Wrest : REND
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Blood state: Suffix : EMIA
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Moldings : OGEES
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" ... ___ but a whimper" : ABANG
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Doctrine : ISM
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Actor Walter et al. : ABELS
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O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Merganser : SMEW
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Wagnerian maiden : SENTA
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Clinch breaker : REF
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Alpinist's goal : CREST
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Moonshine gear : STILL
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River to North Sea : YSER
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Hindu caste : AHIR
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Places for key plays : PIANOS
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Break out : ERUPT
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"The busy bee has no ___" (Blake) : TIMEFORSORROW
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Montgomery and family : CLIFTS
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"Jack, be ___" : NIMBLE
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Tops : AONE
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Willing, of old : LIEF
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Fencing move : APPEL
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Kind of needle : PINE
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Fabled bird : ROC
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Do a mortgage job : ASSESS
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Agent: Suffix : ATOR
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Long time : EON
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Noisemaker in Dundee : BAGPIPE
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Soak : RET
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Mather and Bowl : COTTONS
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Egregious : FLAGRANT
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Item in Beaufort's scale : GALE
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Burke's output : PEERAGE
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Napoleon's lot : EXILE
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Quake : TREMBLE
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Mortimer et al. : SNERDS
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Minnelli and Doolittle : LIZAS
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Like Shakespeare's sleave : RAVELED
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Girl's nickname : TESSA
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Legal right : LIEN
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One with a thought : OPINER
Down
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Stimulate : AROUSE
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Fails : COMESTOGRIEF
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Noun suffixes : ATES
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Rechewable item : CUD
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Adverse : INIMICAL
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Bay in Gulf of Calif. : ADAIR
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Like some slacks : FLARED
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Decorated again : REDID
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Canal : ERIE
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Ring decisions : TKOS
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Turkish titles: Var. : PACHAS
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Sign up : ENROL
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Pre-med course : ANAT
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Resembling latex : RUBBEROID
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Drink, to W. C. Fields : LIBATION
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Earth pigment : OCHER
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Minoan's home : CRETE
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Groups of four : TETRADS
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Casts off : SHEDS
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Stayed put : SAT
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Pretexts : PLEAS
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Grain by-product : BRAN
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Toughen : ANNEAL
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Vesicle : CYST
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Miss Merkel : UNA
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Nasal sounds : TWANGS
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Hodgepodge : MESS
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Start the bidding : OPEN
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Vilify : SMEAR
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Metrical foot: Fr. : IAMBE
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Shield : AEGIS
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Flimflam : CHEAT
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Biblical unicorn : REEM
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Sounds from Dixieland : DRAWLS
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Ravel favorite : BOLERO
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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On earth : BELOW
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Word for a bore : INSUFFERABLE
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Trod, to poets : STEPT
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Trading places : MARTS
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Actor Maximilian : SCHELL
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Vega or Polaris : STAR
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High nests: Var. : EYRIES
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Abundant : RIFE
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Beget : SIRE
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Shrub of Africa : AMBERTREE
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Corn ___ : PONE
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Girl's name : ELISE
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Moves quietly : TIPTOES
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Powerless : IMPOTENT
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"Don't ___ on my parade" : RAIN
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Trinity member : SON
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Bunkum : CLAPTRAP
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Civil-rights org. : NAACP
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___ question (raises doubt) : POSESA
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Loose coat : RAGLAN
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Monsters : OGRES
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Auditor: Abbr. : CPA
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Wall St. bear : SELLER
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Horse : STEED
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Graduate degrees : ENGDS
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Billiard-ball's footing : BAIZE
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Prelim's relative : INTRO
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They fit in locks : OARS
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Cut down : FELL
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Roman 62 : LXII
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Govt. agents : GMEN
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Midianite king : EVI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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