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UNDER THE COUNTER

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1972

11-Down : Name for phone co.

Author:
Walter McSherry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18 Grid has duplicate clues.
Walter McSherry has 1 known pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,240
Across
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Babe in Wall St. : LAMB
5
___ march on : STEALA
11
Marquand's Mr. et al. : MOTOS
16
Watering spot : SPA
19
Drug plant : ALOE
20
Tawdry : TINSEL
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Type of mail : AIRLETTER
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Church court : ROTA
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Ancient: Prefix : ARCHAE
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Wall St. and poker items : BLUECHIPS
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Briefs of a sort : SHORTSALES
28
Curve : ESS
29
Church area : APSE
30
Salvation, e.g. : ARMY
31
Irish county : DONEGAL
34
Topography : TERRAIN
37
Analyzes a sentence : PARSES
39
Diamond gal : LIL
40
Chem. suffix : ENE
41
Compass point : SSE
42
Luzon native : IGOROT
44
Certain marbles : ELGIN
47
Millay and Best : EDNAS
49
Paperback : BOOKLET
51
Hair color : AUBURN
53
In working order : USABLE
57
Beauty spot : MOLE
58
Physicist Bruno : ROSSI
60
Gate fee : ADMISSION
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Wall St. saying, with 70 Across : THELITTLEGUY
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City near Moscow : ISTRA
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Opposite of bid : ASK
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See 62 A. : ISALWAYSWRONG
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Religious school: Abbr. : SEM
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Dispirit : CHILL
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Minding the business : STOREKEEPING
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Caused trouble : MADEASTIR
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Weird : EERIE
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San ___ : REMO
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Make certain : ENSURE
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Duke of Windsor : EDWARD
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Receives : ACCEPTS
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One who quotes : CITER
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Eggs a la ___ : RUSSE
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Maid of Astolat : ELAINE
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Old exclamation : SOH
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Formal wear, for short : TUX
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Seize : NAB
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Ledger items : ASSETS
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Intact fossil specimen : PROTYPE
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Junkyard, for one : EYESORE
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Arthritis drug : ACTH
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Regarding : ASTO
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Greek letter : CHI
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Manhattan address : WALLSTREET
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Favorites of cool investors : HOTISSUES
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Freedom of a sort : PAROLE
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Shot and shell : AMMO
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Starts : INITIATES
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Academy men : PLEBES
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Coal bed : SEAM
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Part of a genus: Abbr. : SSP
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Stone slab : STELE
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Passover events : SEDERS
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Truman monograms : HSTS
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Porsena : LARS
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Hilo hello : ALOHA
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Military car setup : MOTORPOOL
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Downbeat of sorts : BEARMARKET
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Harangue : TIRADE
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Surround : ENCLOSE
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Pale : ASHEN
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Rent : LEASE
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Drink : ALE
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Name for phone co. : MABELL
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Some stocks : OILS
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Extended credit to : TRUSTED
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Shout : OLE
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Regulatory group: Abbr. : SEC
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Grass genuses : STIPAS
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Wasp genus : PEPSIS
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M. Lupin : ARSENE
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Alpine area : TYROL
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Smooth-talking : GLIB
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Japanese aborigine : AINU
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Weariness : ENNUI
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Transfer : REASSIGN
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Metric measures : STERES
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Ticker-tape symbol : IBM
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Gunk : GOO
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Amen, for one : LASTWORD
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Combo instrument : GUITAR
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Long-suffering one : ENDURER
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Back talk : SASS
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From first ___ : TOLAST
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Pollen carriers : RAGWEEDS
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Drill parts : BITS
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Learning : LORE
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Hindu land grant : ENAM
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More muddy : SILTIER
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Lack of foresight : MYOPIA
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Merriment : HILARITY
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Lixivium : LYE
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Glacial ridges : ESKERS
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Peak : ACME
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Asian people : SHAN
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Teases : KIDS
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Relatives : NIECES
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White: Prefix : LEUC
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1929 event : GREATCRASH
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Arrange : SETUP
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Knowledges : EPISTEMES
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Alp: Abbr. : MTN
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Chem. suffix : OSE
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Fay of "King Kong" : WRAY
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French river : AUBE
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Sports-shoe part : CLEAT
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Put into effect : EXECUTE
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Place for jewelry : EARLOBE
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Algerian soldiers : SPAHIS
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Welles and Bean : ORSONS
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Buying info : HOTTIP
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Czech river : NEISSE
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Market man : SELLER
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French roof : TOIT
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Marsh : SWALE
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Rowed : OARED
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Blood: Prefix : HEMAT
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Cad : HEEL
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Ewell and Jones : TOMS
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Family member : SIS
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Rested : SAT
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Letter abbr. : PPS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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