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James A. Brussel
James A. Brussel

New York Times, Monday, April 1, 1974

42-Across : Popular gems in Oz

Author:
James A. Brussel
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
James A. Brussel has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,997
Across
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Seaweed product : AGAR
5
Rascal : SCAMP
10
Makes edging : TATS
14
Tiresome one : BORE
15
Dye : COLOR
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U. S. Indian : ERIE
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Volcano : ETNA
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Consider : OPINE
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Ship's officer : MATE
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Day for zoo's Mr. Fox and Miss Lyon : THEFIRSTOFAPRIL
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Escape : FLEE
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Body of land: Abbr. : ISL
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Victor's due : SPOILS
28
Sweet ages : SIXTEENS
33
Step on it : HURRY
34
Bronco-busters' event : RODEO
35
Cut off : LOP
36
Biblical land : ARAM
37
Stratagems : WILES
38
Hill part : SIDE
39
Theater area : PIT
40
Smooth consonants : LENES
41
Eucharistic plate : PATEN
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Popular gems in Oz : EMERALDS
44
Most faint : PALEST
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Fool : ASS
46
Dry fly, e.g. : BAIT
47
Chaucer's "___ with his shoures sote ... " : WHANTHATAPRILLE
55
Suspend : HANG
56
Call forth : EVOKE
57
"High ___" : NOON
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Sea bird : ERNE
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One who scores exams : RATER
60
Oklahoma city : ENID
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Kind of drop : TEAR
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Vehicles : SLEDS
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Capitol people: Abbr. : SENS
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Encourage : ABET
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Alaric, for one : GOTH
3
English composer : ARNE
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Verify : REAFFIRM
5
Tallies : SCORES
6
Thicket : COPSE
7
Got down : ALIT
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Kind of plane or gram : MONO
9
Dis-, un-, and tri-, for example : PREFIXES
10
Shirley : TEMPLE
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
12
Small monkey : TITI
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Blind, as a falcon : SEEL
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In a poor way : ILLY
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Regarding : ASTO
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Condition : SHAPE
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Feast of Lots : PURIM
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Speechify : ORATE
28
Shoe parts : SOLES
29
Ominous date : IDES
30
Top group : ELITE
31
Stem joints : NODES
32
Exhausted : SPENT
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Skin : RIND
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Deadbeats : WELSHERS
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Crackers : SALTINES
40
Ultimate : LAST
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Basic openers : PAIR
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Texas lawman : RANGER
44
Pickwick or Pentagon : PAPERS
46
___ Alaska : BAKED
47
Stimulate : WHET
48
Leaping animal : HARE
49
King of Siam's friend : ANNA
50
Of grandparents : AVAL
51
Kind of bag : TOTE
52
Kind of 43 Down : LONE
53
Meat cut : LOIN
54
Goals : ENDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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