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STEAMED UP

New York Times, Sunday, April 14, 1974

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,010
Across
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Mouth of a feeder stream : INFLOW
7
Id ___ : EST
10
German river : SAAR
14
Malice : SPITE
19
Sandwich fare : SALAMI
20
Cote sound : COO
21
Whine : PULE
22
___-bye : HUSHA
23
Incarnation : AVATAR
24
High-minded drives : CRUSADES
26
Turkish regiments : ALAIS
27
TV’s kiddy shocker : THEELECTRICCOMPANY
30
Varieties of a fuel : PEATS
31
Military cap : SHAKO
32
Soap acid : OLEIC
33
Indian otter : NAIR
35
Part of N.C.A.A.: Abbr. : ATH
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Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
38
Suffix for thought : FUL
39
“___ brillig . . . ” : TWAS
42
Gardner : AVA
43
Orbit point : APSIS
45
Lung membranes : PLEURAE
48
Arab garment : ABA
49
Shore indentations : BIGHTS
51
Wander : GAD
53
Maximum: Abbr. : ULT
54
Kind of electricity : STATIC
56
Spreads : OLEOS
57
Road-sign word : THRU
58
Joint ailment : GOUT
60
Houston player : ASTRO
61
Manhattan area : BATTERYPARK
64
German number : DREI
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Hallucinogens : LSDS
67
Rodeo item : LASSO
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Barn denizen : OWL
70
Chou ___ : ENLAI
72
Spore sacs : ASCI
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Promises : VOWS
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Theater features : HOUSELIGHTS
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“Once ___ . . . ” : UPONA
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Adroit : NEAT
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German number : ACHT
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Asian capital : LHASA
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Use the radio dial : TUNEIN
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Paris street : RUE
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Ziegfeld : FLO
92
Group of four : TETRAD
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Fort in Calif. : ORD
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Mardi gras doing : REVELRY
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Thing done: Lat. : ACTUS
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Acadians’ Grand ___ : PRE
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Cozy : SNUG
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Bankroll : WAD
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Torme : MEL
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Greek spirit : KER
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Good queen : BESS
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Solid : CUBIC
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Partial one : BIGOT
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Rage : ANGER
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Octavio Paz book : ALTERNATINGCURRENT
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Poet Marianne : MOORE
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Island of fiction : TREASURE
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Senility : DOTAGE
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English lawyers: Abbr. : BARRS
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Biggers : EARL
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Sibling : SIS
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Spanish, for one : OMELET
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Start : ONSET
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Colors : DYES
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Explosive : TNT
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Lie close : NESTLE
Down
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“There ___ tavern in . . . ” : ISA
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Of warships: Abbr. : NAV
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Neighbor of Ga. : FLA
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Subsequent : LATTER
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W. W. II beach : OMAHA
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Certain bugs : WIRETAPS
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Bible book: Abbr. : ECCL
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Tender parts : SORES
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“You got me!” : TOUCHE
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Comic-strip horse : SPARKPLUG
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___-visual : AUDIO
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Templeton : ALEC
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Scrub again : RESCOUR
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Dishonor : SHAME
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Place for a certain Jack : PULPIT
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“Joy to the World” composer : ISAACWATTS
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Hammett’s man : THIN
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Word with come and go : EASY
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___ Act : STAMP
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Superlative endings : ESTS
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Spanish pots : OLLAS
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Swiss psychologist : PIAGET
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Bigwig : NABOB
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Mexico’s ___ Camacho : AVILA
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Dynamic : HIGHPOWERED
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Toffler book : FUTURESHOCK
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___ in the hand : ABIRD
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River and city in Maine : SACOS
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Confused : ATSEA
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Teasdale : SARA
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Electric force : ELOD
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Greek letter : ETA
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Moscow link : HOTLINE
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Peso : DURO
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___ as a feather : ASLIGHT
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Actress Cicely : TYSON
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Doctrine : TENET
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Bible edition: Abbr. : RSV
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Unit of energy: Abbr. : KWH
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Inferior : ILL
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Sugar or meat : LOAF
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Wings: Fr. : AILES
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Compacts : AUTOS
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Scorn : SPURN
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Met men : CONDUCTORS
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Author Bellow : SAUL
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Western campus : UCLA
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Ferry man : HARPER
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Peter and Ivan : TSARS
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Marquis and others : SADES
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Mien : AIR
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Grand Central, etc. : TERMINALS
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Burmese leader : NEWIN
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Excited : TURNEDON
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Gave up occupancy : VACATED
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Safecrackers : YEGGS
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___ drop : TEAR
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Nom de ___ : GUERRE
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Tree : LOCUST
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Davis and Midler : BETTES
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French port : BREST
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French drink : BIERE
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City on the Po : TURIN
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Troll : GNOME
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Early pulpit : AMBO
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Bank deal : LOAN
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Place for ashes : TRAY
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Part of R. and R. : REST
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Colloid : GEL
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Season in 108 Down : ETE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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