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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

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New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1973

21-Down : Confiscate

Author:
Herb Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Herb Risteen is an alias for Herb L. Risteen.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,646
Across
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Sirens of silents : VAMPS
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October stone : OPAL
10
Asian weights: Abbr. : TLS
13
Münchhausen : BARON
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Habituate : INURE
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Teasdale : SARA
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Captive of Hercules : IOLE
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Desert plant : AGAVE
23
Craze : MANIA
24
Styptic base : ALUM
25
Tour players : PROS
26
Letter line : SERIF
27
Chess move : KINGSGAMBITDECLINED
31
One who strives : COPER
32
Resting on : ATOP
33
Give a sign of : HINT
34
Divine or Human : COMEDY
37
Defended : ASSERTED
39
Name for a field dog : SHEP
43
Not right : AMISS
44
Cell walls : SEPTA
46
Old English coin : ORA
47
U. S. Indian : OTO
48
"___ and Lovers" : SONS
49
Brawl : MELEE
50
Australian leader : EVATT
52
W. W. II naval bastion : TRUK
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Road animal : HOG
54
Kitchen gadgets : PARERS
55
Cut off : LOP
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Erode : ABRADE
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Before, in law : CORAM
59
Phone-book abbr. : RES
60
Swindled : FLEECED
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Clergymen : CURATES
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Noah's son : HAM
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Declares : AVERS
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Hair follower : RAISER
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Wallace : LEW
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Coercion : DURESS
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Vegetable : YAM
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Asks for : SEEKS
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Prevent : AVERT
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Welles role : KANE
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Biblical ending : ETH
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Sixty years before Hastings : MVI
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Pentagon feature : BRASS
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Did roofing : TILED
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Big name in flags : ROSS
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Axle parts : SPINDLES
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Danish king : CANUTE
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TV emcee : PAAR
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Drive on : GOAD
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Directly : SPANG
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Kind of account : JOINT
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Stage offering : SKIT
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Music maker : VIOL
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High abode : AERIE
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Asian range : ALTAI
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Ornamental wear : SASH
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Favorite : IDOL
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Goes on about : RANTS
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Mush bases : MEALS
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Haggard's queen : SHE
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Telescope part : LENS
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Regions : AREAS
Down
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Energy : VIM
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Biblical race of giants : ANAK
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Stage great : MUNI
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Non-match for a pea : PRINCESS
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Neptune et al. : SEAGODS
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River to the Missouri : OSAGE
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Like a stake : PALAR
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Calla lily : ARUM
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Thrashes : LAMBASTES
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Pussyfoot : TIPTOE
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Scottish title : LORDPROVOST
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Liqueur base : SLOE
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Blues street : BASIN
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Insurance men : AGENTS
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Thin : RARE
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Roman poet : OVID
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Clock : NEF
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Confiscate : ESCHEAT
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Northern, for one : SPY
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"___ shame!" : ITSA
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Cap : LID
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Johnny : CASH
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Melville opus : OMOO
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Fine china : MING
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Unoriginal one : APER
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Skeet device : TRAP
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Early odist : HORACE
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Compositions : ETUDES
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Dawdled : POKED
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Ice pinnacles : SERACS
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Oleoresin : ELEMI
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Silas et al. : MARNERS
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Hebrew letter: Var. : ELEF
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Most exaggerated : TALLEST
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Journeys : TREKS
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Bard, in Rheims : POETE
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Zoo attractions : BEARS
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___-fire : CEASE
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Gypsy : ROM
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Scarlet and hay : FEVERS
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Book size : QUARTO
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Dickens clerk et al. : URIAHS
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Early radio character : THEKINGFISH
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Swerves : YAWS
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Gnawing animals : HARES
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Colonial newscaster : CRIER
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Jacob's son : LEVI
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Evel Knievel, for one : DAREDEVIL
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Pulpy fruits : UVAS
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Asian river : YALU
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Dill : ANET
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Ancient Asian : MEDE
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Eugénie, for one : EMPRESS
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Stage classic : KINGLEAR
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Nonsense : BLAH
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Horn blare : TANTARA
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Kind of column or cord : SPINAL
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U. S. Indian : SAC
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"___ i's" : DOTTHE
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Instance: Fr. : CAS
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Uncooperative ones : ANTIS
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Golf club : SPOON
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Counts noses : POLLS
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Native of Lodz : POLE
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Gam : RITA
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Turkish weights : OKAS
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Sidekick : AIDE
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Water bird : ERNE
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Rama's wife : SITA
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Bread spread : JAM
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Letter : ESS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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