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Helen Pettigrew
Helen Pettigrew

New York Times, Monday, April 15, 1974

Author:
Helen Pettigrew
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Helen Pettigrew has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,011
Across
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Old word for a school teacher : MARM
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Wax theatric : EMOTE
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Word with bang : SLAM
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Table item : OLEO
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Flaring stars : NOVAE
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Nursery-rhyme king : COLE
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Drug in Kipling story : SINA
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Part of a sink : DRAIN
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Bellow : ROAR
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Bull Run nickname : STONEWALL
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Intelligence : SENSE
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Wicked : EVIL
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Miss White : SNOW
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Does garden work : SPADES
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Poll's findings : OPINIONS
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Dachshund of the fish family : EEL
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Kind of store : RETAIL
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Essay name : ELIA
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Small goose : BRANT
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Vase : URN
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___ around (persuade) : BRING
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Culmination : ACME
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Having flowing hair : TRESSY
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Letter : VEE
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Arabian nights minus one : THOUSAND
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Nets : CLEARS
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Not slack : TAUT
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Gravy or steam : BOAT
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Natty : SHARP
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Calif. resort lake : ARROWHEAD
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Soft drink : COLA
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On or ___ : ABOUT
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Serpent of Hindu myth : NAGA
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Gem : OPAL
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Fife's relative : FLUTE
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Czech river : ISER
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Decimal groups : TENS
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Suffix for thermo or baro : METER
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Yield : CEDE
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Rolling-stone's lack : MOSS
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Western city : RENO
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Lamented : MOANED
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In a certain position : ENDWISE
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Aesop's concern : MORAL
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Running track : OVAL
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Sudden collapses : TAILSPINS
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Poetic word : EEN
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More outlandish : SCREWIER
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Water bird : LOON
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Too bad! : ALAS
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Simple : MERE
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Chris of tennis : EVERT
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___ of a sea cook : SON
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Zero : NIL
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Jewish month : SEBAT
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Birdcage feature : PERCH
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San Antonio sight : ALAMO
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Rowed : OARED
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Tony of baseball : OLIVA
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S. F. Forty-___ : NINER
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Wise people : SAGES
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Roundhouse feature : TURNTABLE
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Fence-sitters : NEUTRALS
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Subsidiary rule : BYLAW
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Greek letter : TAU
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Child's vehicle : SCOOTER
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Weaken : SAP
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Of a culture : ETHNIC
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"Et tu, ___" : BRUTE
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Inverness resident : SCOT
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Famous diamond : HOPE
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Ladd : ALAN
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Gouge out : ROUT
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Comfort : EASE
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Like a patriarch : AGED
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Venture : DARE
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Musicians' org. : AFM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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