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Hume R. Craft
Hume R. Craft

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New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 1976

75-Down : Slovenly

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Hume R. Craft has 35 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,745
Across
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Drays : CARTS
6
Director Frank : CAPRA
11
Epsom items : SALTS
16
Sir Samuel : HOARE
21
"Cookery is become ___" : ANART
22
Revoke : ADEEM
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Love: It. : AMORE
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Kind of tube : INNER
25
Words for some stocks : NOPAR
26
Oil source : SHALE
27
French town : LUNEL
28
Port of Italy : GENOA
29
Woman, to Sir Walter Scott : AMINISTERINGANGELTHOU
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___ anchor : LIESAT
34
Literary monogram : RLS
35
Bookie's quote : ODDS
36
River feeding : OUTFLOW
39
Puppeteer Tony : SARG
40
"... that ___ the malt" : ATE
42
Underworld : HADES
44
Mutuel-window sign : WIN
45
Street cry : TAXI
46
Old thicket : RONE
48
Ordinal suffix : ETH
49
"With unshut ___" : EYE
51
Scott's Lucy : ASHTON
53
Old Marley, to Dickens : ASDEADASADOORNAIL
60
Schumann-___ : HEINK
61
Minimal : LEAST
62
Greek letter : TAU
63
Certain cats : MOUSERS
64
Seething : ABOIL
65
Raggedy ones : ANNS
66
"The Just" : ARISTIDES
68
Drinker's woes: Abbr. : DTS
70
Story beginning : ONCE
71
Turner : NAT
72
Fuss : ADO
73
Articles : THES
74
Chinese guild : HUI
76
Take-home item : PAY
78
Dallas : STELLA
80
Corporate V.I.P. : PRES
81
Court action : FINE
82
Elianic efforts : ESSAYS
86
Word to a firing squad : AIM
87
Disgruntled sound : OOF
88
Word for St. John: Abbr. : BAPT
89
Insect : BEE
90
"Cannery ___" : ROW
91
Graduate degrees : PHDS
94
Dallas campus : SMU
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Like some streetcars : OPENSIDED
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H. H. Munro : SAKI
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Sacks : LOOTS
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Damnable : ACCURST
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U.N. name : DAG
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Greek physician : GALEN
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Oil island : ARUBA
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Francis Bacon, to Izaak Walton : SECRETARYOFNATURE
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Like some fenders : INBENT
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Cheer : RAH
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Meadow grass : RIE
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Like mechanics' hands : OILY
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Conventioneers: Abbr. : DELS
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Muscovite: Abbr. : RUS
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Units of fitness : UTILS
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___ Magnon : CRO
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Bible book : ACTS
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Felt hat : STETSON
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Give ___ of approval to : ANOD
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Overly : TOO
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Limonite : BOGORE
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Books, to Jonathan Swift : THECHILDRENOFTHEBRAIN
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TV card or box : IDIOT
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Independently : APART
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Lecture : ORATE
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Consumed : EATEN
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Cigar city : TAMPA
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Yes ___! (natch!) : SIREE
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Utah lilies : SEGOS
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Kashmir language : SHINA
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Like Sue : SWEET
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Trudges : PLODS
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Gardens : EDENS
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Moves with care : EASES
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Welland and Kiel : CANALS
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Mollusk genus : ANOMIA
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Sword : RAPIER
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Infringe : TRANSGRESS
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Narrow ridge : STRIA
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Producers' concern : CAST
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Maintain loyalty : ADHERE
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Harbor or Bailey : PEARL
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Enjoyed : RELISHED
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Closing word : AMEN
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Cuisinier's specialty : SALADE
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Belgica, Gjoa, and Fram, to Roald : AMUNDSENSSHIPS
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Yearns : LONGS
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Kilmer's love : TREE
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Greek-oracle aides : SELLOI
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"Childe Harold was he ___" : HIGHT
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Popular fellow to his peers : ONEOFTHEBOYS
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Ring formation : ANNULATION
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Vintage car : REO
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Pitching record: Abbr. : ERA
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Custer's or news : STAND
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Divinities : GODHOODS
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Food fish : TUNA
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Type of crystalline acid : OXONIC
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Oyster's enemy : WINKLE
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Playhouse, in Italy : TEATRO
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Tiny particles : ATOMIES
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Dracula-like one : WEIRDIE
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Cereal grain : OAT
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Scottish one : YAE
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Sheep of India : SHA
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Lerner and Ladd : ALANS
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France's upper house : SENAT
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He wrote "All hope abandon ... " : DANTE
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Capuchin monkey : SAI
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___-Hungarian : AUSTRO
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Poe's Morgue : RUE
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Beachhead craft: Abbr. : LST
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Author Samuel Hopkins : ADAMS
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Exclusive set, to Ward McAllister : THEFOURHUNDRED
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Kind of limit : SPEED
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Ring master : ALI
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Slovenly : UNTIDY
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Ibsen role : ASE
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The Union, to Lincoln : LASTBESTHOPE
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Thumbstalls of old : POUCERS
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Jutting stern of a ship : FANTAIL
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Babylonian abode of dead : ARALU
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Fitter of ox frames : YOKER
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Pearl-caster's targets : SWINE
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Tower over : BESTRIDE
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___ mercy (plead) : BEGFOR
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Highland wear : PLAIDS
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Stinger : HORNET
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Premium wage : DOUBLETIME
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P.T.A. people : MAS
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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P.I. tree : DAO
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Passive resistance, to Gandhi : SATYAGRAHA
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___ Gabriel : SAN
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Certain tribunal: Abbr. : CCA
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Sal, e.g. : GAL
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Saved, as a painting : RESTORED
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Teary queen : NIOBE
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Barter: Fr. : TROC
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Release a fastener : UNHASP
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Rich cakes : TORTES
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Fabric : COTTON
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Raccoons' relatives : COATIS
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Chemical compound : TRIENE
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Cassia plants : SENNAS
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Attack : SETAT
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Majorca town : ALARO
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Adult : OFAGE
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Corpulent : OBESE
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Pacific tree : IPIL
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Face part : NOSE
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Dame Myra : HESS
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"___ in the bag" : ITS
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Margery of rhyme : DAW

Answer summary:
24 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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