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RHYME AND REASON

New York Times, Sunday, April 19, 1981

75-Down : Discomfort

Author:
Michael Priestley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,485
Across
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Hegel's forte : LOGIC
6
Tuileries, e.g. : PARC
10
Railroad switch : SHUNT
15
Henry was one : ORATOR
21
Operating : INUSE
22
Mad scientist's aide : IGOR
23
Odin, Thor et al. : AESIR
24
Inundate : DELUGE
25
Airplane glue? : FUSELAGEMUCILAGE
28
Idolized : ADORED
29
Character in "No Exit" : ESTELLE
30
Squama : SCALE
31
Possesses : HAS
33
These make stakes : ANTES
34
Relative of a maguey : ALOE
36
Ferrum : IRON
37
___ gentle (trained falcon) : TERCEL
39
Aromatic peripatetic? : FRAGRANTVAGRANT
46
Confining grind : RUT
47
Oosphere : EGG
50
Draws water : LADES
51
Hawaiian port : HILO
52
Nimbi : AURAS
54
Loire feeder : CHER
55
Discordant : AJAR
56
Enero, e.g. : MES
57
Snoozes : CATNAPS
59
Albacore : TUNA
60
Zola opus : NANA
61
Plane curves : PARABOLAS
64
Rained, e.g. : SHOWERED
66
Curtails : SHORTENS
68
Taurine complaint : ROAR
69
Mil. school : OCS
70
___ nous : ENTRE
71
Tennyson poem : DORA
72
Shrill or tubular : PIPY
73
God for Radamès : PTAH
74
Heliacal : SOLAR
75
Tatami : MAT
78
Wear in a nursery rhyme : MITTENS
80
Submerged coral reefs : BOILERS
82
Bx rumblers : ELS
83
On the qui vive : ALERT
85
Start of a counting rhyme : EENY
86
Temple enclosures : ARKS
87
Former president of Chile : RIOS
89
Veranda, in Waikiki : LANAI
90
Direction suffix : ERN
91
Wind-shielded : ALEE
92
Greek patron of drama : DIONYSUS
96
Extra ingredient : ADDITIVE
98
Winter sight : SNOWDRIFT
100
Radio's "Vic and ___" : SADE
101
May 15, e.g. : IDES
102
Onomatopoeic drumbeat : RATATAT
104
Sound from Sandy : ARF
105
"More Pricks ___ Kicks," Beckett book : THAN
106
Beget : SIRE
107
Anoint, old style : ANELE
108
Peer Gynt's mother : AASE
110
Simon and Diamond : NEILS
111
College subj. : ENG
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Keelbill : ANI
113
Cause of prickly heat? : BRAMBLESCRAMBLE
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Actors' group : EQUITY
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Reconcile : HEAL
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Shipshape : TAUT
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Cartes before the courses : MENUS
125
Boisterous laugh : YUK
127
Encircled : ORBED
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Inning in polo : CHUKKER
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Revise : UPDATE
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Union vehicle? : MARRIAGECARRIAGE
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Zetetic person : SEEKER
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"Halt, salt!" : AVAST
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Nymph pursued by Pan : ECHO
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Region of Indochina : ANNAM
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Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
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Wall vaults : SAFES
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Tribune : DAIS
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Yorkshire city : LEEDS
Down
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Long sentence : LIFE
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Burden of proof : ONUS
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Squall : GUST
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Caesar's "video" : ISEE
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Oenologists' storerooms : CELLARS
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Columbary denizen : PIGEON
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Iron or Stone : AGE
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Gypsies : ROMS
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Acute : CRUCIAL
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O'Neill was one : SAILOR
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Shakespearean heroine : HELENA
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"The Nifty Fifty" : USA
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In propinquity : NIGH
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Wine and dine : TREAT
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Concubine's chamber : ODA
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What diaskeuasts do : REDACT
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Unaccompanied : ALONE
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Chelonian charge? : TURTLEHURTLE
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S-shaped arch : OGEE
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Ohio nine : REDS
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Something to stow below : CARGO
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Guardian of angels? : SERAPHSHERIFF
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Inflammable liquids : ETHERS
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___-Japanese War : RUSSO
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Custard tarts : FLANS
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Malay ruler : RAJAH
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Hersey town : ADANO
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Poet Hopkins : GERARD
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Border order : VISA
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Turner and Cole : NATS
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Cask for amontillado : TUN
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Mark Clark was one : GENERAL
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They rate : GRADERS
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Scaramouch : RASCAL
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Comb: Comb. form : CTENO
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Sea cow's conceit? : MANATEEVANITY
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Kaolin, e.g. : CLAY
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Rhine tributary : AAR
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Elfin creature : PERI
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Saline : BRINY
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Butterfingers' cry : OOPS
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Smith's comrade in arms : WESSON
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Small English bird : TOMTIT
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Singer Redding : OTIS
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Keystone State eponym : PENN
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Elbowed : POKED
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Discomfort : MALAISE
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Lamp rubber : ALADDIN
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Females? : TENDERGENDER
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Cylindrical : TERETE
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Cauldron contents : BREW
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Disturbance : RIOT
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Bump the bet : RAISE
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Scads : ALOT
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Formulated theory : SYSTEM
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Compilation of information : ANA
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Most ominous : DIREST
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Hindu title : SAHIB
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Stu or Mo : UDALL
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Import or purport : SENSE
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Man of Isfahan : IRANI
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Suffix with fun or pun : STER
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Flatten a flat : RASE
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Relative of a dalmatic : ALB
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Addis ___ : ABABA
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So-called : ALLEGED
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Uncultivated : NATURAL
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"Persuasion" author : AUSTEN
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"My kingdom for ___!" : AHORSE
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Is entitled to : MERITS
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Chocolate trees : CACAOS
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Coal region : RUHR
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Tremble : QUAKE
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Arizona Indians : YUMAS
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Rumple : MUSS
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Sword of a sort : EPEE
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Australasian pepper : KAVA
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Ten: Comb. form : DECA
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Cattle, in poesy : KINE
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Welles role : KANE
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"Horrors!" : EGAD
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Quantities in radiology : REMS
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Poetic palindrome : ERE
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London's defenders : RAF
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Greek X : CHI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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