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TIME PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, April 20, 1975

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 617 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,381
Across
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Throat clearings : AHEMS
6
Prank : CAPER
11
Vamoosed : BLEW
15
U.S. President : ADAMS
20
Moroccan port : RABAT
21
Military vacation : LEAVE
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Union general : MEADE
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Signature of a general : RELEE
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River to the Rhone : ISERE
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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Senator Sam : ERVIN
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Blake's bright animal : TIGER
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Heinrich Heine's greeting : SPRINGSALREADYATTHEGATE
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This, in Spain : ESTA
33
Chooses : OPTS
34
" . . . what she ___ do or say . . . " : WILLSTO
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Headland : NESS
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___ en scène : MISE
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Secular : LAIC
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Eggs : OVA
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Native of Florence : TUSCAN
45
Parlor plant : FERN
46
Chair part : ARM
49
Main course : ENTREE
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Bishop Heber's greeting : SPRINGUNLOCKSTHEFLOWERS
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"Long as there's ___ that sets . . . " : ASUN
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Coat part : SLEEVE
61
Social group : CASTE
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Draw a bead on : AIMAT
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Start over at golf : RETEE
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Roman 2010 : MMX
66
German hall : SAAL
68
Period : ERA
70
London gallery : TATE
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Fence crossings : STILES
73
Lend a hand : AID
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Broth, in Glasgow : BROO
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John Jacob, formally : MRASTOR
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Music by Christian Sinding : RUSTLESOFSPRING
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Debase : COARSEN
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Pottage receiver : ESAU
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Understand : SEE
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Ship decks : ORLOPS
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In the know : ONTO
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___ Canals : SOO
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Places : PUTS
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Opposite of pos. : NEG
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Hank of baseball : AARON
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Go off the path : STRAY
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Hen's charge : BROOD
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Puzzle : TEASER
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Auk genus : URIA
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Christina Rossetti's greeting : THEREISNOTIMELIKESPRING
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Playground piece : SEESAW
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Winglike : ALAR
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Honors in a way : TOASTS
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Kind of doll : RAG
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Burrows et al. : ABES
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Fox of Africa : ASSE
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Preservationist's word : SAVABLE
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Get out of focus : BLUR
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Longfellow's greeting : THUSCAMETHELOVELYSPRING
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Plenty, for short : LOTSA
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Prickly plant : BRIAR
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Secure again : RETIE
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___ the good : ALLTO
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Court decree : ARRET
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"___ want to get well . . . " : IDONT
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One who quotes : CITER
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Harbor or White : PEARL
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O'Casey and Connery : SEANS
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Ringing sound : TING
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Vehicles : SLEDS
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Noun suffixes : ANCES
Down
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Revolutionist's cry : ARISE
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Fasteners : HASPS
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German president : EBERT
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Callas : MARIA
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Machine gun : STEN
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Necklace parts : CLASPS
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Use a room freshener : AERATE
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Becomes wearisome : PALLS
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Continuously : EVER
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Rage, old style : RESE
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Gem mineral : BERYL
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Vichy premier : LAVAL
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Does news work : EDITS
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___ pot (deteriorated) : WENTTO
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Johnson of TV : ARTE
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Seaweeds : ALGAE
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Becomes acquainted : MEETS
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Dry periods : SERES
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Doc : MEDIC
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Comings and ___ : GOINGS
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Quick as ___ : AWINK
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Mean dwelling : HOVEL
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Prefix for hood or handle : MAN
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Tenth-century Pope : LEOV
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Ancient citadels : ARCES
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Small wild ox : ANOA
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Rulers : TSARS
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Defeat : UPSET
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Hindu scripture : SRUTI
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Irish tribe : CINEL
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Pliant : FLEXILE
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___ for words : ATALOSS
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Blood factors: Abbr. : RHS
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Apportion : METE
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Gibes : TWITS
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Do over a framing job : REMAT
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Chemical compound : ESTER
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Danube city : ULM
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Thread: Prefix : NEMAT
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Isadora Duncan's curse : SCARF
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Physicist Enrico : FERMI
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Doers: Suffix : EERS
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Word with roust and run : ABOUT
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Italian river : ARNO
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Takes to court : SUES
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Autocrats : DESPOTS
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Flea-market setting : OPENAIR
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Taj locale : AGRA
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Uppish folks : SNOBS
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___ Arabia : SAUDI
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Scottish moor grass : REESK
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Outlays : COSTS
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___ house (free) : ONTHE
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Up ___ : ATREE
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Loud outbursts : ROARS
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Petrarch's love : LAURA
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Gold braid : ORRIS
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Use one's index finger : POINT
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Hitches : SNAGS
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French river : ORNE
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Stone pillar : STELE
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___ whiz : GEE
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Time period : YEAR
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Goose eggs : OOO
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High notes : ELAS
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Members of a spectral type : RSTARS
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"When ___ lad" : IWASA
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Normand : MABEL
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Florist's need : POT
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Chess ploy : GAMBIT
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Warn : ALERT
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Related : ALLIED
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Marketgoers : BUYERS
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Ref. book : ATLAS
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Holiday locale : SHORE
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Buddhist scripture : SUTRA
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Giuseppe : VERDI
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Noun suffix : ATION
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Indian hemp : BHANG
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Davis : BETTE
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"Green Hat" author : ARLEN
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N. H. flower : LILAC
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Antiseptics : EGOLS
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Persians, etc. : CATS
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Whales : ORCS
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Conceal : VEIL
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Hemingway : PAPA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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