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PAGING POLLYANNA

New York Times, Sunday, April 28, 1974

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 511 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,024
Across
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Digressions : ASIDES
7
Humbled : ABASED
13
Sinews : THEWS
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Evening song : SERENA
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Prepare a page layout : PASTEUP
21
Lowly worker : COOLIE
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Try a quid-pro-quo policy : PRACTICETHEGOLDENRULE
25
Anti-sub gear : SONAR
26
Bitter drug : ALOES
27
Checked : ARRESTED
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Reduces : LESSENS
30
Sine, e.g. : RATIO
32
Hardy heroine : TESS
33
New World org. : OAS
36
Law man: Abbr. : ATT
37
"Twelfth Night" clown : FESTE
38
Continuous transit facility : SHUTTLE
41
Sentiment on the Main Line : BROTHERLYLOVE
49
Authorize : EMPOWER
50
Uncanny : EERIE
51
Naval petty officer : YEOMAN
52
Recipe direction : RESTIR
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
54
Least sullied : CLEANEST
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Miss Harding : ANN
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Banana unit : STEM
58
Shinto temple : SHA
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Beneficial drink : MILKOFHUMANKINDNESS
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Convened : SAT
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Libertine : RIP
69
Reveille call : DIAN
70
Gypsy : ROM
71
Pulling force : TRACTION
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Coloration : TINT
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Guessing-game category : ANIMAL
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Thorough-going : ALLOUT
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"A sight ___" : TOSEE
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"___ Lindo" : CIELITO
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What Frost's fences make : GOODNEIGHBORS
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Undertake : ENTERON
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Get in shape : TRAIN
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Evangeline's Grand ___ : PRE
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Poetic word : OPE
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African lake : CHAD
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Do atelier work : PAINT
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Highway menace : SPEEDER
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"Indian ___" : LOVECALL
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Roman dictator : SULLA
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V.I.P. at a durbar : RAJAH
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Refrain for a trio : ONEFORALLANDALLFORONE
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City near Milan : VARESE
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Arranged in order : SERIATE
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Conceive : IDEATE
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Bridge declarer's concern : ENTRY
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Attraction : MAGNET
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Coated with an alloy : TERNED
Down
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Snakes : ASPS
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Fluid: Prefix : SERO
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Empress Farah's land : IRAN
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Stick-on picture : DECAL
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Capuchin monkey : SAI
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Tarzan's playmate : APELET
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Conductor's need : BATON
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Remains : ASHES
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Marie, etc.: Abbr. : STES
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Brain exam: Abbr. : EEG
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Pair : DUO
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Resiliency : TONE
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Actor Buchholz : HORST
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Cleanse chemically : ELUTE
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Artifices : WILES
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Sunflower features : SEEDS
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Nebraska river : PLATTE
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Game fish : CERO
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Furniture wheel : CASTER
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Paint ingredient : DRIER
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Battle port of W. W. II : SALERNO
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Plexuses : RETIA
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Tennis pro : ASHE
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Dare, in France : OSER
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Words of futility : AHME
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Dines : SUPS
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Iowa city : FORTMADISON
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Find the sum : TOTAL
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Sparkle : TWINK
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Thrash : BEATUP
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Biblical juniper : RETEM
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Caustic substance : LYE
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Certain vote : YEA
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Cambodia's ___ Nol : LON
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Divinations : OMENS
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Florists' needs : VASES
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Being, in Spain : ENTE
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Andy Gump's lack : CHIN
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Swedish county : LAN
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Climb in a way : SHIN
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Roller and ice : SKATES
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Miss Thomas : MARLO
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___ Balbo : ITALO
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To's partner : FRO
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Used up : DRAINED
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Music group : NONET
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Rousseau work : EMILE
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Party for the boys : STAG
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Bay State fish : COD
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Wine cask : TUN
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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Apocrypha book : TOBIT
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Spanish painter : MIRO
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On : ATOP
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Star State or wolf : LONE
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Word of comparison : THAN
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Morning fare : CEREAL
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Early scripture : ITALA
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Gives the third degree : GRILLS
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BB-gun fodder : PELLET
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Bit of garlic : CLOVE
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Chinese province : HONAN
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Stave off : AVERT
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Lay over : DEFER
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Prune : PARE
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Region of Africa : SUDAN
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Home or armor : PLATE
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Deteriorate : ERODE
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Not as common : RARER
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Snug: Var. : COSY
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Eel, in England : SNIG
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Sutherland : JOAN
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Stud fee : ANTE
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Consider : HEED
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Moon-landing vehicle : LEM
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Macaw : ARA
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Conniption : FIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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