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SHOPPING GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, April 7, 1974

Author:
Dorothea Shipp
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,003
Across
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Board a vehicle : EMBUS
6
Route to Fairbanks : ALCAN
11
“Ad ___ per aspera” : ASTRA
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Houston player : ASTRO
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Kind of luck : TOUGH
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Marx : HARPO
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Sewing-kit item : SPOOL
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Costly fiddle : STRAD
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Pitches : HURLS
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Amounts in excess : OVERS
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Bret : HARTE
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Thrice-told : TRITE
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Bills perused by shoppers, perhaps : EYEWITNESSACCOUNTS
33
Oft-bounced items : CHECKS
35
Belittle : DECRY
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___ juste : MOT
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Napoleon’s forces : ARMEES
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“Do ___ others . . . ” : UNTO
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Former times, in Scotland : EILDS
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Trireme necessity : OAR
44
Ones with feet: Suffix : PODA
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Yieldings : CESSIONS
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Miss Korbut : OLGA
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Shrink : CRINGE
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Singer John : RAITT
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It’s often painted red : TOWN
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Latin form of this : HICE
57
Popular drink : MARTINI
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Salk’s field : POLIO
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Then, in Paris : ALORS
65
Writer Ortega y ___ : GASSET
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Lincoln Center unit : THEMET
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Yawning state : ENNUI
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One-sided : UNEVEN
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Native of: Suffix : OTE
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Orals : EXAMS
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Port near Tijuana : ENSENADA
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Tennis org. : USLTA
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Sexton : SACRIST
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Religious degree : SSD
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Depot: Abbr. : STN
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Shows respect : SALUTES
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Gather : AMASS
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Florist’s supplier : HOTHOUSE
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Sum up : RECAP
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Small particle: Abbr. : MOL
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Seed coats : TESTAE
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Persian wheel : NORIA
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Peaceful : IRENIC
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Up : ARISEN
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Band or umbrella : STAND
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Group of eight : OCTAD
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___ Ridge (’72 Belmont winner) : RIVA
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Taxpayers’ boons : REFUNDS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Places for mules : FEET
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P. I. trees : ACLES
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Kind of warfare : ATOMIC
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German count : GRAF
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Least polished : ROUGHEST
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Like some iron: Abbr. : GALV
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Aegir’s wife : RAN
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Frozen dessert : BOMBE
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Malaysian craft : PROA
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French tins : ETAINS
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“Friend or ___?” : FOE
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Family members : AUNTS
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Encroachment : INROAD
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Barnum offerings, perhaps : WHITEELEPHANTSALES
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Plum variety : GAGE
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Aladdin’s helper : GENIE
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British painter : ORPEN
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Basketball play : TIPIN
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Gold or zinc : METAL
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Meet ___ (satisfy) : ANEED
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Anoint, old style : ANELE
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Outcome : EVENT
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Rugged ridge : ARETE
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French town : WASSY
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Ernie and Edsel : FORDS
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Escritoires : DESKS
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Letters : ESSES
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Moral principle : ETHIC
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Talk pompously : MOUTH
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Religious case : BURSE
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Karloff, Chaney et al. at Macy’s : UGLYCUSTOMERS
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Pleas for quiet : SHS
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Sea call : AHOY
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Washed : LAVED
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Cheshire borough : CREWE
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Hat tag that didn’t get removed : APRICEONONESHEAD
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Facial feature : NOSTRIL
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County in N. C. : ASHE
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Bursts of energy : SPASMS
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Mr. America’s pride : TORSO
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Muscle : ROTATOR
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Waugh : ALEC
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John Jacob : ASTOR
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Loose ladies : STRUMPETS
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Sled, in Spain : TRINEO
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Squealed : RATTED
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Port for the Potemkin : ODESSA
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This, in Madrid : ESTO
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Indian antelopes: Var. : NYLGHAIS
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Great destruction : CARNAGE
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Work on a sweater : KNIT
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Wised-up : ONTO
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___ Eireann : DAIL
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Between ready and fire : AIM
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Suffix for pluto or auto : CRAT
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Apiece : EACH
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Term of address : SIRE
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Does cobbling : SOLES
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Apollo 10 crewman : CERNAN
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Like some snow : GRANULAR
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Come out on top : WIN
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Bargain-shopper’s maneuver : COUNTEROFFENSIVE
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Tennyson lady : ISOLT
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Clear, in France : NETTE
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Willows : ITEAS
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School org. units : PTAS
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But, to Cicero : SED
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In being : EXISTENT
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Destroy : UNDO
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Decorative unit : VASE
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Parts of yrs. : MTHS
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He, in Naples : ESSO
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Shoppers with big tabs : SUPERCHARGERS
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Neighbor of Luzon : SAMAR
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Con ___ (tenderly) : AMORE
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Neighbor of Nev. : CALIF
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Radio nuisance : STATIC
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Kind of test : ACID
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Army training place: Abbr. : OTS
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Subordinate one : UNDERMAN
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Second-___ (also-ran) : RATER
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Approve : ENDORSE
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Finish off a cake : ICE
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Blue or White : NILE
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Burl or St. : IVES
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Fishing move : CAST
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Urbane qualities : SUAVITIES
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Deny: Lat. : NEGO
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Sleep like ___ : ATOP
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Wee, in Scotland : SMA
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Literary conflict : AGON
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Dante locale : INFERNO
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Bordered on : ABUTTED
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U. S. author : URIS
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Bauble : GEWGAW
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Greek goddess : ATHENA
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Frankie and family : LAINES
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Observed : BEHELD
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In want : NEEDY
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U. S. cartoonist : OPPER
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Records : TAPES
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Move in a way : SLINK
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English plotter : OATES
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Type size : AGATE
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Removes : DELES
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Goldbrick : LOAF
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Donkeys: Fr. : ANES
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Noun endings : ENTS
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Miss Murray : MAE

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 16 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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