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PONYING UP

New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 1972

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,275
Across
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Amatory : EROTIC
7
Flog : STRAP
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Math abbr. : QED
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Predicament : SCRAPE
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Diego : RIVERA
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Aura : AROMA
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Prefix for corn : UNI
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Second-rate horse : PLATER
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U.S. and others : GRANTS
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What some taxpayers hope to get : MONEYBACK
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Rock : TOTTER
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Ego : SELF
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Kicked : TOED
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Hollywood girl : STARLET
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Panther leader : SEALE
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Frank : OPEN
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Gather in: Var. : SHIR
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Last item : SHOE
40
Color : RED
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Gaze : STARE
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Pet lamb : CADE
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Gold or tin: Abbr. : ELEM
50
French river : EURE
52
Traces : HINTS
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Same: Lat. : IDEM
54
Virgin or Aegean : ISLANDS
56
Nog ingredients : EGGS
60
Pi, for one : RATIO
61
Kettledrum : TIMPANO
63
Track pest : TOUT
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Mother of Ares : ENYO
65
Perry locale : ERIE
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Words of surprise : MYMY
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Kind of puncture : ACU
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Fume : REEK
70
Arizona peak : ORD
71
Festive cup : WASSAIL
73
Gait : TROT
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Stamped : IMPRESSED
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Little: Scot. : SMA
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Assam native : AHOM
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Hokum: Var. : BLAA
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Maidens' river : RHINE
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With 31 Down a C.D. Warner cynicism : THETHINGGENERALLYRAISED
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One who rants : RAVER
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Destiny : DOOM
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Tim : TINY
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Wire measure : MIL
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Turmoil : AGITATION
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Pool frame : RACK
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I.R.S. quarry : EVADERS
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Unknown: Abbr. : IGN
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Bulk : MASS
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Devon river : EXE
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Kind of china : BONE
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"L'___, c'est moi" : ETAT
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Interwine : LACE
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Thing : ITEM
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Cancel : MARKOUT
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Elicit : EDUCE
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Pintado : SIER
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Expose : LAYOPEN
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Moslem teacher : ALIM
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More boorish : RUDER
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Great one, for short : ALEX
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Fish spawn : REDD
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Indian measure : TASU
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Picnic equipment : ICERS
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N.Y. player : MET
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Roman date : IDES
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Relatives : SIBS
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Spoke sharply : SPAT
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Byzantine art items : ICONS
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Village in Italy : SALTARA
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Household members : PETS
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___ jure : IPSO
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Explosive : TONITE
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Tax man : COLLECTOR
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Nearby : AROUND
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Ignores : ELIDES
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Morgue, for one : RUE
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Kind of squash : ACORN
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Thirsted : LONGED
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New : RECENT
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Billboard matter : ADS
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Screwballs : KOOKS
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Near ___ : MISSES
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Work units : ERGS
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Laugh, in Paris : RIRE
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Face shape : OVAL
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Certain form numbers : TENFORTIES
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N.Y. subway : IRT
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Brahman, e.g. : CASTE
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Identical : SAME
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Walked : TROD
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Man's nickname : RON
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___ of pottage : AMESS
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"___ your heart upon't" (E. B. Browning lament) : PAYTHEINCOMETAXANDBREAK
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Argument : QUARREL
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Secretary's abbr. : ENCL
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Netherlands features : DIKES
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Gateway city: Abbr. : SPT
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More stingy : CLOSER
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Tax ___ : RATE
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Essential oil : ATTAR
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English dramatist : PEELE
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Goofed : ERRED
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Hits the silk : BAILSOUT
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See 80 Across : ONCITYLANDISTAXES
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" . . . the days of ___ come" (N.W. Bible) : THEDUEPAYMENTMUST
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Cuban coin : PESO
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Eviction : OUSTER
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Katharina : SHREW
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Coronet : TIARA
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Those against : ANTIS
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Take ___ view of : ADIM
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Paper size : DEMY
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Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
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Gym gear : MAT
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Shoe width : EEE
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Not unusual : NORMAL
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Spiritual knowledge : GNOSIS
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Name for a marine : GYRENE
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Added turf : SODDED
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Burr : AARON
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Benzell : MIMI
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Indian state : KERALA
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Hindu retreat : ASHRAM
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Pronoun : THEM
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Badly : ILLY
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Weight of Japan : SHI
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Greek contest : AGON
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Deposit : BANK
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Hikers' areas : TRAILS
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O.T. book : HAGGAI
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Reveal : EVINCE
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Asian holiday : TET
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Nervous : GOOSEY
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Kitchen item : RICER
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Rend : RIVE
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Shadowed : TAILED
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Corrective : REMEDIAL
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Holmes specialties : DEDUCTIONS
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Musical piece : ETUDE
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A.J. Foyt, e.g. : RACER
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Doers: Suffix : STERS
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Gaucho weapon : BOLA
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Affirmatives, in Lyon : OUIS
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Age : ERA
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Fine leather: Abbr. : MOR
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Mortars' partners : PESTLES
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Take advice : LISTEN
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Carpentry joint : MITER
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School: Fr. : ECOLE
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Gin additive : TONIC
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Spinal bones : SACRA
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Controversial anarchist : SACCO
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Hymn : PSALM
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Pheasant nest : NIDE
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Garish : LOUD
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Meat order : PORK
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Sea birds : ERNS
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Boxers : PUGS
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Word with snick : SNEE
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Bookie's quote : ODDS
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N.Y. time : EST
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Excessively : TOO
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Fern rootstock : ROI

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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