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PLAYING WITH TOPS

New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1974

Author:
Stanley Glass
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Stanley Glass has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,038
Across
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Asia Minor landmark : ARARAT
7
Claim : PROFESS
14
Danish wit : BORGE
19
Rio Grande city : LAREDO
20
French explorer : LASALLE
21
"___ short, the art long" : LIFEIS
22
Western, e.g. : OMELET
23
Attorney Gen. under Grant : AKERMAN
24
Printing process : OFFSET
25
Do or fa : NOTE
26
Adjust the pitch : TUNE
28
Insect eggs : NITS
29
Type of opera : SOAP
30
New Testament, to Oursler : GREATESTSTORYEVERTOLD
36
Peeved : SORE
37
Period : ERA
38
U.S.S.R. unit : ARMENIA
39
Pool : MERE
40
Nonpareil : BEST
42
Weights: Abbr. : LBS
44
Utter : SAY
45
Pre-dawn phenomenon : THEDARKESTHOUR
49
Extends : OFFERS
52
Poetic word : EER
53
European fish : IDES
54
Undergarment : BRA
55
Early car : REO
56
Fire basket : CRESSET
60
Kind of humor : SICK
61
Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
64
Ethel Merman in Washington : HOSTESSWITHTHEMOSTEST
70
Desolate : STARK
71
Medit. port : ACRE
72
Cordiale, for one : ENTENTE
73
"Now ___ seen everything" : IVE
74
Grande or de Oro : RIO
75
Lure : BAIT
78
Room : DEN
79
V.P. under F.D.R. : GARNER
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Tops in cops : NEWYORKSFINEST
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U.S. Indian : REE
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Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
89
Stake : ANTE
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River of Europe : ODER
91
"___ in the Sun" : ARAISIN
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Brew : ALE
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Kind of haircut : CREW
97
"Et tu, Brute," expanded : MOSTUNKINDESTCUTOFALL
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Elephant boy : SABU
106
Dear, in Bonn : LIEB
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Angora feature : HAIR
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Instrument : OBOE
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"___ Only" (marquee sign) : ADULTS
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To such extent : INSOFAR
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Horse : EQUINE
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Islands off Japan : KURILE
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Diamond center of Europe : ANTWERP
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Split : SUNDER
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Anglo-French battle site : CRECY
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Lacking coloring : DYELESS
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Passover meals : SEDERS
Down
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During : ALONG
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Irish lake : RAMOR
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Sharp ridge : ARETE
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Sprung : RELEASED
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Drink : ADE
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Unsteady one : TOTTERER
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Factory : PLANT
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Garden tools : RAKES
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Chemical suffix : OSE
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Nanook's milieu : FARNORTH
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City on the Chemung : ELMIRA
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Grayish : SLATY
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Awareness : SENSE
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Like a mermaid or centaur : BIFORM
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Churchill's "Hinge ___" : OFFATE
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Choir function : RESPONSE
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Bestow, to Burns : GIE
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Time initials : EST
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Sore ___ : LOSER
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Exploit : USE
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Pentateuch : TORA
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Lab functions : TESTS
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Duct : VAS
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False witness : LIAR
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Clarence and Doris : DAYS
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Least significant : MEREST
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Hot or flower : BED
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Compass point : ESE
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Spot to be left in : LURCH
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Decelerate : BRAKE
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Carnegie, e.g. : TECH
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Sandwiches : HEROS
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Carson et al. : KITS
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News item : OBIT
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Bean : ORSON
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Belshazzar doing : FEAST
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Specialty : FORTE
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Corrupt : STAIN
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One of a tennis pair : SERVE
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
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Pronoun : SHE
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Neuter, e.g. : GENDER
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Cautions : WARNS
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Less friendly : ICIER
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Believe, old style : TROW
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The Amazings : METS
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Fair unit : TENT
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Minstrel Mr. : BONES
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Study field : ART
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Man of alibis : IKE
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Weight : GRAM
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Prefix for drome : AERO
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Restore confidence : REASSURE
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Giants' locale : YALEBOWL
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England, à la "Richard II" : FORTRESS
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Kind of land : NEWFOUND
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Squid's output : INK
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Kind of type : ITALIC
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With delicacy : SUBTLY
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Functioning : INUSE
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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___ bono (of what good?) : CUI
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Series of woes : ILIAD
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Simpleton : NINNY
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"___ gold in . . . " : THARS
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Finds fault : CARPS
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Endure : ABIDE
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Solitary one : LONER
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Ogles : LEERS
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Dog-owners' org. : AKC
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Major, in music : DUR
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Charge : FEE
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What, in France : QUE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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