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ON THE MAIN LINE

New York Times, Sunday, May 13, 1973

Author:
Robert Roop
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Robert Vaux Roop has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution had MIMIMUM at 69-Across; corrected this to MINIMUM.

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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,674
Across
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Discernment : TASTE
6
Loiters : IDLES
11
Doc or Sneezy : DWARF
16
Kitchen utensil : SIFTER
17
Fasten a ship's rope : REEVE
18
Competitors : RIVALS
20
Cap'n Andy's boat : COTTONBLOSSOM
22
Nasal in tone : ADENOID
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___ carte : ALA
25
Noun suffix : ATION
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Captain : SKIPPER
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Fuss : ADO
29
Spoiler : BANE
31
Zen art work : SUMIE
33
Stage direction : ENTER
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Salary: Abbr. : STIP
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Cake feature : ICING
37
Parrot : MACAW
39
Swiss river : AAR
40
Lorelei's home : RHINE
41
Olympus drink : NECTAR
43
Saint's namesakes : XAVIERS
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Goings-on : DOINGS
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Red gem, in Spain : RUBI
48
Leapin' ladies : LENAS
49
Move up ___ : ARUNG
50
News-dispatch feature : DATELINE
54
Insecticide : DDT
55
Bon Homme Richard, e.g. : FLAGSHIP
58
Trees : ASHES
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Kennedy : TED
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Haitian port : JEREMIE
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Horace work : ODE
64
Certain votes : NOES
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Tramp, for one : MERCHANTMAN
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Natives: Suffix : ITES
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Harbor boat : TUG
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___ wage : MINIMUM
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___ deck : SUN
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T-bone : STEAK
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Stretch out : ELONGATE
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Metric units: Abbr. : MMS
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Meanly tricky : RASCALLY
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Loam deposit : LOESS
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Tuscany city : SIENA
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Ruhr yield : COAL
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Beckett name et al. : GODOTS
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Spanish clover varieties : MADRIDS
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Took pot shots at : SNIPED
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Playing area : ARENA
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Costello : LOU
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Boiler plates : SPUTS
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Vista : SCENE
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Weathercock : VANE
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Steamboat pioneer : FITCH
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Teen talk : SLANG
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To-do : STIR
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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Kind of oil : LINSEED
104
Moor : TIEUP
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Arctic explorer : RAE
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One of the classes : LEISURE
109
Mobile boardwalk of sorts : PROMENADEDECK
112
One with a trap : SNARER
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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Stick-ons : DECALS
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Apparel : DRESS
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Snide : NASTY
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S. A. monkeys : SAKIS
Down
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Headline name of 1912 : TITANIC
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Toward the stern : AFT
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Portico : STOA
4
Shelters : TENTS
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Metallic element : ERBIUM
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Sarcastic : IRONICAL
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___ Plaines : DES
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Lacking: Suffix : LESS
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Call up : EVOKE
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Study groups : SEMINARS
11
Dry-goods man : DRAPER
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More extensive : WIDER
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Declare : AVER
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Published : RAN
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Cruise ship, in ads : FLOATINGHOTEL
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Console : SOLACE
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Short rail track : SIDING
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Stateroom : CABIN
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U. S. folklorist : LOMAX
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Stupid ones : DOPES
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School orgs. : PTAS
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Main courses : ENTREES
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Having overhangs : EAVED
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Leg parts : SHINS
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Caesar's subjects : GAULS
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Talkative people : WINDJAMMERS
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Cosmetic : ROUGE
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Batter's abbr. : RBI
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Consumed : EATEN
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Sink part : DRAIN
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Purposes' partners : INTENTS
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Catch-all book : ALMANAC
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Beatrice's friend : DANTE
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"I won't tell ___" : ASOUL
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Drake's ship : THEGOLDENHIND
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Leg bone : FEMUR
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Goal : IDEAL
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Annoying : PESKY
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British medal : DCM
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Stock offerings: Abbr. : RTS
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Russian city : MIASS
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Sultry : HUMID
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Kind of type : ITALICS
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Tanzanian town : MGETA
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Looks over : SCANS
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"___ but you" : NOONE
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Sassy ones : SNIPS
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Desperate letters : SOS
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Cooking utensil : SAUCEPAN
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Commandment topic : ADULTERY
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Chairman's need : GAVEL
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Declaims : ORATES
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Witty remarks : MOTS
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Necktie woe : STAIN
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Stormy birds : PETRELS
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Computers : ENIACS
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Actor John : DEREK
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Sea queens : LINERS
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Sam and J. C. of golf : SNEADS
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Gives the gate : FIRES
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Greek image : HERMA
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Sumerian ruler : GUDEA
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Decoy : LURE
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Performs : DOES
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Hen's forte : PECK
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Men's org. : SAR
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N. Y. athlete : MET
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Bao ___ : DAI

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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