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PECKING ORDER

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 1971

Author:
Jack Rosenthal
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Jack Rosenthal has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,946
Across
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Masked man's No. 2 : TONTO
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Straightened : TIDIED
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Where No. 2 is No. 1 : SENATE
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Noisy : AROAR
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Stassen : HAROLDE
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Tied to : RELATED
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Terra ___ : FIRMA
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Jacqueline's No. 2 : ONASSIS
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Photographer and family : AVEDONS
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No. 2's word for hairy : TOMENTOSE
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Tyler's No. 1 : TIPPECANOE
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Pea of India : TUR
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Acquaint : ORIENT
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Photo-developing abbr. : ENL
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Cowpoke's mount : HOSS
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"My ___" (embarrassed) : FACEISRED
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Casual throw : TOSS
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Touch : ABUT
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Summer symphony : THEPOPS
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Jane : EYRE
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Bundle again : REBALE
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Italian painter : RENI
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Slanting: Abbr. : OBL
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Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
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Trimmed : PRUNED
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Vents frustration : TEARSHAIR
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Between holier and thou : THAN
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TV logo : RCA
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___ window : OUTTHE
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Infinite: Abbr. : UNL
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No. 2 in 1968 : HUBERTHORATIOHUMPHREY
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Eclipse sight : CORONA
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Old Dutch measure : AAM
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Fibber : LIAR
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Readies a fishing line : UNTANGLES
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Chemical sugar : GULOSE
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Bone: Prefix : OSSE
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Service initials : USN
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Ontario river : NITH
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Adjusts : ALINES
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Between ifs and buts : ANDS
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Does cobbling : REPAIRS
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Initials of a No.1 and others : DDES
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Endure, in Scotland : DREE
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Pirates : SEAWOLVES
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Salinger character : ESME
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Willie Winkie : WEE
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Finally : ATLAST
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Adjust : SET
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No. 2's term for corps member : EFFETESNOB
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Favored word of No. 2 : NATTERING
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Most valorous : BRAVEST
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Homely one : PIEFACE
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Pass the buck : REFER
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Fogs : BEMISTS
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Declared : UTTERED
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Mediterranean union : MAFIA
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Small fish : SMELTS
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St. Lawrence, for one : SEAWAY
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Stealthily : SLYLY
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G.O.P. No. 2 in 1952 : TAFT
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Spanish town : ORIO
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Standard : NORM
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Vapid : TAME
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Key Biscayne products : TANS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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No. 2 in Madrid : DOS
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French pronoun : ILS
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Letter addressees : EDITORS
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Covet : DESIRE
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The last elections : SEVENTY
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Political collegian : ELECTOR
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Spanish nothing : NADA
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Repents : ATONES
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Dovetail part : TENON
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Ford : EDSEL
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Shout : HOORAH
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Grape residue : RAPE
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Like a bird with a crest : TUFTED
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Circumference formula : PID
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Dwell on : HARP
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Higher, in Bonn : OBER
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Split-level places : SUBURBIAS
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Posture : STANCE
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Coupon: Abbr. : CERT
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Sword : EPEE
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N.Y. college : IONA
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No. 2 : SPIROTAGNEW
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County hub : SEAT
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Root or Yale : ELIHU
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No. 1 in Shakespeare drama : LEAR
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"___ be in England . . . " : OHTO
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English spa : BATH
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Strom's family : THURMONDS
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Long hair : MANE
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Just : ONLY
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___ generis : SUI
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Radiation unit : REM
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Moon sight : HALO
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Etats ___ : UNIS
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Southwest campus : TCU
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Wagner : HONUS
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Scraps : ORTS
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Horse : ROAN
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Rutledge : ANN
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Revere : PAUL
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Chemical compound : HALIDE
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"Step to the ___" : REAR
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Chinese poet : LIPO
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Switchblade : SHIV
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Ortega y ___ : GASSET
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Appear : SEEM
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Being, in Rome : ESSE
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Most groovy : NEATEST
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Abhors : DETESTS
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Slum hazard : RATBITE
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Took five : RESTED
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Slander : DEFAME
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Pedro or Fernando : SAN
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Town on Hudson : ESOPUS
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Fabian Society pioneers : WEBBS
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Zimbalist : EFREM
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War craft : LSTS
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Political tenures : TERMS
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Pernicious : EVIL
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City in Japan : NARA
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Deucey's No. 1 : ACEY
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Sincere : REAL
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Problematical : IFFY
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Armstrong : NEIL
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Neutral : GRAY
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Greek letter : ETA
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Handful : FEW

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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