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DOWNWARD LOOK

New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 1974

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,045
Across
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Rumple : TOUSLE
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Five of trumps, in cinch : PEDRO
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Piddling : SMALLTIME
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Eskimo group : INNUIT
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Registers : ENROLS
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Arrived at a sum : TOTALEDUP
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Trifle : MEREBAGATELLE
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Rubble makers : IRONBALLS
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Hebrew ancestor : EBER
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Song thrush : MAVIS
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Spanish poppy or pop song : AMAPOLA
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Of an organic compound : KETO
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Wild sowing : OAT
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Malady : DISEASE
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Pal of Sally and Mary : IRENE
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Darken : BEDIM
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Wheat porridge : FRUMENTY
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Coat fur : LAPIN
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Stayed put : SAT
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Dressing-room aides : ROBERS
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Tovarich : COMRADE
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Giver of a tenth : TITHER
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Duluth address, from abroad : MINNUSA
52
Wrinkles : RUGAE
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World need, to Burt Bacharach : SWEETLOVE
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Nuclear trial : ATEST
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Actor's poise : PRESENCE
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Mount ___, Australia : EBA
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Dutch town : EPEN
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Napoleonic battle site : LODI
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German sigh : ACH
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Radamès, for example : AIDAROLE
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Savings-book entry: Abbr. : INT
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Records of lineage : TREES
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Brightened up : LIT
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Seething : ABOIL
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Home of the Brave : ATLANTA
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Big deal! : MUCHADOABOUTNOTHING
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Oasis in the city : TAPROOM
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Picture puzzle : REBUS
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Persuasive copy : ADS
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Mark : STAMP
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High, in music : ALT
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No prize specimen : POORSORT
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Past : AGO
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Personal problems : EGOS
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Dormouse : LOIR
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Sight, in France : VUE
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Vexing people : NETTLERS
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Unsuitable : INAPT
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Vat for curds : CHEESETUB
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Oath giver : VOWER
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Mules' relatives : HINNIES
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Fresh one : SASSER
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Old hairpiece : PERIWIG
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Patriarch of Alexandria : DAMIAN
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Pops : PAS
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Inclines : LEANS
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Deadlocks : IMPASSES
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Gilbert island : MAKIN
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Flash : GLINT
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Insignificant : TRIVIAL
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Kind of cycle : TRI
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Isle: Var. : ILOT
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Diet essential : PROTEIN
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Agents, in India : AMINS
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African lake : CHAD
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Casey's box-score entry : STRIKEOUT
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" . . . ___ but their chains" : NOTHINGTOLOSE
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Monkey business : SEENOEVIL
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Writer Graham : GREENE
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Running mate : ELOPER
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Dialect of Spain : ARAGONESE
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Persians' friends : MEDES
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Gives pause to : DETERS
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"The ___ your life" : TIMEOF
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Lieutenant's wear : ONEBAR
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Glass in the grass, alas! : UNRETURNEDEMPTIES
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Litigant : SUER
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Women's movement : LIB
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Cotton fabrics : ETAMINES
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Lumber hooks : PEAVEYS
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Abstract beings : ENTIA
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Go formal : DRESS
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Fol-de-___ : ROL
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Spanish jar : OLLA
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Salaries : STIPENDS
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Lackwit : MORON
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Mexican gruel : ATOLE
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Turner : LANA
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Law degree : LLB
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Whistler in the kitchen : TEAKETTLE
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Killed time : IDLED
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Kind of millionaire : MULTI
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Certain salts : EPSOM
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Not like a girl's best friend : SEMIPRECIOUS
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Part of a drain : GASTRAP
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Met offering : ARIA
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First appearance : DEBUT
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Praise for the dead : ELOGE
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Heckle : BAIT
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Chaplin's Verdoux : MONSIEUR
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Busy bon vivant : AMANABOUTTOWN
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Burglar's forte : STEALTH
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Corn-meal dish : CUSH
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Jug : EWER
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Nursing a lost cause : HOPINGAGAINSTHOPE
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Happening : EVENT
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___ car : RENTA
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Brew ingredient : MALT
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Take ___ leave it : ITOR
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Campus officials : RECTORS
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German craft of W. W. II : EBOATS
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Police function : RAID
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Prepare copy : EDIT
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Old English cloth inspector : ALNAGER
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New Haven people : ELIS
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Old English bard : SCOP
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Leave town fast : LAMOUT
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Reducing : ABBREVIATING
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Wave trappers : ANTENNAS
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White House family : HOOVERS
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Ageless time : AEON
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Repute : ODOR
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Powders : TALCS
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Island welcome : ALOHA
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Sulk : MOPE
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Hissed signals : PSTS
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Enlist anew : REUP
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Shake ___ : ALEG
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Granting a delay : RESPITING
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Dickens boy : TWIST
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Humiliating : SHAMING
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Of a skull part : INIAL
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Irish John : SEAN
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Disparage : BELITTLE
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Painted thickly : IMPASTED
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Descartes : RENE
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Guesses : DIVINES
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Mistake remover : ERASER
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Partisans : SIDERS
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___ solemnis : MISSA
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Convert : ALTER
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Split country : KOREA
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Orange locale : GROVE
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Royal name : LOUIS
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Gave a cheer : RAHED
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Ammonia compound : IMINE
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Flatten with a hammer : PEEN
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Standard : NORM
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Thicken : CLOT
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Wellington or kitchy : KOO
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Golf start : TEE
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Bullring cheer : OLE

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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