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ODD COUPLES

New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 1973

Author:
Peter T. Thornton
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 24, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Peter T. Thornton has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,681
Across
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Animal trail : SPOOR
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Result of a busy stock market : LATETAPE
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McGuffey's work : READER
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Ecuadorian city : CUENCA
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Sarcastic : IRONICAL
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Ixelles, to Flemish : ELSENE
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Reciprocal, to poets : ALTERN
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Red and Major : BUTTONSANDBOWES
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Caucho tree : ULE
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River to the Ouse : AIRE
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___ quam videri : ESSE
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Sidney of films : TOLER
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Stock privileges: Abbr. : RTS
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C'est à ___ : DIRE
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Hawthorne's home : SALEM
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Stiff hair : SETA
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Large tank : VAT
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Before, in Paris : AVANT
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U. S. painter : BENSON
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Mature insect : IMAGO
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Places for skin treatment : TANNERIES
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Low : VILE
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Acts : STATUTES
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Tolerate : ENDURE
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Polar sight : ICECAP
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Without rancor : IRELESS
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Eat : DINE
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Trumpeted : BLARED
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Wild dog : JACKAL
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Sooner than : ERE
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Blanche and Edmund : SWEETANDLOWE
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Beam : IBAR
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Cody : LEW
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Kind of ray : BETA
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Mum : ALE
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Greek letter : ETA
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Raccoon's relative : COATI
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Mine excavation : STOPE
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Play for time : STALL
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Port of Iraq : BASRA
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Like krypton : INERT
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Troubled : AILED
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Marquee sign : SRO
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Blue : BEN
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"Three Faces ___" : EAST
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Tappan ___ : ZEE
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Umpire's call : SAFE
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Arline and Victor : JUDGEANDJORY
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Roman alloy : AES
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Some tires : RECAPS
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___ events : TIDEOF
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Nine: Ger. : NEUN
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Of a heavenly body : COMETIC
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Shoal boaters : POLERS
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Iron and zinc compounds : OXIDES
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Catch up with : OVERTAKE
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Unique person : ONER
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Befalls : HAPPENSTO
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Perfume : CENSE
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Farm unit : SILO
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Glacial ridges : ESKERS
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Baseball ploy : STEAL
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Monterey fort : ORD
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Catherine's husband : TSAR
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Molding edge : ARRIS
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Egyptian dancing girl : ALME
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Lumber tool : SAW
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___ seal : EARED
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Table spread : OLEO
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Serpents : ASPS
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Jar part : LID
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Cornel and Monty : WILDEANDWOOLLEY
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City on Lake Huron : ALPENA
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Hitherto : ERENOW
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By that name: Lat. : EONOMINE
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Fair-___ boy : HAIRED
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Cars : SEDANS
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Applied logic : REASONED
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Bridge player's words : IPASS
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Boston Strong Boy : SULLIVAN
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Nero and Hopper : PETERANDDEWOLF
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Kind of way : ONE
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Gumbo: Var. : OCRA
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Hindu queens : RANIS
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Defendant in a law case : LIBELEE
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Islands off New Guinea : ARU
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Clan emblems : TOTEMS
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Ingresses: Abbr. : ENTS
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Spanish uncles : TIOS
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Teen-age woe : ACNE
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Dance step : PAS
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Snapping beetle : ELATER
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Old-time alehouse : REDLATTICE
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River to North Sea : ELBE
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Old zither : ASOR
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___ point : DEW
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Tire : ENERVATE
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Puts on again : RESTAGES
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Having a tail : CAUDATE
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Semiquavers : NOTES
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Nobel physicist : RABI
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On the glacial side : STOSS
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Tedium : ENNUI
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Store feed : ENSILE
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Lock ___ : STEP
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Noddy : TERN
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In toto : OVERALL
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___ Creed : NICENE
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Willow genus : ITEA
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Vertical window bar : MULLION
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Dodger great : REESE
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Alan : LADD
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Neighbor of Mo. : ARK
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Bulk-mail item : CATALOG
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Clobbers : BEATSUP
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Tittles : JOTS
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On to : AWAREOF
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Maxwell et al. : ELSAS
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Networks : RETIA
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Lbs. et al. : WTS
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Hellespont swimmer : LEANDER
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Joan and Peter : BAEZANDSELLERS
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Up ___ : ATREE
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Services : RITES
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Board's relative : BED
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Townsman : CIT
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Curious people : PEERERS
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Suffixes for drunk and dull : ARDS
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Sprees : BENDERS
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River to Rhine : AAR
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Receiver of goods in trust : BAILEE
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Abstract: Abbr. : SYNOP
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Game for steady hands : JACKSTRAWS
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Jacket type : ETON
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One who teases : JOSHER
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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U. S. agency : CIA
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Former spouses : EXES
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Utah range : UINTA
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Indian Ocean islands : COCOS
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Impresses deeply : OVERAWES
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What linemen do : MENDWIRE
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Richard or boy : POOR
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Dress fabrics : ETAMINES
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Calif. pine : SOLEDAD
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Iron, in Bonn : EISEN
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Marshaled : ARRAYED
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Elopers' need : LADDER
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White clay : KAOLIN
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Old Turkish soldier : SPAHI
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Ferber : EDNA
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Long time : AEON
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Anita : LOOS
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Sailors' saint : ELMO
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Rebuke : SLAP
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Showed the way : LED
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"___ is me" : WOE
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Pacific herb : PIA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 14 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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