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New York Times, Tuesday, May 21, 1974

45-Across : Do a paddock job

Author:
Lois Hillis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q Y }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lois Hillis has 19 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,047
Across
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Mrs. Fitzgerald : ZELDA
6
Reduce : PARE
10
Wise men : MAGI
14
Serve : AVAIL
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Fusses : ADOS
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Inspired fear : AWED
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Underfootings for dignitaries : REDCARPETS
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"Me Tarzan, you ___" : JANE
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Like butterflies in drama : FREE
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Certain centers : APPLECORES
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Revue offering : SKIT
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"___ for the wicked" : NOREST
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Spin around : ROTATE
29
Mr. Rebozo : BEBE
30
Clears : EXONERATES
33
Head, in France : TETE
37
Inhibit : DETER
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Acquired : GOT
39
Speak : UTTER
40
Individuals : ONES
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Capitol wall sights : GREATSEALS
43
Scarlett's home : TARA
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Do a paddock job : RESHOE
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Golf iron : MASHIE
49
Roman poet : OVID
51
Training period : INTERNSHIP
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Potato or poker : CHIP
57
Ancient temple : NAOS
58
Distinctive quality : ATMOSPHERE
60
Body of Zulu warriors : IMPI
61
Use the phone : DIAL
62
Home-run king : AARON
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Western hill : MESA
64
Sea eagles : ERNS
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River to the Humber : TRENT
Down
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Ornamental Eastern cup : ZARF
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In any case : EVER
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Dip out : LADE
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Las Vegas items : DICE
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According to : ALA
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Plant appendages : PAPPI
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Skilled : ADEPT
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Medit. weight : ROTL
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Ascetics of old : ESSENES
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Parade figures : MAJORETTES
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Knowing : AWARE
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Factors in heredity : GENES
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Garden worker : RAKER
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Stocky horse : COB
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Suffix for gang or spin : STER
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Make over : REDO
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Gertrude Atherton's "Black ___" : OXEN
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Large bag : TOTE
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Loss of feeling : ANESTHESIA
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Kind of test or ray : BETA
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Taj Mahal's site : AGRA
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Shoe part : TOE
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Greenland base : ETAH
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End: Prefix : TELO
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Second-hand : USED
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Pineapple for a G.I. : GRENADE
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Stumbles : TRIPS
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Make known : AIR
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Jot : MINIM
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"What's in ___" : ANAME
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Organ parts : STOPS
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Exclamatory words : OHMAN
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Stringed instruments : VIOLS
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Make batter : STIR
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Burn : CHAR
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"___ today ... " : HERE
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Branding tool : IRON
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Confined : PENT
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Mike's friend : PAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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