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STEP ON IT

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1970

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 703 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 21, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,589
Across
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Kind of warrant : SEARCH
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Bullfighter's cloak : CAPA
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Khan : AGA
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Iowa city : AMES
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A kiss ___ : ANDAHUG
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Junto : CABAL
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It. coins: Abbr. : LRS
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Italian philosopher : CROCE
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Sculpture site : MOUNTRUSHMORE
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___ draw : FASTONTHE
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Historic island : ELBA
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Do a pitching job : RELIEVE
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Small package : MANWAY
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Bible book: Abbr. : HOS
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English astronomer : DYSON
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Kind of mother : DEN
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Nichols hero : ABIE
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Vital item in the West : FASTESTGUN
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1965 movie : THEGREATRACE
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Rapid view: Fr. : APERCU
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Handbag : PURSE
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Hairpiece : RAT
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Goose egg : NIL
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Of Apollo's island : DELIAN
50
Slave : ESNE
51
Bulwark : RAMPART
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Part of a journey : LEG
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Meager : SLENDER
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English school : CHEAM
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"Life ___ dream" : ISA
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___ cry : AFAR
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Impassive : STOLID
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Disburse : EXPEND
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"___ the chief" : HAILTO
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East Indian tree : SAJ
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Fall apple : WINESAP
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Glacial stage : RISS
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Famous poem : TREES
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Trivial amount : TWOPINS
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Daily grind : RATRACE
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After-drink drinks : CHASERS
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Pavlova and others : ANNAS
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Open a bit : AJAR
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Sister of Orestes : ELECTRA
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Ship's rope : TYE
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Place for Italian drama : TEATRO
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Certify : ATTEST
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" ... ___ blue" : EYESOF
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Norse goddess : URTH
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Army man: Abbr. : PFC
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Adjust : RESET
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Heard a court case again : RETRIED
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Arabic place name : ESH
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More thorny : SPIKIER
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Thin : RARE
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Alert color : YELLOW
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Hezekiah's mother : ABI
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Nouns: Abbr. : SBS
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Point of dispute : ISSUE
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Lung part : PLEURA
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Ordinary : RUNOFTHEMILL
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Newman movie : THEHUSTLER
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Major or Minor : URSA
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Part of a Marquand title : ESQ
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___ Khan : AYUB
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Take for ___ : ARIDE
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Tumble: Scot. : FAW
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Certain flower : ANNUAL
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Make wide changes : REBUILD
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Aoudad : ARUI
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Control-tower data : FLIGHTAID
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Beginning of a fast trip : APOLLOLIFTOFF
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" ... by ___ unresting sea" : LIFES
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Got: Abbr. : RCD
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Rockfish : RENAS
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"___ Kilimanjaro" : SNOWSOF
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Outside: Prefix : ECTO
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Chemical prefix : EKA
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Drinks : ADES
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Photo print : GLOSSY
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Identical : SAME
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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Rub-___ : ADUB
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Frog genus : RANA
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Lab man: Abbr. : CHT
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Gilden novel : HURRYSUNDOWN
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Arrived : CAME
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Upstairs : ABOVE
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Family people : PARENTS
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Drink : ALE
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African grass : ALFA
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Midwest city : GRANDRAPIDS
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"Stay ___ you are" : ASSWEETAS
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Scottish alder : ARN
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Part of the navy : MOTHBALLFLEET
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Imitative : ECHOIC
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Small Asian bird : SEESEE
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Folksy poet : GUEST
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Exercises : CHINUPS
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Bashful : COY
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Plod heavily : SLOG
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Blue Nile source : TANA
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Man's nickname : MOE
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Pour gently : DECANT
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Beat ___ : THERAP
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Greek nickname : ARI
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Hula hoop or skate board : FAD
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Copies : APES
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Order to broker : SELL
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Efforts : TRIES
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___ Dimittis : NUNC
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Weight: Abbr. : GRM
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Explosive : TNT
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Fix leftovers : REHEAT
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Galway's land : ERIN
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Assess a fine : AMERCE
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Cheer : RAH
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Greasy-spoon : EATERY
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___ Pointe : GROSSE
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Girl's name : ELISA
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Fast train : EXPRESS
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Pretensions : AIRS
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Rid of vermin : DERAT
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Relative : NIECE
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P. I. native : ATA
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Thinker, for one : STATUE
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Hummeling machines : AWNERS
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Eng. satirist : JONATHANSWIFT
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French writer : SARTRE
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Rocky debris : SCREE
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Course : PATH
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Medit. land : ISR
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Does a tailor's job : ALTERS
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Harvard club : HASTYPUDDING
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Part of a nursery rhyme : JACKBEQUICK
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Phoenician port : TYRE
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Against: Abbr. : OPP
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In a scary way : EERILY
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Threatening words : ORELSE
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___ mignon : FILET
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Seine : FISHSNARE
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Strained : TAUT
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Having gold : DORE
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Thor's wife : SIF
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Doctrine : ISM
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Transports again : REHAULS
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Cold ___ : WAR
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Scarf : BOA
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Ate noisily : SLURPED
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Drum sound : RUFFLE
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Of the Finno-Ugric language : URALIC
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Kind of dress : TENT
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Adjective suffix : IAL
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Wool: Prefix : ERIO
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Ant and Black : HILLS
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"When shall we two ___?" : BEONE
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Exclamations : AHS
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Skink : ADDA
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Gil ___ : BLAS
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A one, ___ : ATWO
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New Yorker man : ROSS
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Space mysteries : UFOS
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Undecided : IFFY
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Man's name: Abbr. : GEO
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Sky Altar : ARA
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___-de-rol : FOL

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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