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ARRIVING AT 3.1416

New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 1975

Author:
Elizabeth Yaro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X Z }
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 17, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Elizabeth A. Yaro has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,416
Across
1
Man at the helm : PILOT
5
Holdup-man's need : PISTOL
10
Like a pinto : PIBALD
15
Town in Spain : OCANA
16
Bête ___ : NOIRE
17
Relating to love : AMATORY
19
Old U. S. saying, with 88 Down : ASAMERICANAS
21
Marco Polo, for one : VENETIAN
23
Fiber plant : PITA
24
Area under a fire grate : ASHPIT
25
Thirty, in Paris : TRENTE
27
Certain athlete : PRO
28
Architect I. M. : PEI
29
Baltic people : ESTHS
30
Crafts' partner : ARTS
31
Gyrates : SPINS
32
Synthetic fabric : ARNEL
34
Sigh, in England : SIFE
36
Laugh, in Rome : RISO
37
Pastor's home : MANSE
38
___ hand (helps) : LENDSA
40
Part of TNT : TOLUENE
42
Secret group : TONG
43
Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
45
Niagara Falls feature : RAPIDS
46
Holy Land sight : DEADSEA
49
Old zithers : ASORS
51
Compass reading : NNE
52
Certain fruit stones : PRUNEPITS
53
Notices : SEES
56
Words of unreadiness : NOTYET
58
Do ushering : SEAT
59
Army units: Abbr. : RGTS
60
Navy V.I.P. : ADM
61
Unattainable dream : PIINTHESKY
63
Cheer : OLE
64
Arsène of crime tales : LUPIN
66
Teen problem : ACNE
67
Embodiment : EPITOME
69
Sweetsop : ATES
70
Quilter's catchall : SCRAPBAG
72
Hindu cymbals : TAL
73
Kind of seal : EARED
75
Ageless : ETERNAL
76
"Iliad" king : PRIAM
78
Observers : NOTERS
81
Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
82
Blew out a fuse : SHORTED
84
Candy, etc. : SWEETS
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Sedans : AUTOS
88
"Ship ___!" : AHOY
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Certain crime : ARSON
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Cabbage dish : SLAW
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Bridge : SPAN
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Porticoes : STOAS
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___ the line : TOE
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Former British P.M. : PITT
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___ up (livened) : PEPPED
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Of rhythmical beat : ICTIC
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Zane Grey's was purple : SAGE
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Believable : CREDIBLE
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One voicing contempt : EPITHETCALLER
107
___ in (get prompting) : ARECUED
108
Longhorn : STEER
109
Arab headcords : AGALS
110
Shrimp dish : SCAMPI
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Genghis et al. : KHANS
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Dopes : SAPS
Down
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Arsenal in N.J. : PICATINNY
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Tibetan priest : LAMA
3
All for ___ : ONE
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"___ Bulba" : TARAS
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Do a clutch batting job : PINCHHIT
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Washing is what ___ : SOAPISFOR
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Hue : TINT
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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"___ we forget" : LEST
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Allspice : PIMENTO
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Practices a diet : BANTS
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Fate : LOT
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Plumbing problem : DRIPPINGSPIGOT
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Abounding in willows : OSIERED
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Unwilling : AVERSE
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Tall tales : YARNS
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Horrify : APPAL
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Adherents: Suffix : ISTS
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Win by a ___ : NOSE
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Actor Claude : RAINS
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Lanchester et al. : ELSAS
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Floor-smoothing machine : SANDER
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Millay and Ferber : EDNAS
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Small kite : ELANET
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Counsel, old style : REDE
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Woeful sound : MOAN
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" . . . unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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Unsettled : UPINTHEAIR
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German: Abbr. : TEUT
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Of the warm regions : TROPICAL
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Carter : DRAYMAN
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Intend, in Scotland : ETTLE
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Stupid ones : ASSES
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"The ___" (Oscar film) : STING
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Tea type : PEKOE
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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Inference : EDUCT
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New Yorkers : EMPIRESTATERS
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Chemical suffix : YNE
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Fast plane : SST
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Remove hair : EPILATE
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Kind of escape : NARROW
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Arab garments : ABAS
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Greek god : EROS
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"Doe, ___, a female . . . " : ADEER
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Nucleic acids: Abbr. : PNAS
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"Iliad" locale : TROY
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Something, in Berlin : ETWAS
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Call : PHONE
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Mankind: Ger. : MENSCHEN
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Conks out again : RESTALLS
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Curly, Larry and Moe : STOOGES
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Formed : SHAPED
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People writing the letter "i" : DOTTERS
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Villainous look : SNEER
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Salad gelatin : ASPIC
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Extreme : ULTRA
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See 19 Across : APPLEPI
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"Honi ___ qui . . . " : SOIT
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Fatty secretion : SEBUM
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Old brocades : ACCAS
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Type size : PICA
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Office unit : DESK
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Virginia willow : ITEA
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Happy or stick : SLAP
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Month: Abbr. : DEC
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Essence : PITH
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Turkish title : AGA

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 18 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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