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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

PHYSICAL CULTURE

New York Times, Sunday, June 10, 1973

14-Down : Give a hard time to

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,702
Across
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P. I. fiber : ABACA
6
Golf stroke : BAFF
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Book-jacket item : BLURB
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Kettledrum : ATABAL
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Small case : ETUI
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Wind-propelled vessels : SAILERS
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Beauty procedures : FACELIFTINGS
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Kind of desk : KNEEHOLE
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Kind : ILK
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Casino game : FARO
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Provinces : OUTLANDS
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Military abbr. : WIA
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Noted physicist : RABI
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Eastern ketch : SAIC
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Kismet : FATE
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Rudiments : ABCS
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Sign up : ENROL
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Menu item : SLAW
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Roman road : ITER
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Extend a hand : GREET
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Miss Bagnold : ENID
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Items in Santa's barn : SLEIGHS
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Elephant and namesakes : BABARS
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___ thought : TRAINOF
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Papier-___ : MACHE
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Resigns : DEMITS
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Scottish hardwood : AIK
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Seth's son : ENOS
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Convened : SAT
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Lease anew : RELET
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Caucasian language : UDIC
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Garden tool : TROWEL
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Do a tough job : PULLTEETH
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Kind of code : PENAL
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Actor Walter : ABEL
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Flag or May : POLE
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Blot out : ERASE
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Like a good lookout : EAGLEEYED
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Certain Louvre pieces : MONETS
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Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
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Tennis pro : LAVER
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"___ the season ... " : TIS
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Consider : DEEM
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Undergrads: Abbr. : SRS
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Went for : CHASED
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Hangers-on : PESTS
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Backslide : RELAPSE
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Site of Temple of Karnak : THEBES
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Bach specialty : CANTATA
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Herb : DILL
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Coins of Iran : RIALS
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Jousting wear : MAIL
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Easy walk : LOPE
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Epic of note : ILIAD
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Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
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Storied teacher : ANNA
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Handles roughly : PAWS
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
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Ensuing: Abbr. : FOL
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Get ___ (reach) : ACROSSTO
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San ___ : REMO
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Kind of horn : TIN
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Asterisk material : FOOTNOTE
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Pitiful : HEARTRENDING
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Tangled : KNOTTED
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Gaelic : ERSE
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___ beck and call : ATONES
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New : GREEN
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Certain cities: Abbr. : SPTS
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Sikkim natives : RONGS
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Language of Ecuador : ATALAN
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Strenuous : BACKBREAKING
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Honest ___ : ABE
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Leather : CALF
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Word on a "Wanted" poster : ALIAS
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At, in Bonn : BEI
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Fish of Japan : FUGU
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Saloon event : FISTFIGHT
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Big headline : BANNER
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Schwarzkopf offering : LIED
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Rubber trees : ULES
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Indian salts : REH
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Give a hard time to : BROWBEAT
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Winter foot gear : SKATES
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Golfers, at times : SLICERS
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Brothers : FRAS
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Works : TOILS
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Bridge positions : EASTS
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Shop machine : LATHE
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Caddoan tribe : IONI
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Zero on Beaufort scale : CALM
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Judges : ARBITERS
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Football-team unit : LINE
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Evade, with "out" : WEASEL
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Egg cell : GAMETE
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Mother's word : DONT
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Adjective ending : ICAL
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Diving ___ : BELL
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Brownish gray : TAUPE
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"___ cock horse ... " : RIDEA
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Pillaged : FORAYED
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Editor, at times : DELETER
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Grave : SOBER
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Like some paper : RULED
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Like some company bonds : CALLABLE
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Day: Abbr. : WED
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"___ my word!" : PON
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Ivan et al. : TSARS
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German state : HESSE
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Charters : LEASES
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___ Service : POSTAL
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Holiday times : EVES
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Scotch ___ : MIST
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Replenish a lawn : SEED
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Penalty of yore : TENLASHES
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11th-century date : MLII
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Salmon : CHINOOK
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Impetuous : HEADLONG
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Careful efforts : PAINS
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Road sign : STOP
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___ breve : ALLA
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Bull trout : TRUFF
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Went boating : CANOED
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Separated : APART
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Fur animal : MARTEN
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Vessel : EWER
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Adjusts : ALINES
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Bell sounds : DINGS
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Mess up : SMEAR
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Word with bellum : ANTE
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Bird home : COTE
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Ancient mound : TERP
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Kiln : OAST
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Hep : ONTO
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Scale notes : RES
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Uncle of radio days : DON

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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