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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

AFTER EVE

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 1972

Author:
Alexander Black
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 565 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,338
Across
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Little shots : BBS
4
Four qts. : GAL
7
Demonstrates again : RESHOWS
14
Shoddy : CHEAP
19
Fact, in Rouen : REALITE
21
Embassy staffer : ATTACHE
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Swiss-account name : HELGA
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Male chauvinist cheer : ATTABOY
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British mystic poet : VAUGHAN
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Mountain chain : ANDES
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Ms. or miss : MAIDEN
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Of age: Abbr. : AET
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Miss Kett of comics : ETTA
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Confined : PENT
31
Navy brass : BRAID
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Possess : OWN
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Outdoor affair : GARDENPARTY
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Kind of TV show : LATE
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Share the limelight : COSTAR
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Walking ___ : ONAIR
40
Ogles : EYES
41
Doctrine : ISM
42
Rio de ___ : ORO
43
Brilliant, in Biarritz : ECLATANT
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Racket : DIN
49
Some Vietnamese : ANNAMESE
52
Poet Christine de ___ : PISAN
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Flubbed golf stroke : SCLAFF
56
Border river : NIAGARA
57
Common contraction : DOESNT
58
Cafeteria items : TRAYS
59
Moon feature : RILLE
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Girl of song : SWEETSUE
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Wild West time period : YAR
63
"N'est-ce ___?" : PAS
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N.Y.C. betting initials : OTB
65
Atlas abbr. : MTS
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Uncut gem : CABOCHON
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Half-shell items : CLAMS
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Employ for a purpose : USETO
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Aspen visitors : SKIERS
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Miss. town : NESHOBA
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Coats' milieu : CLOSET
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Actress Berger : SENTA
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Baking instruction : SLOWOVEN
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Johnny ___ : REB
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In a pleasing way : PRETTILY
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Anger : IRE
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Court : WOO
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Port of Fiji : SUVA
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Missouri town : EOLIA
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Scamp : RASCAL
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Claire et al. : INAS
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Mixed thoroughly : STIRREDWELL
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"___ baby makes three" : AND
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Writing by David : PSALM
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Pnom ___ : PENH
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Did blacksmith work : SHOD
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Suffix with claim or cool : ANT
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Serve a sentence : DOTIME
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Let loose : UNDAM
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Greek letter : OMICRON
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Common check-signer : JANEDOE
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Short fibers : NOILS
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Speed equaling sound : MACHONE
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Lease in advance : PRERENT
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Bag paper : KRAFT
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Lures : ENTICES
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Possessive in Paris : SES
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Drinker's disease : DTS
Down
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Prickly shrub : BRAMBLE
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Atomic discharge : BETARAY
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Fill up : SATIATE
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Taunted : GIBED
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Sun god : ATON
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Science writer Willy : LEY
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Plunders : RAVENS
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Actor Erwin : STU
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Witch : HAG
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Earth color : OCHER
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Question that Freud couldn't answer : WHATDOESAWOMANWANT
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Life, for one : SENTENCE
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Half a dance : CHA
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Certain gatherings : HENPARTIES
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Type of statesman : ELDER
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Hollywood figure : AGENT
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Meat pie : PASTY
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Ballpark event : LADIESDAY
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Kipling observation : AWOMANISONLYAWOMAN
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Kind of geometry: Abbr. : ANAL
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Mil. school : OCS
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Off-street parking : GARAGE
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Perfume : AROMA
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Sask. village : PIAPOT
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Having sound : TONAL
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Verb form: Abbr. : INF
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Puts on : ASSUMES
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Broadway girl : NANETTE
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Explosive : TNT
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Conditions : IFS
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Nothing : NIL
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Sounds of hesitation : ERS
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Pen : STY
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Kind of barrel : CRACKER
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Leo's ex-wife : LARAINE
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Society girl : DEB
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Cheer : RAH
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Ands, in Avignon : ETS
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Portions: Abbr. : PCS
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Tosspot : SOT
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Marriage partner : BETTERHALF
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Cicero, for one : ORATOR
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Of a singing group : CHORAL
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Holds dear : LOVES
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Mary Todd's husband : ABE
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Kind of reporter : SOBSISTER
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Biology abbr. : SSP
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Eddy : SWIRL
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Scored the hard way : SLIDHOME
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Guadeloupe et Martinique : ILES
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Chronic : OLD
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Alone : UNAIDED
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Town near Le Havre : VALMONT
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"___ the eye" : ASMEETS
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Riviera resort : CANNES
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Spirit : SPUNK
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Quartet member : TENOR
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Kind of chintz : INDIA
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Proclamation : EDICT
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Corn breads : PONES
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Tops : AONE
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Virginia ___ : DARE
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Denver clock reading : MST
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Greek letter : CHI
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Legendary bird : ROC
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Local officials: Abbr. : JPS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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