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Herbert Ettenson
Herbert Ettenson

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New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 1973

105-Across : Con-man's helper

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 673 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,709
Across
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Bridge tragedy : SET
4
Japanned metal : TOLE
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Wandering : ERRANT
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Bird : MACAW
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Cartoon sweetheart : OLIVEOYL
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Large cat : LEOPARD
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Sports places : ARENAS
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Reed's colleague : FELIXFRANKFURTER
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Dee : SANDRA
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Moron : AMENT
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Hilo hellos : ALOHAS
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Pintail ducks : SMEES
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Hockey's Bobby et al. : ORRS
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Partisan positions : SIDES
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___ alone : GOIT
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Alan ___, British actor : BATES
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Cartoon scream : EEK
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Group : ASSORT
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Italian coin : SOLDO
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Goldie : HAWN
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The Admirable Doctor : ROGERBACON
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Candy : JONES
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Tiny bit : CRUMB
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Begun : INITIATED
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On the wagon : SOBER
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Pot-___ : AUFEU
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City in Penna. : SCRANTON
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Garden pest : APHID
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Park lurker : THUG
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Superman's suit size: Abbr. : LRG
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Spitchcock : EEL
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Forward : SENDALONG
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Try to find : SEEK
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Russian saint : OLGA
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Old ___ : NED
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Nonsense! : POOH
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Pitchers : EWERS
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Frost, e.g. : POET
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High points : ACMES
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Co-author of "Tales from Shakespeare" : CHARLESLAMB
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Saki : MUNRO
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Cole's follower : SLAW
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Glides high : SOARS
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Branches : RAMI
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Variety of lettuce : COS
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Hussy : TART
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Offended : HURT
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Actor and TV personality : ORSONBEAN
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Fever reading, in old Rome : CII
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Unconscious : OUT
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Act droopy : MOPE
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Kind of cheese : SWISS
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Caution : WARINESS
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Bob or Thomas : DYLAN
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Like some serge : SHINY
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Pinball : BAGATELLE
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Puff up : ELATE
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Overcharge : STING
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Barrymore biographer : GENEFOWLER
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Calumet : PIPE
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Chinese weight : LIANG
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Singer Siepi : CESARE
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Author's encore: Abbr. : SEQ
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Con-man's helper : SHILL
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Pretty : CUTE
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Forest people of India : SAURA
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Genus of swifts : APUS
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Gems : OPALS
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French girl's name : HELENE
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Young eel : ELVER
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Word with out or soft : SPOKEN
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Composer of "The Huguenots" : GIACOMOMEYERBEER
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Contract word : HERETO
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Tolerates : ENDURES
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N. L. pitcher : BOBVEALE
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Attachment to a bill : RIDER
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Manager : GERENT
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U. S. Indian : OTOE
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W. W. II craft : LST
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Furniture pieces : SOFAS
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Perfume resin : ELEMI
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Mosaicked : TILED
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Schoolbag items : TEXTS
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Impatient cry : OOF
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Sky harp : LYRA
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Mideast airline : ELAL
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City in Wisconsin : ELKHORN
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Drawn game at Monte Carlo : REFAIT
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Wake up forcefully : ROUST
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Neighbor of Mar. : APR
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King Cole and others : NATS
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Aspen, at times : TREMBLER
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Billiard shot : MASSE
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Screw pine : ARA
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Recent: Prefix : CENO
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Pittsburgh name : ANDREWMELLON
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Nixon appointee : WARRENBURGER
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Hollywood and ___ : VINE
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Is afraid of : DREADS
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Canadian prov. : SASK
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Worthless : NOGOOD
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W. W. II command : ETO
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Shoulder gesture : SHRUG
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Calmed down : ABATED
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Squelched : SATON
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Rise with the waves : SCEND
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Ferber novel : SOBIG
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Consolidated : ONED
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Word with wiedersehen : AUF
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Emerge : RISE
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Merely : ONCE
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Friday, for one : GIRL
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Timetable abbr. : ETA
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Hair jobs : RINSES
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English painter : JOHNHERRING
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Secures by a tenon : CAUKS
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Bobbin : SPOOL
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Then, in Paris : ALORS
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Swarm : TEEM
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Thyme, e.g. : HERB
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Cat, in Madrid : GATO
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Unreconciled : APART
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Beau : SWAIN
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Work : OPUS
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Triton : NEWT
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Roper and others : ELMOS
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Concerning : ASTO
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Ex-Senator from Florida : CLAUDEPEPPER
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Miler of note : MARTYLIQUORI
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Successful stratagem : COUP
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Race : HARE
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Warning: It. : MONITO
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Was outstanding : SHONE
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Beverage bottle : CARAFE
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Due : OWING
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Master, in Africa : BWANA
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Rarin' to go : EAGER
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Compartment : CELL
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Pines or Man : ISLE
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Bohemian river : ISER
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Couple : MATES
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Leg part : SHIN
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York or Deal : NEW
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Child's place : LAP
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Playing for time : STALLING
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Be suitable, in old days : BESEEM
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Fodder : SILAGE
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"Beat it!" : GETLOST
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Backtalk : LIP
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Billiardists : CUEMEN
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Obi : SASH
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King or queen : HONOR
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Task : CHORE
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Start tennis or dinner : SERVE
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Register, in old Rome : ALBE
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Of an eye part : UVEAL
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Movie segments : REELS
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Court decree : ARRET
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Timetable, for short : SKED
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Biblical mountain : NEBO
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Island: Var. : EYOT
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Saison : ETE
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Scoundrel : CUR
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People of Africa : EBO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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