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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

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New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 1974

37-Down : Takes steps

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 617 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 4, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29 Grid has repeated answers.
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,080
Across
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First sound of work : TICK
5
Asian mongoose : URVA
9
Outer: Prefix : EXO
12
Western resort : TAHOE
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German president : EBERT
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Seethe : BOIL
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Papal name : PIUS
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Butterfingered : INEPT
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Porch : LANAI
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Mountain of Thessaly : OSSA
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Whit : IOTA
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Ezra Pound unit : CANTO
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Timely song : GRANDFATHERSCLOCK
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Reagan, to friends : RON
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Leinsdorf's stick : BATON
33
Hindu festival : HOLI
34
___-bitty : ITTY
36
Rathbone : BASIL
39
Eros, French style : CUPIDON
41
Get lost! : GOAWAY
44
More sounds : TICKTOCK
46
World aid org. : UNICEF
48
Benedetto of Italy : CROCE
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Atelier lady : ARTISTE
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African hornbill : TOCK
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Town near Ghent : LOKEREN
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Talk in a way : LISP
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Gear: Abbr. : EQPT
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Hog a camera : MUG
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"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
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Greek source of name words : ONOMA
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Rubber trees : ULES
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Lets up : EASES
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Time served by 27 Across : NINETYYEARSONTHEFLOOR
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Live's partner : LEARN
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After V : WXYZ
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Concise : TERSE
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Marquand sleuth : MOTO
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Two-up, in Sydney : SWY
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Chimney output : SOOT
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Rita et al. : GAMS
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Cub Scout's cookie : BROWNIE
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Chide, with "off" : TICK
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Musical transposition : ROSALIA
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Large: Prefix : MAGNI
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Tiomkin or Shostakovich : DMITRI
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One more time : TICKTOCK
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Kind of hat : SLOUCH
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"Not ___!" (nothing doing) : ACHANCE
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Makes a scene : RIOTS
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Copycat : APER
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D.D.E. et al. : IKES
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Madison Ave. workers : ADMEN
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Jester : WAG
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Date of work stoppage : WHENTHEOLDMANDIED
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Balbo : ITALO
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"___ am in Arcadia" : ITOO
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Secular : LAIC
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Growing out : ENATE
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More foxy : SLIER
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Receipt, in Reims : RECU
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Told a whopper : LIED
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Toomey : REGIS
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City on the Pina : PINSK
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Hindu language: Abbr. : SKR
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U. S. holly : ASSI
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Last sound of work : TOCK
Down
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Wire: Abbr. : TELG
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Cousin of a T beam : IBAR
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Last Supper picture : CENA
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Persian coin : KRAN
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Sub : UBOAT
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German Baltic port : ROSTOCK
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Supreme Hindu deity : VISHNU
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Wings : ALAE
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Like a serial story : EPISODIC
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Late News time : XIOCLOCK
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Silhouette : OUTLINE
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Sounds of work : TICKTOCK
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Collection : ANA
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Composer of 27 Across : HENRYWORK
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Vision: Prefix : OPTO
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The "playing fields" : ETON
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Offerings on toothpicks : TIDBITS
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Poilu's lantern : FALOT
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Horned animal : RHINO
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Smoke, for short : CIG
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Biblical weeds : TARES
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Central African town : BIRINI
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Takes steps : ACTSON
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Drink-refuser's words : SKIPME
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Nicklaus's stick : PUTTER
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___-deucy : ACEY
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Urges : YENS
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Claw : TALON
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Middle initial of 14 Down : CEE
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Mrs. Browning's dog : FLUSH
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Molding curve : OGEE
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Interrogate : QUERY
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Master ___ : PLAN
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Passover wafer : MATZO
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Compass point : SSW
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Greek war goddess : ENYO
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Not hard: Abbr. : SFT
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Davis's "___ Can" : YESI
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Veered, as a spacecraft : YAWED
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Tough hide : OXSKIN
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Smooth, in music : LEGATO
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A little ___ (choice) : ORALOT
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Science of odors : OSMICS
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Malaysian wood : RESAK
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Board measures: Abbr. : MBMS
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Mr. Roberts : ORAL
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" ... stopp'd short never ___" : TOGOAGAIN
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Come clean : OWNUP
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Corn or angle : TRI
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Words to 14 Down : NICEWORK
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Play it again, Sam : TICKTOCK
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"Thou the day and ___" : ITHEHOUR
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China flaw, in England : CRASE
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Botanical sheath : OCREA
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Actor Otis : SKINNER
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___ fois (many a time): Fr. : MAINTES
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Chemises : TEDDIES
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Royal monogram : HRH
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French port : CALAIS
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Roman 2,401 : MMCDI
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Handful : WISP
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Monarch of Norse myth : ATLI
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Goddess of healing : EIR
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Large jar : OLLA
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Plankton collector : DNET
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Villain : IAGO
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Suffix for gen or fren : ETIC
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Editor's habitat : DESK
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Bandleader Brown : LES

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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