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DOING THINGS SWIFTLY

New York Times, Sunday, July 1, 1973

Author:
Edward J. O'Brien
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 97, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 47, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
Edward J. O'Brien has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,723
Across
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"Who, what?" said Tom ___ : WARILY
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Cubs' org. : BSA
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Total : ADD
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Cotton knot : NEP
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Ledger men : CPAS
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As gentle ___ : ASADOE
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One, in Bonn : EIN
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Shade : HUE
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Set of sayings : ANA
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Eagle: Prefix : AETO
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"Young M.D." said Tom ___ : INTERNALLY
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Sprite : ELF
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Passed below : UNDERRAN
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Smith or Fleming : IAN
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Miss West : MAE
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Methods : WAYS
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"Gold leaf," said Tom ___ : GUILTILY
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Flanders : MOLL
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Rouge ___ : ETNOIR
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Not worth ___ of beans : AHILL
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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"John," said Tomás ___ : WANLY
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That kept in mind : RETENT
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Boone : PAT
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Praise : LAUD
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"Do as ___!" : ISAY
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P. O. limbos : DLOS
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Israeli port : HAIFA
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Warble : SING
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Mus. ladder : SCL
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"Elec. unit," said Tom ___ : AMPLY
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Ivy campus, nostalgically : OLDYALE
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Style : DECOR
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"Go easy, Mr. Roper," said Tom ___ : POLITELY
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Some Mlles. : AMIES
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Chatters : YAPS
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Greek name : ARI
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Foam plastic : STYRENE
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"Behold, ___ in thine own eye" : ABEAMIS
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B. & O., etc. : RRS
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Herbert of TV : LOM
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"___ goes walking . . . " : NOTAGIRL
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Sky, in Cádiz : CIELO
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Sudan river : LOL
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Fun sound : WHEE
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Wandering : ASTRAY
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Billfold : WALLET
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Well, well! : MYMY
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Marker : IOU
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Sides: Sp. : LADOS
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Unreal : ILLUSORY
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Word with milk : SOP
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Level land: Abbr. : PLN
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"Coda," said Tom ___ : FINALLY
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Child's vehicle : SCOOTER
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Old English letter : EDH
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Fable : MYTH
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Calflike : VEALY
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"Shirtwaist," said Tom ___ : BLOWSILY
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Plunders : LOOTS
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Rhine siren : LORELEI
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"Wray," said Tom ___ : FEYLY
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Incensed : MAD
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Days of ___ : YORE
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Antiseptic : LYSOL
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Neithers' partners : NORS
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Pistol man : PETE
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German girl's name : ILSE
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Bauble : TOY
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Herons : EGRETS
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Roof worker : TILER
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Mil. staff man : ADC
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Written: Fr. : ECRIT
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Even if : ALBEIT
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Garden tools : HOES
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Like a grassland : PRAIRIAL
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Girl's name : RAE
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Eur. country : RUS
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Constance or Norma : TALMADGE
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Baba : ALI
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"Maid's night off," said Tom ___ : HELPLESSLY
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Certain trains: Abbr. : LCLS
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Lamprey : EEL
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Torme : MEL
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Trouble : AIL
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Bank worker : TELLER
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Stringed knob : YOYO
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Suffix with diction or function : ARY
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Salty sauce : SOY
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Hull curve : SNY
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Consent to : SAYYES
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Water, on Oahu : WAI
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Dogtag info. : ASN
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"K-," said Tom ___ : RATIONALLY
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"Pass the cards," said Tom ___ : IDEALLY
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"Greene," said Tom ___ : LORNLY
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Craving : YEN
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"Don't come on time," said Tom ___ : BELATEDLY
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"Quiet meadow," said Tom ___ : SILENTLY
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Some : ANY
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___ of gold : AHEART
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"Come on down," said Tom ___ : DULY
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Dict. entries : DEFS
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"Zero," said Tom ___ : NAUGHTILY
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Mexican statesman : PADILLA
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Wagon : CART
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"Magazine," said Tom ___ : PERIODICALLY
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In any way : ATALL
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Girl's name : SONYA
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U. S. : AMER
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Miss Raines : ELLA
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" . . . and lose a few," said Tom ___ : WINSOMELY
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Team pet : MASCOT
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Govt. agency : OEO
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Narrow shoe size : AAAA
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Tufts : WISPS
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"Army exam," said Tom ___ : PHYSICALLY
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Employ : USE
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"Drei . . . fünf," said Tom ___ : FEARLESSLY
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"___ in the inn" : NOROOM
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"Brothers," said Tom ___ : GRIMLY
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Nonbeliever, in Milano : ATEO
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"Intended," said Tom ___ : MENTALLY
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"Oriental gift," said Tom ___ : PLEASANTLY
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Jacob's wife: Var. : LIA
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Pol. party : DEM
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Soc. degree : DSS
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Base metal, old usage : IRNE
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"One pair," said Tom ___ : ABRASIVELY
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Diplomat's concern : PROTOCOL
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Have an ___ mystery : AIROF
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Foolish : SILLY
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Under warranty: Abbr. : GTD
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Chosen: Fr. : ELU
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"X's and," said Tom ___ : WISELY
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Bad luck : HOODOO
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"In favor?" said Tom ___ : EUPHORICALLY
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"I bequeath," said Tom ___ : WILLINGLY
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Prefixes meaning muscle : MYOS
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Streaked : ROWY
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Timetable times : PMS
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In the: It. : NEL
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Engineers' org. : AAE
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"Just Newsweek," said Tom ___ : TIMELESSLY
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Puffs up : ELATES
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Golfing cup : RYDER
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"Youth," said Tom ___ : HOSTILELY
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"Is Elizabeth cold?" said Tom ___ : BESTIALLY
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Carrot or beet : ROOT
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Full liberty : FREEREIN
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Lichen genus : LECIDEA
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Globe : ORB
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"Pope," said Tom ___ : PIOUSLY
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Fluids : SERA
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"Tripod," said Tom ___ : EASILY
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Rung : STEP
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___-cat : THREEA
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"Furn.," said Tom ___ : APTLY
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Severe lawmaker : DRACO
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Furious one : RAGER
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"___ glad to meet you" : IMSO
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Butts : RAMS
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Margarine : OLEO
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Possesses : HAS
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Mil. officers : LTS
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Shelter : LEE
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Many mos. : YRS

Answer summary: 29 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 19 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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