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STIR CRAZY

New York Times, Sunday, July 11, 1971

65-Down : Birdman of Alcatraz

Author:
Edward J. O'Brien
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,002
Across
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Postal items: Abbr. : STPS
5
Decline : EBB
8
Filipinos : BISAYAS
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Balcony: Abbr : TCE
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Shout for attention : AHEY
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Glossy paints : ENAMELS
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Santa's sounds : HOS
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63481, 71120, 52893, etc. : PENNAMES
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Plucky penologists : GAMEWARDENS
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Possess : OWN
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Bound : GIRT
28
Steal: Slang : GLOM
29
More pleasant : NICER
31
"Life ___ an empty dream!" : ISBUT
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Tuscaloosa inmate's song : IMALABAMYBOUND
38
Wrong : ASTRAY
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Roman god : LAR
40
Jannings : EMIL
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Whales : ORCS
42
Ventilate anew : REAIR
43
Ziegfeld : FLO
44
Sarcastic telegram : BARBEDWIRE
47
Riboflavin: Abbr. : VITG
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Western state: Abbr. : ORE
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Dine : EAT
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In itself: Lat. : INSE
51
Wing : ELL
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___-cat : ONEA
54
Rice-field vehicle : PADDYWAGON
57
Golf's Palmer : ARNIE
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Mil. medal : DSC
61
"I'm doing well, ___?" : ARENTI
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Red gurnards : ELLECKS
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"Master, ___?" (Judas's question) : ISITI
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Lemon color: Abbr. : YEL
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Independence monogram : HST
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" ... as lovely as ___" : ATREE
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___ fit (clothier's offer) : ALTERTO
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Ancient flint : EOLITH
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Pronoun : WHO
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Stare, in England : GLORE
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Inmate's side of the story? : CONVERSION
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Recipe units: Abbr. : TSPS
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Spanish uncle : TIO
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" ... could ___ horse!" : EATA
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Conclude : END
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Eur. nation : RUS
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Gas: Prefix : AERO
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Black Maria? : BLUNDERBUS
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Grid scores : TDS
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Las Vegas area : STRIP
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Corded fabric: Var. : REPP
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Chem. compound : ENOL
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Wander : GAD
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Allen and Lawrence : STEVES
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Convicted bigamist : PRISONEROFLOVE
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Pretenses : POSES
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___ missabib (Jer. 20:3) : MAGOR
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Day: Abbr. : TUES
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Growl : GNAR
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Printing devices: Abbr. : TTS
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Value of yeast : LEAVENWORTH
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Stack of mod records : ROCKPILE
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Master: Var. : LOR
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Gush back : REGURGE
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Miss Arden : EVE
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Closing word : AMEN
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Tokyo coins: Abbr. : YNS
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Lies atop : RESTSON
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Attention : EAR
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Old rulers : DEYS
Down
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Toadfish : SAPO
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"___heart shall be called prudent" : THEWISEIN
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Keystone prison conditions : PENNSTATE
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Opp. of antonym : SYN
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Antagonism : ENMITY
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Lager : BEER
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24 hours in a Paris jail : BASTILLEDAY
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Mendicant : BEGGAR
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As a whole : INALL
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Where Pago Pago is : SAMOA
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"I am ___ of the rabble" : AMEMBER
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Evergreen : YEW
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Carte or mode : ALA
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Eurasian union : SSR
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"___ Nights" : THEIOOI
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They power cells? : CONCURRENCE
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"His glassy ___ an angry ape" : ESSENCELIKE
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Dilute: Sp. : AGUAR
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Book of lives: Abbr. : DNB
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Boxing units: Abbr. : RDS
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Incarcerate Bambi? : BRIGADIER
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Peking name : MAO
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I go round: Lat. : AMBIO
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Mine: Fr. : MIENNE
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Harvests: Abbr. : YLDS
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Afternoon, in Australia : ARVO
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Angelico : FRA
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Cattle fold : BAWN
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"___ off" (sale ad) : ATATHIRD
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Affluence : WEALTH
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Thesis abbr. : OPCIT
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Optometrist's cherished alma mater? : EYELOVEU
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The, in Nice : LES
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Deplete: Dialect : DREEN
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Piths : GISTS
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Spins again : REROTATES
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Last night: Scot. : STREEN
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Front yards : LAWNS
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In a small-minded way : ILLIBERALLY
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Birdman of Alcatraz : STOOLPIGEON
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Ph. D., for some : THIRDDEGREE
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Deputy: Abbr. : AGT
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Hydrocarbon : OCTENE
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Eye part : LENS
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" ... an ___ a sail" : OAROR
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Suffix with joy : OUS
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Moment at Forest Hills : SERVETIME
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Brit. writer : PRIESTLEY
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Bribes : SOPS
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Climbs skyward : UPSOARS
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Eclipse : BLOTOUT
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Hebrew letter : TAV
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Wading bird : STORK
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Phono abbr. : RPM
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N. Y. village : GOSHEN
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Typewriter bar : SPACER
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A Wright, for short : ORV
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Brit. ridges : FURRS
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Release : LETGO
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Flaring star : NOVA
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Wash. men : SENS
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Misjudge : ERR
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Plane parts: Abbr. : WGS
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Bed, to some : PAD

Answer summary: 35 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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