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SPACE-SAVING

New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 1976

Author:
George Rose Smith
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 627 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
George Rose Smith has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,836
Across
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Mary ___ Lincoln : TODD
5
Biblical brother : ABEL
9
Taj Mahal site : AGRA
13
Pare : REDUCE
19
Sheltered : ALEE
20
City of Ecuador : QUITO
21
Promenades : STOAS
22
Equalizer : EVENER
23
Manslaughter : DEEPGUFFAW
25
Weeknight : TINYCAVALIER
27
African native : SOMALI
28
Kind of glass : FIBER
30
Stone nodules : GEODES
31
Draft org. : SSS
32
Dance : REEL
34
Babies: Sp. : NENAS
36
Con's hostel : STIR
37
Perturbs : AGITATES
41
Two wives of Henry VIII : ANNES
43
Average : SOSO
45
Scot's wee : SMA
48
___ Stroheim : VON
49
Sparking : MUHAMMADALI
52
On tranquilizers : SEDATED
54
Business abbrs. : ENCS
56
"Quien ___?" : SABE
57
Work shift : STINT
59
Gay Nineties, for one : DECADE
60
Balancers : SEALS
62
Reddish, in Spain : ROSEA
65
Bus handhold : STRAP
67
Poker or tease : STRIP
68
Subjects : TOPICS
70
Powders : TALCS
72
Take off : EXIT
74
Office copy : STAT
75
Silent, to listen, e.g. : ANAGRAM
77
Dragon : SEEMTEDIOUS
81
Printer's measures : ENS
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Coons' kin : COATIS
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144 : GROSS
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Basked : SUNNED
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Assam worm : ERI
89
Bestrides : MIDWAYBOAST
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Marie and Thérèse : SAINTES
95
Ration : METE
97
___ down (make final) : NAIL
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Famous poem : TREES
100
Tried : STROVE
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Florida city : OCALA
103
City blankets : SMOGS
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J.C. or Sam : SNEAD
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To date : SOFAR
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Mountains of West : TETONS
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High-hat : SNOOT
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Astride : UPON
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Damita : LILI
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Mineral : EDENITE
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Reappears : GATHERPOMES
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Sweet or Sioux City : SUE
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Flag color : RED
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Sea or air : LANE
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Stalk : STIPE
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Old Faithful does : REGUSHES
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Precept : RULE
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Antelope : ORIBI
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Asian garment : SARI
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Pronoun : SHE
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Shinplasters : SCRIPS
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Restricted : SCANT
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Care for : TENDTO
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Hearten : TAKETHECOUNT
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Bargains : LAWYERFEES
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Boulevard : AVENUE
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Impressions : IDEAS
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Bagnold et al. : ENIDS
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Insist on : URGE
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Finish anew : RESAND
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M. Antoinette lost hers : TETE
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Scout groups : DENS
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Fewer : LESS
Down
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Young ones : TADS
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Spread : OLEO
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Adjudge : DEEM
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Go : DEPART
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___ Wiedersehen : AUF
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Swat : BIFF
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Tin: Fr. : ETAIN
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Headlight setting : LOWBEAM
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Panay native : ATI
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Bell : GONG
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Martha and family : RAYES
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Scarves : ASCOTS
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Did a turnabout : REVERSED
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Miss St. Clare and others : EVAS
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Les Etats-___ : UNIS
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So-so marks : CEES
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Miscues : ERRS
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Period of inactivity : QUIETUS
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Leaves in the lurch : STRANDS
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Light up : GLEAM
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Goodbye : ADIOS
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Operetta composer : LEHAR
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Locations : SEATS
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Sacred book : AVESTA
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In love with : GONEON
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Notable : INCAPACITATED
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Footwear : SABOT
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___ trench : SLIT
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Urn writings : ODES
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Castanet : STARTEDTOFISH
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Highway strip : MEDIAN
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Aces : ADEPTS
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Plateaus : MESAS
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"The Lady ___" : INRED
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Scenes' seniors : ACTS
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Irish county : SLIGO
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Rainy-day scarcities : TAXIS
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Scat! : SCRAM
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Poetry piece : ELEGY
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Astringent : ACERB
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Reverent : PIOUS
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Dress fabric : SATIN
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Tariff advocate of 1930's : SMOOT
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Fish : TUNAS
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Touchy king : MIDAS
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Rulers : TSARS
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Krupp site : ESSEN
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Peeves : SNITS
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Keeps afloat : SWIMS
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Record : ENROL
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Ham : EMOTER
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Move away : RECEDE
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During : ALONG
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Get set to drive : TEEUP
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Appraise : EVALUE
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Infinite or World : SERIES
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N.C. school : ELON
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Taste : SAPOR
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Dye : ANIL
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"You can ___ far . . . " : GOAS
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Noggins : DOMES
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Like some collars : STARCHED
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Appetites : THIRSTS
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Denies : NEGATES
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Toughen : ENURE
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On a grand scale : EPIC
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Packaged again : REBALED
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Less hazardous : SURER
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Draw out : ELICIT
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Scandalous : SINFUL
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Lyric work : EPODE
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Without point : INANE
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Deneb, for one : STAR
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Eat : HAVE
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___ out (gets by) : EKES
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Bewilder : STUN
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Fat : SUET
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Remus, for one : TWIN
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Streeter's Mable : DERE
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Young sheep : TEGS
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Chem. suffixes : OSES
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Spanish queen : ENA
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Scot's negative : NAE
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More than ft. : YDS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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