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GETTING OUT OF LINE

New York Times, Sunday, July 20, 1975

Author:
Emanuel Berg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 545 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,472
Across
1
Swindle : MULCT
6
Actor Luther : ADLER
11
Hindu music : RAGA
15
Sweetsop : ATTA
19
P. I. arrowroot : ARARU
20
Sierra ___ : LEONE
21
Ovines : EWES
22
Dividend period: Abbr. : QUAR
23
Nightclub billing : RETURNENGAGEMENT
26
Coffee makers : URNS
27
Hurricane center : EYE
28
Ball team : NINE
29
Germs : BACILLI
30
French seraph : ANGE
31
Power org. : AEC
32
Stabilizing agent : BALLAST
34
Color : MAROON
36
Belles-___ : LETTRES
40
Dutch painting family : MEERS
41
Source: Abbr. : DERIV
42
"When ___ out to sea" : IPUT
43
Defense org. : NATO
45
Short stalk : STIPE
47
Asian weights : TAELS
50
North Carolinians : TARHEELERS
53
Manifest : EVINCE
55
Beat the ___ : RAP
56
Skin woes : ACNES
57
Deadly snake : KRAIT
59
Israeli airline : ELAL
60
Biblical judge : JAIR
61
Heads: Fr. : TETES
63
Cadmus's daughter et al. : INOS
65
Weather forecasting: Var. : EROMANCY
67
Part of a nostalgic plea : TURNBACKWARDOTIME
71
Of an earthy pigment : OCHREOUS
73
Kind of glance or stroke : SIDE
74
Oodles : SLEWS
76
Part of K.K.K. : KLAN
77
Roberts : ORAL
79
Italian sculptor : TATTI
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___ of Shoals : ISLES
84
Type of recruit : RAW
85
Thorny : SPINED
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___ ear (ignores) : TURNSADEAF
89
Hersey's town : ADANO
91
Brazilian port : NATAL
93
Carry on : RANT
94
"I could ___ horse" : EATA
95
Time periods : YEARS
97
Made of wood : TREEN
99
"To ___ to keep the geese" : SETAFOX
101
"Ivanhoe" lady : ROWENA
103
Extra hairwash : RERINSE
105
Chaney : LON
106
Kind of sauce or luck : HARD
107
Most meager : SPAREST
109
Celtic corn god : LLEW
111
Curie : EVE
114
Of an age : ERAL
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Words between one and another : GOODTURNDESERVES
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Allot : METE
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Maori demon : AKUA
120
Martha and family : RAYES
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Diving birds : LOONS
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Anglo-Saxon letters : EDHS
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Depend : RELY
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Design for a fresco : EPURE
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Native of Lund : SWEDE
Down
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Gray or night : MARE
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Famous chemist : UREY
3
Recent : LATE
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French vineyard : CRU
5
Lana or Nat : TURNER
6
Danish measure : ALEN
7
Star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Cabin material : LOG
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Make possible : ENABLE
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Entertains : REGALES
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Moderating : REMISSIVE
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Raise ___ (cause swelling) : AWELT
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Mil. title : GENL
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"___ goes by" : ASTIME
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Fish tanks : AQUARIA
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Reform : TURNOVERANEWLEAF
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Brando's dance : TANGO
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Prefix for a poison : ARSEN
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___ Creed : NICENE
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Card game : ECARTE
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___ of the century : ATTHETURN
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Of a group of Jewish scholars : AMORAIC
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Comedian Johnson : ARTE
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___ Grey Chaplin : LITA
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Lunar-year word : EPACT
38
What a certain answer does : TURNETHAWAYWRATH
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Dr. Jonas : SALK
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Old coin of Europe : DENARO
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Thrice: Prefix : TER
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Heaped : PILED
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Secular : LAIC
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Agile : SPRY
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Chemical alkaloid : ESERE
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Makes, as a putt : SINKS
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Coagulates : CLOTS
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Namely : TOWIT
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Late film idol : JAMESDEAN
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Nose about : SNOOP
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Mideast V.I.P. : SADAT
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Nodules : MILIA
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Engravers' tools : BURINS
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Yoga position : ASANA
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Election-night data : RETURNS
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Gumbo : OKRA
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Attired : CLAD
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Asian pact : SEATO
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Red ___ : LETTERDAY
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Predecessor of la : TRA
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Hospices : INNS
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Tunisian port : SFAX
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Punjab river : SOAN
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Maison ___ (French jail) : DARRET
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Stone pillars : STELES
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Acupuncture gear : NEEDLES
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Sunday-paper section : LEISURE
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Tear: Sp. : RASGAR
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Snare : ENTRAP
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Surrender symbols : TOWELS
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Semantic unit : RHEME
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Like biremes or galleys : OARED
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Director Walsh : RAOUL
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Type of berry : ELDER
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Nudge : POKE
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___ majesty : LESE
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Reveling cry : EVOE
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Peddle : VEND
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Actual being : ESSE
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Wash. Sq. campus : NYU
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Fuss : ROW

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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