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AFTER-HOURS

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1971

Author:
Mary Ann Code
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 103, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Mary Ann Code has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,016
Across
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Jewish feast : SEDER
6
Kind of tow or boot : SKI
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Uses a scythe : REAPS
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"___ steals my purse . . . " : WHO
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Nerve conductor : AXONE
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Charged atom : ION
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Transfer permit : EXEAT
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Sumptuous : RICH
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Cain's home : LANDOFNOD
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Call up : PHONE
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"Be Prepared," for one : MOTTO
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Museum offering : ART
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Activate a cradle : ROCK
28
Linden tree : TEIL
29
Sweetened the kitty : REANTED
31
Roman 650 : DCL
32
Chuck-a-luck unit : DIE
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Old anthology : ARABIANNIGHTS
35
Biblical coin : SHEKEL
37
Warning : NOTICE
38
Other : ELSE
39
Succinct : TERSE
41
Kind of storm : DUST
42
Gloomy man : GUS
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Serling : ROD
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Diminutive ending : ETTE
49
___ publica : RES
51
What lilies don't do : SPIN
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Asserts : AVOWS
55
Moslem mascaras : KOHLS
57
Sound of despair : GROAN
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Glowing : IRRADIANT
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Rumanian composer : ENESCO
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Saunter : STROLL
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Disengaged : UNDID
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Society gal : DEB
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Condensed: Abbr. : ABR
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Relating to eight : OCTAL
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March : HAL
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Decrepit boat : TUB
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Spooky : EERIE
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___ the track : BACKON
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Membrane : SEROSA
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Like Sherlock's methods : DEDUCTIVE
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Used an ax : HEWED
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French city : SEDAN
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French tree : ARBRE
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Musical ending : CODA
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Oriental principle : TAO
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Greetings for Orphan Annie : ARFS
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Antelope : GNU
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After upsilon : PHI
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Scottish river : ISLA
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Server : LADLE
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Ball : GALA
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Trade combine : CARTEL
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Gypsy : ROMANY
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Comment of Henry Ford : HISTORYISBUNK
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Gain : WIN
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West : MAE
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Take in : EMBRACE
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Relatives : SONS
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Computer fare : DATA
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Certain records : LPS
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Emulated Mata Hari : SPIED
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Halt abruptly : ABORT
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Toasts to Morpheus : NIGHTCAPS
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Bridge reverses : SETS
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Lena : HORNE
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Drink : ADE
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Pyle : ERNIE
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Lease : LET
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Filled : SATED
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Thor or Zeus : GOD
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Teams : SIDES
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Vegetable dishes : SALADS
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Eastern church title : EXARCH
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Retiring child's wisecrack : DONTLETTHEBEDBUGSBITE
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Pass-catcher : END
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Stock up : REORDER
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Because : SINCE
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Nutty one : KOOK
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Neither Dem. nor Rep. : IND
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Some TV fare : REPEATS
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Salon events : EXHIBITS
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Group of Greek dialects : AEOLIC
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Man of pipes : PAN
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U.S. violinist : STERN
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Maligns : WRONGS
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Song of 1942 : HITTHEROADTODREAMLAND
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Singing group : OCTET
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Scuttles : HODS
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Rapiers : FOILS
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Jouster's wear : MAIL
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Hole: Fr. : TROU
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Famous last words : ANDSOTOBED
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Sea god : AEGIR
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Boat parts : KEELS
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Work unit : ERG
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Jesse of Calif. : UNRUH
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Admit : OWN
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Time abbr. : DST
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Squeezed out : EKED
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Kind of poem : TONE
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Speech pauses : ERS
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Rock Hudson movie : PILLOWTALK
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Confounds : ADDLES
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Henry or Edward : VII
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Hard to get : SCARCE
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Old chest : ARCA
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Mountain gap : NOTCH
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Duck genus : ANAS
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News piece : OBIT
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Geneva, for one : LAKE
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German state : REICH
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Fliers' org. : USAF
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Prohibits : BANS
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Continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Educ. group : NEA
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Kingdom : REALM
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Hammarskjold : DAG
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Sea eagle : ERN
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Behold: Fr. : VOICI
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U. S. money: Abbr. : DOL
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Flying : AIRBORNE
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Paris area : PARC
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Flew with a flourish : STUNTED
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Camera part : LENS
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Math branch : ARITH
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Is charitable : DONATES
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Relaxing : ATREST
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Burden : LOAD
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Classify : ASSORT
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Serving dish: Var. : NAPPIE
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Certain replies : YESSES
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Famed W. W. II internee : HESS
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Urge : IMPEL
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Slangy affirmatives : YEAHS
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Carried on : WAGED
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Queen of Carthage : DIDO
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Neckpiece : BOA
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Plater : NAG
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Dernier ___ : CRI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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