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Tanaquil Le Clercq
Tanaquil Le Clercq

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New York Times, Sunday, July 28, 1974

Author:
Tanaquil Le Clercq
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 10, XRef: 8, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Tanaquil Le Clercq has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 7-Down clue had no accent over the first e in "Adorée"; added one.

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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,115
Across
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Ex-teammate of Lerner : LOEWE
6
Danish moneys : ORAS
10
Gravy dish : BOAT
14
Attention-getters : PSTS
18
With 119 Across, comedy team : ALLEN
19
Scene of activity : ARENA
20
Ragout : SALMI
21
___ Coeur : SACRE
22
Reporting team : MASTERSANDJOHNSON
25
___ one's beer : CRYIN
26
Candlenut trees : AMAS
27
Gasoline or Shinbone : ALLEY
28
Logging sleds : TODES
29
City now part of Saigon : CHOLON
30
Tackle an Alp : SCALE
31
With Martin, comedy team : ROWAN
32
Ship frames : HULLS
33
Droop : SAG
36
Alice or Tim : TINY
37
Indonesian weight : HOEN
38
Kind of code : AREA
39
Poseidon's prop : TRIDENT
41
Keyboard team : GOLDANDFIZDALE
47
Miss Dahl : ARLENE
48
Monk, in France : MOINE
50
Ephraim's grandson : ERAN
51
Formerly named : NEE
52
Currant genus : RIBES
53
Evans or Kennedy : MADGE
54
Shrewd : CAGEY
56
___-pushers : PEDAL
58
With 97 Across, lithography team : IVES
59
With 74 Down, dance team : HARI
60
Aspires : SOARS
61
Links wear : SLACKS
62
Biblical father : NER
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Literary team : GONCOURTBROS
66
Overly sentimental : MUSHY
67
Pacific roots : TAROS
69
Kind of surgeon : NEURO
70
Devilfish : MANTA
71
Added liquor : LACED
72
Vaudeville team : MORANANDMACK
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Russian coins: Abbr. : RBS
79
Festival city : CANNES
80
Moslem scholars : ALIMS
81
Yarn unit : HANK
82
Magpie: Var. : PYAT
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Poet W. H. : AUDEN
84
Cowboy wear : CHAPS
85
Cremona name : AMATI
87
Speech, in Seville : HABLA
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B. & O., etc. : RRS
89
Horse team : SPAN
90
City in Turkey : ADANA
91
Pantry : LARDER
92
Movie team : LAURELANDHARDY
97
See 58 Across : CURRIER
98
Eagle or Ranger : LONE
99
North Sea feeder : ELBE
100
Grate : RASP
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Ship-plank's curve : SNY
102
Schedule : SLATE
103
Cotton worker : BALER
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Hebrew letters : TETHS
105
Seance visitor : SPIRIT
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Kind of recall : TOTAL
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Mohammed's birthplace : MECCA
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Movie unit : TAKE
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Be indecisive : WAVER
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Marquis team : ARCHYANDMEHITABEL
116
Have ___ (look out) : ACARE
117
Faults : VICES
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Unsteady : TIPSY
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See 18 Across : BURNS
120
Fountain and bull : PENS
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William of Alaska : EGAN
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Makes haste : HIES
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Penn or ship of : STATE
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Lhasa V.I.P. : LAMA
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Spatial infinity : OLAM
3
Lanchester : ELSA
4
21st-amendment backers : WETS
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Chemical ending : ENE
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Way of taking medicine : ORALLY
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Miss Adorée : RENEE
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With 12 Down, radio team : ANDY
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Teak tree : SAJ
10
Large handkerchief: Var. : BANDANA
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With Johnson, stage team : OLSEN
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See 8 Down : AMOS
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Kind of soldier : TIN
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Freed in a way : PAROLED
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Rock-and-roll team : SCYLLAANDCHARYBDIS
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Music combos : TRIOS
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Swiss herdsman : SENN
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Oblique : ASLANT
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Exhibited : SHOWED
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German-U.S. general : SCHURZ
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French dramatist : RACINE
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Peter of films : OTOOLE
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Kind of reaction : CHAIN
30
British guns : STENS
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French river : RHONE
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Have the lead role : STARIN
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Reach : ARRIVE
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Operetta team : GILBERTANDSULLIVAN
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Frances and Sandra : DEES
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Mr. Young : GIG
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River to the Amazon : NEGRO
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Opera circle : DRESS
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Miss Wray : FAY
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Like some faucets : LEAKY
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Some are electric : EELS
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Grape residue : MARC
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Hatred: It. : ODIO
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Le ___, auto-race city : MANS
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Basket performer : COBRA
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Homer king : AARON
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Squarely : PLUNK
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Lynne's direction : EAST
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Gangsters : HOODS
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Amazes : STUNS
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___-dab (right on) : SMACK
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Inexperienced : GREEN
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Tear open : UNRIP
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Scads : REAMS
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Skin woe : ACNE
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"The ___ Love" : MANI
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With Petrarch, a team : LAURA
72
Sea-power writer : MAHAN
73
Swedish island : OLAND
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Wealth, in India : DHAN
75
See 59 Across : MATA
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Whalebone : BALEEN
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Like some nights : STARRY
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Reiner or Hubbell : CARL
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Henry VIII's last : PARR
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Auditor: Abbr. : CPA
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Puff ___ : ADDER
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With Nichols, a team : MAY
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Persists, with "on" : HARPS
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Winter coating : SLEET
90
Ancient battle town : ARBELA
91
Asian language : LUSHAI
93
Lions, e.g. : ROARERS
94
Undivided : ENTIRE
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Bret Harte's "___ Chinee" : HEATHEN
96
Mitigates : ALLAYS
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Like some tunes : CATCHY
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Niche : RECESS
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Modern age : SPACE
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Mouth, in Milan : BOCCA
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Greece's Vale of ___ : TEMPE
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Trade : SWAP
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Math course : TRIG
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16th-century date : MDII
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High-strung : TAUT
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Canyon mouth : ABRA
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Ohio campus : KENT
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Mad. or 5th : AVE
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Degree : NTH
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Recipe abbr. : TBS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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