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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

FREE THINKING

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 1976

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 27, Columns: 27, Words: 226, Blocks: 138, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 976 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

This is the largest crossword in our database. See the other big ones here.

David Steinberg notes:

This bicentennial puzzle had the following quote above the puzzle: "Games lubricate the body and the mind." - Benjamin Franklin

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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,822
Across
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No thing for three : MATCH
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Catlike animal : CIVET
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___ off (shed sneakily) : FOB
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Suspend : HANG
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Kind of fish : WEAK
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"Hey, there!" : YOOHOO
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Loos : ANITA
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Keeper or lock : TIME
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Spread : OLEO
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Water: Prefix : AQUI
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Uneasy state : UNREST
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Where ___ (scene of activity) : ITSAT
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Cad : HEEL
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Hawaiian bird : MAMO
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Swear : CUSS
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Chess crisis : MATE
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Words by Thomas Dunn English : WERECHASINGTHEREDCOATS
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Louisiana Indian : ADAI
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Cupid : AMOR
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Govt. agency : USDA
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Irish county : ARMAGH
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Old school item : TIE
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In ___ : SITU
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Lulled : CALMED
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Certain sets : TVS
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Flemish painter : RUBENS
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Massachusetts signer : PAINE
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Small case : ETUI
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Zealous : AFIRE
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Oro y ___ (Motto of Montana) : PLATA
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Sixteen ___ : HUNDREDPENNSYLVANIAAVENUE
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Wells's friend : FARGO
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Monotonous situation : RUT
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Tic-___ : TACTOE
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Surfeit : CLOY
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Certain metal fastener : TNUT
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Relief org. : IRO
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About: Abbr. : CIR
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Recruit or deal : RAW
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Life story, for short : BIO
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Pirandello : LUIGI
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What Freedom did, in J.R. Drake poem : TORETHEAZUREROBEOFNIGHT
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Marsh : FEN
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Wall hanging : ARRAS
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"Step ___!" : ONIT
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Cape Hatteras sights : HULKS
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Printing item : INK
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Kind of mail : AIR
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Prudish : PRIM
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Lemons : DUDS
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Hokkaido native : AINU
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German greeting : HEIL
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Words by Royall Tyler : THISGLORIOUSINDEPENDENCEDAY
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Ready for action : RIPE
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Presidential nickname : ANDY
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Hammarskjöld : DAG
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Public notices : ADS
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Son of Isaac : ESAU
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Of the cheek : MALAR
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Didn't sink : SWAM
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Felix or Larry : ADLER
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Cat sound : MEW
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What Revere's pawing horse did: Longfellow : KINDLEDTHELANDINTOFLAME
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Aplomb : POISE
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Paul Bunyan's tool : AXE
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German article : DER
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School subj. : ALG
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Wrigley Field player : CUB
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Of this or that quality : SUCH
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Mint : COIN
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Sarcastic remark : OHYEAH
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New Deal org. : WPA
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Scale : CLIMB
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Words by Katharine Lee Bates : THINEALABASTERCITIESGLEAM
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Harbor of Hawaii : PEARL
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Home of Lamaism : LHASA
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N.C. college : ELON
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In a careless manner : LAXLY
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State : KANSAS
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Between sine and non : QUA
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Fame : RENOWN
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Ariz. Indian : HOPI
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Ike's theater : ETO
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Texas city : TEAGUE
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Middling : SOSO
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Barge : SCOW
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Treaty org. : NATO
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"The blast ___": Whittier : WHICHFREEDOMSANGELBLEW
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Voluble : GLIB
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P.I. money : PESO
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Not working : IDLE
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Puppeteer : SARG
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Five of a kind : AEIOU
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Best, in Spain : OPTIMO
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Form of Agnes : INEZ
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Curb : REIN
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Combo : TRIO
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Catch : SNARE
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Baseball hopeful : ROOKIE
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Facile : EASY
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Book ___ : ENDS
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Common abbr. : ETC
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Firebugs, for short : PYROS
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Booby-trapped : MINED
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Single-celled organism : MONAD
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Artery : AORTA
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"Of ___" : THEEISING
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Romaine : COS
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Predicament : HOTWATER
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Illinois city : CAIRO
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Steal a football pass : INTERCEPT
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Peer: Abbr. : VISC
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Greenland base : ETAH
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So long! : TATA
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Demon : FIEND
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Ending : OMEGA
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Hit hard : BELT
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Grand slams, sometimes : HOMERS
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Kind of clock : ALARM
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Home of Hercules's lion : NEMEA
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Exclamation of surprise : GOODGRAVY
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Home of Baylor U. : WACO
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Make comparable : EQUATE
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State capital : AUSTIN
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Love's companions : KISSES
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Arizona Indian : YUMA
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July 4, 1776 : THISDAYTWOHUNDREDYEARSAGO
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Large bird : EMU
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Sioux City or Sweet : SUE
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New ___ : HAVEN
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Bail-out gear : CHUTE
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Word with China or European : INDO
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Used up : ATE
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Actor Alfred : LUNT
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Mosque feature : MINARET
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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African language group : BANTU
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___ fig (sycamore of Egypt) : PHARO
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Dawn goddess : AURORA
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Follies name : FLO
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"Now ___ seen everything" : IVE
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Chum : PAL
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Thai language : LAO
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U.S. Indians : ERIES
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___ mater : DURA
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Isolated rock : SCAR
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Holy object : ICON
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Consolidated : UNIFIED
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Genus of tropical trees : EUGENIA
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In the pink : FIT
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Like wind chimes : TINKLY
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One of the Stuarts : CHARLESI
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U.S. editor : BOK
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Conditions : IFS
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Relative of inc. : LTD
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Rub out : ERASE
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Math branch : TRIG
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African skunk : ZORIL
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Genus of mussels : UNIO
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N.Z. tree : RIMU
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Ebsen or Hackett : BUDDY
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Or ___ : ELSE
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Rainbow: Prefix : IRIDO
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Past : GONE
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Song of 1956 : HOUNDDOG
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Like a peacock : PROUD
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Shore : DINAH
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Resin: Var. : ANIMI
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German philosopher : HEGEL
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Vagrants : TRAMPS
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Lair : HIDEOUT
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Mass. town : IPSWICH
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Arizona river : SALT
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Dupe : PAWN
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Old oath : EGAD
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Young animal : CALF
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___ out (get by) : EKE
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Neighbor of U.S.A. : MEX
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Indiana humorist : ADE
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Crusader's foe : SARACEN
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U.S. missile : ATLAS
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Ethnical : RACIAL
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Miss Turner : LANA
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Malicious look : LEER
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Nucha : NAPE
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Egyptian under wraps : MUMMY
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Wane : EBB
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Niña and Pinta, e.g. : SHIPS
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Truce : CEASEFIRE
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Row : OAR
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State: Abbr. : ILL
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She-bear: Sp. : OSA
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Alts. : HTS
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Hawaiian port : HILO
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S.C. city : WINNSBORO
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___ hands : CLAP
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April 19, 1775 : LEXINGTON
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Under, to poets : NEATH
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Did a laundry job : BLUED
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Exclamation : AHA
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Kind of truck : TOW
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Firefly : GLOWWORM
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Kind of doll : KEWPIE
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Daughter of Zeus : ATHENA
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Sounds : NOISES
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Part of N.Y.C. : QUEENS
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Long time : EON
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Farm implement : HOE
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Enoch or Eve : ARDEN
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Very cold : GELID
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Brainy : SMART
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Courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
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Fingerprints, often : CLUES
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Just the same : ALIKE
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Diffident : TIMID
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Snug : COZY
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Sound of surprise : GASP
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Start of a count-out : EENY
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Story-teller : LIAR
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Hawaiian staple : POI

Answer summary: 11 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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