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SWINGER'S DIARY

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1974

Author:
Stafford P. Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,129
Across
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Jazz style : BEBOP
6
Tourney round, for short : SEMIS
11
Iranian coin : RIAL
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Hurt : DAMAGE
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Mrs. Hobby : OVETA
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Baseball deal : TRADE
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Turkish inn : IMARET
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Measure : METER
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Gourmet, for one : EATER
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___ pickings : SLIM
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Advice from the antis : VOTENO
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"Saturday, 9 A.M.: ___" : BREAKFASTOFCHAMPIONS
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Miss McPherson : AIMEE
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Chaplin name : OONA
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Scrap : ORT
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Pull : TOW
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Myra Hess, e.g. : DAME
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Color : RED
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"Sat., 1 P.M." : NAKEDLUNCH
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Stowe character : EVA
48
Britain's Laurence : OLIVIER
50
Shoe parts : SOLES
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Van der Rohe : MIES
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Chalice veil : AER
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Senior : OLDER
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Beat it! : SHOO
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One of the ages : SPACE
57
Funny one : CARD
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"Sat., 7 P.M." : DINNERATANTOINES
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Uptight : TENSE
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Island décor : LEI
65
Roman official : EDILE
66
Components : UNITS
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Goren, at times : BIDDER
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Work unit : ERG
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Belt, at the bar : SNORT
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Fair or trooper : STATE
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Hates : DETESTS
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Czech coins : HALERS
74
Daily phenomena : DAWNS
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Woman of fashion : MILADY
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Bulb mark : WATTAGE
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Hindu title : RANEE
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Score a base-runner : BATIN
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Title : MRS
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Niche : ALCOVE
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Bag man : SANTA
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Corny : TRITE
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"To Helen" author : POE
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Irving or Lucy : STONE
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"Sat., 2 P.M." : AFTERNOONOFAFAUN
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Suffragist name : HOWE
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Author Bret : HARTE
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"Mila 18" author : URIS
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Singer Page : PATTI
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Kind of scene : MOB
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House, in Madrid : CASA
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Code for the lawless : PENAL
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House-call need : SATCHEL
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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"Sat., 10 A.M." : ONTHEBEACH
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Category: Abbr. : SPP
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Brontë's Jane : EYRE
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Certain vote : NAY
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Harem room : ODA
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Tavern items : MUGS
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Weather word : SLEET
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"Sunday, 2 A.M." : ALLSWELLTHATENDSWELL
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Golfer's concern : STANCE
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Gardner : ERLE
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Vast quantities : ACRES
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Cliff nest : AERIE
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Kind of steak or sauce : TARTAR
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Roman field : AGER
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Fielder's need : GLOVE
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Dors or Ross : DIANA
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Underdog's goals : UPSETS
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Tennis calls : LETS
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Building V.I.P. : SUPER
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Glasgow : ELLEN
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Rialto turkey : BOMB
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Kind of glades or green : EVER
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Cheval or tigre : BETE
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Great Barrier Island : OTEA
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Coat for Nanook : PARKA
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Ship : STEAMER
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Obliterated : ERASED
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Toiler of old : SERF
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Does a blacksmith's job : RESHOES
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Kind of waterway : INLAND
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Yak or springbok : ANIMAL
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Tiffany piece : LAMP
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Unmarried one : DIVORCEE
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Pay ___ rent in advance : AMONTHS
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Tablecloth savers : MATS
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"___ you sure?" : ARE
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Brig. or Lt. : GEN
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W.W. II area : ETO
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Prometheus's loot : FIRE
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Fuel : COKE
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Kind of column : IONIC
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"Sat., 5 P.M." : TEAANDSYMPATHY
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Typographical excess : OVERSET
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Guards : WARDERS
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Board-meeting art : DOODLE
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Unite, in France : ALLIER
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"Sunday, late" : MIDNIGHTCOWBOY
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Abreast : EVEN
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"___ but you" : NOONE
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"Thanks ___" : ALOT
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Amherst campus, in headlines : UMASS
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Anger : IRE
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Biblical word : SHALT
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Coolers : STIRS
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Tizzies : SNITS
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Fountain name : PETE
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Gave up : CEDED
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Bridge gaffe : RENEGE
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Love : ADORE
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Exhaust : OUTWEAR
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Silly : INANE
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Giant : TITAN
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Faith : BELIEF
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Bracelet or ant : SLAVE
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French toast word : SANTE
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Me-too : DITTO
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In harmony : ATONE
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Alighieri : DANTE
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Water carriers : MAINS
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Laundry worker : WASHMAN
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Penn. city : ALTOONA
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Huck's transport : RAFT
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Cook on a grill : BROIL
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Durable racehorse : ROUTER
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Doddering : SENILE
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Miss Miles : SARAH
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Jewish scripture : TORAH
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Now: Lat. : NUNC
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Fitting : APT
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Saving of a sort : FACE
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Ringside men : HANDLERS
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Movie dog and namesakes : ASTAS
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Hep one : COOLCAT
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Westbrook and family : PEGLERS
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Direction : EAST
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"Faerie Queen" author : SPENSER
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Mimed : APED
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Come forth : EMERGE
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Kind of pass : BULLET
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Garment part : SLEEVE
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Razor ___ : STROP
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Hebrew letter : TSADE
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Start the pot : ANTE
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Well-being : WEAL
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Crones : HAGS
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Because: Ger. : WEIL
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Of a period : ERAL
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Salesman's need : LINE
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Incline : LEAN
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Actor Erwin : STU
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Do a phone job : TAP
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___ poetica : ARS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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