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CLUING THINGS IN

New York Times, Sunday, August 13, 1972

Author:
Betty Leary
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 15, FITB: 11, XRef: 7, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Betty Leary has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,401
Across
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Certain award : EDGAR
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Perry of fiction : MASON
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Impecunious : HARDUP
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Bella Abzug feature : HAT
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Paltry : SORRY
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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Incite : AROUSE
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Bedouin tribesman : ABSI
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Popular reading : CRIMEANDDETECTIONNOVELS
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Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
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TV tuners : DIALS
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Sablefish : SKILS
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Character in 25 Across : FELON
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Direction : SSE
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Like whitecaps : FOAMY
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Fastens : TIES
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Creator of Nick Charles : HAMMETT
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Locations in Lyon : PARCS
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Anesthetic : ETHER
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Molding : OGEE
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County north of S. F. : MARIN
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Form of Hosea : OSEE
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Some tigers : MANEATERS
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U. S. author and playwright : MARYROBERTSRINEHART
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Field of 6 Across : LAW
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Ladies of Paris : ELLES
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Indiana rail town : MONON
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S. A. capital : LIMA
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Pens : STIES
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Ill at ease : QUEASY
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Process: Suffix : URE
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Planes : JETS
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Maori spirit : ATUA
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Sturm ___ drang : UND
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See 25 Across : MYSTERYANDSUSPENSETALES
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Poetic word : EER
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Nigerian tribesmen : AROS
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Spread : OLEO
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Outer: Abbr. : EXT
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With 63 Down, author : ELLERY
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Large bird : EMEU
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Arrive : GETIN
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Hebrew measure : EPHA
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Brightest part : NOON
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French port : BREST
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Jazz form : BEBOP
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Semitic deity : BAAL
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Month: Abbr. : OCT
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British author : SIRARTHURCONANDOYLE
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See 25 Across : WHODUNITS
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Goddess of victory : NIKE
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Humiliate : ABASE
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"___ ne va plus" : RIEN
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Forbidden : TABOO
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Storehouse : DEPOT
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Prolific British author : CREASEY
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S. A. rubber : PARA
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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Blue-pencil-men: Abbr. : EDS
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Lapses : HALTS
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Burdens : TAXES
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"I want ___ just . . . " : AGIRL
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Skip : OMIT
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Subversive group of sorts : MYSTERYWRITERSOFAMERICA
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French fabric : SOIE
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Rec-room item : TEEVEE
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Encircles : GIRTS
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Stubborn : BALKY
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Rorem : NED
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Sam and J. C. : SNEADS
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Item for café or thé : TASSE
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Sanctify : BLESS
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Verb suffixes : ESCES
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College units : DORMS
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Bellyache : GRIPE
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Branches : ARMS
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N. Y. suburb : RYE
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Wild one : MANIAC
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Famous Jane : ADDAMS
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Without joy : SADLY
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Cinnabar, etc. : ORES
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Kind of weight : NET
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Cab-driver : HACKIE
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More affected : ARTIER
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Disturbs : ROILS
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Lovebird units : DUOS
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Military abbr. : USN
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Place for 32 Across : PEN
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"We ___ the enemy . . . " : HAVEMET
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White poplar : ABELE
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Letter-shaped opening : TSLOT
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Common contraction : ISNT
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Relief ornament : ADORNO
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Miss Williams : ESTHER
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Choice cut ___ : OFMEAT
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Name used by E. S. Gardner : FAIR
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Chinese province : HONAN
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Roman field : AGER
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Nosy one: Var. : PRYER
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Billy Sol ___ : ESTES
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Hardy girl : TESS
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Compiler of "Morte d'Arthur" : MALORY
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Some migrant workers : ARKIES
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Heraldic band : ORLE
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Tables, in old Rome : MENSAE
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Sea call : AHOY
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Kazan : ELIA
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N.F.L. team : RAMS
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Influence : SWAY
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Vade ___ (manual) : MECUM
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Friedan : BETTY
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Girl's name : ELISA
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Copies: Abbr. : IMITS
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Still abed : NOTUP
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Mother of Pollux : LEDA
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Crowd : SERRY
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See 83 Across : QUEEN
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"Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
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Deride : JEER
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Eur. nation : AUS
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Age group : TEEN
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Fingerpointers : NAMERS
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Clad, old style : DREST
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Confederacy : SOUTH
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"___ your life!" : NOTON
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___ cog (err) : SLIPA
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The country: Fr. : LEPAYS
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Breathe : EXHALE
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Flat : STALE
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Plenty, for Omar : ENOW
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Lomond or Ness : LOCH
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Indian pot: Var. : LOTO
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Common Latin word : ERAT
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Lizard : GECKO
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Tropical tree : EBOE
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British war craft : EBOAT
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Poets' sea : BRINY
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Vivacity : BRIO
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Bern's land, to French : SUISSE
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Not ignoble : UNBASE
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Fire-bomb material : NAPALM
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Stage darkenings: Abbr. : DBOS
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Mild oath-word : DRATTED
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Moved to the runway : TAXIED
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Sharp crests : ARETES
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Moves aimlessly : DRIFTS
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Crushed, as leather : ECRASE
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Chess endings: Abbr. : CHMS
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Fabric : RAYON
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Miss Venner : ELSIE
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Little: Lat. : PARVA
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Turkic persons : OGORS
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Author Gaboriau : EMILE
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Tecs : DICKS
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Restrains : STAYS
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Bird sound : TWEE
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Continent : ASIA
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Test : ORAL
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Linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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Craving : YEN
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Mil. unit : RGT
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Slacken : EBB

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 15 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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