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PURR, PURR

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 1977

Author:
George Rose Smith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
George Rose Smith has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,228
Across
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Bonito sharks : MAKOS
6
Making no progress : INARUT
12
Clammy : DAMP
16
Diamond champs : REDS
20
Dress style : ALINE
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Cologne constituent : NEROLI
22
Kuwaiti chief : EMIR
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Asp's weapon : VENOM
24
___ Kids : KATZENJAMMER
26
Ring-tailed cat : CACOMISTLE
28
Suffix for usher or major : ETTE
29
Runabouts : AUTOS
30
Take away : ERASE
32
Renee of silents : ADOREE
33
Ruler, in Cádiz : REY
34
Engaging one : HIRER
35
Burgees : FLAGS
36
Bagged : SNARED
37
Farm machine : BALER
38
"___ evil . . . " : SEENO
39
Call ___ (stop) : AHALT
40
Shopping areas : ARCADES
43
Rain and more rain : CATSANDDOGS
45
Bogey minus one : PAR
48
Guillotine : BEHEAD
49
Casanova's list : LOVES
50
Full-blown : RIPE
51
Sea of the Philippines : SULU
52
Fend off : AVERT
53
Whined : PULED
54
Thrombi : CLOTS
56
Girl of song : SUSIE
57
Hardy's "Pure Woman" : TESS
58
Fans' exhortation : GOGO
59
Waterways: Sp. : RIOS
60
Unflappable : POISED
61
Numerical suffix : ETH
62
Kitty : RESERVEFUND
66
Crisp cracker : SALTINE
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Mangle user : IRONER
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"___ to bury Caesar . . . " : ICOME
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Fit of anger : SPLEEN
71
Tigerish, in a way : STRIPED
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Lions : CELEBRITIES
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Haircut : BOB
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Crests : ARETES
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Pitcher ___ Blue : VIDA
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Dowser : WAND
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Lesion : SORE
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Spiked the punch : LACED
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Father : BEGET
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El Greco's homeland : CRETE
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Sorrels : OCAS
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Singer Cantrell : LANA
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Dear: Fr. : CHERE
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Somewhat : SORTOF
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Fishing aid : NET
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Tabby terrifies him : AELUROPHOBE
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Punitive persons : SADISTS
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Fern : BRAKE
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Moslem "brain trust" : ULEMA
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Woody : ALLEN
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Unfaltering : STEADY
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Nonplus : STUMP
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Problem for cats : FLEAS
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Swift jet : SST
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Sailors' patron : STELMO
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Icy : GELID
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Precious : CUTE
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Dramatic spot for a cat : HOTTINROOF
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"Hold that tiger" : COLLEGECHEER
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Shade of green : ALOES
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Years, to Ovid : ANNI
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"Anchors ___" : AWEIGH
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Black Forest locale : BADEN
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Proceed : WEND
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Keats or Yeats : POET
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Microscope parts : LENSES
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Stages : STEPS
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Creator : MAKER
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Wing-shaped : ALATE
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Foyle of fiction : KITTY
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Eleven: Fr. : ONZE
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Poker term : SEE
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Damages : INJURES
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Less slovenly : NEATER
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Jousting wear : ARMOR
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Gypsies : ROMS
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Indefatigable : TIRELESS
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Ten-sided figure : DECAGON
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Pile together : AMASS
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Cats' prey : MICE
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"Catfish" is one : PRO
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Catskills place : RESORT
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Gave alms : DOLED
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Widgeon : SMEE
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Gore and family : VIDALS
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Caught in the act : NAILED
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Direct a team : MANAGE
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Indian prince : RANA
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Tore into : HADAT
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Lionized : FETED
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Compares prices : SHOPS
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Max and Buddy : BAERS
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Except : SAVE
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Entrances : ADITS
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Let up : ABATE
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Face with riprap : REVET
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Fictional feline : CHESHIRECAT
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Slant, as news : COLOR
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Dickens hero : DROOD
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Fictional feline : PUSSINBOOTS
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Outlander : ALIEN
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___ la Paix : RUEDE
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W.W. II souvenir : LUGER
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"Peer Gynt" ___ : SUITE
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Ready to say "cheese" : POSED
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Ort : CRUMB
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Hard-hit ball : LINER
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Flatfish : SOLES
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Kelly and Raymond : GENES
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Fenced : PALED
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Lashed : ROPED
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Renan's "La ___ Jésus" : VIEDE
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Burst of approval : ECLAT
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Ill-wisher : FOE
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Part of a book : SPINE
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Ceremonial acts : RITES
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Vance's department : STATE
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Reception : SALON
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Vestige : TRACE
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Corona, e.g. : CIGAR
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"If ___ King" : IWERE
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Whether ___ : ORNOT
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Gripes : BEEFS
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Scene of the crime : VENUE
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Canary's cousin : SERIN
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Contrary : BALKY
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Chew noisily : CHOMP
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Midianite king : REBA
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Veins of ore : LODES
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Beguile : LEADON
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Kind of warfare : CHEMICAL
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Green side-dish: Fr. : SALADE
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Dumas character : ARAMIS
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Having no chance to win : OUTOFIT
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Horner's prize : PLUM
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Winter rigs : SLEIGHS
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Like some coats : BELTED
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State without proof : ALLEGE
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Sneaked : STOLE
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Grand or South : TETON
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Rhone tributary : SAONE
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Cat, to Cato : FELIS
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Handbag material : SUEDE
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High-priced : STEEP
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Forktails : TERNS
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"Great Catherine" playwright : SHAW
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Words to Nanette : NONO
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Singer Campbell : GLEN
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Cat: Fr. : CHAT
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Séance sound : RAP
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Part of i.o.u. : OWE
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Network monogram : CBS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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