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QUESTION BOX

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 1983

21-Down : Who obeyed Howe?

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,332
Across
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Kind of squad : VICE
5
" ... you'll be ___, my son!": Kipling : AMAN
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Cumulus : MASS
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Slough : BOG
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Violinist Stern : ISAAC
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Dugout : CANOE
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Biblical high priest : ELI
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Sure thing : CINCH
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Foster father of King Arthur : ECTOR
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Fret : CHAFE
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Infant's garb : BIB
27
"What ___?" (query of 1929) : ISTHISTHINGCALLEDLOVE
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Chase away : SHOO
32
City in Georgia : ADEL
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Dealt successfully : COPED
34
Asian food source : SOYBEAN
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Pretend not to see : WINKAT
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Jockey Turcotte : RON
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"When ___?" (query of early 1600's) : SHALLWETHREEMEETAGAIN
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Lose interest : TIRE
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Raise : HIKE
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Clear : NET
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Backward : FRO
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Faro card : SODA
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Badgers : BAITS
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Punts : BOATS
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Butt or butter : GOAT
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Sponge : CADGE
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Hoofed animal : TAPIR
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Yahoo : BRUTE
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"Where ___?" (query of 1948) : ISTHELIFETHATLATEILED
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Bull, at times : GORER
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Sweet wine : TOKAY
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Wound up : ENDED
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Stigma : ONUS
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A symbol of thinness : WAFER
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Out of ___ (vexed) : SORTS
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Crucifix letters : INRI
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Dactyl or hallux : TOE
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Suffer : LET
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Baritone Gobbi : TITO
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This may be over your head : ROOF
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"Who's ___?" (query of 1962) : AFRAIDOFVIRGINIAWOOLF
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Dieter's abbr. : LBS
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French historian and family : RENANS
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Puckered : WRINKLY
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Bluenose : PRUDE
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"Virumque" follower : CANO
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Checkmate : FOIL
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"Why ___?" (query of 1638) : SOPALEANDWANFONDLOVER
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Elec. current unit : AMP
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Bring out : EDUCE
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Scottish landowner : LAIRD
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"Schwanda the Bagpiper," e.g. : OPERA
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The quiet side : LEE
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The O'Grady lass : ROSIE
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Bat : BINGE
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Oases : WADIS
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Mary Quant's style : MOD
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Swab's supper : MESS
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Look of a rake on the make : LEER
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Where a padlock goes : HASP
Down
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One of a trio by Caesar : VICI
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Fertility goddess : ISIS
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Lean : CANT
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Anagram for ache : EACH
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Paint remover : ACETONE
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Virile : MACHO
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Prefix with body : ANTI
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When both hands are straight up : NOON
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Road surface : MACADAM
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Olympian : ATHLETE
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Horse house : STALL
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Under lock and key : SAFE
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Jazz style : BEBOP
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Oil producer : OLIVE
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Heckled : GIBED
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Flimflam : CHISEL
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Unit of work : ERG
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Who obeyed Howe? : REDCOAT
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He played the mark in "The Sting" : SHAW
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Kind of walk : CAKE
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Hanker : LONG
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Fleet fliers, for short : SSTS
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Where the Miami flows : OHIO
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Almost a meter : YARD
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Lightens : BLEACHES
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Least bit : WHIT
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Bothers : IRKS
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Mary Lincoln, ___ Todd : NEE
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Tpks. : RTES
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"Procrastination is the ___ time": Young : THIEFOF
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Starter : ENTRANT
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In a tangle : AFOUL
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In high dudgeon : IRATE
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Celebrated : NOTED
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Pkg. : BDL
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Fast and stirring, musically : AGITATO
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Nursery-rhyme opener : BAA
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Make a choice : OPT
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Airplane part : AILERON
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Spot for a flea-flicker : GRIDIRON
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Gas: Comb. form : AER
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" ... this ___ golden time": Shak. : THY
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Dorcas Society meeting : BEE
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"___ One Track Mind," 1945 song : IGOTA
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What ibn means : SONOF
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More faithful : TRUER
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Monogram of the "Mood Indigo" man : EKE
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Feather's partner : TAR
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QB's objectives : TDS
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Joins : WEDS
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Leo is one : SIGN
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Outfielder Amos : OTIS
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Recess : NOOK
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Brioche : ROLL
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Full of uncertainties : IFFY
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Candidate for a suit : LIBELER
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Musical sound : TRA
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Alan or Robert : ALDA
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Dancer in a 1921 song : FRANCIS
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Buyers : VENDEES
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"___ pronounce you ... " : INOW
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"___ What's Become of Sally," 1924 song : IWONDER
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Saharan : ARID
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Cricket-bat wood : WILLOW
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Sacred song : PSALM
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Benvolio's friend : ROMEO
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Increased : UPPED
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Mainspring : CAUSE
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Shape : FORGE
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Land of Esau's descendants : EDOM
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Liturgical tunic : ALB
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Kingdom loser in a refrain : NAIL
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Minute : FINE
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Red-fleshed fish : OPAH
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Hindu writings : VEDA
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Mother of Ate : ERIS
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Speak harshly : RASP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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