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COUPLETS

New York Times, Sunday, August 17, 1975

Author:
Norton Rhoades
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 10, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Norton Rhoades has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,500
Across
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Maid dropping a tray, with 32 Down : HIGHTEA
8
Legerdemain, in Italy : MAGICA
14
Beggars' horses : WISHES
20
Joins the service : ENLISTS
21
Lover, in Spain : AMADOR
22
French city : RHEIMS
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Find with effort : SCAREUP
24
Kind of scout : TALENT
25
Girl with an A : HESTER
26
Little ones : TADS
27
Summer time : DST
29
Shipboard experience, with 47 Across : HEAVYSEAS
31
Rubber tree : ULE
33
To-do : HASSLE
35
Seascapes : MARINAS
39
Poetic Muse : ERATO
42
Half a dance : CAN
43
South of Va. : NCAR
45
Cousin of a mesa : LOMA
46
Keep subscribing : RENEW
47
See 29 Across : LIGHTMEALS
51
Paradise : EDEN
52
Grasshopper's opposite : ANT
53
___-Magnon : CRO
55
Sinn Fein land : EIRE
56
Helmsman: Abbr. : PLT
57
Army unit: Abbr. : DET
58
___ Jeanne : STE
59
Kiln : OAST
61
Feline teaser : CATNIP
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Cubic meter : STERE
65
I order: Lat. : IMPERO
67
Have a strong wish for : DIETO
68
Roan or Arab : HORSE
69
Crop let-down for Dickens, with 30 Down : GREATEXPECTATIONS
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Elec. unit : FARAD
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___ a time : ONEAT
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Like a night sky : STARRY
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Sardonic writing : IRONY
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Gazed at : STARED
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"L'___, c'est . . . " : ETAT
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Clamor : DIN
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Deal or moon : NEW
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W. W. II area : ETO
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Ivan, e.g. : TSAR
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Donovan's org. : OSS
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Fuss : ADO
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Lee Elder's game : GOLF
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Infielder's talent, with 63 Down : LONGSTRIDE
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Roof worker : TILER
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Zeno's town : ELEA
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Greek letters : MUS
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Russian-dome shape : ONION
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Plant of South : REDRICE
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Walked fast : LEGGED
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Choose : OPT
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Impending dunk, with 120 Across : FATSKATER
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Set a dog on : SIC
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Norwegian king : OLAF
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Sirens' calls : ALERTS
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Like much modern music : ATONAL
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See 107 Across : THINICE
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Nice, e.g. : RESORT
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Colorful jacket part : LINING
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Sent for : ORDERED
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Cow, to a tot : MOOMOO
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Kind of football kick : ONSIDE
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Farm machines : SEEDERS
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Command, old style : HEST
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Indian of Peru : INCA
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Kind of rags : GLAD
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Shaggy : HIRSUTE
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Half a fly : TSE
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Chopin work : ETUDE
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Snakes : ASPS
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Gym piece : MAT
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Asian nurses : AMAHS
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High winds : GALES
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Meet : CONVENE
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Chichi : ARTY
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Signature of a publisher : WRHEARST
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"Do ___ a Waltz?" : IHEAR
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Attached, in botany : SESSILE
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Double or triple : HIT
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Scottish uncle : EME
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Ukraine or Latvia: Abbr. : SSR
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Bangkok native : THAI
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See 69 Across : SMALLPOTATOES
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See 1 Across : LOWCOMEDY
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Seraph: Fr. : ANGE
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Sermon listeners, at times : NODDERS
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Arab princes : AMEERS
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River of S.C. : SANTEE
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Time periods : ERAS
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Monthly bill : RENT
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Feed the pot : ANTE
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Realty ad come-on : CLOSETOSTORES
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Forming a head : CAPITATE
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___, haec, hoc : HIC
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Technical school exam : TRADETEST
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Old Greek settler : METIC
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Turnip, in Pisa : RAPA
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Cities in N.J. and Mo. : TRENTONS
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Tennis needs : NETS
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See 91 Across : SHORTSTOP
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B'way award : TONY
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Shah's land : IRAN
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Pointed sponge : OXEA
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Complained : GROWLED
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Region : PARTS
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Gershwin et al. : IRAS
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N. Y. lakes : FINGER
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Interstice : AREOLE
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Women's org. : DAR
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Wet-watch painter : DALI
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Scand. goddess : NORN
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Makes a decision : ELECTSTO
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Frost : RIME
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"___ the Madding Crowd" : FARFROM
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Dessert base : GELATIN
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Washouts : DUDS
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Chanted : INTONED
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Healing: Prefix : IATRO
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Jackets : ETONS
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Attendant spirits : GENII
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Canyon or opera : GRAND
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Earth color : OCHRE
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Hawaiian taro : KALO
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Japanese statesman et al. : ITOS
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Italian money : LIRE
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Maple genus : ACER
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G-men : FEDS
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___ of the sea : ARM
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Zodiac sign : LEO
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Robe size: Abbr. : LGE
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Eur. fish : IDE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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