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K RATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1974

55-Down : Liberian tribe

Author:
Jack Wherry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 805 (avg 1.85)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 9, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,143
Across
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Jawed : YAKKED
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Harbor or mitzvah : BAR
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Eden and Heath: Abbr. : PMS
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___ play for : MAKEA
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Adorns, old style : ORNATES
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Et ___ : ALII
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European canal : KIEL
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRREG
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Chopsticks' cousins : KNIFEANDFORK
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Bomber pilot's concern : ACKACKFIRE
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Pillage : SACK
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Retreats : LAIRS
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City near Chicago : KANKAKEE
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Sodom specialty : SIN
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State: Abbr. : KAN
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Newsstand : KIOSK
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Seven, to Cicero : SEPTEM
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Employed : USED
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Arctic bird : AUK
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Squeeze out : EKE
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"Whither thou ___ ... " : GOEST
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Ref. book : OED
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Ghana's capital: Var. : AKKRA
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Like the blacksmith's hands : SINEWY
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System of measures : METRIC
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Wharf : PIER
51
Hiker's gear : KNAPSACK
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Secretary under F.D.R. : FRANKKNOX
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"___ were king" : IFI
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Do art work : ETCH
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Stealing: Prefix : KLEPT
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Made changes : ALTERED
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Heal : KNIT
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Maori canoes : WAKAS
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On : ABOARD
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Kind of poker : STUD
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Fish : ANGLE
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Either way : WINORLOSE
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More passé : STALER
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Showing sass : TALKINGBACK
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Triple-header-double-letter word : BOOKKEEPERS
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Songlike : ARIOSE
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Organ-console gadgets : STOPKNOBS
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Guru Nanak's followers : SIKHS
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Child's speech, often : LISP
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Signal at a séance, maybe : ONERAP
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Brimless hat : TOQUE
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On an even ___ : KEEL
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Small-time : TINHORN
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Magi, e.g. : SAGES
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Sandwich staple : TUNA
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Quiet! : SSH
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One of New York's Fingers : KEUKALAKE
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"Show-me" men : SKEPTICS
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Straightforward : OPEN
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Kozy ___ (highway sign) : KABINS
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Deliverance : RESCUE
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Happening of 1960's : SITIN
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French wheat : BLE
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Bumbling : INEPT
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It's mad when wet : HEN
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Round-Table men: Abbr. : KTS
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Pawn : HOCK
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Metal grating : GRILLE
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Shade of gray : SLATE
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Impatient sound : TSK
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Girl's name : ADA
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Most holey : LEAKIEST
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Caesar words : ICAME
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Tower city : PISA
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___ tavi : RIKKITIKKI
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After five, six : PICKUPSTICKS
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Work on dough : KNEAD
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___ all, knows all : SEES
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Scottish daws : KAES
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___ out (persist) : STICKIT
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Sixth, in Italy : SESTO
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Time period : ERA
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Noise: Abbr. : SND
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Insists : SAYSSO
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Belly laughs : YOKS
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Wild buffalo : ARNA
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Item for a whatnot : KNICKKNACK
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Novelist Franz : KAFKA
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Paris season : ETE
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"Big ___!" : DEAL
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Develop suddenly : BLOSSOM
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Broadcast : AIR
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Egyptian tambourine : RIKK
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Light-fingered one : PICKPOCKET
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"Kiss ___" : MEKATE
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Quenched : SLAKED
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Emcee's need : MIKE
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What Sandy says : ARF
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Santa : KRISSKRINGLE
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Stranger : EERIER
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Docket : AGENDA
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Black or coral : SNAKE
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Have ___ in one's throat : AFROG
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Famous Citizen : KANE
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502, to Brutus : DII
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Paving material: Abbr. : CEM
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Stellar : ASTRAL
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None of this is good : NEWS
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Hemp product : KEEF
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Music maker : UKE
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Out of line : ASKEW
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Utah range : UINTA
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Eskimo craft: Var. : KYAK
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Violins, for short : STRADS
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___-les-Bains : AIX
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Hebrew measure : EPHA
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Backbook entries: Abbr. : INTS
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Herd of seals : POD
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Trolley sound : CLANG
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Skewer dish: Var. : KEBOB
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Liberian tribe : KRU
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Office worker : FILER
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Passages : ITERS
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Having openings: Suffix : PORA
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Hilltop : KNAP
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Cheese or movement : SWISS
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Korean soldiers : ROKS
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Explosive experiment : ATEST
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Feminine suffix : INE
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Black : EBON
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Fatty: Prefix : SEB
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Duties : TASKS
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The Ram : ARIES
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How best-sellers go : LIKEHOTCAKES
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Eastern cosmetic : KOHL
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Uncovers, in poems : OPES
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Creole cook's staple : OKRA
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Pegs : KNAGS
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Russian coin : KOPEK
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China Sea gulf : TONKIN
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Brooklyn campus : LIU
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Red or black : INK
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___ leaf : SHAKELIKEA
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Negri : POLA
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Mel et al. : OTTS
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Football maneuvers : QUICKKICKS
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Not abridged : UNCUT
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Lets up : EASES
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Little Indian number : TEN
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Hydrophobia : RABIES
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Dry : SERE
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Range of view : KEN
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Kind of house : PENT
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Turkish measure : PIK
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Joined, as ropes : SPLICED
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Makos, e.g. : SHARKS
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Antiseptic : IODINE
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Prepare short ribs : BRAISE
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Moonshine : LIKKER
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Courses : TACKS
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Rope fibers : HEMPS
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___-well card : GET
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Wreaths : LEIS
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Greek letter : TAU
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Slightly risqué : SPICY
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Italian resort : LIDO
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Highways: Abbr. : TPKS
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Superlative endings : ESTS
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Sports gear : SKIS
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Concerning : ASTO
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Fleming : IAN
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Spanish aunt : TIA

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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