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WET STRENGTH

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1975

Author:
Cornelia Warriner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Cornelia Warriner has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,486
Across
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Health, to Cicero : SALUS
6
S.A. rubber : PARA
10
Publishes : ISSUES
16
Cape of note : COD
19
Dispatch boat : AVISO
20
Give backing to : ABET
21
Nicety : NUANCE
22
Mouths : ORA
23
Trip for a politician : FISHINGEXPEDITION
26
Gym piece : MAT
27
Hash houses : EATERIES
28
Top groups : ELITES
29
Generous : AMPLE
31
Sound systems : STEREOS
32
Fry lightly : SAUTE
33
Type style: Abbr. : ITAL
34
More strained : TENSER
35
Lot measure : ACRE
36
Accumulate : STOREUP
39
Depot: Abbr. : STA
41
Tidal standstill : DEADWATER
44
Macaw : ARA
45
Make fast : MOOR
49
Gods: Lat. : DEI
51
"Ah me!" : ALAS
52
Kind of chamber : STAR
53
Fiery, in France : IGNE
54
Row awkwardly : CATCHACRAB
58
Custer's effort : STAND
59
Hazard for ships : LEESHORE
61
Swiss physicist : EULER
62
Bearing : MIEN
63
Side trips : DETOURS
64
Some birds' homes : CAGES
65
Indulge in trickery : FINAGLE
68
Engage : HIRE
69
Princewood : BARIA
70
Like some library walls : PANELLED
71
Die, as an engine : STALL
73
Noted retreat : WALDENPOND
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Deliver : SEND
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Islets : AITS
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Valley : DELL
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Fuss : ADO
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Dilettantish : ARTY
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Little Woman : MEG
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Become an ex-crewman : LOSEANOAR
85
Doze : NAP
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Shield : PROTECT
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Kiln : OAST
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Fight : TUSSLE
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Ship timber : TEAK
97
Simple song : DITTY
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Of a geologic age : ARCHEAN
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Utah's salt ___ : FLATS
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One who hesitates : PAUSER
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Most sinuous : SNAKIEST
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John ___ : LAW
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Angling gear : HOOKLINEANDSINKER
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Miscellany : ANA
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Lure : ENTICE
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Bitter drug : ALOE
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Day or pole : MAY
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Net handler : SEINER
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Gulls : MEWS
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Fool around : HORSE
Down
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Most reliable : SAFEST
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Fly : AVIATE
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"___, my children, and . . . " : LISTEN
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Guides of a sort : USHERS
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Socials : SOIREES
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Senate runners : PAGES
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Lincoln et al. : ABES
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Harrison : REX
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In a tranquil state : ATPEACE
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Wrote : INDITED
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Nutcracker, e.g. : SUITE
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Gorge : SATE
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Etats ___ : UNIS
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Habitat: Prefix : ECO
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Legislator : SENATOR
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Sportsman to the hilt : COMPLEATANGLER
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Roberts : ORAL
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Palm yield : DATE
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Town in France : NIORT
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Relic site in India : ELURA
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Impair : MAR
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Cruel : SADIC
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Residents: Suffix : ITES
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Take a ___ at : STAB
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Monitor lizard : URAN
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Friend, out West : PARD
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Jewish months : ADARS
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Goods : WARES
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Winglike : ALAR
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Moderate : MILD
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S-curve : OGEE
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Biggest fish : ONETHATGOTAWAY
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Puts in new sod : RESOILS
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French season : ETE
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___ march on : STEALSA
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Apple or hard : CORE
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Learned : HEARD
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Saul Bellow's ___ March : AUGIE
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Like a G-rated movie : CLEAN
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Math ratio : SINE
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Fling : HURL
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Superior of matter : MIND
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House lily : CALLA
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Maniple : FANON
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Imparted : LENT
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Current : EDDY
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Hay unit : BALE
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Whale unit : POD
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Hominy : SAMP
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Stratum : TIER
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Rebecca or Mae : WEST
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Kind of line or pooper : PARTY
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Wharf : DOCK
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Restraints : LEASHES
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More vociferous : NOISIER
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Made of a grain : OATEN
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Flowing : ASTREAM
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Behind, in Spain : ATRAS
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Whimsical : PUCKISH
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Hebrew letter : TET
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Religion of Japan : SHINTO
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Office ___ (candidate) : SEEKER
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Strong beams : LASERS
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Access : ENTREE
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Sweet: Lat. : DULCE
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Cuzco's vista : ANDES
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Hoodwink : FLAM
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Turner : LANA
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River of Brazil : POTI
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Related : AKIN
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Kind of storm or job : SNOW
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Number : ONE
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Drink : ALE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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