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BACK TO THE GRIND

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1975

Author:
Barbara Lewis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 15, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Barbara H. Lewis has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,514
Across
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Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
4
Armadillo : APAR
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Flag fanatics : WAVERS
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Sky animal : URSA
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Screw pines : ARAS
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Entertain : DINE
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Biblical mount : OLIVET
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Tusked animal : BOAR
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Observation by Gibran : WORKISLOVEMADEVISIBLE
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Serious : STAID
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Ekberg : ANITA
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Roof piece : EPI
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Hit noisily : BAM
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Sea bird : ERN
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Helped Mata Hari : SPIED
36
Scottish uncle : EME
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Kipling's "We shall rest ___" : ANDFAITHWESHALLNEEDIT
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Armstrong : NEIL
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Meadow : LEA
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Approach an end : WANE
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Insecticide : DDT
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Prefix for monde : DEMI
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Scraps : ORTS
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Dear me! : ALAS
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Barbara of TV : EDEN
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Openers, often : PAIR
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Injurious : DAMAGING
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Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Russian city : MINSK
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Bollix a copy job : MISEDIT
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Conrad words in "Heart of Darkness" : IDONTLIKEWORK
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Put on the cuff : CHARGED
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Jewish fete : SEDER
76
Hair treatment : SINGE
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Put on again : REDONNED
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Nursemaid : NANA
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Italian finger game : MORA
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Angered : IRED
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African fox : ASSE
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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"___ my wits' end" : IMAT
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Common abbr. : ETC
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Roman 604 : DCIV
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Insect study: Abbr. : ENT
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Kind of measure : TAPE
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"Come unto me, all ye that ___" : LABORANDAREHEAVYLADEN
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Pitching stat : ERA
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Close to, poetically : ANEAR
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Strain, in Scotland : RAX
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Way out : EXIT
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Poetic word : EER
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Theological degree : STL
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Doleful : DREAR
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Passageway : AISLE
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Part of a Voltaire comment : WORKHELPSTOPRESERVEUS
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Lily plant : ALOE
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Ruth McKenney's sister : EILEEN
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Journey : TREK
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"I'm all ___" : EARS
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Show boredom : YAWN
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Lie close : NESTLE
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Mixer : SODA
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Letter : TEE
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Pausing sounds : HAWS
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Gait : TROT
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Teasdale : SARA
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Come-ons : ADS
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Column : PILASTER
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Shortly : ANON
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Book-page offering : REVIEW
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Pre-Lib wheeze : WOMANSWORKISNEVERDONE
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___ carte : ALA
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See: Abbr. : VID
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"All About ___" : EVE
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Conceal anew : REVEIL
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Scholarly wage : STIPEND
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Where, to Caesar : UBI
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"We wuz ___!" : ROBBED
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Deli purchase : SALAMI
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" . . . ___ in thee tonight!" : AREMET
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Miser : SKINFLINT
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Thought : IDEA
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Exist, in Paris : ETRE
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Expressed a preference : SIDED
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Farm unit : SILO
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In one's senses : SANE
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Make a court move : PLEAD
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Incas' milieu : ANDES
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In want : NEEDY
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Coins : DIMES
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Outdated weapon : HATPIN
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Holbrook : HAL
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French elevator stop : ETAGE
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Old card game : SANT
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Jar-opener's target : LID
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Blackbird : ANI
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N.C.O. : SGT
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Malta or Bali: Abbr. : ISL
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Cupid : AMOR
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Chief, in India : MIR
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Invites : ASKS
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Zodiac unit : SIGN
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Style : MODE
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Room : DEN
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Large parrot : KEA
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Millay : EDNA
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"___ circle round him thrice" : WEAVEA
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Pronoun : HER
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Drink : ADE
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Roundup : RODEO
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Unoriginal : IMITATIVE
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Restless one : NOMAD
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Arbor product : GRAPE
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Consumed : EATEN
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Parent: Var. : DADDA
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Lasting effect : SCAR
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Galahad, e.g. : SIR
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Turned upside down: Var. : INVERSED
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Charon's crossing : STYX
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Junky prose : TRASH
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U.S.O. unit : CANTEEN
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Room for choice : LEEWAY
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Interstice : AREOLA
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Alaskan outpost : BARROW
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" . . . 'til the sun shines, ___" : NELLIE
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Dwell on : HARP
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Uses energy : EXERTS
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Fibber : LIAR
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Prefix for dynamics : AERO
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Love or county : SEAT
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Play the siren : LURE
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Actual being : ESSE
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Maynard of Westerns : KEN
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Word with remit: Abbr. : PLS
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Bridge reverse : SET
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Wire: Abbr. : TEL
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Chem. prefix : EKA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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