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ACTIVE ONES

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1976

Author:
Anthony B. Canning
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 101, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 17, FITB: 26, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Anthony B. Canning has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,892
Across
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European gulf : RIGA
5
Armadillo : APARA
10
Kind of free : SCOT
14
Treats roughly : PAWS
18
Way for Caesar : ITER
19
Finishes second : PLACES
20
Sandarac tree : ARAR
21
W.W. II side : ALLIES
23
___ the candle at both ends : GEORGEBURNS
25
___ fly balls : TOTIEFIELDS
27
Browning biographer : ORR
28
City of Russia : OREL
29
___-tete : TETEA
31
Fall for : BITE
32
Go to the plate : BAT
33
Stormed : RAGED
35
Musical tones : EFLATS
37
Heifer, in Aries : TAURE
39
Takes a certain bath : SUNS
40
Appropriate : STEAL
41
___ squeaky wheel : OILSA
42
More strict : STERNER
44
Actual being : ESSE
45
Sea birds : ERNS
46
Poker move : RAISE
49
Trees : ELMS
51
Listens to : ATTENDS
53
Kind of rumor : IDLE
54
J. Barrymore trademark : PROFILE
57
Bolivian shipment : TIN
59
Stupid one : ASS
60
Famed jockey : SANDE
62
Machine gun : BREN
63
Elsie's milieu : LEA
64
Haves ___ nots : ANDHAVE
67
Dies ___ : IRAE
68
Silkworm : ERIA
69
Fruit decay : BLET
70
Cover in a way : INSURE
71
Spleen : IRE
72
___ the cake : DAVIDFROSTS
75
Quebec town : LASARRE
78
Money-raising performance : BENEFIT
79
___ the river : GERALDFORDS
83
Family member : SON
84
Mean : INTEND
88
Genesis name : ENOS
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Miss Gam : RITA
90
Jerker or sheet : TEAR
92
Hit the top, as a flood : CRESTED
93
Boat for a trio : TUB
94
Author Thomas : MORE
95
Wish for : COVET
96
Navy off. : COM
97
Irate : HOT
98
"Cherries ___" (robin's report) : ARERIPE
100
"Mens ___ in . . . " : SANA
101
Desert : FORSAKE
104
Part of QE.D. : ERAT
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Returned, as a pigeon : HOMED
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Loudness unit : SONE
107
Harbinger of a new month : BILL
109
Garden frame : TRELLIS
112
Danish king of 1200's : ERICV
114
Attach, as a button : SEWON
116
Ear part : LOBE
118
Flying prefixes : AEROS
120
Dan ___ likes TV news : RATHER
122
Remove : ERASE
123
___ Darya : AMU
124
Malay coins : TRAS
125
Gives the gate : OUSTS
127
Jeanne Eagels vehicle : RAIN
129
Thy, in France : TES
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___ in the woods : MARSHAHUNTS
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___ Dick with affection : TOMSMOTHERS
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Orphan girl et al. : ANNIES
137
Carry : TOTE
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Win over : ENDEAR
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Johnson of TV : ARTE
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Hypothetical force : ELOD
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Certain religionist : DEIST
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" . . . ___ the punkin" : ISON
Down
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Hardships : RIGORS
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Repeat : ITERATE
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___ the floors : GEORGESANDS
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Airboard abbr. : ARR
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U.S. playwright : ALBEE
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___ the stream : PAULFORDS
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Peak: Prefix : ACR
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Certain incomes : RENTALS
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Cash, etc. : ASSETS
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Surfeit : SATE
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Tito subject : CROAT
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Grain : OAT
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Homage : TRIBUTE
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Ballet step : PLIE
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Brew : ALE
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___ around Washington : WILBURMILLS
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Relative of a litter : SEDAN
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Word with cent : PER
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In pursuit of : AFTER
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Certain planes : SSTS
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Inferior deity : GODLET
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Cobh's land : EIRE
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Catherine, for one : TSARINA
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Bridge seat : EAST
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Ointments: Abbr. : LINS
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African fox : ASSE
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Kind of confidence : SELF
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Garish light : NEON
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Word in Mass. motto : ENSE
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___ up (made sense) : ADDED
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Quebec river sight : ILE
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Winter fall : SLEET
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Hear no good of oneself : EAVESDROP
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Lion assemblage : PRIDE
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Gives added assurance : REAFFIRMS
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Roadside sign : EATS
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Asian native : TAI
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Tabard, e.g. : INN
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Fathered : SIRED
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Metric unit : ARE
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Linen cloth : BRIN
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Dances : HULAS
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Square : EVEN
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W. H. Upson's salesman : BOTTS
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Babylonian god : IRRA
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Cut short : ABORT
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Russian hemp : RINE
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Repetition : ROTE
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Wooden shoe : GETA
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Habituate : ENURE
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___ the midnight oil : ROBERTBURNS
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One of the ages : STONE
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So, in Scotland : SAE
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___ the lawn : ETHELWATERS
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Prefix for lithic : NEO
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Insecticide : DDT
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Dodgers : EVADERS
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Heart : CORE
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Trifle : MITE
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Machine part : CAM
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Opposites : CONVERSES
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Fine : RARE
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Ordinary : SOSO
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French marshal : FOCH
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Kind of minded : ABSENT
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Bleaching vat : KIER
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Like Grant's face : HIRSUTE
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___ out (rests) : SITSONE
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Be a ___ (finish second) : LOSERTO
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Zhivago girl et al. : LARAS
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Wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Informed on : RATTED
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Media-man Ron : NESSEN
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Tibetan V.I.P. : LAMA
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Certain Arabian : OMANI
119
Word with voce : SOTTO
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___ Gan, Israel : RAMAT
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Relig. study : THEO
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Kind of car lot : USED
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Comparative ending : IOR
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Meet : SIT
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___ pros. : NOL
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Roman 1501 : MDI
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"Bali ___ " : HAI

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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