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FLOATERS

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1975

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 669 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,521
Across
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First-born : ELDEST
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Kind of driver : SCREW
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Oceans : DEEPS
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Chaliapin, e.g. : BASS
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Andrew Johnson, at first : TAILOR
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Make ___ in one : AHOLE
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Strange : EERIE
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Curtain raiser : ACTI
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Flimsy boats for crewmen : COCKLESHELLS
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Boat with close ties : FRIENDSHIP
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Presidential initials : HST
30
San Simeon or Biltmore : ESTATE
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Old card game : TAROK
33
Judges : TRIERS
34
Mac's predecessor : TAR
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Venetian medal : OSELA
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Flu variety : ASIAN
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Runner : SKI
42
Jimmy Valentine, e.g. : ALIAS
44
Cards : TREYS
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Sawbuck : TENSPOT
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Dog-show figure : HANDLER
52
Worthless boat : CHINESEJUNK
55
Neighbor of Arg. : URU
56
Bars, in law : ESTOPS
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Steers clear of : SHUNS
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Litter member : RUNT
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Something strained at : GNAT
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Cookout leftovers : ASHES
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"___ came a spider . . . " : ALONG
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Waters down : THINS
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Fracas : SETTO
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Nobleman : PEER
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October figure : SPOOK
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Frontier name : BOONE
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Swap notes : CONFER
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Overhead lines : ELS
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Like Nero Wolfe : PORTLY
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Coat parts : ARMS
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Game segments : PERIODS
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MacMahon et al. : ALINES
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Nether lands expert : DANTE
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In full ___ (speeding) : CAREER
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Early Egyptians : HAMITES
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Null's partner : VOID
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Lifting devices : CRANES
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Garage worker, for short : MEC
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Puts up : ERECTS
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Badminton equipment : BIRDS
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Landlords' due : RENTS
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Big hammer : MAUL
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French infants : BEBES
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Calhoun and namesakes : RORYS
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Wiggin and Greenaway : KATES
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Tropical fish : TETRA
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Follow the cheerleader : ROOT
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Lansbury role : MAME
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Bistros : CAFES
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Art-store purchases : CURIOS
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High note : ELA
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Boats for Heyerdahl : BAMBOORAFTS
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Bounds along : LOLLOPS
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River of S. C. : WATEREE
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Wading bird : STORK
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Boat pin : THOLE
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Educ. group : NEA
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Mold core : NOWEL
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___ aves : RARAE
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Lineman : END
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Broadway landmark : PALACE
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Eagle rider of myth : ETANA
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"___ thing you know" : SUREST
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Humorist George : ADE
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Devours noisily : SMACKSDOWN
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Boat in a library : CUTTERNUMBER
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Sooty matter : SMUT
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Carthaginian goddess : TANIT
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Proposing stools of old : KNEES
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Roman cloak : ABOLLA
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Scottish foxes : TODS
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Office-pool member : STENO
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Small birds : PEWEES
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Do art work : ETCH
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Landlocked country : LAOS
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Ref. book : DICT
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Lodge member : ELK
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Dover ___ : SOLE
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Crossovers : TRESTLES
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Tuaregs' home : SAHARA
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Huntley : CHET
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Lumberjack contest : ROLEO
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Pipe joint : ELL
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Saturday TV fare : WESTERNS
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Bears expenses : DEFRAYS
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Saarinen : EERO
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Thomas Mann's daughter : ERIKA
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Sky quest : PIE
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Perceptive : SENTIENT
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Yacht homes : BASINS
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Common woe : ACHE
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Cooking direction : STIR
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Wine-tasters' routines : SIPS
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Case or well : STAIR
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Quaffed : DRANK
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Toward shelter : ALEE
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Oscar winner of 1973 : STING
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Dumfounds : STUNS
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Tarzan's "mother," for one : SHEAPE
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German city : KASSEL
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Sharing by chance : INTHESAMEBOAT
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Hannibal's detour : ALPS
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Sheridan's scandal spot : SCHOOL
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Finches : SERINS
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Boat on a gridiron : PUNTFORMATION
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Sounded off : ORATED
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Coaches : TUTORS
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Active one : DOER
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Boat in fine condition : HUNKYDORY
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"___ is bustin' out . . . " : JUNE
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One-armed bandits : SLOTS
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Aladdin's friend : GENIE
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After, in Paris : APRES
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Civil wrong : TORT
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Boat for sewing and cooking : HOMECRAFT
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Tender spots : SORES
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Units of loudness : SONES
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Big names of the 1930's : BANDS
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Largest asteroid : CERES
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Zasu of films : PITTS
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Unisex wear : PANTS
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It is allowed: Lat. : LICET
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Lends a hand : AIDS
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Props for W. C. Fields : CANES
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Mideast language : HEBREW
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Narrow space : AREOLA
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Songbirds : VIREOS
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Try out again : RETEST
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Popular tour area : EUROPE
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Top-drawer : CLASSA
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Relative of a turkey : BOMB
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Blackbird : MERL
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Ouida : RAMEE
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Austrian writer : KAFKA
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Bulrush : TULE
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Life preservers : MAEWESTS
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Medit. galleons : CARRACKS
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Fall occurrence : COLDSNAP
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Base-stealer Lou : BROCK
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Strait off Albania : OTRANTO
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Horse : ROAN
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Antisocial one : LONER
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Puts into force : ENACTS
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Jan Hus's supposed crime : HERESY
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Park of West : ESTES
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Attention seeker : PSST
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Bullets and peas : AMMO
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Pat on the back : LAUD
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Minn. athlete : TWIN
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Indians of West : UTES
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Inner or boob : TUBE
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Baker's predecessor : ABLE
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Expunge : DELE
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Time periods : ERAS
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Grammar case: Abbr. : DAT
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Miss Merkel : UNA
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Hayloft : MOW

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 10 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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