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DIDDLE DIDDLE DUMPLING

New York Times, Sunday, January 22, 1967

Author:
Barbara Golub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 25, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Barbara L. Golub has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original had printing problems with the clue for 86-Across — part of the clue was cut off ("Namesakes o . . . Italian queen . . ."); this was the best guess as to what it was. The same was true of the clue for 88-Across ("John O'Neele . . . a potherb.").

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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,371
Across
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Legendary bird. : ROC
4
Mead. : LEA
7
Electees. : INS
10
Clever remark. : MOT
13
Pear. : BOSC
17
Uncommon situation. : ANOMALY
19
Recent: Ger. : NEU
20
Mrs. John Alden. : PRISCILLA
23
What Johnny does in Civil War song. : COMESMARCHINGHOMEAGAIN
27
Genuflected. : KNELT
28
Arteries. : AORTAE
29
Letters. : ENS
30
Scoring units: Abbr. : PTS
32
Electric ___. : EEL
33
How Johnny One Note "sang out." : WITHGUSTO
36
Johnny ___. : ONTHESPOT
39
Empress. : TSARINA
41
Moroccan seaport. : MOGADOR
43
Have ___. : ACARE
44
Edifice by a bridge. : TOLLHOUSE
48
Advice to Johnny in a W. W. I song. : GETYOURGUN
50
Scales. : STEELYARDS
52
Accent: Mus. : STRESS
53
River of Germany. : EMS
54
Sanctified. : HOLY
55
___ extent. : TOSOME
58
___ Canals. : SOO
61
John André. : SPY
62
Carnegie ___. : TECH
65
Phrase from "Oh Johnny" song. : HOWYOUCANLOVE
73
___ town. : GOTO
74
Oven. : KILN
76
Wares: Abbr. : MDSE
77
On foot: Fr. : APIED
78
What John Wellington Wells was. : ADEALERINMAGICANDSPELLS
84
Girl's name. : LEOLA
85
From: Scot. : FRAE
86
Namesakes of an Italian queen. : ENAS
87
Exclamations. : AHAS
88
John O'Neele, a potherb. : LAMBSQUARTERS
91
___ Rabbit. : BRER
92
Young fish. : FRY
95
Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
96
Bronchial ailment. : ASTHMA
99
Certain. : TRUE
100
Army doctors' group. : AMD
103
Sahib's lunch. : TIFFIN
108
Certain messages. : RADIOGRAMS
112
John ___. : BARLEYCORN
115
Tribal head. : CHIEFTAIN
116
Chemical compounds. : ENOLS
117
Wooden peg: Var. : TRENAIL
120
Oarsmen. : STROKES
123
Johnny ___. : APPLESEED
125
___ Johnny. : STAGEDOOR
129
Labor group. : ILO
130
Clip the lawn. : MOW
131
Trumpet, Cockney style. : ORN
132
People of SW India. : VERAVA
133
Goal. : IDEAL
135
How John Henry "died." : WITHHISHAMMERINHISHAND
142
Señor's stock farms. : ESTANCIAS
143
___ turn. : TOA
144
Defeat: Colloq. : TROUNCE
145
Depend (on). : RELY
146
Auditor. : CPA
147
Star. : SUN
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Japanese coin. : SEN
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___ Tag. : DER
Down
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What John Law cracks down on. : RACKET
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___ own. : ONONES
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Johnny ___. : COMELATELY
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___ and testament. : LASTWILL
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Tree. : ELM
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Nursemaid: Sp. : AYA
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Disguised: Colloq. : INCOG
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Mme. Gandhi's father. : NEHRU
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Personally speaking, just fine. : SUITSME
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Motorist's concern. : MPH
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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Bill to be paid later. : TIMENOTE
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Important. : BIG
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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Lag in production. : SLIPPAGE
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Schola ___, choir school. : CANTORUM
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Ott. : MEL
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Whose work is similar to John Law's? : SENTRYS
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Till contents. : CASH
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Cheer. : RAH
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Treaty org. : NATO
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Book with maps: Abbr. : GEOG
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British guns. : STENS
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Deeply: Poet. : INLY
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S. African weaverbird. : TAHA
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Stettin's river. : ODER
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___ de vie. : EAU
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Scenario: Abbr. : SCR
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Streaked, as wood. : ROEY
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Deputy: Abbr. : AGT
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Straight: Prefix. : ORTH
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Japanese herb. : UDO
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Draft group. : SSS
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Greek peak. : OSSA
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Sibilant sounds. : SHS
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Crown. : TOP
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Mend. : SEW
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___ la! : OHLA
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Dealers, British style. : MONGERS
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Equal. : ONAPAR
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Old-time wine flasks. : OLPES
62
From first ___. : TOLAST
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Ionian isle. : CORFU
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Brotherly assn. : YMCA
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Harem quarters. : ODAS
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Nitze's concern. : USN
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Wood. : CEDAR
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Cosmetic. : OIL
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Speed: Abbr. : VEL
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Mss. men. : EDS
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Roman emperor. : GALBA
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Burr in wood. : KNAR
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"___ a man . . . " : IMET
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Quite. : ALL
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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End of month: Abbr. : EOM
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Sankey. : IRA
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School: Abbr. : INST
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Woman. : SHE
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Nature of a thing: Abbr. : QLTY
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Adjective suffix. : EAN
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Ordered. : BADE
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"___ Johnny." : FRANKIEAND
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Liquor. : RUM
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Moreover. : YES
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Princely title. : HRH
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French month. : MAI
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Tom, Dick and Harry. : TRIO
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Nautical term. : ABEAM
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Nation's strength. : MANPOWER
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In driblets. : DROPWISE
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Pertaining to jaundice. : ICTERIC
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Debatable. : FORENSIC
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One of the Allens. : FRED
107
Tabard, for one. : INN
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Supposing (a thing) to be true. : IFSO
110
Von Bismarck. : OTTO
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Troops in a fortress. : GARRISON
113
Law degree. : LLL
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Compass pt. : ESE
115
Wines. : CLARETS
118
Irregular: Abbr. : ASVM
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Detail. : ITEM
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Slender: Fr. : ELANCE
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Metal alloy. : SOLDER
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Son: Ger. : SOHN
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Loup-___ (werewolf): Fr. : GAROU
127
French spa. : EVIAN
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Son of Jacob. : DAN
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Roderick ___. : DHU
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To take leave: Abbr. : TTL
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Fodder. : HAY
138
Chance, old style. : HAP
139
___ rule. : ASA
140
Elevs. : HTS
141
Fury. : IRE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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