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ESSAY ON MAN

New York Times, Sunday, January 26, 1964

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,292
Across
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Come down. : DESCEND
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Man’s first home. : EDEN
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Hyde Park sight. : PRAM
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See: Colloq. : SPOT
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Runaway. : ESCAPEE
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Group of extinct reptiles. : DINOSAURIA
24
Utter. : PURE
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Reversion to remote ancestry. : ATAVISM
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Form of entertainment. : IMITATIONS
27
___ arms. : UPIN
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About: Abbr. : CIR
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Pompous. : STILTED
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Capital city: Abbr. : LOND
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Silver king. : TARPON
34
Dutch ___. : OVEN
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One kind of man. : YES
37
Colonial patriot. : OTIS
38
Shout: Fr. : CRI
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Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
40
Took a sudden drop. : NOSEDIVED
44
Certain players. : PROS
45
Order man belongs to. : PRIMATES
47
Staff men. : AIDES
48
Old-time cart. : WAIN
49
Thatcher. : REEDER
50
Deceptive football play. : SPINNER
53
Metallic sound. : PING
54
Recipient of a gift. : DONEE
55
Man’s name: Abbr. : CHAS
59
Certain bicycles. : TANDEMS
60
West Indies islanders. : ANTIGUANS
62
Biblical verb form. : SHALT
63
Sheer. : UTTER
64
Catch sight of. : ESPY
66
Norwegian fjord. : NORD
67
Grass used in basketry. : ESPARTO
69
Seedcase. : BURR
70
Conventional phrase. : ISEE
71
Toys. : YOYOS
72
German songs. : LIEDER
73
One less than “nove.” : OTTO
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Products of primitive man. : ARTIFACTS
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Above. : ATOP
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Very new. : REDHOT
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Salad green. : CRESS
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Seating for a bridge player. : EAST
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Fruit. : LIME
87
Lizards. : IGUANAS
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Remedy. : HELP
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Arizona river. : SALT
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Term of endearment. : HONEY
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Twin crystal. : MACLE
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Rambled. : MEANDERED
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Girl’s name. : IMOGENE
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Turkish flag. : ALEM
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Animal in Rev. XIII. : BEAST
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Cold ___. : CUTS
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Makes over by deed. : REMISES
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Apply friction to. : ABRADE
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African title. : SIDI
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Melts. : FUSES
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Baskets for pack animals. : PANNIERS
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Appealed to. : SUED
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Outgoing ones. : DEPARTERS
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Prayer. : AVE
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Marbles. : MIBS
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Mexican state: Abbr. : DUR
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Portico. : STOA
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___ gown. : CAPAND
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Recounted. : TOLD
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Sully. : TARNISH
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Adjective suffix. : OUS
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Distinguish. : KNOW
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Affirm positively. : ASSEVERATE
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Stone Age implement. : NEOLITH
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Feminine suffix. : ETTE
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Egyptian symbol. : SCARABAEUS
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Part of Palestine. : GALILEE
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Day: Lat. : DIES
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Cleopatra’s attendant. : IRAS
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Slippery ___. : ELMS
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Infinite. : ENDLESS
Down
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Maker of the One-Hoss Shay. : DEACON
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Of summer: It. : ESTIVO
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Alarms. : SCARES
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Brigade at Balaklava: Abbr. : CAV
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Spire ornaments. : EPIS
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Home. : NEST
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Half: Fr. : DEMI
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Revised. : EDITED
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March of ___. : DIMES
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Novelist Bagnold. : ENID
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“___ for just a day . . . ” : NOT
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Provincial dialect. : PATOIS
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Remains of early eras. : RUINS
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“Rules with ___ of iron.” : AROD
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Drop: Abbr. : MIN
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Mountain ridge. : SPUR
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Manikin’s cousin. : PUPPET
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Bird. : ORIOLE
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McKinley’s specialty. : TENNIS
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California sea. : SALTON
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Straddling. : ASTRIDE
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Lixiviums. : LYES
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Bien-___. : AIME
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Discovery of 1856. : NEANDERTHALMAN
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1859 opus. : ORIGINOFSPECIES
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Malay dagger. : CREESE
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Highway sign. : DINER
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The same: Lat. : IDEM
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Biblical sentences. : VERSES
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Palpitate. : PANT
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Famous Quaker. : PENN
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Schliemann and others. : ARCHAEOLOGISTS
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Like Newburg sauce. : WINY
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Where ships anchor. : ROADSTEADS
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Counterfoil. : STUB
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Maori two-edged club. : PATU
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Start. : INTRODUCE
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Game of hare and hounds. : PAPERCHASE
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Breed of swine. : DUROC
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Georgia conifers. : HARDPINES
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Der ___. : ALTE
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Type of battery: Abbr. : STOR
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Paintings in the Prado. : GOYAS
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Roasting rod. : SPIT
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See 135 Across. : SEA
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Piece of wood. : SLAT
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Jot. : IOTA
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Product. : YIELD
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Elegance. : TONE
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Canadian canal system. : TRENT
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Term in pharmacy. : SAL
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Terza ___. : RIMA
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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Provoke. : STIRUP
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Word on the wall. : MENE
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Specialty of Argus. : EYES
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Smudges. : SMEARS
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Egyptian king, 1300 B.C. : SETI
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American painter. : HOMER
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Builder of ironclads, bridges, etc. : EADS
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Carplike fish. : RUDD
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Arizona city. : MESA
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Comic strip girl et al. : BRENDAS
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Well: Sp. : BIEN
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Future Junior Leaguer. : SUBDEB
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House plant. : FERN
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Crowded. : PACKED
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Forward: It. : AVANTI
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Nephew: Scot. : NEPOTE
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Treatises on trees. : SILVAS
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Coercion. : DURESS
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Place of the Arc de Triomphe. : ETOILE
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Travel agency’s forte. : ROUTES
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Cummerbunds. : SASHES
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Fate, as a goddess. : MOERA
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Premise. : DATUM
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Inspires reverence. : AWES
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Ruler. : TSAR
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Chinese liang. : TAEL
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Contemporary dramatist. : INGE
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Relative of Shawn. : SEAN
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Sustain. : HOLD
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Anthropology, for one: Abbr. : SCI
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Girl’s name. : RAE
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Small: Dial. : LIL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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