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THE WHEREWITHAL

New York Times, Sunday, January 3, 1965

58-Across : Release from duty.

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 576 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,635
Across
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Star in Draco. : ADIB
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Italian bowling game. : BOCCI
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College: Abbr. : ACAD
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Lucre. : PELF
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Kind of card, with prices. : MENU
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Garnish. : ADORN
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The Rhinemaidens. : TRIO
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Drive away. : EXILE
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In immediate contact. : ATCLOSEQUARTERS
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In advance. : AHEAD
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Index. : LIST
28
Describing a sauna. : STEAMY
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Small ___. : CHANGE
30
People conquered by Rome. : SABINES
33
Grand Prix. : RACE
34
Carol. : NOEL
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Metallic sounds. : CLINKS
36
Young bird. : CHICK
38
Kaufman-Ferber title, in part. : DINNERAT
42
Food vessels. : OLLAS
43
Trespass (on). : POACH
44
Deducts (as wages). : DOCKS
45
Diminutive suffix. : ULA
46
Distant: Prefix. : TEL
47
Charmer. : BELLE
48
Weapons. : DIRKS
49
___ leopard. : SNOW
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Self-esteem. : EGO
51
See 77 Across. : SONOF
52
French fruit. : POMME
53
Chases away. : SHOOS
54
Burden. : REFRAIN
56
English novelist. : CAINE
58
Release from duty. : LETOFF
60
Sawed-off. : RUNTY
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Fabric. : ORLON
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Kick ___. : PLEAT
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Fungous growth. : MILDEW
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Mild smoke. : CLARO
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Morocco. : LEATHER
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Tantrums. : RAGES
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W. W. II general. : EAKER
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Article of food. : VIAND
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St. Agnes' ___. : EVE
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Noun suffixes. : ETHS
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Bestows. : GIVES
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Wagnerian role. : SENTA
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Male sobriquet. : MAC
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Advocate: Abbr. : ATT
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Hard. : RIGID
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Red seaweed. : DULSE
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Chute. : SLIDE
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Deliverers. : MESSIAHS
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Sooner. : FIRST
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Stripped off. : PEELED
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Verbal contraction. : ISNT
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Military title: Abbr. : CINC
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Ravel composition. : LAVALSE
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Worry. : FIDGET
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Queens. : RANEES
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Where Perim Island is. : ADEN
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___ phrase. : COINA
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In ___ (commonly accepted). : GENERALCURRENCY
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Assume. : PUTON
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English author. : AMIS
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South American capital. : SUCRE
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Distinctive. : RARE
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Mediterranean isl. : SARD
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Money of a sort. : LOOT
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Wampum users. : ERIES
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Twirl. : SPIN
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"I ___ man of destiny." : AMA
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Army unit: Abbr. : DET
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Part of a firm name. : INC
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___ china shop. : BULLINA
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Male voices. : BASSES
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American playwright. : ODETS
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French menu term. : COQ
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Shank. : CRUS
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Forthwith. : INATRICE
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Set upon. : ATTACK
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French menu term. : CREME
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Not close. : AIRY
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Spanish numeral. : DOS
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Birds. : PEAHENS
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Emit vapor. : EXHALE
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Trust deed. : LIEN
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Gonfalon. : FLAG
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Commune NW of Arnhem. : EDE
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Porkers' plaints. : OINKS
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Communicate with. : REACH
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___ out (stalls). : CONKS
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Sea duck. : SCOTER
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State. : ALLEGE
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Historic enactment. : BILLOFRIGHTS
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Apply a finish. : NICKELPLATE
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Printer's mark: Abbr. : COLO
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Without forethought. : HALFCOCKED
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Coed's home. : DORM
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Average. : RUNOFTHEMILL
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Standoffish. : ALOOF
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Marbles. : TAWS
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24 grains. : PENNYWEIGHT
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Old-time adventure tales. : DIMENOVELS
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Night club. : BOITE
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Benefactor. : DONOR
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Barnyard animal. : SHOAT
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Shores. : SANDS
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Hemingway character. : PILAR
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Bed frame. : STEAD
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Prevails. : RULES
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City of Provence. : ARLES
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Italian name. : ELENA
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Mixture of sulfides. : MATTE
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Circumvents. : EVADES
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Grow less. : RECEDE
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20 quires. : REAM
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Girl's name. : AVIS
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See 10 Across. : INST
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Gargantua. : GIANT
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Respite. : SURCEASE
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___ shine. : RISEAND
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Car on a train. : DINER
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Cleave. : SEVER
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Hobbers, in a certain game. : LEANERS
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Italian title. : SIGNOR
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"Their ___ Hour." : FINEST
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Italian parents. : PADRES
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Opera role. : CANIO
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French girl's name. : LAURE
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Size of paper: Abbr. : FCP
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Adjective suffix. : IOUS
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Asian tree. : DITA
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San ___. : REMO
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Musical bind. : SLUR
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Unit of acceleration. : GAL
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3d cen. date. : CCI
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Snooze. : NAP
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Dernier ___. : CRI
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Hankering. : YEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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