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Martha J. DeWitt
Martha J. DeWitt

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New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1971

99-Down : Marred

Author:
Martha DeWitt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 691 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Martha DeWitt is an alias for Martha J. DeWitt.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,841
Across
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Traffic light : AMBER
6
Lieu : STEAD
11
Competitor : RIVAL
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By-product : OFFAL
21
Sight from Apollo craft : RILLE
22
Do the honors at dinner : CARVE
23
Hovel or house : ABODE
24
Rope : RIATA
25
Things within a stone's throw : GLASSHOUSES
27
Lucky girls : CINDERELLAS
29
City on Danube : ULM
30
Piquant : TART
31
Motors : RIDES
33
Dip again : RELADLE
34
Junkyard, for one : EYESORE
36
Part of Troy's trouble : PARIS
37
Kind of party : STAG
39
___ van Delft : MEER
40
Hand holder : ARM
41
Wise men : SAGES
42
Hash : MIXTURE
44
Thicket : COPSE
47
Entertainments : DIVERSIONS
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Surgical instrument : LANCET
53
Asian nurse : AMAH
54
Yields : CEDES
55
Ends' associate : ODDS
56
Gossip : TATTLER
57
Glove-compartment item : MAP
58
Spices : MACES
59
Run : FLEE
60
Swiss river : AARE
61
Bull or Olsen : OLE
62
Class of mollusks : PTEROPOD
64
Nonconformists : MAVERICKS
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Way to cook tough meat : STEW
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More composed : SERENER
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Euterpe : MUSE
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Home of some Alaskans : NOME
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Asian goats : TAHRS
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Rend : TEARAPART
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Type of TV tube : KINESCOPE
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TV cook : CHILD
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West Asian : TURK
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Mullet : LIZA
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Card game : CANASTA
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Harridans : HAGS
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Thousand-legger : MILLIPEDE
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Transitory : MOMENTAL
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Mike's look-alike : IKE
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Auctioneer's last word : GONE
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Macadamias : NUTS
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Small bays : COVES
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Furrow : RUT
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On the brink : VERGING
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Air outlet : VENT
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Rock blend : CAPEL
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Busy city : RENO
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Ascetic : ESSENE
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Ignored : PASSEDOVER
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Musical pieces : DUETS
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Lacking sunlight : RAYLESS
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Cleaves : RIVES
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Medieval tale : LAI
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Collard's family : KALE
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Measure : METE
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Parisian parents : PERES
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Vestige : REMNANT
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Tough customer : IRONMAN
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Fishing boot : WADER
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Metropolitan thrush : DIVA
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Anaconda : BOA
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Hardwear : WOODENSHOES
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Vulnerable ones : CLAYPIGEONS
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Old town in Asia Minor : ISSUS
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Peers : EARLS
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Indian's castle : TEPEE
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Force out : EVICT
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Appears : SEEMS
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Schedule : SLATE
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Ship area : STERN
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Chicago name : DALEY
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Debate : ARGUE
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Girl's nickname : MILLY
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Censure : BLAME
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Loop sights : ELS
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Give back : RESTORE
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Twenty : SCORE
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Kind of ship : TAUT
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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Means : AVERAGES
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One who wants : DESIRER
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Red, white and black : RACES
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Nile creature : IBIS
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German prefix : VON
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Say more : ADD
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Regard in a way : LEERAT
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Soviet city : OREL
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Light-bulb part : FILAMENT
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___-ral : FALDE
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"___ told by an idiot" : ATALE
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Beam : LASER
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Injure : HARM
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Career military men : REGULARS
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Movie fade-out : DISSOLVE
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Window part : SASH
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Surfaces : PAVES
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Pride, envy, etc. : SINS
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April 15 items: Abbr. : TXS
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Was partial : SIDED
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Update : MODERNIZE
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Have it made : RATE
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Vacation places : CAMPS
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Peruvian volcano : OMATE
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Opposites of wolves in sheeps' clothing : PAPERTIGERS
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Working on interiors : DECORATING
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French brainstorm : IDEE
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Hallway fixture : CLOTHESTREE
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Fisherman : EELER
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Tartan trousers : TREWS
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Cavort : CAPER
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Hides : TAKESCOVER
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Unit : MONAD
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Firmly fixed : FAST
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High point : ACME
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Cable spools : REELS
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Hazy condition : MURKINESS
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Scottish island : IONA
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E. I. heartwood : SAPAN
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Greensand : MARL
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Shades : TONES
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Whine : PULE
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Joshes : KIDS
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Sarwan's animal : CAMEL
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Onion's relative : CHIVE
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Cods' relatives : HAKES
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Well-educated : LETTERED
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Ridicule : TAUNT
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Singers : ALTOS
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Banker : MONEYMAN
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Calembours : PUNS
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Broods : MOPES
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Lollobrigida : GINA
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Spelunkers' milieu : CAVES
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Something to be done : GERENDUM
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Amphora : VASE
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Spread : COVERLET
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Rack's companion : RUIN
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Variety of peeve : PET
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Oversees : DIRECTS
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Marred : DAMAGED
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Bifocals, e.g. : LENSES
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Son of Jacob : LEVI
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N. Z. birds : KIWIS
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Got up : AROSE
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Lax : LOOSE
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Old hat : PASSE
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Age : RIPEN
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Seething : ABOIL
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Time-being : NONCE
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Savory : TASTY
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Navy facility : MESS
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Shoe part : WELT
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Textile worker : DYER
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Holbrook : HAL
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Mouths : ORA
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Tarzan's foster parent : APE
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Zsa Zsa's sister : EVA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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