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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

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New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 1974

66-Across : Lose freshness

Author:
Herb Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,912
Across
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Kind of old story : SAME
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Popular poem : TREES
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Kind of hand or berth : UPPER
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Merle of films : OBERON
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Lease again : RELET
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Washington bill : ONESPOT
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Very early Amati product : SECONDFIDDLE
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Shifty one : TWOTIMER
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Peevish : CROSS
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Sword : EPEE
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Certain songs : MATINS
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Queenly name : ANNE
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Of tissue : TELAR
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Good Queen : BESS
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Indian of Cuzco : INCA
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Carpet or Baron : RED
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Garment-area figure : MODEL
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"Over ___" : THERE
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___ down (belittled) : CRIED
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Tidied up, old style : NEATED
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Syngman and family : RHEES
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Gypsy : ROMANY
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Boxer : SPARRER
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Main idea : POINT
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Ex-Harvard head : CONANT
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Alpinists' aids : PITONS
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Bridge teams : FOURS
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Spanish greeting : HOLA
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Critical : ACUTE
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Bogged down : MIRED
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Kind of big truck : SEVENTON
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Grain sorghum: Var. : DARI
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Cibola's claim to fame : SEVENCITIES
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Blackbirds : ANIS
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Did a duel chore : SECONDED
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Manifest : OVERT
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Office worker : STENO
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Shift : VEER
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Clubs, etc. : SUITS
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Lose freshness : WITHER
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Asian tribesmen : TATARS
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Biblical patriarch : MOSES
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Scram! : GETLOST
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Knight's need : SHIELD
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Black-fin snappers : SESIS
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Contrary one : BALKER
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Wall hanging : ARRAS
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Preyed : FEDON
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Spaghetti : PASTA
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Family member : SIS
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Predicament : MESS
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Fiji port : SUVA
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Grainger : PERCY
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Lab job : TEST
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Poker move : BET
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Atelier equipment : EASELS
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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___ meal (cooks) : GETSA
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Musical-show man : ARRANGER
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Nick Carter's favorite time : ELEVENTHHOUR
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Sweet time : SIXTEEN
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Capacity unit : LITER
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Small person : PEEWEE
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Equals : PEERS
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English city : LEEDS
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"Now I've ___ everything" : SEEN
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Rut of a sort : SECONDNATURE
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Appeared : AROSE
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Belgian town : MONS
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One of eleven : END
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Made a big hit : TRIPLED
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Bridge term : REDEAL
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Churchman : ELDER
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Electric ___ : EEL
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Check : STEM
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Foolish : UNWISE
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Laborers : PEONS
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Sibilant sounds : PSTS
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Roof piece : EPI
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European : ROMANIAN
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Waldorf name : OSCAR
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City on the Aare : BERNE
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Fur animals : OTTERS
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___ store : TENCENT
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Tributary : FEEDER
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Prompt : READY
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Handbags : TOTES
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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French river : MARNE
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Family reunion guest : THIRDCOUSIN
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Scratch-makers : HENS
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Literary middle name : CONAN
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Like "Tropic of Cancer" : EROTIC
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Seine city : ROUEN
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Parts : ROLES
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Mining nail : SPAD
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Printers' units : PICAS
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Meditated : PORED
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Commandment word : COVET
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Wallet item : FIVER
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Legatees : HEIRS
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Ancient people : MEDES
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Proof notations : STETS
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Blab : TATTLE
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Whistle-stop : ONEHORSETOWN
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Cubs and Tigers : NINES
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Bergen's boy : SNERD
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Plants : IVIES
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___ of (in a way) : SORT
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Tracks : OVALS
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Alaskan port : SITKA
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Southern novelist : WELTY
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Fundamentals : THREERS
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O'Hare area : AIRSTRIP
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Social affairs : TEAS
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Hero's reward : MEDAL
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Boastful person : GASCON
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Dance : SAMBA
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English river : SEVERN
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Trades : BARTERS
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Friction matches : FUSEES
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Annoyed : PEEVED
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Campaigner's standby : ISSUE
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Gaze : STARE
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More prudent : SAGER
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Russian whip : PLETE
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Titter : TEHEE
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Soft ___ : SELL
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Indian butter : GHEE
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Tool : AXE
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Be situated : LIE
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County units: Abbr. : TPS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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