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PHRASEOLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 1961

63-Across : Shatter.

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 20, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,461
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Petiole. : STEM
5
Shortening. : LARD
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Packing machine. : BALER
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___-cumulus. : STRATO
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Emanation. : AURA
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Munich's river. : ISAR
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Clio's sister. : ERATO
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Edible seeds. : PEANUTS
25
Hoarseness. : FROGINTHETHROAT
28
Hare. : LEVERET
29
Feeler. : ANTENNA
30
African tree. : SHEA
31
Spiritless. : TAME
33
Linen tape. : INKLE
34
Tourist sights. : RUINS
35
Greek letters. : PSIS
36
On one's ___. : TOES
38
Crème ___ crème. : DELA
39
Financial abbreviation. : PCT
40
Obsession. : BEEINTHEBONNET
46
Hebrew day. : YOM
47
Sea mollusk. : ABALONE
49
Corkers. : ONERS
50
Dry river bed. : WADI
52
Envoy: Abbr. : AMB
55
Ting-___. : ALING
56
Roly-poly. : PUDGY
57
___ Vecchio. : PONTE
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Capital of Isle of Man. : DOUGLAS
62
Nest. : AERIE
63
Shatter. : SPLINTER
66
Café ___. : AULAIT
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Unwelcome hint. : FLEAINTHEEAR
70
Keeps. : HAS
71
Western capital. : HELENA
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Wagtails. : LARKS
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Cincture. : BELT
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___ de France. : ILE
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Japanese zither harps. : KOTOS
77
English port. : DOVER
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___ de deux. : PAS
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Six-shooters. : GUNS
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Eastern garb. : SARI
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Grief: Poet. : DOLOR
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Pounding tool. : PESTLE
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Red ___ beet. : ASA
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___ of (defy). : FLYINTHEFACE
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Eyed slyly. : LEERED
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Contained. : INCLUDED
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Boca ___. : RATON
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French author. : ROLLAND
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Hebrew prophet. : NAHUM
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Fearless one. : DARER
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Permission. : LEAVE
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Distance. : WAY
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The same: Lat. : IDEM
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Garment. : WAIST
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Lumberjacks. : LOGGERS
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Study. : DEN
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Unreasonably selfish one. : DOGINTHEMANGER
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One ___ time. : ATA
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Historic times. : ERAS
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Pear. : BOSC
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Wou-wous. : APES
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Unalaskan. : ALEUT
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Tales of adventure. : GESTS
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Gender: Abbr. : NEUT
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French friends. : AMIS
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Eye for an eye. : REVENGE
127
Do. : ACHIEVE
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Kids' game. : PUSSINTHECORNER
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Bung. : STOPPER
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Being employed. : INUSE
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Dinah or Polly. : AUNT
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Intimate. : NEAR
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Floods. : SPATES
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Pub game. : DARTS
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Change the décor. : REDO
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Norman river. : ORNE
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Mohammedan month. : SAFAR
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Appear eventually. : TURNUP
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Amatory. : EROTIC
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Fuchsin. : MAGENTA
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Waterfall: Scot. : LINN
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Fictional dog. : ASTA
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Relative of ole. : RAH
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French ___. : DRESSING
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Order. : BEHEST
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Irish "really!" : ARRA
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Southeast Asian. : LAO
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French state. : ETAT
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Successive. : ROTATORY
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Ill-humor. : SPLEEN
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Letter. : TEE
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Punjab river. : RAVI
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Put ___ to. : ANEND
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Popular ditty. : TURKEYINTHESTRAW
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Verdi work. : OTELLO
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Power. : STEAM
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Those elected. : INS
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Poetic possessive. : THINE
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Capital of Hainaut. : MONS
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Rancho hand. : PEON
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___ up (cinch). : SEW
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Bully tree. : BALATA
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Men in blue. : ELIS
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Beautiful nymphs. : HOURIS
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Conclude as. : ENDIN
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Cause to exist. : BEGET
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Snouty ungulate. : TAPIR
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Jute fabric. : BALINE
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Sir, in Spain. : DON
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One of Esau's wives. : ADAH
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Pout. : MOUE
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Clumsy, destructive one. : BULLINACHINASHOP
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Heights. : PEAKS
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Greenwing. : TEAL
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Whilom. : ERST
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Highlanders. : GAELS
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Plane. : AERO
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Restrained. : SEVERE
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Ibsen character. : PEER
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Fond du ___. : LAC
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Gaudy. : FLORID
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Pig or dog ___. : LATIN
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Devastation. : HAVOC
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Swiss canton. : BASEL
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Film name. : KAYE
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Destroy: Colloq. : DOFOR
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"Good Earth" heroine. : OLAN
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Potato ___. : PEELER
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Addition. : GAIN
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Annapolis. : USNA
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Put to sea: Abbr. : SLD
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Mal ___ (headache). : DETETE
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Shore bird. : PLOVER
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Asian river. : LENA
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Vortex. : EDDY
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Showed anger. : FUMED
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Peculiarity. : TRAIT
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Discordant. : HARSH
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Legendary king. : LUD
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Furor. : RAGE
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Fabulous archer. : DANCUPID
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State symbol. : LONESTAR
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Coddled items. : EGGS
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Crowd. : MOB
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Sapient. : WISE
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Fur. : LAPIN
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Italian seaport. : SALERNO
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French painter. : DEGAS
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Puts up. : ERECTS
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Things past saving: Slang. : GONERS
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Namesakes of a first lady. : MAMIES
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Greenback. : TENNER
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Filthy. : AUGEAN
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Genus of grasses. : STIPA
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Grandfather: It. : AVO
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Pied-a-___. : TERRE
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Month: Abbr. : SEPT
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Bluefin. : TUNA
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Cleave. : REND
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Without: Prefix. : ECTO
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Letter. : VEE
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On: Fr. : SUR
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Shade. : HUE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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