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BRIEF MENTION

New York Times, Sunday, October 11, 1970

Author:
Elmer Toro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,729
Across
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Misbehave : ACTUP
6
"___ to be you" : ITHAD
11
East, in Spain : ESTE
15
Draws a bead on : AIMSAT
21
Thicket : BRAKE
22
___-prayer : DIALA
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Novice : ROOKIE
25
Level with : BEPERFECTLYFRANK
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Picnic : OUTING
29
Reveals, to poets : OPES
30
"___ a star . . . ?" : ISIT
31
Besmirch : SOIL
32
Spade of TV : SAM
34
Blade : EPEE
35
Kennedy : TED
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Unique : ALONE
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Electrical unit : REL
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Duct : VAS
40
Black or green : TEA
41
Esthetic doctrine : ARTFORARTSSAKE
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Pshaw! : PAH
48
Resolve : DECIDE
51
Endure : LAST
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Seaman : TAR
53
Astaire : ADELE
56
Valley of Europe : RUHR
57
Abundantly : RIFELY
61
British title: Abbr. : BART
62
Crew member : ROWER
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Foreign : ALIEN
65
Commando command : FIREATWILL
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Spartan magistrate : EPHOR
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Famous island : CAPRI
70
Land of the Peacock Throne : IRAN
71
Shoot dice : ROLL
72
Cat, in Rome : GATTO
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Gums: Prefix : ULO
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Histories : PASTS
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Use a curb space : PARK
78
Similar : SUCH
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Inc., in Britain : LTD
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Yutang : LIN
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Like Pauline's rescuers : INTHENICKOFTIME
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Poetic word : ERE
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At the age of: Abbr. : AET
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Slangy negatives : NAHS
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Turkish weights : OCKS
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Kind of hosen : LEDER
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Pagoda : TAA
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Headwear, in Chaucer's day : HATTE
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Lily plant : ALOE
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U. S. Indian : HOPI
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Land of King Solomon's mines : OPHIR
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Hebrew letter : ALEPH
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Hold fast : STANDPATON
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Jerks : DRIPS
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Moon crater : ROSSE
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Serf : PEON
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Old coins of Japan : OBANGS
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Town in China : ANSI
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Master, in India : SAHIB
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Over, in Paris : FINI
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Colorer : TINGER
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Buckeyes' campus : OSU
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Hotrodding : BALLINGTHEJACK
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___ Simbel : ABU
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Eastern bay: Abbr. : DEL
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Hymenopter : ANT
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Like, teen-age style : ADORE
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Relative of Sandy : MAC
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Dash off : BOLT
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Farm sound : MOO
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Virginia : DARE
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Opulent, in Ponce : RICO
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Game : POLO
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Feverel's burden : ORDEAL
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Hoodwink : SELLABILLOFGOODS
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Restless : UNEASY
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Pulitzer Prize novelist : AGEE
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Scottish slopes : BRAES
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Useful quality : ASSET
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Part of an insect's wing : TERMEN
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Scepters : RODS
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Sight, for one : SENSE
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U. S. pioneer in mental hygiene : BEERS
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Churchman : ABBOT
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Fabric : CREPE
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Kind of TV show : TAPED
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Stringed instruments : UKES
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Kind of rug: Abbr. : PER
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___ March : IDESOF
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Locarno's canton : TICINO
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Mad one : HATTER
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"___ Alone" : ALL
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Time periods : DAYS
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Have the ___ feeling : EERIEST
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Delays : STALLS
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Color : TAN
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Fraternal men : ELKS
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Coffee quality : AROMA
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Note : IOU
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Particle : MOTE
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"Forget it" : SKIPTHEWHOLETHING
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Eldest daughter: Fr. : AINEE
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Ancient city of Greece : TEGEA
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Cigarette type : FILTER
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Knox and Dix : FORTS
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Prevent : AVERT
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Suffix for dull or stand : ARD
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Spoil : SPARETHEROD
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Clothes-drying frame : AIRER
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Fred : ALLEN
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Ottoman slave : RAYA
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In any way : ATALL
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Marx : KARL
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Choose : ADOPT
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Dread Count : DRACULA
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French saint : EULALIE
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Invisible symbol : CHIPONTHESHOULDER
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Where Regulus is : LEO
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Goof : ERR
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"Your ___ only peace-maker . . . " : IFISTHE
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Clyde, Forth and others : FIRTHS
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Take out : ERASE
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Phil Silvers role : BILKO
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Thwart : NIPINTHEBUD
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Pursued : TRACKED
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Operates : WORKS
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Leading : GUIDING
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Highest point : ACME
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Med. subject : ANAT
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Actress Molly : PICON
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Tread : STEPON
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Mosey : TRAIPSE
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Opener of sorts : DEARSIR
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Hale character : NOLAN
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Armada: Sp. : FLOTA
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Point in an orbit : APSIS
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Eniwetok : ATOLL
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Wont : HABIT
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Trick : PRANK
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Skill: Lat. : ARS
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Stiff hair : SETA
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Ping follower : PONG
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Casals : PABLO
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___ David : STAROF
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Conclusions : FINALES
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Within: Prefix : INTRA
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Bartender's need : ICE
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Used a certain utensil : LADLED
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Supreme Court justice : HARLAN
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Roman magistrates : EDILES
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Playful : JOCOSE
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Near : ABOUT
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Carried : BORNE
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Actor Williams : EMLYN
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Big game : MOOSE
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Tree : ALDER
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Legal expenses : COSTS
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Lions or Bears : TEAM
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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Decays : EBBS
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Sit for : POSE
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Enzyme : ASE
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Self : EGO
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Choler : IRE
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Gift of sorts : GAB

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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