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LITERALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, October 13, 1968

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,001
Across
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After 9 Down, before 1861 : BELLUM
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Turkish cavalryman : SPAHI
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Minded : CARED
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Seat of an old empire : ROME
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Star of a kind : ETOILE
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Motion: Prefix : KINET
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Allan-___ : ADALE
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Venezuelan town : AROA
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VIP's ashore : LANDEDGENTRY
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Fleas : BACKBITERS
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English gala : ALE
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Picture : MARINE
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Bean : CONK
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Romantic Roman : ANTONY
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Kansas city : SALINA
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Kipling's bear : BALOO
36
Russian hut : ISBA
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Cornerstone : BASIS
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Raccoon's relatives : COATIS
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Vegetable : GREENPEA
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Genesis: Abbr. : ORIG
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Insulting sentry : OFFENSIVEGUARD
51
Neighbor of Que. : ONT
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Miller : MOTH
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Philippine tree : DAO
54
African plant : ALOE
55
Hamelin's problem : RATS
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Creation of Bud Fisher : MUTT
57
Thick end : BUTT
58
Marigold fancier : DIRKSEN
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Overlay : PAVE
61
Species : GENRE
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Business term : ASIS
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Huon Gulf harbor : LAE
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Gossip glorified : FAMA
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Philadelphia's neighbor : CAMDEN
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Foreign currency : YEN
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Bellhops, maybe : HALLRUNNERS
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Ousted : DEPOSED
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Stones : GRAVEL
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Sheer linen : TOILE
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Hold back : ARREST
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Antelopes : IMPALAS
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Lonesome pines : SINGLETREES
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Letters : ELS
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Written challenge : CARTEL
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Commune near Napoli : NOLA
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Times of day : AMS
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Yield : CROP
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Epic hero: Var. : ENEAS
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Slangy word of agreement : SURE
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Wallop: Var. : LAMBAST
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French possessive : ALUI
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Pal of pieces : BITS
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"___ the dawn" : CAME
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Iolanthe : PERI
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Roman deity : DEA
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Kind of tea : PINK
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Change: Abbr. : ALT
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Flag of two nations : DOUBLESTANDARD
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Modern dramatist : INGE
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Lighthearted nobility : GAYLORDS
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Water bug : SEABEE
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Enclosures : CAGES
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Mousquetaires' call for help : AMOI
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Rabbit tails : SCUTS
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Witches : LAMIAS
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Single : ONEMAN
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Dull sound : THUD
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Long-nosed animals : TAPIRS
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Where ___? : AMI
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Bust of Scipio : MARBLEHEAD
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Life in Manhattan : NEWYORKTIMES
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Glided : SLID
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Abbott's boy hero : ROLLO
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Joining: Poet. : TWEEN
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Señorita's name : ELVIRA
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N. Z. parrot : KAKA
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Ankle guards : SPATS
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Down at the heel : SEEDY
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With deep affection : DEARLY
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Hungarian name : BELA
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Useful bit of Latin : ETAL
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One of the eagles : LONE
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Hat: Slang : LID
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Groups of Moslems : ULEMAS
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Award : MEDAL
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Yarn in quantity : SKEIN
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Ship's tender : PINNACE
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See 1 Across : ANTE
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Pronoun : HER
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State: Suffix : ITY
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Railroad train : CABOOSE
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Fictional place : ADANO
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Stand : RACK
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Member of an order : ELK
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Character assassins : DEBASERS
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Weaving material : RATTAN
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Mountain: Prefix : OREO
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Eve's opposite : MORN
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Free's partner : EASY
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Gypsy horse : GRI
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Retired : INBED
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Empire founder, 18th cen. : CLIVE
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Visitors' interest : SIGHTS
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City on the Rhine : BASLE
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Noun-forming suffix : ATION
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Incensed : IRATE
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"Duck" dish : BOMBAY
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Stir : AROUSE
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Beauty queen at dinner : SITTINGPRETTY
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Carry ___ usual : ONAS
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Tropical fruit : GUAVA
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What silversmiths do : POUNDSTERLING
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Quelque chose à manger : ENTREE
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Be there : ATTEND
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Unusual : ODD
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Ribbed silk fabrics : FAILLES
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In spite of : FORALL
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Family members, for short : GRAMS
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Notes : MEMOS
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Prefix with flap or flop : KER
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One name for Lutetia : PAREE
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Breaches : GAPES
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Rose's opposite : FELL
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Wax, old style : CERE
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Pulls : HALES
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Relating to grandparents : AVAL
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Practical : UTILE
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One of the Parcae : NONA
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Chip stone : NIG
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Actor's aide : DRESSER
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Polynesian chestnuts : RATAS
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Fleet : ARMADA
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Cold grip : ICEBAG
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Rope of a kind : MANILA
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Stendahl hero : SOREL
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Flap : TAB
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Genus of lizards, circa 1920 : LOUNGE
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Passé heels : SPIKES
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Freezes : NUMBS
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Legal writ : CAPIAS
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Arabian kingdom : SAUDI
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Louis XIV, so he said : LETAT
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Horses : ARABS
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Golconda : MINE
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Little one : TAD
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Local officials : CORONERS
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False: Prefix : PSEUD
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Cupola-like : DOMAL
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Former Spanish coins : ESCUDOS
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Held up : DELAYED
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After kappa : LAMBDA
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Next to the knight : CASTLE
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Biblical verb form : SHALT
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"Riding on ___ . . . " : APONY
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"Bei ___ bist . . . " : MIR
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Annoyed : IRKED
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City on the Om : OMSK
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Hero of Hindu epic : NALA
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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Tissue : TELA
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Piping note : TWEE
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Eastern ruler : AMIR
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Blackbird : MERL
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Surprised expression : ISAY
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Dance : HOP
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Weights: Abbr. : NTS
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Ghana native : EWE
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Yellow bugle : IVA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 15 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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