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A PUZZLEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1964

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,558
Across
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Truly. : INDEED
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Postponed. : TABLED
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Small pie. : TARTLET
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Fast vessel. : SAILER
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Primitive animals. : AMOEBAS
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Modernize. : RENOVATE
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Inhabitant of Victoria Land. : EMPERORPENGUIN
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Capt. Cook's ship. : ENDEAVOR
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Annuls. : RESCINDS
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Life raft. : BALSA
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Heartaches. : WOES
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On the ___. : AIR
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Certain starting places. : TEES
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Parker House. : ROLL
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Turgenev and others. : IVANS
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Qualified. : ABLE
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Buttresses. : PIERS
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Term of address. : SON
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Drones. : IDLERS
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Blackthorns. : SLOES
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Machinations. : STRATAGEMS
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Let up. : EASED
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Parents' concern. : PTA
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Pitchers' features. : EARS
49
One of the Western Islands. : IONA
50
Important workers. : RNS
51
Native of Clusium. : ETRUSCAN
56
Diminutive suffix. : ULA
57
Cape Kennedy speciality. : MOONLET
59
Buried the hatchet. : MADEUP
61
Figure in batter's record. : RBI
62
Rackets. : DINS
64
Bacchanals. : SPREES
65
Official: Abbr. : COM
66
Flavoring substance. : ANISEED
68
Perennial TV show. : OATER
70
Engineer's guide. : SEMAPHORE
72
Cardinals. : REDHATS
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Status in a group: Slang. : REP
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Butter knives. : SPREADERS
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Truncated road sign. : SLO
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Advisory group. : CABINET
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Bent. : INCLINING
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Symbol of New Mexico. : YUCCA
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Separated. : ASUNDER
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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Tropical trees. : CACAOS
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Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
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Wall Street abbreviation. : RTS
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Left out. : ELIDED
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Medieval weapon. : GISARME
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Sighs of relief. : AHS
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Separate. : DISCRETE
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Lace. : VAL
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Poetic contraction. : NEER
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Graf ___. : SPEE
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White House pet. : HER
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Orbit point. : APSIS
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Certain mail. : AIRLETTERS
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Went swiftly. : RACED
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Not so fast. : SLOWER
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Writer's concern. : MSS
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City on Rhone delta. : ARLES
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Devon. : SHIRE
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Role in "Green Pastures." : ADAM
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River of Brazil. : PARA
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College course. : ART
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Hebrew letter. : SHIN
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Forbidding announcement. : DONOT
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Most trifling. : PETTIEST
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Giving. : DONATING
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Breed of dogs. : ENGLISHPOINTER
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Bon vivants. : EPICURES
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Loaded, as a ship. : STEEVED
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Discomfort. : UNEASE
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Feels remorse. : REPENTS
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Caucasus natives. : OSSETS
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Up-to-the-minute. : REDHOT
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Elbe tributary. : ISER
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Reputed character. : NAME
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Roller coaster feature. : DIPS
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Namesakes of a Pleiad. : ELECTRAS
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Most uncanny. : EERIEST
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Bagpipe. : DRONE
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Relative of retreat. : TAPS
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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Cracker ___ (favors). : BONBONS
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Like some holidays. : LEGAL
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In high spirits. : EBULLIENT
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Type of stage. : DAIS
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Dovetails. : TENONS
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Where Illimani is. : ANDES
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Richard and others. : ROES
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Agency since 1933. : TVA
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Religious washing of hands. : LAVABO
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Word in Minnesota's motto. : ETOILE
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Lands: Fr. : TERRES
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Escargots. : SNAILS
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Gave a guerdon (to). : REWARDED
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Ways: Abbr. : RDS
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Historic realm. : ROMANEMPIRE
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Churchill's famous sign. : VEE
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State: Abbr. : ALAS
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False. : PSEUDO
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Part of 32 Down. : ITALIA
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Itinerant. : ERRANT
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Castilian gentlemen. : SENORES
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Court figures, for short. : DAS
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Witlessly. : STUPIDLY
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Intentions. : AIMS
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Gelett Burgess creatures. : GOOPS
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California export. : PRUNES
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Consideration. : RESPECT
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Droplet. : TEAR
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Spanish fabric. : CREA
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Aid's partner. : ABET
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Nests: Fr. : NIDS
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Well-informed. : LEARNED
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Spanish brunettes. : MORENAS
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Idiom of a kind. : AMERICANISM
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Canary's relative. : SERIN
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Postscript of sorts. : CODICIL
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Halloo. : SHOUT
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Gave. : RENDERED
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Henry V. : HAL
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Potato ___. : PEELER
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Trappers. : SNARERS
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Program. : CARD
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Italian wine. : ASTI
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Kiss. : BUSS
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Powder in pharmacy: Abbr. : TRIT
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White Russian city. : GOMEL
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Place of worship. : CHAPEL
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Hold together. : COHERE
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Impose a fine. : ASSESS
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Dried up. : SERE
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Transactions. : DEALINGS
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Stoves. : GASRANGES
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David's colleague. : CHET
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Contend. : VIE
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Filtered. : STRAINED
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Share: Abbr. : POR
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Rutabagas. : SWEDES
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Loverly. : AMATIVE
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Bread and jam: Fr. : TARTINE
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Type of book. : READER
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Liquor used to color sherry. : ARROPE
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Minty plant. : CATNIP
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Excels. : SHINES
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Symbolic garment. : SHIRT
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Handouts. : DOLES
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Dash: Colloq. : PEP
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Tour ___ (by turns): Fr. : ATOUR
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Overwhelm. : STUN
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Preposition. : ONTO
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Certain scholars. : PHDS
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Peary's winter base, 1898. : ETAH
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Brain: Sp. : SESO
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Waste allowance. : TRET
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One of the clubs. : ACE
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Beauty shop term. : SET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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