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OMNIFARIOUS

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1960

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 651 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,097
Across
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Newspaper section. : SPORTS
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Chase after balls, in batting practice. : SHAG
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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Pieces of cake. : LAYERS
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Outcast. : PARIAH
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Opportunist of a sort. : EARLYBIRD
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Charm. : AMULET
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Songbird. : ORIOLE
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Charming. : AGREEABLE
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Noisy insect. : CICADA
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Group of countries: Abbr. : OAS
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Youth. : LAD
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Roman family. : GENS
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Put in a container. : BINNED
34
Rugged rock. : TOR
35
Distinguish. : KNOW
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Bridge term. : REPASS
39
Namesakes of Dostoyevski heroine. : SONIAS
40
Caboose's place. : REAR
41
More judicious. : SANER
43
Vehicle. : CART
44
Family of poets. : BENETS
45
Shadowy. : DUSKY
46
Role in "The Green Pastures." : DELAWD
48
Started: Poet. : GAN
49
Part of a poem. : SESTET
51
___ bleu. : BAS
54
Prolonged sound, as of drums. : ROLL
55
Hugo's middle name. : MARIE
57
Did C. P. A. work. : AUDITED
61
Yield. : OUTPUT
63
Abandoned. : CASTOFF
65
Howl. : ULULATE
66
Soup ingredient. : ONIONS
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Pianist's forte. : CONCERTOS
69
"The ___ Cometh." : ICEMAN
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Finish lines. : TAPES
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Church choir leader. : CANTOR
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Fashion. : SHAPE
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Coal mine. : PIT
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Mild rebuke. : TUT
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Tropical tree. : RATTAN
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Builders of a sort. : MASONS
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Residence room. : DEN
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___-de-sac. : CUL
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Plant part. : PALEA
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Government. : POLITY
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Memorable movie name. : GARBO
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___ numerals. : ARABIC
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Nonsense. : RIGMAROLE
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Children. : FAMILY
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Flower. : PETUNIA
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California city. : NEEDLES
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Park ___. : AVENUE
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Cousin of Justice Shallow. : SLENDER
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Paddock denizens. : MARES
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Breakwater. : MOLE
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Language: Abbr. : GER
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City on 135 Across. : KARNAK
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Napoleonic marshal. : NEY
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Mystical belief. : CABALA
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Father, in Berlin. : VATER
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Thinks. : OPINES
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Zoo enclosure. : CAGE
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Young fellow. : SPRIG
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Roman road. : ITER
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Machine tool. : PLANER
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Writ of arrest. : CAPIAS
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Canaveral name. : THOR
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Slender fish. : GAR
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Barbara Bel ___. : GEDDES
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Berlin's forte. : TUNE
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Heights: Abbr. : HTS
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Literary form. : ODE
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Ancient Spain. : IBERIA
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Massachusetts city. : ATTLEBORO
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Evangeline's province. : ACADIA
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Most recent. : LATEST
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Historic waterway. : NILERIVER
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Inactive. : SILENT
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Wintry. : SLEETY
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Famous flyers. : ACES
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Jack ___, English rebel. : CADE
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Cowpokes' mounts. : HOSSES
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Halloween visitants. : SPOOKS
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South American river. : PARANA
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Prayer. : ORISON
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___ Grande. : RIO
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Lofty. : TALL
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Cut off. : SHEAR
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Vast amount. : SEA
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He wrote "She." : HAGGARD
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Stem. : ARREST
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Valleys. : GLENS
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P. I. tree. : IBA
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Narrow strip. : RIBBON
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Namesakes of the "Bohemian Girl." : ARLINES
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Amphibole. : EDENITE
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Trimmings. : LACES
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Among. : AMID
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Where Mérida is: Abbr. : YUC
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Makes proud. : ELATES
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Hardwood. : REDOAK
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Describing the sky. : STARRY
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It is so. : YES
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Transfer picture, for short. : DECAL
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Capital of the Bahamas. : NASSAU
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Espouse. : WED
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Ratchet. : PAWL
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Campus man. : SENIOR
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Dark-red mineral. : RUTILE
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TV fare. : RERUNS
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Exchange. : BARTER
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Infer. : DEDUCE
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A great deal. : LOTS
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Frenchman. : GASCON
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Spring flowers. : TULIPS
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To ___. : BOOT
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To the life. : AUNATUREL
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Arrange definitely. : STIPULATE
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Devilfish. : MANTA
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Salamander. : EFT
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Being meddlesome. : TAMPERING
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Brilliant color. : ETAINBLUE
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Hollow. : DENT
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Literary man. : POET
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Hold. : CONTAIN
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Old-fashioned persons. : FOSSILS
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Provide food. : CATER
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Young pig. : SHOTE
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Presidential nickname. : CAL
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Some. : ANY
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Spicier. : RACIER
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He wrote "Kitty Foyle." : MORLEY
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Century plants. : ALOES
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___ Fortune. : DAME
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Beanies. : CAPS
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Greek lyric poet. : PINDAR
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Chaplains. : PADRES
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Small mallets. : GAVELS
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Court hearing. : OYER
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Ambassador to India. : BUNKER
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Pearl. : GEM
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More humble. : MEANER
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White House canine. : FALA
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Poet of "Dover Beach." : ARNOLD
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"The Gift of the ___." : MAGI
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West Indies sorcery. : OBEAH
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Great hall of Persian palace. : APADANA
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Of motion. : KINETIC
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Was playful. : CAPERED
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Skillful. : APT
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Watches. : VIGILS
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Kettledrum : ATABAL
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Cylindrical in form. : TERETE
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Be sheltered. : NESTLE
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Italian sculptor. : CANOVA
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British capitalist in Africa. : RHODES
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Germ killer. : IODINE
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Stars, in sports parlance. : GREATS
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Abounding in a certain fuel. : PEATY
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___ foot. : CUBIC
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Stow away: Slang. : STASH
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Essence. : GIST
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Land tract: Abbr. : TER
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Shadow: Comb. form. : SCIO
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Wild: Scot. : REE
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French article. : LES
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Siderite. : ORE
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Than: Ger. : ALS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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