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OUT YONDER

New York Times, Sunday, October 26, 1969

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,379
Across
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Shuns : AVOIDS
7
Showers : RAINS
12
" . . . falling ___ log" : OFFA
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Solidifies : FIRMS
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Mint plant : CATNIP
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Being led : INTOW
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Fasten : NAIL
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___ in the dark : ASHOT
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Song for Pierre : MARSEILLAISE
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Headgear : SUNBONNETS
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Highest note : ELA
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Mine passages : STULMS
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Correct : EMEND
33
Wartime raider : UBOAT
34
Loose : FREE
35
Printer's marks : STETS
36
Textile degrees : BTES
37
Veterans' org. : DAV
40
Diagonal : BIAS
41
Works : TOILS
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Subject of a pop-song ode : BILLYJOE
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A chicken ___ pot : INEVERY
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Pouch : BURSE
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"___ Now" : SEEIT
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___ tree : UPA
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Akin : AGNATE
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Pottery : EARTHENWARE
54
Barbecue rod : SPIT
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Hindu temples : DEULS
56
Bancroft and others : ANNES
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Top-notch : AONE
58
Pule : WHINE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Babble : PRATE
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Goes by plane, old style : AEROS
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Go pale : WHITEN
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More: Sp. : MAS
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Large sponge : NEPTUNESCUP
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Common contraction : THERES
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Plants of regions : FLORAE
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Gob : TAR
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Water tank : BOILER
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Related : ALLIED
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Electrical device : MERCURYLAMP
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Physics and others: Abbr. : SCS
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City officials : MAYORS
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Old-World sandpiper : TEREK
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Leaders : HEADS
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Black : EBON
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Wells's Mr. Kipps et al. : ARTYS
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Part of a Kipling trio : ARAG
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Coin : PENNY
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View : SCENE
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Direction: Fr. : NORD
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Rich and strong : PLUTOCRATIC
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Hartebeest : LECAMA
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Scot's snow : SNA
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Cleaving tools : FROES
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News sections, for short : ROTOS
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Joined in a way : MITERED
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Trellis : ESPALIER
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More plucky : GAMER
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Elan : DASH
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First etc. in football: Abbr. : DNS
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Throw : TOSS
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Church part : ALTAR
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Church season : LENT
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Popular refrain of tots : METOO
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Show off : PREEN
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Careened : LISTED
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Tangled mass : MAT
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Period of revelry : SATURNALIA
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Collins mystery : THEMOONSTONE
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Lop off : PRUNE
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20 quires : REAM
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"___ give you . . . " : ICANT
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Two-seated wagons : TCARTS
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Like a fork : TINED
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State: Abbr. : MASS
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Nova Scotia cape : CANSO
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U. S. Indians : OSAGES
Down
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Summit : ACME
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African river : VAAL
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Other: Sp. : OTRA
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Partner of ft. : INS
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___ Irae : DIES
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Hot-tempered one : SPITFIRE
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Moon valleys : RILLES
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What's in ___? : ANAME
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Obsession: Suffix : ITIS
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One, two, etc.: Abbr. : NOS
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Like sugar : SWEETISH
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Attacks : ONSETS
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Mythical deities : FAUNS
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Discovery : FIND
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Priest's robe : ALB
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Auto-drive part : FANBELT
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Snoops : ISNOSY
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Peace Nobelist in 1946 : MOTT
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State and Main: Abbr. : STS
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Southern caverns : LURAY
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Be away, as a suburb : OUTLIE
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Turmoil : MELEE
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Classifies : SORTS
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French drink : BIERE
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Crown : DIADEM
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Writer Thirkell : ANGELA
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Odd plant : VENUSSFLYTRAP
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$2-window fodder : BETS
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Serving piece : TUREEN
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Vegetables : BEANS
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Houseleek : JUPITERSBEARD
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Deems : OPINES
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Corroded : EATEN
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Farewell: Lat. : VALE
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African people : BANTU
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Word after one fell : SWOOP
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Growing out : ENATE
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Japanese island : NARU
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Devon, for one : SHIRE
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Hungarian hero : ARPAD
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Pup : WHELP
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French dads : PERES
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___ of potatoes : ASACK
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Color : ECRU
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Caprices : WHIMS
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Roulette colors : NOIRS
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Exist: Fr. : ETRE
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Sycophant : TOADY
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Harold of silents : LLOYD
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Mont ___ : BLANC
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Lawrence's "___ Rod" : AARONS
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Market sign : MEATS
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Therefore : ERGO
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Orator : RHETOR
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S. A. tanagers : YENIS
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Swindlers : CONMEN
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Sam and others : SNEADS
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Planing tool : TRUER
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Behold: Lat. : ECCE
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Lily plants : ALOES
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Parent in London : PATER
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Abel's brother : SETH
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San Quentin : PRISON
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Jalopy : CRATE
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Fanciful : ROMANTIC
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Give ear : LISTENTO
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Nonplused: Colloq. : FLOORED
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___-man : MANTO
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Adjust : ATTUNE
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Flashes : GLEAMS
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Early U. S. explorer : DESOTO
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Opera parts : ARIAS
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Delineates : LIMNS
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French mate : MARI
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Vingt-___ : ETUN
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Scant : LEAN
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Certain medals : DSCS
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Polish measure : MORG
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Pay up : ANTE
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Hardy girl : TESS
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N. Y., for one : SPT
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Chair part : ARM
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Initials of fairy-tale author : HCA
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Chinese pagoda : TAA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 20 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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