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SEASONAL SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, October 29, 1967

Author:
Hume Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,651
Across
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Salem's neighbor. : BOSTON
7
Radio City initials. : RCA
10
Where the Tanana flows. : ALASKA
16
Young pigeon. : PIPER
21
Ghost. : APPARITION
23
Wall features. : NICHES
24
Roman courts. : ATRIA
25
Ammonia. : SPIRITOFHARTSHORN
27
Dandelions. : WEEDS
28
Junior. : SON
29
Ancient France. : GAULE
30
Cosmetic. : OIL
31
Campus dos. : PROMS
33
"Old Soak." : SOT
34
Venetian medal of old. : OSELA
36
Hillside formations. : TERRACES
39
Sankey. : IRA
40
El Bahr. : NILE
41
Kind of seed. : SESAME
43
Pinna. : EAR
44
Sports events. : MEETS
46
Bouquet. : ODOR
47
Poetic units. : LINES
50
Waistline flounces. : PEPLUMS
53
Certain wailers. : SIRENS
55
Period. : ERA
57
Man of Aran. : GAEL
59
Old coins. : DOITS
60
Cosmetic. : BALM
61
Cry's partner. : HUE
62
Legendary wizard. : MERLIN
64
French article. : LES
65
School times. : RECESSES
69
Weirdie. : ODDBALL
71
___-foot oil. : NEATS
73
Swine. : BOARS
74
Kind of talk. : PEP
75
Saddle horses of Australia. : WALERS
76
Josher. : TEASE
77
Unique. : ALONE
78
Challenge. : DARE
79
Sierra ___. : LEONE
80
Spooky mammals. : VAMPIREBATS
82
Greek dialect. : DORIC
83
Big birds. : EMUS
84
Goddess. : CERES
85
Commercial quantity. : GROSS
86
Part of P.T.A. : PARENT
87
Prefix in Cornish names. : ROS
88
N. Y. city. : OLEAN
89
Virtue. : MERIT
90
Spirited horse. : COURSER
91
Furtive ones. : SNEAKERS
93
11th-cen. date. : MII
94
Hears. : LEARNS
96
Suffix with Japan and Siam. : ESE
97
Buenos ___. : DIAS
98
Cattail country. : MARSH
100
Scott. : DRED
101
Army group. : ATS
102
Enrage. : MADDEN
105
Bully trees. : BALATAS
107
Dandy. : SWELL
109
Part of the outfield. : ACRE
110
Cavalryman. : SPAHI
112
Free from. : RID
114
Tree products. : RESINS
118
Rigel. : STAR
119
One: Ger. : EIN
120
Originate in. : COMEFROM
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Go ___. : TOSEA
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Twitch. : TIC
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Costume. : DRESS
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Tub: Dial. : SOE
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___ out. : INAND
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Princely name. : HAL
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Harden. : INURE
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Lon Chaney role. : PHANTOMOFTHEOPERA
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Cascades. : FALLS
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B.C. epic. : AENEID
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Land of pixies, goblins, etc. : OTHERWORLD
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Hip wear of the 1920's. : FLASK
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___ a pin. : NEATAS
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Full of: Suffix. : OSE
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Cyclops's feature. : ONEEYE
Down
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Men of song. : BASSOS
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Withstand. : OPPOSE
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Thistle features. : SPINES
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Road surface. : TAR
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Japanese paper-folding art. : ORIGAMI
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Girl of song. : NITA
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Hunter's need. : RIFLE
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Stick. : COHERE
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Santa ___. : ANA
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Caper. : ANTIC
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Cotton thread. : LISLE
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Berlin cry. : ACH
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Kind of talk. : SHOP
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Dairy cows. : KERRIES
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Roaring. : ASNORT
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Cat's quartet. : PAWS
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Suffix with subway or Broadway. : ITE
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Chair. : PRESIDE
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Phantom. : EIDOLON
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TV images. : RASTERS
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Race track figure. : TOUT
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Laughed loudly. : ROARED
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Boston headline, 1770. : MASSACRE
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Refrain syllables. : LALA
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Spectral sound. : RAP
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S. African leader. : SMUTS
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Averages. : NORMS
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Marx's colleague. : ENGELS
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Pica sizes. : EMS
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Warren. : EARL
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Choice: Abbr. : SEL
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Noisy ghost. : POLTERGEIST
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Tales. : LIES
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___ du Vent. : ILES
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Good spirit. : EUDAEMON
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Chigger. : REDLOUSE
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Ends and others. : LINEMEN
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Things often spilled. : BEANS
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Doleful noisemakers. : HOWLERS
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Equine. : MARE
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Tides. : NEAPS
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Tubers. : ROOTS
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Gaunt. : SPARESET
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Quality of shades. : EERINESS
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Headless horseman. : SPECTRE
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Nevis and others. : BENS
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"___ live and breathe!" : ASI
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Withered. : BLASTED
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"___ halls." : TARAS
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Seething. : ABOIL
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Rebel of 1842. : DORR
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Swerves. : VEERS
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Slip. : ERR
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Family members: Abbr. : DAUS
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Janitor's supply. : CLEANSER
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Think. : PONDER
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Steinbeck character. : OKIE
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Star in Cetus. : MIRA
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Men in a shell. : CREW
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Slithery creature. : ADDER
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Type of acid. : MALIC
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Letters. : ARS
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___ Jongg. : MAH
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Seraglio: Var. : HAREEM
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Besides. : ALSO
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Watchdog. : MASTIFF
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Oral, in zoology. : ACTINAL
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Bram Stoker's weirdie. : DRACULA
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Wailing spirit. : BANSHEE
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Thor's wife. : SIF
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Disappointment. : LETDOWN
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Baker's item. : PIEPAN
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Snowbanks. : DRIFTS
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"Love ___ to Stay." : ISHERE
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Almost. : NEARLY
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French side dish. : SALADE
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Old port of Rome. : OSTIA
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Feelings. : MOODS
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___ house. : ONTHE
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Largest isle of the Seychelles. : MAHE
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Rolltop. : DESK
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Yemen city. : SANA
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Wolfe. : NERO
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Literary monogram. : RLS
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Basic. : NET
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Goose eggs. : OOO
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Literary light. : POE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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