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BOO!

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1966

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,287
Across
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City of 2000 B.C. : THEBES
7
Imagine. : IDEATE
13
Rebecca West heroine. : LAURA
18
Olympian. : GOD
21
Have ___ of (be well supplied). : NOLACK
22
Kind of hut. : NISSEN
23
Geographic features. : ISLES
24
Hasten. : HIE
25
Phrase from a Scottish prayer. : ANDTHINGSTHATGOBUMP
28
River into the Danube. : OLT
29
Government of a kind. : MONARCHY
30
Poetic time. : EEN
31
Shrewd. : ASTUTE
33
Equal to. : ABLE
36
Years. : AGE
37
Paint again. : RECOAT
40
Axillary. : ALAR
41
Hume. : CRONYN
43
Nose: Slang. : SNOOT
48
Bean of India. : URD
49
Due. : OWING
50
Take to one's heels. : RUN
51
Cutting tool. : ADZ
53
Whodunit, for real. : INCOLDBLOOD
57
Also, old style. : EKE
58
Contain within a sphere. : ENGLOBE
60
Kind of stitcher. : SEAMER
61
Baseball items. : ERRORS
63
Singlehanded. : SOLO
64
Chose. : OPTED
66
Rural sound. : BAA
67
Land area. : ACREAGE
70
Bacheller hero. : EBEN
72
Broadway musical, 1964. : HIGHSPIRITS
76
Suffix in chemistry. : INOL
77
Joker. : WAG
79
Cross out. : DELE
81
Breakfast. : EAT
82
___ me tangere. : NOLI
83
Early Hindu god. : INDRA
84
Month: Abbr. : AUG
85
River into the Rhone. : ISERE
87
One of the Joneses. : TOM
89
Hoofbeats. : CLOPS
91
Madison Square, for one: Abbr. : GDN
92
Useful bit of Latin. : IDEST
94
Shank: Her. : GAMB
96
___ de plume. : NOM
98
Latin one. : UNUS
99
Scuttle. : HOD
100
Rama's spouse. : SITA
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Moderation. : HAPPYMEDIUM
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Point below ocean basin. : MOHO
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Plaything of a kind. : TOYBOAT
108
Mauna ___. : LOA
109
Problem for Macbeth. : SLEEP
111
West Point. : USMA
114
Man's nickname. : BERTIE
116
Greek tense. : AORIST
118
Scurry. : SKITTER
120
Ibsen role. : ASE
122
Author of a sort. : GHOSTWRITER
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Bowling piece. : PIN
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Tax group. : IRO
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Frightening. : SCARY
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Born. : NEE
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Fraternity men. : ZETAS
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Items for review. : NOVELS
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Put forth. : POSE
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Republic since 1948. : ISRAEL
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Lout. : OAF
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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___ Row. : ROTTEN
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Direction. : SSE
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Find fault. : COMPLAIN
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Peak in Nepal. : API
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Family affair. : SKELETONINTHECLOSET
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Minute. : WEE
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Flat fold. : PLEAT
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Nut. : LITCHI
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City in New York. : ELMIRA
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Nobles: Abbr. : LDS
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Cries. : YELPS
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Relaxed. : ATEASE
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Type of stanza. : SESTET
Down
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Explosive. : TNA
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Term of endearment. : HON
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Olden times. : ELD
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Boys in costume. : BATMEN
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Weather satellite. : ECHO
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Corpulency's opposite. : SKINANDBONES
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French artist. : INGRES
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Plate. : DISC
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Balt. : ESTH
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Of gray color. : ASHY
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Social event. : TEA
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Start upon. : ENTER
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Young animal. : LIONCUB
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Curtain material: Abbr. : ASB
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Eskimo knife. : ULU
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Fix a picture frame. : REMAT
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Vipers. : ASPS
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Phrase from a Scottish prayer. : GHOULIESANDGHOSTIES
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Fuel container. : OILTANK
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Cleanse. : DETERGE
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Scold. : NAG
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Letter. : GEE
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Marble. : TAW
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Country estates. : ACRES
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Walter. : BRUNO
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Phrase from a Scottish prayer. : LONGLEGGETYBEASTIES
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Heraldic border. : ORLE
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Hero worship. : ADORATION
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Aboriginal Chinese. : YAO
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Some Japanese. : NISEI
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Nervous. : ONEDGE
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Wood sorrel. : OCA
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Mining town of the 1800's. : TOMBSTONEARIZ
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Brimstone's feature. : ODOR
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Aircraft, for short. : ZEP
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Spring. : LEAP
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Use up slowly. : DRAIN
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Sea animals. : ORCS
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Puckish fairy of old. : LOB
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Check. : REIN
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Beat ___. : THERAP
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Fat: Sp. : GORDO
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Antelope. : ELAND
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Redact. : EDIT
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Billycock. : HAT
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Fabled flier. : ROC
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Light up: Poet. : ILLUME
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Dress part. : WAIST
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TV term. : AUDIO
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Diplomatic corps. : LEGATIONS
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"This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
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Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
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Current fashion. : MOD
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Seasonal sight. : PUMPKINFACES
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Know: Sp. : SABE
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Ordinance. : BYLAW
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Put in the wrong place. : MISSET
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"Thirty days ___ . . . " : HATH
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Heath. : MOOR
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Extravagant. : ULTRA
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Wickiup. : HUT
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Carousal. : ORGY
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Kind of divination. : ESP
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Blackbirds. : MERLS
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Began. : AROSE
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Danish weights. : ESER
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Native of: Suffix. : ITE
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Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
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Lolling around. : ASPRAWL
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Hollowed out. : SCOOPED
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Household chinaware. : TEASETS
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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Tucker. : SOPHIE
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Poisons. : VENOMS
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Type of linen tape. : INKLE
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French verb. : EST
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Girl's name. : LEOLA
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Brew. : ALE
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Make out. : ESPY
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Give an example. : CITE
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Brazilian weight. : ONCA
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Parts of the year: Abbr. : MTHS
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That: Lat. : ILLE
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Fish. : EEL
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Wash against. : LAP
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Slangy negative. : NIT
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Brood. : SIT
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Before. : ERE
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Make edging. : TAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 16 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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