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DECATHLON DOINGS

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1968

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 570 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,994
Across
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Ballet finale : CODA
5
Canapé spread : PATE
9
Flimsy : PAPER
14
Humane org. : SPCA
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Auditory : OTIC
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In ___ : ARUT
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Draw laughs : AMUSE
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Sportsmanlike : CLEAN
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Photographic device : BOXCAMERA
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Disfavors : RUNSAGAINST
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Maturate : RIPEN
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Crimean port : YALTA
28
Endogenous : INNATE
29
Figure : NUMERAL
32
Affectations : POSES
33
Trinketry : BANGLES
34
Overjoys : ELATES
35
Cant : ARGOT
36
Essential design : BONES
37
Jabbed : POKED
38
Wet blankets : SPOILSPORTS
40
Pack : JAM
43
Ibsen role : ASE
44
Room to swing ___ : ACAT
45
Tavern sign : ALES
46
Stage garment : TUTU
47
In case : LEST
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Jilts : THROWSOVER
53
Circumscribe : LIMIT
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Building part : GABLE
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Food fishes : HAKES
57
Innocent : SIMPLE
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Fastened : STAPLED
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Weblike : TELAR
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Black and others : FORESTS
62
Hosts : ARMIES
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Source of tapioca : SALEP
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Neutral : INERT
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Bug of a kind : FIEND
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Very well : SWIMMINGLY
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Hangar : SHED
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Slips ___ : ACOG
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Yakety-yak : CHIN
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Indian of Chile : AUCA
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___ lamb : EWE
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Whistle blower : REF
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Tackle (a problem) : WRESTLEWITH
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Splendid : REGAL
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Clogs : SHOES
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West Indian shrubs : ANILS
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Rod of a kind : FERULE
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Object : PROTEST
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Benefits : HELPS
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Extra portions : SECONDS
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Flatters : HONIES
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One of de Gaulle's names : MARIE
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Distaffers : MAMAS
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In any case : ATALLEVENTS
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Greek pantheon : OLYMPIANS
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Malm et al. : SOILS
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Balance sheet item : ASSET
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Fold: Fr. : PLIE
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Cruet : VIAL
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See 72 Across : ERRS
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Morphy's forte : CHESS
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Scatters : TEDS
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Tense : EDGY
Down
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Water bird : COB
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Indian : OTO
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Trump, in bezique : DIX
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Grow together : ACCRETE
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Gauchos home : PAMPAS
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Whirling : AREEL
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Invert : TURN
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Greek letter : ETA
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Protection from heat : PARASOL
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Protection from evil : AMULETS
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Boats : PUNTS
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Weather satellite : ESSA
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Well-known cartoonist : REA
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Catapults : SLINGS
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Punitive : PENAL
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Prestige : CASTE
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Ponies up : ANTES
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French port : CANNES
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Made public : AIRED
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Colossi : GIANTS
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Baseball nickname : YOGI
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Gurkhas' land : NEPAL
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Adjective suffix : ULOSE
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Ridicules : MAKESGAMEOF
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First: Prefix : PROTO
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Destructive insect : BORER
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On ___ with : APAR
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Tree parts : BOLES
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Commuter's guide: Abbr. : SCHED
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Road builder : PAVER
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Gets a head start : JUMPSTHEGUN
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Out of plumb : ATILT
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Tones down : MUTES
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Tamarisks : ATLES
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Cooks' aids : TIMERS
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Record : TAPING
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Engulf : WHELM
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Western capital : SALEM
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Congo animal : OKAPI
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Corso coins : LIRE
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Yugoslav resort : BLED
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Muscovite name : SONYA
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Moslem month : SAFAR
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Instant : TRICE
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Blemish : TAINT
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Steal : FILCH
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Canton dwellers : SWISS
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Sail rope : SHEET
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Talons : NAILS
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Force: Slang : GUTS
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Danish poet : EWALD
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Strikes out : DELES
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La ___, Wis. : CROSSE
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Revolves : WHEELS
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Hamlets victim : LAERTES
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Signs up : ENLISTS
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Dry dishes : WIPE
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Summary : RECAP
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Wearing away : EROSIVE
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Pictures : STILLS
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___ fatales : FEMMES
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Angle : PHASE
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Machine part : ROTOR
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Walk ___ : ONAIR
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Merchant guild : HANSE
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Moslem prince : SAYID
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Interlock : MESH
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Fille's title : MLLE
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School holiday: Brit. : VAC
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Make a choice : OPT
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Contribute to : AID
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Badger : NAG
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Ingenious : SLY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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