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SESQUIPEDALIA

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1987

24-Across : Woos

Author:
Brett A. Blaylock
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 510 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Brett A. Blaylock has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,872
Across
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"The Wild One" star : BRANDO
7
Grates : RASPS
12
Made the grade : PASSED
18
Hire a bar man? : RETAIN
19
Hugo's "Marion ___" : DELORME
21
Chant : INTONE
22
Depone : ATTEST
23
Morning glory, e.g. : IPOMOEA
24
Woos : COURTS
25
U.S. Govt. org. : CIA
26
Interdependent linking : CONCATENATION
29
Due follower : TRE
30
Idle or Clapton : ERIC
32
Stones : PITS
33
U.S. Sec. of State: 1905-9 : ROOT
34
Masher's look : LEER
35
A biographer of Jesus : RENAN
37
Becoming hidden : LATESCENT
41
Basque headgear : BERET
42
Means : MODE
44
Mind-set : MOOD
45
Vertex : APEX
47
El Greco's homeland : CRETE
49
Has hot tea : SIPS
50
Hoist : RAISE
53
Occasional work : CHORES
54
Henley crews : EIGHTS
56
Ophidian : SERPENT
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Color called goose gray : LAMA
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Pronounces : UTTERS
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Agalite : TALC
63
Execrate : HATE
64
Of an age : ERAL
65
Notched : EROSE
66
Where Kate was tamed : PADUA
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China setting : ASIA
68
Vedic god of fire : AGNI
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Yurt, e.g. : TENT
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Behave : DEPORT
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___ Bottom, Titania's dreamboat : NICK
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Second printing : REISSUE
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Makes true : ALINES
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Flags : IRIDES
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Classed : RATED
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Part of F.A. : ARTS
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Sulla's speeches : VOCES
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He portrayed Big Daddy : IVES
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Latvian port : RIGA
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Half: Comb. form : HEMI
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Opera star Leontyne : PRICE
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Simple : ABECEDARY
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Kind of prof. : ASSOC
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Sequences : RUNS
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A son of Zeus : ARES
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Tipple : TOPE
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Kind of physician : META
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Away from: Prefix : APH
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"Science" of kissing : PHILEMATOLOGY
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Tack : PIN
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Aboriginal abode : TEEPEE
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Soothing : ANODYNE
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___ d'être : RAISON
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Mistakes : ERRATA
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Deletes : STRIKES
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Kay Thompson's juvenile heroine : ELOISE
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Fricasseed : STEWED
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Surfeited : SATED
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Causes strain : TENSES
Down
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Pick-me-up : BRACER
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Withdraw : RETIRE
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Reach : ATTAIN
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"___ man can tether time or tide": Burns : NAE
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Record : DISC
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Successful : ONTOP
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Meal : REPAST
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Approximately : SOME
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Pt. of speech : PRON
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Vilified : SMEARED
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Ornamental loop : PICOT
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Unknown auth. : ANON
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Nickname of a Udall : STU
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Postal employee : SORTER
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Main course : ENTREE
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Ocotillo's milieu : DESERT
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Apothegms : DICTA
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U.S. Sec. of War: 1829-31 : EATON
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Sudd's milieu : NILE
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Jot : IOTA
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Science of public finance : CAMERALISTICS
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Pretentious phraseology : LEXIPHANICISM
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Bit of marginalia : NOTE
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Solzhenitsyn, e.g. : EMIGRE
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H.S. group : SOPHS
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Come to : COST
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Silvertip, e.g. : BEAR
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State of disuse : DESUETUDE
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Suppliant : PRECATIVE
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War horse : CHARGER
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Where to spend a leu : ROMANIA
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Castilian catnap : SIESTA
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City on Monterey Bay : SEASIDE
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Attracts : ENTICES
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Net : CLEAR
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School Orwell attended : ETON
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Stirrup bone : STAPES
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Disparage : SLUR
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East Indian hardwoods : TEAKS
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Bumbo or ombu : TREE
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Stirs : ADOS
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Quincunx group, e.g. : PENTAD
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Lament : DIRGE
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Not of the clergy : LAIC
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"Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
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Patola : SARI
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Takes umbrage : RESENTS
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Photog's fixative : HYPO
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Chatters : PRATES
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Publisher Murdoch : RUPERT
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Belong : INHERE
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Bartók and Lugosi : BELAS
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Expiated : ATONED
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Heavy and cameo : ROLES
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Blood poisoning : SEPSIS
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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City on the Riviera : CANNES
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Before : AHEAD
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Alligator's prey : EGRET
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Fountain or Rose : PETE
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Unit of metrical time : MORA
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Stulm : ADIT
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Cur : TYKE
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Mythical beast : YALE
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Handle clumsily : PAW
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A play by Euripides : ION

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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