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HIDDEN BLEMISHES

New York Times, Sunday, November 15, 1970

Author:
Arthur Bennett
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,764
Across
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Cremonans : AMATIS
7
Type areas : FACES
12
Restrictions : TABOOS
18
Endurance : STAMINA
19
Originated : AROSE
20
Flatbush and others : AVENUES
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Certain fighters : WELTERWEIGHTS
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Dessert : GELATIN
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U.S. inventor : EADS
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Merle : OBERON
27
Guided and others : TOURS
29
Harem room : ODA
30
Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
31
Corrida sounds : OLES
32
Israeli port : EILAT
33
Southwest wind : AFER
34
Decades : TENS
36
Top banana : ONER
37
All: Lat. : OMNIS
38
Have ___ : ABALL
39
Disabled : LAMED
41
Golf veteran : SNEAD
42
Like an ox : CLUMSY
43
Secret doctrines : CABALAS
46
Thing done : ACTUS
47
France: Prefix : GALLO
48
___-skelter : HELTER
49
Canoes of Malaysia: Var. : PRAHS
50
Acrid-tasting : METALLIC
53
Zodiac sign : ARIES
54
Milton : BERLE
55
Devoured : EATEN
56
Direction : ENE
57
Geological stage : RISS
58
Singer born in N.Y. : MARIACALLAS
60
Detective of fiction : CHAN
61
Channel : GAT
62
Atropos et al. : FATES
63
Neglects : OMITS
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Casino money : CHIPS
65
Man against the ___ : ELEMENTS
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Campus groups : FRATS
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Broadway show : PURLIE
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Tall and lean : RANGY
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___ of humor : SENSE
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Exposed to risk : PERILED
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Certain animal : ALBINO
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Salt trees : ATLES
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Span. girls : SRTAS
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Unkempt : SEEDY
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Word with case or well : STAIR
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Partner of snick : SNEE
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Hillock, in England : TUMP
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Hurries : HIES
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Hammer parts : PEENS
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Suffix for rheo or thermo : STAT
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"___ a drop to drink" : NOR
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East, in Bonn : OST
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Circulated : AIRED
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Shoe : LOAFER
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Vehicle : AUTO
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Easily dominated : RULABLE
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Babe : PAULBUNYANSOX
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Ionosphere layer : EREGION
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Cancel : ANNUL
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Meanness : DODGERY
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Real ___ : ESTATE
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Bother : TEASE
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Horses : STEEDS
Down
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Mil. command : ATEASE
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Actor Karl : MALDEN
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Sums: Abbr. : AMTS
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Ascot : TIE
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Japanese box : INRO
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Surgeon, to a gangster : SAWBONES
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More comely : FAIRER
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Old Greek city : ARGOS
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German botanist : COHN
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Superlative ending : EST
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Verse forms : SESTINAS
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Ivory palms : TAGUAS
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Ward off : AVERT
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Power units : BELS
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Fuegian : ONA
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Way to make a mountain : OUTOFAMOLEHILL
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Beer mugs : SEIDELS
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Churchill word : SWEAT
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Peevish : SNARLY
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Fished : EELED
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Fetid : OLID
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Big birds : EMEUS
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Strong as ___ : ABULL
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Early schoolroom needs : SLATES
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Persian name : OMAR
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Like a good pitch : ONTHECORNER
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Part of Poe's name : ALLAN
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Beverages : ALES
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Staircase, in Rome : SCALA
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Delicacies : CATES
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Ballpark cry : CHARGE
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Antenna : AERIAL
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Certain insects : BLISTERBEETLES
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Molding edge : ARRIS
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Wooden shoes : GETAS
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Marquette et al. : PERES
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Fountain drinks : MALTS
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Blackbirds' place : INAPIE
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Perfumed : CENSED
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Balmy : BATTY
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Choice group : ELITE
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Tropical fruit : MANGO
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Collect : AMASS
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Messiah : CHRIST
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Boggy : FENNY
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Priest: Sp. : CURA
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Hazel and others : MAIDS
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Cat genus : FELIS
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Rozelle : PETE
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Keep one's cards : STANDPAT
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Lays claim to : PRETENDS
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Stranded : ASHORE
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Kind of time : LEISURE
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To ___ : ATEE
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Chaotic : SNAFU
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Halcyon : SERENE
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Fixed : STABLE
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New : UNUSED
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Drives : MOTORS
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Kind of vote : PROXY
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Automatic ___ : PILOT
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Alone : SOLUS
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O. T. name : ABIA
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Moth : LUNA
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Indian peasant : RYOT
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Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
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Life ins. man : AGT
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Scottish one : ANE
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Teens : ADE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 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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