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DOWN TO THE SEA

New York Times, Sunday, November 16, 1969

Author:
B. H. Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 507 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,400
Across
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Press agency : TASS
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Hawaiian shrub : AKALA
10
Ship of ___ : STATE
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Like: Prefix : EQUI
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Oriental babysitter : AMAH
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Records : TAPES
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Ocean routes : LANES
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Pal of void : NULL
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Kind of skirt : MINI
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First ocean steamer : THESAVANNAH
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Duck : TEAL
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Crucial time in tennis : SETPOINT
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Stake : ANTE
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Leather workers : CURERS
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Armadillos : APARS
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Experience : TASTE
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Polish city : POSEN
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Reproductive cell : GAMETE
38
Captain's role, at his table : HOST
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Hags : BELDAMES
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Jewish months : ADARS
43
Famed clipper : CUTTYSARK
46
___ cost : ATANY
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Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : PERS
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Hall of ___ : FAMER
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Blockhead : IDIOT
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Broadway signs : SROS
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Roof ornament : EPI
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Constitution : OLDIRONSIDES
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Least in age: Abbr. : YST
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Flag : STANDARD
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German river : OSTE
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Macaw : ARA
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Church area : NAVE
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One kind of man : LADYS
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Auricular : OTIC
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New Havenite : ELI
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Socrates, for one : SAGE
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Buffoon : BALATRON
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Fleming : IAN
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Fastest liner : UNITEDSTATES
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French article : UNE
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Group : BLOC
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Emphatic word after yes or no : SIREE
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Attention-calling words : OHSEE
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Building beam : TBAR
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U.S. admiral (1874–1939) : EARLE
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Some ads : PERSONALS
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Jewish liturgy : ARBIT
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Definite period : TIMESPAN
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Sugar source : CANE
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Toolbox item : PLIERS
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Part of a poetic foot : ARSIS
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Take part in : SHARE
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Bake eggs : SHIRR
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Thugs : GUNMEN
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Town on Thames : ETON
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One who makes trades : BARTERER
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Genoese admiral : ANDREADORIA
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Lion's trademark : MANE
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Sea, to poets : MAIN
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Radioman's O.K. : ROGER
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Certain exams : ORALS
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Tritons : EFTS
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Fat : SUET
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Famed acting family : DREWS
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Outdated : PASSE
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Printer's term : STET
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Perth wear : TAMS
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Gallic companion : AMIE
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Chris craft : SANTAMARIA
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Clipper owners : SHIPPERS
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Clothes : ATTIRE
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Otto and E. J. : KAHNS
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In ___ (peeved) : APET
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French article : LES
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King of Judah : ASA
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Point of view : SLANT
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Owner of la plume : TANTE
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Bancroft : ANNE
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Crumpets' companion : TEA
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Biblical valley : ESHCOL
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Pleads : ENTREATS
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Historic troopship : QUEENMARY
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Relating to: Suffix : ULAR
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Reverses : ILLS
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Shakespeare's "___ deep" : VASTY
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Horse fare : OATS
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Sec. Hardin's concern: Abbr. : USDA
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One who lugs : TOTER
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Houston player : ASTRO
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Tea : PEKOE
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Stares : GAPES
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Proficient : ADEPT
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Like N.Y. in summer : HUMID
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Aisle walker : BRIDE
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Genesis name : ENOS
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Method: Abbr. : SYST
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Framework : CADRE
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Pantywaist : SISSY
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Accesses : ADITS
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Roman historian : FLAVIUS
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Chinese silk : TSATLEE
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Eastern vine : ODAL
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Knobby : NODED
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Direction : NNE
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Creeks : RIAS
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Do Hamlet : ACT
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Procrastinator's word : LATER
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Mets' Tommie and family : AGEES
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English impostor : OATES
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Lorelei, for one : SIREN
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Swiss city : BASLE
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Type of lifeboat : RUBBERRAFT
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Walking ___ : ONAIR
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Slangy word of derision : NERTS
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"___ I can do it" : IBET
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Asian range : ALAI
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Ill-fated ocean queen : NORMANDIE
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Palms : NIPAS
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Detection device : SONAR
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A title for Macbeth : THANE
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Fulton's Folly : CLERMONT
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Ancient vessels : TRIREMES
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Being, in philosophy : ESSE
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Colombian town : OCANA
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Came down : ALIT
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French wine : PINARD
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Group of words : PHRASE
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Scatter : STREW
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Gardeners : HOERS
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Canvas : SAILS
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Diamonds : GEMS
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Two-toed sloth : UNAU
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Keenness : EDGE
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Bikini parts : BRAS
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___ en point : ENTE
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What's left : REST
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Alternative : NOR
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Afr. brandy : DOP
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Hour: It. : ORA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 15 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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