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WAY OUT

New York Times, Sunday, November 16, 1975

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,591
Across
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Constructs : PUTSUP
7
Half a continuum : SPACE
12
Other half of continuum : TIME
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American ship initials : USSS
20
Eur. capital : ATHENS
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Rural areas: Sp. : AGROS
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"___ a man with seven . . . " : IMET
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Changes, in music : MUTAS
25
Orderly view of cosmos : STEADYSTATETHEORY
28
Mettle : SPUNK
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Dress part : HEM
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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French thoughts : IDEES
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Little devil : IMP
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Icelandic tale : EDDA
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Detective of fiction : HOLMES
39
German song : LIED
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Rabbit ears : AERIAL
43
Bulldozer, for one : LEVELLER
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Two fathers of 25 Across : BONDIANDGOLD
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"___ no questions . . . " : ASKME
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Pick or wit : NIT
51
U.S. Japanese : SANSEI
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E. Indian birds : RAYAS
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"___ last!" (finally) : ATLONG
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Avesta translation : ZEND
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___ pamby : NAMBY
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Flightless bird : KIWI
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Color : DYE
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Dip the boat out again : REBAIL
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Be sociable : MINGLE
65
Scythe handle : SNATHE
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College course: Abbr. : SCI
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Snake : ASP
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Ingredient of 92 Down : ELECTRON
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British auto parts : TYRES
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Scrooge et al., for short : EBENS
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Heavenly unit : STAR
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Ways: abbr. : STS
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Heaven on the go : EXPANDINGUNIVERSE
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Mouths : ORA
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Tonic plant : ALOE
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Swagger : STRUT
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Kind of potato : IRISH
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Spectral move by Cornell eleven : REDSHIFT
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Word of surprise : HUH
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Bird of legend : ROC
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Musical alley : TINPAN
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Release, as a boat : UNMOOR
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Takes the helm : STEERS
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Choose : OPT
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Bristle : SETA
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French soldier : POILU
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Dimensions: Abbr. : MSTS
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Black Sea city : ODESSA
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Restless : ITCHY
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___ fideles : ADESTE
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Pausing sounds : ERS
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Times of day: Abbr. : AMS
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Certain rays : BETAS
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Heavenly twist : SPIRALGALAXY
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Cooke of TV : ALISTAIR
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Circus people : CLOWNS
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Lease : RENT
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Class: Prefix : SPECIO
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Night, in Norse myth : NOTT
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Rhodes, to Italians : RODI
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Teaching degree : AED
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Word form for a Mideast land : IRANO
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Spanish lady : DONA
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Fish : GAR
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Adlai ___ Stevenson : EWING
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Restless heaven : PULSATINGUNIVERSE
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Peter's friend : WENDY
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Farewell : ADIOS
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Gem weights : CARATS
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Separate: Abbr. : RESP
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Harvested, to poets : REAPT
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Oozes : SLIMES
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Turkish title : PASHA
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Absolute : UTTER
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Heavenly route : THEMILKYWAY
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Baltic or North : SEA
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Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
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Soul : PSYCHE
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Heavenly slaves : SATELLITES
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Nicklaus's org. : PGA
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More la-di-da : ARTIER
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Betty and others : COEDS
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Town in Italy : ESTE
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Makes a connection : TIESIN
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Nigerian river : IMO
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Heavenly circle : MERIDIAN
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Word study: Abbr. : ETYM
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Hesitant sounds : UMS
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Heavenly monster : SUPERGIANT
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Movie lot : STUDIO
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Shoe : SANDAL
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Norse bard : SKALD
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Boston square : SCOLLAY
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Spartan serf : HELOT
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Gets gold in a way : PANS
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Father of 45 Down : LEMAITRE
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Pell-___ : MELL
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Ford : EDSEL
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Heavenly : EDENIC
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Ship: Abbr. : VES
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Violent view of cosmos : BIGBANGTHEORY
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Conjunction : AND
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Boats : ARKS
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___-Saens : SAINT
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Compass point : NNE
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Antelope : ORIBI
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Kind of code : ZIP
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Baseball V.I.P.'s : MGRS
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Ink spot : BLOT
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Desires : YENS
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Lose hope : DESPAIR
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Assyrian god : ASSUR
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Island near Canaveral : MERRITT
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Whammy : HEX
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Yield : CEDE
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Educ. broadcasting : ETV
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New Guinea port : LAE
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Follow : ENSUE
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Food: Prefix : SITO
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Landon : ALF
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Negative : NOT
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Part of R.N. : NURSE
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Name linked with 7 and 12 Across : EINSTEIN
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Down ___ : ORUP
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Western city : RENO
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Gazelle : ADMI
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Heavenly photo : SPECTROGRAM
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Kind of yoga : HATHA
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Heavenly blows : SOLARWINDS
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Town near Paris : HOUDAN
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Peaks: Abbr. : HTS
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Heavenly litter : COSMICDUST
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Certain votes : NAYS
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Upright stone : STELE
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Ways: Abbr. : RDS
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Fondness : PASSION
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Telegram contents: Abbr. : MSG
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Heavenly song : STARDUST
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Store event : SALE
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P.I. tree : IBA
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Miss Lanchester : ELSA
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Mob-scene player : EXTRA
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Cork or thumb : SCREW
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Farmer, at times : PLOWER
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Antiseptic : IODINE
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Flavorings : ANISES
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Freedom from pain : APONIA
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Gins' companions : TONICS
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Nasty : SNIDE
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Judgment : TASTE
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Lock : TRESS
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Heroic poem : EPOS
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Perfume: Var. : ATAR
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Cheat : GYP
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Inc., in Britain : LTD
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Pol. party : GOP
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Much: Prefix : ERI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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