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OBSERVATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 1971

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 673 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 7, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,135
Across
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Whittier's boy : BAREFOOT
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"I saw ___ asailing . . . " : ASHIP
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Trouble spots of 1960's : CAMPUSES
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Show who's boss : OVERRIDE
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Lewis : SHARI
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Be equivalent : AMOUNTTO
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Humbles : DEGRADES
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Athapascan abode : TEPEE
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Memorable lion : BERTLAHR
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Astrologer's sign : ARIES
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Kind of mine : STRIP
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Mary ___, fictional ship : DEARE
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Dill : ANET
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"Waiting for Lefty" author : ODETS
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Sham : HOKE
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Blanch: Fr. : PALIR
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Navy officers: Abbr. : CDRS
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Color: Abbr. : BRN
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Kind of scholar : RHODES
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Indian otter : NAIR
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Surrenders : CEDES
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Burma or open : ROAD
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Ancient Asian kingdom : ELAM
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Vex : DISPLEASE
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Hot pants, for one : FAD
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He, in Rome : EGLI
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Horse-breeder's purchase : MARE
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Story opener : ONCE
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Vipers : ASPS
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Salutation : AVE
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Arising within one : SELFBORN
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Rings : ENGIRDS
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Observation : ESPIAL
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Give it a go : TRYFOR
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Chair part : SPLAT
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Of the kind of: Suffix : ATIC
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Guthrie : ARLO
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German river : EDER
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Eagle: Prefix : AETO
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Salmon : SMOLT
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"Try ___ for size" : ITON
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Will Rogers words, with 117 Across and 11 Down : EVERYTHINGISFUNNYASLONG
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Greek commune : DEME
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Greeting : HOWDY
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Cockney steed : ORSE
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Biblical son : ABEL
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___ instant : INAN
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River to Danube : ISAR
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Honey drinks : MEADS
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Went through papers : LEAFED
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___ ear (listened) : LENTAN
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Hidden : NOTSEEN
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Part of Greece : THESSALY
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Common Market: Abbr. : EEC
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Opposed: Abbr. : AGST
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Bindle stiff : HOBO
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Indian maid : AYAH
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Threshold : SILL
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Indian title : SRI
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See 35 Down : ASHAMEDOF
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Swing around : SLUE
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Rice dish : PILAU
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City of Rumania : ARAD
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See 78 Across : ASITIS
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Hamilton's bill : TEN
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Mayan god : CHAC
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Effect of past experience : MNEME
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Long ago : YORE
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To be, in Spain : ESTAR
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Heart, in Egyptian religion : HATI
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Church sections : APSES
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Emulates Greeley : EDITS
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River to the Missouri : OSAGE
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Suggestive of : ANICONIC
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S. A. shelter : TOLDO
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Thrusts out : OBTRUDES
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"There's no ___ an . . . " : FOOLLIKE
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Waters : HOSES
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Logical : COHERENT
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Bridge plays : FINESSES
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Before febrero : ENERO
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Biased : ONESIDED
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Madrid marriage : BODA
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Affirm : AVER
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How some tourneys are run : REGIONALLY
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Misjudged : ERRED
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Canadian river : FRASER
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Like: Suffix : OID
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Pindar output : ODE
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Trueheart : TESS
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N. L. players : ASTROS
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Valentino role : SHEIK
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See 78 Across : HAPPENINGTOSOMEBODYELSE
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Choler : IRE
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Storied exterminator : PIEDPIPER
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Intrigue : CABAL
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___ Cup : AMERICAS
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See 35 Down : MORERESPECTABLEHEIS
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___ off : PUT
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Loosen : UNLACE
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Has a chance : STANDSFAIRTO
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Clear sky : ETHER
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Out of ___ : SORTS
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Motif : THEME
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Noble : EARL
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Shaw quote, with 110 Across and 141 and 16 Down : THEMORETHINGSAMANIS
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Kind of plexus : SOLAR
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French port : BREST
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Radio O.K. : ROGER
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Repairs in a way : DARNS
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Spore sacs : ASCI
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Ledge, in Britain : DESS
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Novel : DIFFERENT
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Italian astronomer : DONATI
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Lafayette College's home : EASTON
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Legendary island : AVALON
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U. S. arctic explorer : DELONG
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Substance : BODY
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Gray piece : ELEGY
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Extremely : DAMNED
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Straw mattress : PAILLASSE
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Film producer Berman : PANDRO
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Ehrenburg : ILYA
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Greek letters : RHOS
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Lazy ___ : SUSAN
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Roman officials : EDILES
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Coating : VENEER
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Lincoln's concern : EMANCIPATION
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"___ girl just like . . . " : IWANTA
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Clear : FREEOF
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Visits : SEES
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Needles : STYLI
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Like some store items : FAIRTRADED
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Girl's nickname : ELLIE
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Singer Bob : DYLAN
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U. S. culture group: Abbr. : AAAL
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"Ay, ___ rub" : THERESTHE
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Kind of cracker : SODA
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Terre ___ : HAUTE
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Alternate non-toll road : SHUNPIKE
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Charm, for one : ASSET
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Lansbury role : MAME
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Winter sight : ICICLE
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Melodic passage : ARIOSO
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Supplies : STORES
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Grain husks : CHAFF
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Vietnam capital : HANOI
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Verb suffixes : ESCES
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More curious : ODDER
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Dialect of India : ASURI
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Brazilian heron : SOCO
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Sarazen : GENE
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
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Viscous liquids: Abbr. : OLS
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Oven, in Britain : OON
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Tunisian cape : BON
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See 35 Down : THE

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 11 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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