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NUMEROLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, November 25, 1962

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 21, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,881
Across
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Number, police HQ, N.Y.C. : SPSTIOO
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Watts' cousins. : AMPERES
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Fished in a certain way. : SPEARED
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Donald ___ Peattie, author. : CULROSS
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Simplicity. : NAIVETE
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Musketeers' motto, in part. : ALLFORI
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Son of Agamemnon. : ORESTES
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Diatribes. : TIRADES
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Abstain. : REFRAIN
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Palm leaf: Var. : OLA
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Vendable. : ASALE
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Fuss. : ADO
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Forum garb. : TOGA
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Exasperates. : IRES
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Throws. : PEGS
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Declaim. : ORATE
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Dry by rubbing. : WIPE
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Bio. or chem. : SCI
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Twosome. : DUET
43
Vermont town. : STOWE
44
First-rate. : AONE
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Velvety fabric. : PANNE
48
7th Greek letter. : ETA
49
Jackets. : ETONS
50
Unspecified person. : SOANDSO
53
Cowboy's "vamoose." : GIT
54
"___ shoe . . . " : ITBUCKLEMY
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Zeus, Thor, Neptune. : GODS
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Columbus Day. : OCTITTH
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Amino alcohol. : SCOPINE
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Large number. : MANY
62
Bluegrass. : POA
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Ballerina Kaye. : NORA
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Zodiacal sign No. 5. : LEO
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Come ___. : TONOTHING
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Neither rhyme ___. : NORREASON
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Leaf cutters. : ANTS
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Most undulating. : WAVIEST
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Appears. : TURNSUP
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Autocrat. : TSAR
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Noun suffixes. : EERS
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Legal wrong. : TORT
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Campus military group. : ROTC
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Interrogator's demand. : YESORNO
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Unsightly thing. : EYESORE
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Asian language. : THAI
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In disorder. : ATSSANDSS
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Mask. : FALSEFACE
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Louis XIV et al. : ROIS
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Goose eggs. : OOO
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Sandburg. : CARL
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Revolvers. : COLTFFS
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Maid ___. : OFHONOR
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Roisin Dubh. : ERIN
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"Life ___," Walter Pitkin book. : BEGINSATFO
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Gold: Sp. : ORO
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Greek letter. : UPSILON
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Spoke interminably. : RANON
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Residue. : ASH
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"___ Friday." : MYMAN
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Rhythm. : BEAT
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Clothe. : ENDUE
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Where Zeno lectured. : STOA
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Van ___, Flemish artist. : DYCK
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Neckpiece. : ASCOT
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Tritons. : EFTS
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Place for a dance. : BARN
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Nothing ___. : TOIT
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Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Golf's ___ Cup. : RYDER
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Typical G.I. : JOE
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Its latitude is 0. : EQUATOR
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In a position for crawling. : ONALLFS
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Full-sounding. : OROTUND
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Artificial tan-producer. : SUNLAMP
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Silas Marner's town. : RAVELOE
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"___ Vita." : LADOLCE
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Small cups: Scot. : TASSIES
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Patron. : SPONSOR
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Experimenter. : ESSAYER
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Exclusive story. : SCOOP
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Knitted inverted stitches. : PURLED
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Magical footwear. : SLEAGUEBOOTS
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Elementary curriculum. : TRS
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Tittle. : IOTA
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Sugars: Suffix. : OSES
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Peak near Pelion. : OSSA
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Waiters' place. : ANTEROOM
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5th month, in France. : MAI
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Famous nine. : PIRATES
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Dodge. : EVADE
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Fix over. : REDO
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Opposite of "hiver." : ETE
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Lyrical poems. : SESTINAS
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Top kick. : SARGE
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Entreaty. : PLEA
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Kobold. : ELF
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Land of new nations. : AFRICA
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Prohibition era. : ROARINGTOS
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Lake 240 miles long. : ERIE
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Resounds. : DINS
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Lehmann. : LOTTE
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Start. : OPEN
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Raise. : SETUP
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Bearded, as grain. : AWNY
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Xyloid. : WOODY
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Ten-___. : SPOT
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Silent. : TACIT
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Moon goddess. : SELENA
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"I have ___ to song, O!" : ASONG
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Explosive, for short. : NITRO
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Frome. : ETHAN
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Wilhelm's exile town. : DOORN
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Cicatrices. : SCARS
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Cuba, for one. : ISLA
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___ stamp. : TCENT
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Recognize. : KNOW
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T. Wolfe's hero. : GANT
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" . . . ___ 9 days old." : INAPOT
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Overlook. : MISS
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___ call (fueling station). : PORTOF
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What septuagenarians are. : OVERSO
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Indeed!: Fr. : TIENS
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Protagonist. : HERO
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Nanny. : NURSE
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Global area: Abbr. : EUR
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States positively. : SAYSSO
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Digits. : TOES
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Turmeric. : REA
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___ Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
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Summer holiday. : THEFTHOFJULY
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TV series about cops. : CARFF
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Quidnunc. : SNOOP
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Scents. : ODORS
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Merit. : EARN
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City in Wisconsin. : RACINE
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Galbraith's field: Abbr. : ECON
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___ many words. : INSO
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"___ of One's Own." : AROOM
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"I have other fish ___." : TOFRY
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Maris' record. : SIHOMERUNS
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Dim. : FAINT
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Lohengrin's wife and others. : ELSAS
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Ranine sound. : CROAK
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Liking. : TASTE
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Sisters. : NUNS
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Certain voters. : ELECTORS
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Judge's bench. : BANC
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Underwriter. : ENDORSER
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Having a toe affliction. : GOUTY
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Singly. : IBYI
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Turns over for a profit. : RESELLS
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History. : ANNALS
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Instantly. : ATONCE
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Villages. : DORPS
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Songwriter Harold. : ARLEN
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Passover meal. : SEDER
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Utmost. : BEST
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Bluish-green. : AQUA
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Book. : TOME
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Peacock genus. : PAVO
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Alms. : DOLE
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Times. : ERAS
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Wands. : RODS
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Burmese. : TAI
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Take 40 winks. : NAP
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Ward McAllister's "elite." : FOO
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"___ Skylark." : TOA

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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