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GETTING THE WORD

New York Times, Sunday, November 30, 1969

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,414
Across
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Dogsled driver : MUSHER
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Hard feelings : RANCOR
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Takes it easy : COASTS
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Bird with hanging nest : ORIOLE
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Watcher over me? : SOMEONE
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Specialized ornament : AMULET
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Site of S.M.U. : DALLAS
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Wings of buildings : ALETTES
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Minimal beach wear : BIKINI
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Like printers' hands : INKY
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Customarily : OFTEN
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Wool fabric from Asia : THIBET
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Sholokhov's quiet river : DON
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You: Ger. : SIE
32
Woodworkers' aids : GLUES
33
Dostoevski : FEODOR
34
Glacial offshoot : BERG
35
Spoiled-child specialties : TANTRUMS
37
Waterproofed, as ropes : TARRED
38
Meticulous : FUSSY
39
Estimate : RATE
40
Furthers : HELPS
41
Place for rolling stock : YARD
43
Draw from : DERIVE
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Deprives of energy : PALSIES
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System of beliefs : DOGMA
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Adversary : ENEMY
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Morose : SULLEN
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Rage and elation : EMOTIONS
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Heels : CADS
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Seafood treat : SHRIMP
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Telling of tomorrow : PROPHETIC
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Brief mornings : AMS
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Models of cold perfection : PLASTERSAINTS
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Music to a matador : OLE
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Comic's routine : MONOLOGUE
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Acclaims : ECLATS
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Amused expression : GRIN
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Slipping, as of a disk : PROLAPSE
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Slick : SMOOTH
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Vogue : TREND
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Circe's product : SWINE
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Movie pioneer : DEMILLE
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Mrs. Grundy and others : PRUDES
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Hindu scriptures : VEDA
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Bungle : MISDO
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Blueprint : PLAN
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Younger son : CADET
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Crafty qualities : GUILES
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Sudden city : BOOMTOWN
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Game for anyone : TENNIS
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Revivers for swooning ladies : SALTS
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Tramp, for short : BOE
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Take forcibly : ROB
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Rouse to fury : MADDEN
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Disconcert : UPSET
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Nautical place : ALOW
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Numeral system : ARABIC
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Role for wide-eyed girl : INGENUE
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Out of the weather : INSIDE
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Undeveloped : LATENT
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Desserts : ECLAIRS
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Snows: Fr. : NEIGES
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Grooms : SLEEKS
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Officer to Macbeth : SEYTON
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One who manages : GERENT
Down
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Follower of fashion : MODIST
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Muse of astronomy : URANIA
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Lustrous : SILKEN
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Pious : HOLY
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High note : ELA
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Strong of purpose : RESOLUTE
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Characterizations : ROLES
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Encouraging word : AMEN
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Trawl : NET
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Metal fastener : COTTERPIN
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Adjective for Podunk : ONEHORSE
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Live : RESIDE
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Pole tossed by Scots : CABER
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Overlook : OMIT
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Arctic diver : AUK
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Projector inserts : SLIDES
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Vocalists : TENORS
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Meager : STINGY
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Surfeits : SATES
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Show rage : FUME
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Physical entity : BODY
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Slang for easy money : GRAVY
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Mistaken suppositions : FALSEPREMISES
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Cage bird, for short : BUDGIE
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Crops : TRIMS
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"___ the tales . . . " : TELLME
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Beer heads : FROTHS
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Rock salt : HALITE
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Takes as one's own : ADOPTS
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Vamoose : DECAMP
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Charms : ENAMORS
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Colorful Arctic fall : REDSNOW
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Followed : PURSUED
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Successive : SERIATE
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Drove : MOTORED
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Chemical dye : ANILINE
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Mops of hair : SHAGS
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Time period : MONTH
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Rises on a wave : SCENDS
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Inclined : SLOPED
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Edible South Sea worm : PALOLO
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Earth : PLANET
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Berates : SCOLDS
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Twist : OLIVER
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Wordless sound : GRUNT
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Cheerfully : SMILINGLY
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Mine vehicles : TRAMS
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Height : EMINENCE
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Novelist's concern : PLOTTING
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Ripe : AGED
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End of the earth : POLE
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Island makers : CORALS
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Unaware of right or wrong : AMORAL
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Douglas forte : DEBATE
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Some wear, familiarly : UNDIES
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Military centers : BASES
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Accommodate : OBLIGE
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Expressionless : WOODEN
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Most recent : NEWEST
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Diplomatic assets : TACTS
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Reject rudely : SPURN
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Fur : MINK
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Pearly mussel : UNIO
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Saudi Arabian province : ASIR
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Nectar collector : BEE
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Dine : EAT
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Born : NEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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