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FOR PHRASEMAKERS

New York Times, Sunday, November 5, 1967

28-Across : Amplifying problem.

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Error in the original PDF solution grid, which was asymmetric at 35-Across, though the actual puzzle was symmetrical. Fixed this.

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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,658
Across
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Chinese Zen. : CHAN
5
"For ___ be queen ... " : IMTO
9
Faces of a sort. : DIALS
14
Grating. : RASPY
19
Bequeaths. : HANDSDOWN
21
Chou of China. : ENLAI
22
Easy ___. : ASPIE
23
Mode of behavior. : ESCAPEMECHANISM
25
Tree. : BEECH
26
Feed, in a way. : STOKE
27
Fished. : EELED
28
Amplifying problem. : FEEDBACK
30
With: Prefix. : SYN
31
Disrespect. : CONTEMPT
34
Gaelic name. : ROY
35
Pro ___. : TEM
37
Garment. : KILT
38
Booms. : SPARS
40
Old London prison. : NEWGATE
43
Sandbars. : SHOALS
45
Present times. : NOWS
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Located. : SEATED
48
___ march on. : STEALA
49
What "à bas" means. : DOWNWITH
53
English potter. : SPODE
54
Snare. : TOILS
55
Lash again. : RETIE
56
___ London. : GREATER
58
Akbar's city. : AGRA
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Bopeep's project. : TOFIND
60
Smell: Prefix. : OSMO
61
Govt. agency. : SSS
64
Hypocrisy. : LIPSERVICE
66
New York, for one. : MELTINGPOT
69
Prefix with plunk or plop. : KER
70
Carriage. : MIEN
71
Annoyed. : GALLED
72
Gray wolf. : LOBO
73
Stores. : EMPORIA
76
Houston footballer. : OILER
77
English poet. : CAREW
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Sang-froid, for one. : ASSET
80
High and dry. : STRANDED
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Author of "The Flies." : SARTRE
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Cell of a ganglion. : NEURON
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Relative of "estar." : ETRE
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Urgency. : STRESS
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Of a business council. : CAMERAL
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Biblical character. : SATAN
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Day: Abbr. : TUES
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Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
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Get. : DIG
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Anthropologist's finds. : BONEBEDS
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AFB group. : AAF
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Floated. : STREAMED
105
Weapon. : SABRE
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Give up. : FORGO
108
Noun suffix. : ATION
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Inventor's dream. : PERPETUALMOTION
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Heptad. : SEVEN
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Grenoble's river. : ISERE
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Idle. : LIEAROUND
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Entreat. : PRESS
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Moist. : DEWED
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Jackson. : ANDY
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Big bird. : EMEU
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Petrosian's forte. : CHESS
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Precipitate. : HASTY
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Elbow: Anat. : ANCON
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State: Abbr. : NDAK
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Chemical suffix. : IDE
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Seconds. : MOMENTS
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Chirp. : TWEET
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French relatives. : ONCLES
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Showed no expression. : DEADPANNED
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River of Saint Moritz. : INN
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Arabic letter. : ALIF
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Scientific tool. : LASER
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Bulgarian tsar. : SIMEON
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Of Hebrew letters: Abbr. : RABB
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On the blue. : ASEA
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Football and hockey. : SPECTATORSPORTS
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Joined a demonstration. : PICKETED
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Slangy assent. : YEH
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Trains. : SPECIALS
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Asiatic herb. : HEMP
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Alizarins. : DYES
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Clay jar. : OLLA
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Ween. : TROW
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Ancient Asian. : MEDE
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Cute animals. : KOALAS
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Gulp. : SWIG
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Town near Boston. : WESTON
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Look, in a way. : GAPE
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Smoke. : STOGIE
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Inheritor, maybe. : HEIRPRESUMPTIVE
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Meandered. : STROLLED
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Hunt. : STALK
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Unqualified. : DEFINITE
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Auditory. : OTIC
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Port. : WINE
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Novel heroine. : HESTER
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Tramps. : ROVERS
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In the thick of. : AMID
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Concerto form. : TRIO
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Word with up or down. : SOBERS
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U.S. novelist. : STOWE
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Buyer: Lat. : EMPTOR
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___ of honor. : MAID
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Femme. : ELLE
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Stands out. : GLARES
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Worn out. : GONETOSEED
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Simple. : MERE
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Part of a degree. : ARTS
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Likes. : CARESFOR
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Noun suffix. : ANCE
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Tailor, old style. : SEAMSTER
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Horse. : ARAB
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Pin or peg. : STUD
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Nothing: Sp. : NADA
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Reinforced. : STEELED
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Clear. : LIMPID
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Sci. course. : ANAT
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Astronomer's concern. : NEBULA
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Birds. : GEESE
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Kind of wave. : BRAIN
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A place for: Suffix. : ARIUM
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Past, of old. : AGONE
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Melted, in cookery. : FONDU
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Deer. : ROES
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Steyr's river. : ENNS
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Formulated. : DREW
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Indian. : OTOE
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Ophidian. : ASP
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Grand ___. : PRE
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Atlantic cape. : MAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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