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CODED PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 1970

Author:
Edward J. O'Brien
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
Edward J. O'Brien has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,757
Across
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Old timer : SUNDIAL
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"On ___ of Bibles" : ASTACK
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Card game : GIN
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Concern of Congress : LAW
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43,560 square feet : ONEACRE
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By law: Fr. : PARLOI
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Half a story : ONESIDE
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19th-century advance : EIGHTEENTWELVEOVERTURE
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Main et al: Abbr. : STS
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Allay : EASE
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Baby doctor, in a way : INTERN
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Canapé spread : ROE
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Christian symbol : IHS
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Skill: Lat. : ARS
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Play the shrinking violet : ACTCOY
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Doorway: Abbr. : ENT
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In ___ (fearing) : AWEOF
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German road : BAHN
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Numerical prefix : OCTO
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___ dinner (entertains) : HOSTSA
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Cartes : MENUS
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One ___ million : SHOTINA
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Quiet flower : MUM
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Leading : AHEAD
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Classman: Abbr. : SNR
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___ of armor : ASUIT
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Leaves for, in a casual way : POPSOFFTO
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Adds juices : BASTES
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Highways: Abbr. : RDS
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Get : PROCURE
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Medical drains : TTUBES
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Titanic : HUGE
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People of Brazil : MACU
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Drink : TEA
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Northwest people : AHT
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Constellation : LIBRA
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Stellar, sportswise : ALLPRO
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Addicted to cigars : ONTHEROPES
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Germane : ADREM
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Rubbernecked : STARED
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Year Vespucci sailed : MDI
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Russian secret police : GPU
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Cookery style : CREOLE
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Of a poison: Prefix : ARSEN
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Trojan et al. : GIFTHORSES
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Elephant : TUSKER
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French cup : TASSE
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One more: Abbr. : ANR
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Habitat: Prefix : ECO
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Summer mos. : AUGS
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Vietnamese holidays : TETS
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" . . . room to ___ cat" : SWINGA
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Warrior of Japan : SAMURAI
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Neighbor of Den. : NOR
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Pursued : CHASED
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Throw an apostle overboard : CASTAPALL
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College groups : FRATS
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Wool: Prefix : LAN
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Carries on : RANTS
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Relative of Able and Baker : NAN
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Charm : DELIGHT
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Sets of boxes : NESTS
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Unsophisticated : RUSTIC
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Stop!: Sp. : CESA
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Spectral : EERY
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"___ Macabre" : DANSE
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Crimean or Boer : WAR
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Think ___ : ITOVER
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Simpson and Boozer: Abbr. : RBS
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One, in Naples : UNO
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Roman 151 : CLI
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U. S. sculptor : EBERLE
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Tittle : IOTA
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Hosp. vehicle : AMB
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Lapidarists' concern, with "Will" : SUCCESSSPOILROCKHUNTER
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Reemploy : USEOVER
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___ all : ONEAND
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The measure: It. : ILMETRO
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Footlike part : PES
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Man's name : IRA
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Book of Apocrypha : ESDRAS
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Beauties : EYEFULS
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Old wooden tubs : SOES
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Body of soldiers : UNIT
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Debating sides: Abbr. : NEGS
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Morse sound : DAH
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Jaundice: Prefix : ICTER
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"There must be ___" : AREASON
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Peggy and Pinky : LEES
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Suitable : APT
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"I ___ with my own eyes" : SAWIT
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Ditch outlet, in a way : TRENCHMOUTH
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"It's ___ much for me" : ALLTOO
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Gaggles : COVEYS
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Large vat : KIER
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State V.I.P. : GOV
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Still : INERT
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Pianist or fiddler : NERO
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Bklyn campus : LIU
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Girl's name : ADRIENNE
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After midnight : WEEHOURS
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Roller or fitter : STEAM
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Undiluted : NEAT
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John Wilkes Booth performance : ONESHOTAPPEARANCE
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West Coast inst. : SFS
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Mame's corsets : ANTIDEPRESSANTS
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Prison breaks : COMPOUNDFRACTURES
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Dundee denial : NAE
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Floors with sunset views : WESTSIDESTORIES
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Youth org. : BSA
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Exclamations : AHS
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Kind of figure : HOURGLASS
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Milan opera wear : CAPPA
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Do lacework : TAT
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Pronoun : ITS
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Calif. campus : USC
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Touches on : ABUTS
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Small quantity : DAB
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Whether going ___ : ORCOMING
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Uncoerced : FREE
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N. C. cape : FEAR
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Indonesian island : SELARU
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Bar order : THEUSUAL
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Attacks : HASAT
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Excessive : ULTRA
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In style : MOD
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Wall St. house : BROKERAGE
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Sublease : RELET
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Yankees: Abbr. : AMERS
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Freshens : RENEWS
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Small bird : TIT
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Moldings: Abbr. : OGS
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Gem wts. : CTS
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Bantu language : GANDA
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Hitler aide : HESS
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One ___ : OCAT
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Italian arrest : ROMANCOLLAR
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Embellishes : GILDS
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Noun suffix : IER
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___ tree : UPA
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Falcons, Eagles et al. : NFL
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Wins big : CLEANSUP
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Descriptive of a lone ram : HASNOUSE
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Jennet : ASS
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Across: Abbr. : THR
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Pen : STY
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F.D.R. agency : NRA
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Mundane : EARTHLY
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Indiana campus : NDU
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Dry-plaster painting : SECCO
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Added items of decor : TIEONS
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Judge Crater's last words : ITRIED
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Norse Red : ERIC
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More discerning : WISER
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Girl's name : VERNA
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French chemist : BAUME
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Jacob's son : LEVI
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Fraternal org. : BPOE
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Sooner : OKIE
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Blackbird : MERL
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Rels. : BROS
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These: Fr. : CES
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Lady of Spain : SRA
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G.I. wear : ODS
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF

Answer summary: 28 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 20 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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