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PUNNY GIRLS

New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 1969

Author:
John Willig
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
John Willig has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,393
Across
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Scheme : ANGLE
6
Gaucho gear : RIATA
11
Where the Acheron flows : HADES
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Saw : ADAGE
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Raid : FORAY
22
"Stop ___" : ONRED
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Grownup : ADULT
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Parlor piece : DIVAN
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Gateway to U. S. wonderland? : ALICEISLAND
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Invalid, in a girlish way : NELLANDVOID
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Have status : RATE
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Chinese weight : TAEL
31
Without spirit : SADLY
33
Eases : RELENTS
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Seam : DART
35
Catch-all for some : PURSE
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"___ forgive . . . " : ASWE
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With venom : NASTILY
41
Film director : CAPRA
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Bird: Lat. : AVIS
43
Shield knob : UMBO
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Somewhat : INAWAY
48
Police conveyance? : PATTYWAGON
50
Scottish terrier : CAIRN
51
Bikini or Kwajalein : CORAL
52
Too much: Music : TANTO
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___ jacet : HIC
54
Golf nickname : ARNIE
55
Periods : ERAS
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___ over lightly : ONCE
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Father of Boys Town : FLANAGAN
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Relative of a plater : NAG
62
Rude refusal : NAH
63
Entertain : AMUSE
65
Dessert : PIE
66
Moving back and forth : DARTLING
68
Just manage, with "out" : EKE
69
Going at a good clip : BERYLLINGALONG
73
Tax in Dublin : CESS
74
At hand : NEAR
76
Electric ___ : EEL
77
Name for Clay : ALI
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Some lotions : OILS
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Girlish tantrums : MADS
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Fuller explanations? : CLARAFICATIONS
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Kipling's O'Hara : KIM
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Former Italian colonial : ERITREAN
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Bishop in "Henry V" : ELY
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Mistreat : ABUSE
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Feminine suffix : INE
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Drop bait lightly : DAP
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Small covered passage : ARCATURE
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Annoyer : GNAT
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Formerly, of old : ERST
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Part of long-run play title : ABIES
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Split ___ : HAIRS
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Play part : ACTII
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Illuminated : LITUP
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Settles anew? : EMMAGRATES
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Withdraw : SECEDE
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Simon ___ : SAYS
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V.I.P. place : DAIS
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Hawk leashes : LUNES
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Chiding mother, for short : SCOLDER
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Odd: Scot. : ORRA
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Links : BONDS
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Kind of collar : ETON
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Basic items : STAPLES
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Stale : MUSTY
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Assert : AVER
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Sumptuous : POSH
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Tag for a hotrodder? : HELENWHEELS
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Name for an eloper? : MARIANHASTE
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___ at last! : ALONE
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Siouan : OSAGE
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Old word of regret : ALACK
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Kind of crime : ARSON
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Smartly dressed : NATTY
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Carried : TOTED
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Retreats : NESTS
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Stage devices : DROPS
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Distant : AFAR
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Piano hit of twenties : NOLA
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Pluck : GRIT
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Duchesse, for one : LACE
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Observe : EYE
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Kind of garden : ROSARY
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What Buzzards Bay is : INLET
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Asian sea : ARAL
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Hamilton bill : TEN
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Signifies : ADDSUPTO
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Cutting tool : HANDSAW
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Astaire : ADELE
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In a proper way : DULY
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Building wing : ELL
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Has top billing : STARSIN
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Low place : DIVE
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English river : AVON
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Trot or gallop : GAIT
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Butts : ENDS
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Saragat's country : ITALY
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Tidings : NEWS
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Lauder, to cockneys : ARRY
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Certain tones : DIAL
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Paw in Paris : PATTE
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Salad ingredient : AVOCADO
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Creed set up in 325 A.D. : NICENE
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Hooded jacket : ANORAK
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Girl's gift for finding goodies? : SARAHENDIPITY
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Start of Clement Moore poem : TWAS
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Postal device : CANCELER
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Hillbilly's anti : AGIN
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Mideast initials : UAR
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Attired like a mouse : MINNIESKIRTED
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Some Irishmen : BRIANS
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Walk ___ : ONEGGS
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Heartsease : PANSY
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Eureka's relative : AHA
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Jargon : CANT
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Barnstorm : TOUR
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Newspaper section: Abbr. : FIN
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One kind of gift : LEGACY
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Started, to poets : GAN
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Inert gases : ARGONS
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Camel's-hair cloth : ABA
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Textile dealer, in London : MERCER
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Filch : PILFER
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Kind of train: Abbr. : LCL
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Pasture : LEA
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Winglike part : ALA
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Liturgical prayers : LITANIES
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Reckoned: Abbr. : EST
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Noun suffix : ISE
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Awards : MEDALS
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Yemen's land : ARABIA
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Resinous substance : LAC
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Lack of vigor: Var. : ANAEMIA
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Building beams : IBARS
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Inning units : OUTS
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Where to be on a rainy day : INSIDE
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One's own thing : METIER
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Grate upon : RASP
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Some turkeys : TOMS
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Group of fifty : USA
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Revolutionary general : GATES
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Of the church: Abbr. : ECCL
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Muscle: Suffix : EUS
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Super's helper : HANDYMAN
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Long time : AEON
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Sound range : EARSHOT
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Polished : GLOSSED
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Smallest one : RUNT
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Disdain : SCORN
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Attracted : DREW
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Swiss ___ : STEAKS
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Sec. of State under Cleveland : OLNEY
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Swell : BULGE
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Oust : EVICT
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Thai language : SHAN
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Honduran port : TELA
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Thanks ___! : ALOT
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Confined (with up) : PENT
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See 115 Down : MEAT
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Macaws : ARAS
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Young salmon : PARR
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Bone: It. : OSSO
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Organ part : STOP
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Gossipy women : HENS
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Drink : ALE
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Owned : HAD

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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