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FITTING PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 1970

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 590 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,792
Across
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Peachy : SWELL
6
___ California : BAJA
10
Kilderkin : CASK
14
Kind of comedy : SERIO
19
Malaga raisin : LEXIA
20
Norse name : OLAF
21
On the blink : OUTOFWHACK
23
Prepare to shave : GETONESELFINTOALATHER
26
Insurance problems : DENTS
27
Pass off : FOIST
28
Bellow's concern : PLOT
29
Relative of Mme. : SRA
30
Opposed to : VERSUS
31
Calpurnia, for one : UXOR
32
Paris areas : PARCS
34
Publisher's abbr. : EDN
35
Some racers : MARES
38
Brood of young birds : NIDE
40
Attacked : HADAT
44
Beery : NOAH
46
Himalayan denizens : YETIS
48
Electrical units : VARS
50
Before febrero : ENERO
51
Great Horde division : DULAT
53
Depreciate : CHEAPEN
55
Bills : POSTERS
57
Glasses : STEMWARE
59
French pince-nez : LORGNON
61
Drills : APES
62
Ineffectual : VAIN
63
Branches : RAMI
65
Come-on : LURE
66
Wheel spoke: Fr. : RAI
67
Designate in a way : POINTTHEFINGEROFSCORN
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Suffix for drunk or cow : ARD
74
Table extender : LEAF
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Kind of case : TEST
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Roman emperor : OTHO
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Strains: Scot. : SIES
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Intertwines : ENLACES
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Eradicated : UPROOTED
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Accord : CONCERT
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Trouble : BADTURN
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___ administravit : PLENE
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Road to Alaska : ALCAN
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Cake ingredient : YOLK
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Show rudeness : SNEER
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Snorri Sturluson creation : EDDA
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Some looks : LEERS
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Old recompense : MEED
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Wives, informally : FRAUS
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Hair stylist's problem : BUN
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Elapsed : FLOWN
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Eggs, in Bonn : EIER
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Cape Vert natives : SERERS
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African charm : GBO
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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___ in the right direction : ASTEP
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Stone pillar : STELA
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Done with : ALLOVERBUTTHESHOUTING
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Guiding principle : GOLDENRULE
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First name in opera : EZIO
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Composition : PIECE
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Riding schools: Abbr. : ACADS
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River to North Sea : YSER
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Music sign : REST
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More protected : SAFER
Down
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Ship departure: Abbr. : SLG
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Got rid of : WEEDEDOUT
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Egg on the chin : EXTERNALEVIDENCE
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Public figures : LIONS
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Large hurdy-gurdy : LANTUM
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Cattle genus : BOS
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Before beth : ALEF
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Kind of window : JALOUSIE
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Fasten : AFFIX
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Scheming one : CONTRIVER
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Same: Prefix : AUT
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Reliable pitcher : STOPPER
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Down-under attraction : KOALA
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Certain samples : SWATCHES
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Heavy-duty wire: Abbr. : EHT
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Stadium sounds : RAHS
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Party equipment : ICER
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Soup ingredient : OKRA
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Sherry mold : FLOR
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School assignment : ESSAY
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"The frost ___ the . . . " : ISON
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Hawks : VENDS
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___ Rosa : SANTA
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Phone part: Abbr. : RECR
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Light : ETHEREAL
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Swings : DANGLES
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Gardener's faith in his carrots : DEEPROOTEDBELIEF
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Debtor's situation : ARREAR
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___ the towel : TOSSIN
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Biblical enemy of Jews : HAMAN
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Ragout of game : SALMI
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Seed: Prefix : SPORO
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Gibe : TWIT
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Significant : POINTED
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___ the road : ONEFOR
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Horn : ANTLER
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Mother, for one : NURTURER
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Cordial : AFFABLE
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French mathematician : PASCAL
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Big leaguer : ORIOLE
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Boys'-book writer : HENTY
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Deeds : GESTS
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Kind of light : STOP
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Guitar opening : CHOLE
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Boa : SCARF
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Party-going dandy : CAKEEATER
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Breath: Prefix : PNEA
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Patience : ENDURANCE
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College officials : DEANS
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Subjugates : ENSLAVES
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Release, as hoarded funds : UNFREEZE
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Kind of bill : OMNIBUS
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___-Japanese War : RUSSO
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Region: Abbr. : DIST
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Arrangements : SETUPS
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Indication : OMEN
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Stew : WORRY
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Clear sky : ETHER
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Networks : RETIA
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Silly : GAGA
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Farm ___ : BLOC
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Spanish pot : OLLA
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Greek letters : PSIS
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___ man out : ODD
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Caucho tree : ULE
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In demand : HOT
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Neighbor of Den. : GER

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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