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New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 1969

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 511 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,428
Across
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Upstairs and downstairs : MAIDS
6
California wine valley : NAPA
10
Drooping : ALOP
14
Change lines in music : REBAR
19
Map addition : INSET
20
Civil War combatants : IRONCLADS
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U.S. textile inventor : EARLE
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Cobbler : SOLER
24
Air terminal of sorts : MOONLANDINGSITE
26
Plow soles : SLADES
28
Word of obligation : SHOULD
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Mythical place of darkness : EREBUS
30
Hankering : YEN
31
Basilica area : APSE
33
Periodical, for short : MAG
34
Minuscule : WEE
35
Compass reading : ESE
36
Resign : DEMIT
38
Mischief-maker : IMP
40
McGuffey's output : READER
43
Gyrated : SPUN
45
Coated iron plates : TERNES
47
"___ blue?" : AMI
48
Where Ybor City is : TAMPA
52
Look after : TEND
53
Locations : SEATS
54
Business-letter abbreviation : ENCL
55
Wind around : SPOOL
56
" . . . can you spare ___" : ADIME
58
Recipients : PRESENTEES
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Bulrush : TULE
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Went on about : RAVED
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Sunday talk: Abbr. : SER
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Butterfly : VICEROY
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Home of the IRT : NYC
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Weak consonants : LENES
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Belief : CREDO
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Some jewelry : PASTE
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Expose : AIR
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Fur animal : RACCOON
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Restraint : LEASH
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"Recessional" word : LEST
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Nickname for Australians : CORNSTALKS
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Couple : UNITE
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Kilmer title : TREES
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Relatives of rabbets : RUTS
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TV name : BERLE
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Precipitated: Dialect : SNEW
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Item in the black : ASSET
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"___ was saying" : ASI
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Worthless : NOGOOD
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Gets off the track : ERRS
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Dour : SULLEN
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Before : ERE
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___ terre : PIEDA
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Dull noise : BAM
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German article : DAS
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High note : ELA
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Insulative material : FELT
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Freudian concepts : IDS
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Hill nymphs : OREADS
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Orange oil : NEROLI
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Tragus : EARLET
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Certain go-between : REALESTATEAGENT
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Flycatcher : PEWEE
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Drew, for one : ACTOR
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Palmist's reading : HEARTLINE
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Equip for battle, old style : ENARM
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River to Hudson Bay : HAYES
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Paris airport : ORLY
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Whilom : ERST
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Eye swellings: Var : STYES
Down
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Little girl : MISSY
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Lizard genus : ANOLE
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Galaxies : ISLANDUNIVERSES
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Scout doing : DEED
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Rill : STREAM
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Filch : NIM
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Stein's repetition : AROSE
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Robin's pal : POOH
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Old Greek war cry : ALALA
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Certain U.S. campus : LANDGRANTCOLLEGE
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Like three or five : ODD
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Before omega : PSI
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Welcomes again : REGREETS
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Let up : EASE
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Payola : BRIBE
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High male voice : ALTUS
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Dodger name : REESE
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Masses : CLUMPS
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Urgency : NEED
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Barbecue parts : SPITS
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Escarpments : STEEPS
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Professional mourner : WAILER
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Bones, et al. : ENDMEN
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Kind of flight : INTERCONTINENTAL
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Hodgepodge : MESS
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Mike man : EMCEE
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In a brown study : RAPT
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Movie biggie : STAR
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Foot keyboards : PEDALIERS
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Kind of book : RARE
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Funicular : MOUNTAINRAILWAY
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Synthetic fiber base : POLYESTER
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Man's nickname : ALEC
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Arthurian lady : ENID
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German river : EDER
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Happening : EVENT
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Singing voice: Abbr. : SOP
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Asian boundary river : YALU
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Cul-de-___ : SAC
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Singer Diana : ROSS
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Got the import : SENSED
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Can. province : ALTA
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Pinkish colors : CORALS
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Oil jar : CRUSE
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Soup pods: Var. : OKRO
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Slanting : ASLOPE
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Axes : HEWS
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Starting places : TEES
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People of Assam : ABOR
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Certain watchmakers : STUDDERS
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Roman official : EDILE
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___-hand : NEARAT
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Bonny of Scotland : LASS
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Storehouses : ETAPES
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Famed Idaho name : BORAH
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Tropical palm : ARECA
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Thought-provoking : MEATY
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Skeptical : LEERY
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Mickey et al. : FINNS
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U.S. industrialist: 1804–1886 : DEERE
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Banana bunches : STEMS
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Lily plant : ALOE
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Eye : OGLE
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Learning: Scot. : LEIR
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Let out : RENT
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Even if, for short : THO
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Chalice veil : AER
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Asian holiday : TET

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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