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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, December 3, 1967

40-Across : Posy.

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.80, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 583 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,686
Across
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Adorn. : EMBOSS
7
Carne ___ (beef): Sp. : DEVACA
13
Envelop. : SWATHE
19
Recent Venus visitor. : MARINER
21
Resins. : ELEMIS
22
Cookery ingredient. : CITRON
23
Church dignitary. : PRELATE
24
Adroitness. : SLEIGHTOFHAND
26
Aunt: Sp. : TIA
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Part of a prayer book. : PSALTER
29
Penetrating. : ACUTE
30
Punta ___ Este. : DEL
31
Beasts of burden. : YAKS
33
Burrows. : LAIRS
34
Float. : RAFT
35
Inspiring goddess. : MUSE
36
Piquancy. : NIP
37
Coal mining engine. : JINNY
38
Tendency. : BENT
39
Actualities. : FACTS
40
Posy. : NOSEGAY
42
Ample. : FAT
43
Sweets. : HONEYS
44
Beneficial treatments. : REGIMENS
46
Sad and pensive, in music. : MESTO
48
House: Prefix. : ECO
49
Slow-gaited horses. : AMBLERS
50
With steadfastness. : PERSEVERINGLY
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Frolics. : SPREES
56
Impedes. : HANDICAPS
57
Deer. : ROE
58
Banks. : TIERS
59
Pennant winners. : CARDINALS
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Stage name. : EVANS
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Baseball abbreviation. : ERA
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Quality of potato chips. : SALTINESS
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Platforms. : STANDS
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Reaccustom to home life. : REDOMESTICATE
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Average man. : JOHNDOE
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Dandy. : FOP
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Looks over. : SCANS
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Douzepers. : PALADINS
72
Good advice, as of 1859. : GOWEST
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State: Abbr. : IND
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Redstone, for instance. : ARSENAL
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Seed parts. : ARILS
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School official: Abbr. : SUPT
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Vehicles of a sort. : PRAMS
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Sea journal. : LOG
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See 22 Across. : RIND
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Capital of Yemen. : SANA
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___ Minh. : HOCHI
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City areas: Abbr. : SQRS
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Nurtured. : FED
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Be in store. : AWAIT
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Grain alcohol. : ETHANOL
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Middle East initials. : UAR
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Contumacious. : INSUBORDINATE
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Critical. : EXIGENT
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Kitchen gadget. : STONER
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Vaned device. : LOUVER
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Brazilian rubber tree. : SERINGA
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Precursor. : HERALD
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Makes a beginning. : ENTERS
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City on the Loire. : NANTES
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Meaningless. : EMPTY
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Lady of May-day games. : MARIAN
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Custom of sharing a repast. : BREAKINGBREAD
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Painting. : OIL
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Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
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Social groups. : SETS
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Goal. : DESTINY
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One of the Queens. : ELLERY
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Changes direction. : VEERS
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"Here ___ ... " : AMI
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Purse or pocket item. : CIGARETTECASE
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Refuse receptacle. : ASHCAN
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Pennsylvania Senator. : SCOTT
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Spouse. : WIFE
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Of sports: Abbr. : ATH
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Vilify. : TRADUCE
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Satinpod. : HONESTY
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Everlasting. : ENDLESS
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Makes new groupings. : REALIGNS
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Cluster. : TUFT
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Wools: Sp. : LANAS
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Robber. : SPOILER
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Opera role. : MANON
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Taunts. : JEERS
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Nursery equipment. : BASSINETS
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Centers of activity. : FOCI
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Widgeons. : SMEES
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Juvenile hero. : FERDINAND
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Pronoun. : HERS
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TV term. : RASTER
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Dominion. : EMPIRE
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Begging. : MENDICANT
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Ellipses. : OVALS
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Profit sharing. : PARTICIPATION
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45-rpm records. : EPS
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Bombastic. : GRANDILOQUENT
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Noted baritone. : LONDON
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Assents. : YESSES
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Ceases. : HALTS
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Instance: Fr. : CAS
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Frome. : ETHAN
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Wanton destroyers. : VANDALS
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Clan. : SEPT
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Flatfishes. : SOLES
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"Stand like Druids ___ ... " : OFELD
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Green shade. : MOSS
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Flowers. : JASMINES
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European capital. : PRAHA
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Halfbeak's cousin. : GARFISH
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Cuban province. : ORIENTE
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Type of chair. : WINDSOR
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Cupid and others. : ARCHERS
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River into the Moselle. : SAAR
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Busy. : UNIDLE
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Dutch artist. : POTTER
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Farm. : GRANGE
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Scimitar. : SWORD
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Lift with effort. : HEAVE
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Dueña's charges: Abbr. : SRTAS
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Tasman. : ABEL
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Farm team. : OXEN
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Ankara coin. : LIRA
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Article: Sp. : UNA
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Filbert. : NUT
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Card game. : GIN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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