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BRIGHTWORK

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 1971

36-Down : Ventilator

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 111-Down is as it appeared in original, but the actual quote from the movie "Casablanca" is "Play it, Sam."

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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,149
Across
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Psalm word : SELAH
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Birch : BAYH
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Tempo : PACE
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Saunter : AMBLE
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Camera pole : UNIPOD
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___ animo (calmly) : AEQUO
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Roman wife : UXOR
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Casaba : MELON
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Fall back : RETIRE
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Sailor's sounding lead : BLUEPIGEON
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" ... nothing like ___" : ADAME
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Plant of arum family : GREENDRAGON
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TV's Calmer : NED
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Plays the vamp : ENTICES
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Photo, for short : PIC
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Insect : ANT
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A carrot and ___ : ASTICK
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Flour pot : SIEVE
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Red: Sp. : ROJO
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Convenes : SITS
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___ cadabra : ABRA
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What Gelett Burgess never did : SAWAPURPLECOW
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Tax org. : IRS
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Music groups : TRIOS
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Winged : ALATE
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Certain party people: Abbr. : LIBS
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Draws a bead on : AIMS
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Pieces of flinty rock : CHERTS
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Snoop : NOSE
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Eye: Prefix : OCULO
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Of a body fluid : LYMPHOID
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In ___ time : DUE
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Burn out : GUT
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Former believer : APOSTATE
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Praise, old style : PLAUD
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Fish : EELS
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Kind of floss : DENTAL
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Kids : RAGS
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Poet's word : OFT
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Others: Sp. : OTRAS
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Anti-union ploy : YELLOWDOGCONTRACT
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Fads : RAGES
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Miquelon, e.g. : ILE
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Jerusalem hill: Var. : SION
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Cornell's home : ITHACA
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Libido : EROS
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Over : ENDED
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Centerpieces : EPERGNES
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He, in Paris : LUI
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Gal of song : SAL
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Yorick's predecessor : ALASPOOR
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Buckler of old : TARGE
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Williams et al. : TEDS
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Turkish sultans : ABDULS
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Baseball's Francona : TITO
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Hess, for one : NAZI
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Weizmann : CHAIM
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Sky scales : LIBRA
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Ziegler, to Nixon : RON
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Barfly's fancy : PINKELEPHANTS
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Tense : TAUT
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N.C.O. : SERG
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Winner at Brandywine : HOWE
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Father of Oedipus : LAIUS
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Prayer : LITANY
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Dictionary entry: Abbr. : SYN
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Indian weight : SER
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Degree for space men : EAA
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Kind of mat : WELCOME
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Old hand : VET
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Features of whodunits : REDHERRINGS
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Believer: Suffix : ARIAN
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Canadian capital : WHITEHORSE
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Hair tints : RINSES
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Onward : ALONG
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Stutz, for one : AUTO
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Bean : ORSON
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Put up with : ENDURE
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Time periods: Abbr. : CENTS
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Kind of diet : LEAN
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Logwood and catechu : DYES
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"Whither ___ thou?" : GOEST
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Billow : SURGE
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Spanish month : ENERO
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Rock suffixes : LITES
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Cap-___ : APIE
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Salty dance : HORNPIPE
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Neighbor of Neth. : BELG
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Water: Prefix : AQUO
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Chinese river : YUEN
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Short trip : HOP
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Sound of West Coast : PUGET
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Fired : AXED
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Dove talk : COO
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Borgnine, etc. : ERNESTS
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Cremonan : AMATI
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Health program : MEDICARE
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Pacific slave ship : BLACKBIRDER
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Capital of Togo : LOME
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Of God: Fr. : DEDIEU
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Arab robe : ABA
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Not at all : INNOWAY
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Phone part: Abbr. : RCVR
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Theater ad abbr. : NTS
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Garlic, in Lima : AJO
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Ventilator : AIRSHAFT
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Stuff : SATE
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Report-card entry : EPLUS
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Get back on : REBOARD
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Mil. school : OCS
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Famed Alpine pass : SIMPLON
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Kneecap : ROTULA
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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___-froid : SANG
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Orally : ALOUD
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Fritter : WASTE
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Swing : LILT
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Cleric's degree : THD
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Prankish one : IMP
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Spanish hero : CID
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October stone : OPAL
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Hill, in Italy : COLLINA
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Longer-limbed : LEGGIER
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Make a louder sound : OUTRING
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Sweetsop : ATES
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N.M. resort : TAOS
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Girl's name : ETTA
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Humorist et al. : NYES
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Old English poet : SCOP
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U.S. publisher : OCHS
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The same ___ : OLDSTORY
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Like a willow : WEEPING
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Words for a movie sequence : ONETAKE
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Add more seasoning : RESALT
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Lawrence's place : ARABIA
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High-priced bars : GOLDBULLION
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Not radioactive : CLEAN
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C.P.A. job : AUDIT
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City lines : ELS
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Speck : DOT
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Demolish : RAZE
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Cook-out unit : GRILL
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Doctrines : ISMS
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Botanical cycle : OOPHYTE
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Arabic letters : THAS
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Stinging : URTICANT
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Compass reading : NNW
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Insect sound : CHURRING
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Urban task : RENEWAL
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Euripides title : ION
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At ___ (resting) : EASE
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State capital : PIERRE
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"Play it again, ___" : SAM
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Eastern societies : TONGS
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Nature writer : SETON
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Follow : ENSUE
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Textile workers : AGERS
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Entry in black : ASSET
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W.W. II girl : WAAC
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___ Gardner : ERLE
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" ... ___ brevis" : VITA
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Movies' Calhoun : RORY
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Brit. medals : DSOS
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Brooder : HEN
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Blue: Prefix : INDO
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Vietnam port : HUE
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Trough : HOD

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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