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PHRASEOLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1970

108-Across : Nonpartisans: Abbr.

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27 Grid has duplicate clues.
Bert Beaman has 46 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,491
Across
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Canadian resort : GASPE
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Comprehending words : ISEE
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Make possible : ENABLE
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Spanish ladies : DAMAS
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N. H. peak : ADAMS
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Process that makes water bubbly : CARBONATION
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Fourflusher : PHONY
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Fizzle : LEMON
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Famous bridge jumper : BRODIE
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Dead duck : GONER
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Rhythm, in Britain : METRE
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Renovate : REDO
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One kind of man : YES
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Morning song : MATIN
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Man: Prefix : HOMIN
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Looked happy : GRINNED
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Equipment for Leinsdorf : BATON
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Math abbreviation : COSEC
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Berth : BILLET
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___ grade : MAKETHE
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Go off : BURST
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Uses a crystal ball : GAZES
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Western alliance : OAS
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Zola : EMILE
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Ocean salvaging equipment : DEEPSEATUBE
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Develop : EDUCE
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Yummy : DELISH
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Exposed : BARED
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Sped : HIED
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Verb suffix : ESCE
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Heraldic term : ORLE
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Novel locale : ADANO
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Images : ICONS
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Kind of vessel : RAIDER
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Award: Abbr. : CIT
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Mirthful : RIANT
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Accustom : INURE
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Drub : CUDGEL
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3-R centers : SCHOOLROOMS
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Victory celebrations : SNAKEDANCES
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Retreats : AERIES
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Bushlands : WILDS
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Like some foods : FRIED
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N. Y. subway : IRT
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Clasp : ENFOLD
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Reserves : POOLS
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River to Danube : ISAR
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Jimmy : DEAN
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Elder : TREE
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Generate : SPAWN
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Of an old Nile city : TANITE
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British Lady of note : ASTOR
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Zero, to athletes : HORSECOLLAR
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Blackthorns : SLOES
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Confronted : MET
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Make ___ of things : AMESS
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Doctor's concern : DOSES
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Escorts : ATTENDS
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Lawyer's problem : ESTATE
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Nonpartisans: Abbr. : NEUTS
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Inverted V : CARET
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Wear ___ : ANDTEAR
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Vermont city : BARRE
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One kind of relations : LABOR
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Stupid one : ASS
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Cape near Lisbon : ROCA
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Philippine bananas : SABAS
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Prefix for a poison : ARSEN
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Execrate : LOATHE
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Turkish carriage : ARABA
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Put aside and forget : CONSIGNTOOBLIVION
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Eastern faith : ISLAM
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___ lips (slips out) : ESCAPESONES
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Heads: Colloq. : DOMES
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Name for a pitcher : LEFTY
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Derides : SCOUTS
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Western hill : MESA
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European : SWEDE
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Loquacious : GABBY
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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Bags: Sp. : SACOS
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Postal abbreviation : PMKD
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Judgments : ESTIMATES
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Kind of cap : ICE
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Cotton processor : SAWGIN
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Mistaken: Abbr. : ERRON
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Jet : EBON
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Slangy retort : NAH
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Kind of pile : ATOMIC
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A Duke of Courland : BIREN
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Bewildered : LOST
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Invigorated : ENERGIZED
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Student's objective: Abbr. : DPL
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Brian : AHERNE
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History-making move : MOMENTOUSDECISION
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Vacuum tube part : ANODE
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Church council : SYNOD
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Kind of town : ONEHORSE
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British waste land : HEATH
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Literary first name : ERLE
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Touched, as a starting line : TOED
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" ... I ___ man with ... " : META
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Girl's name : ILSE
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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Prefix for a metal : CUPRO
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Woods dwellers : BABES
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French wines : MEDOCS
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Wild West talk, for one : AMERICANESE
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Celebrate : KILLTHEFATTEDCALF
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Certain New Englanders : BEANTOWNERS
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Food birds : GUINEAFOWLS
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Like some college courses : ACCELERATED
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Pythoness, for one : SEER
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Mexican timber tree : EBANO
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Annoyance : THORN
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Acclaimed : HAILED
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Indian timber trees : DARS
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Fellow : CUSS
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Most undeveloped : RUDEST
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Babylonian god : ADAD
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Disturb : ROIL
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Land area: Sp. : ISLA
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Line a roof : CEIL
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College town : ORONO
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Standish : MILES
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Money in Uppsala : KRONA
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Urgency : STRESS
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Cools : DISCOURAGES
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Gouda's relative : EDAM
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Irregular : EROSE
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Limits : PALES
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Estuary : INLET
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Kick over ___ : THETRACES
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Side entrances : POSTERNS
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Small planets : ASTEROIDS
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At any ___ : RATE
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German river : EDER
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River to Danube : RAAB
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Rotterdam's river : MAAS
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Fish in a way : TROLL
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___ Mater : STABAT
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Winter resort : NASSAU
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Light craft : CANOES
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Thin as ___ : ARAIL
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Eric, for one : NORSE
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Bench, in Spain : BANCO
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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One at ___ : ATIME
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Did a blacksmith job : SHOED
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Common item : SENSE
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Bartlett's relative : BOSC
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Mouth: Prefix : STOM
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Acknowledge : AVOW
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Girl of song : AMY
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Manuscript abbreviation : IPT
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Youth org. : BSA

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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