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LITERALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, February 2, 1969

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 171, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,113
Across
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Gold or copper : METAL
6
Rib : COSTA
11
Hold up : DELAY
16
Mme. de ___ : STAEL
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Fresh air : OZONE
22
Chose : OPTED
23
Uneven : EROSE
24
Fenetre's relative : PORTE
25
Applause in Yankee Stadium : BRONXCHEERS
27
Irritated archer : CROSSBOWMAN
29
Conn. name : YALE
30
Red Square name : LENIN
31
Embed : PLANT
32
Stays in place, as a ship : LIESTO
33
Peer : BARON
34
Labor name : MEANY
35
Alhambra room : SALA
36
Clasp : FASTENER
40
Minimum : LEAST
41
Noted contralto : ANDERSON
45
City on the Somme : AMIENS
46
Misstaters : LIARS
47
Gray color : ACIER
48
Girl's name : ENA
49
Parts of insects' jaws : MALAE
50
Warning signal conks out : WHISTLESTOPS
53
Cards : ACES
54
Latin phrase : IDEST
55
Hot spots : OASTS
56
Slips : ERRS
57
French numeral : TROIS
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Largest digit : NINE
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Sheer linen : TOILE
60
Thin disk : PATEN
62
Miss Starr : BRENDA
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Clock setting: Abbr. : EST
64
Certain Roman ruins : FALLENARCHES
66
Clarence's cousin : LANDAU
67
Radar spot : BLIP
69
Light-Horse Harry : LEE
70
Hero in Greek legend : IDAS
71
Horse : EQUINE
73
Flexible span : RUBBERBRIDGE
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Oriental pagoda : TAA
83
'49 gold rush name : SUTTER
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Pre-1968 flu : ASIAN
85
Sudden move : LURCH
86
Blanc : MONT
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Warsaw people : POLES
88
Asian VIPs : AGAS
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Central : FOCAL
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Andrea del ___ : SARTO
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Brain passage : ITER
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Drama school teachers : STAGECOACHES
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Fibers : COIRS
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Poetic word : EER
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Intervening: Law : MESNE
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Duplicate : ALIKE
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Polynesian skirts : PAREUS
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Scorned : DESPISED
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Mixes : STIRS
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Personality plus : CHARISMA
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Former dog star : ASTA
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Western resort : TAHOE
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Refuse : DROSS
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Malevolence : MALICE
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Greek island : CHIOS
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Reluctant : LOATH
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Photo of a kind : XRAY
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Where to find an almond : INANUTSHELL
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Mute domestics : DUMBWAITERS
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C'est ___ : LAVIE
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Evangelist McPherson : AIMEE
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Island west of Curacao : ARUBA
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Radio's Baby Snooks : BRICE
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Put right : EMEND
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Reuners : GRADS
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Bremen's river : WESER
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Low point : NADIR
Down
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A Dick : MOBY
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Pound : EZRA
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Dupe : TOOL
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English queen : ANNE
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Word book: Abbr. : LEX
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Stick : COHERE
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___ shut : OPENOR
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Author Gertrude : STEIN
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Bird : TERN
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Commercials : ADS
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Not comme il faut : DECLASSE
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Wandering : ERRANT
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Goofy : LOONY
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Favorable word : YES
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Fly in the ointment : SPOILER
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I've nothing ___ : TOWEAR
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Weapons : ARMS
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French political unit : ETAT
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Fabric : LENO
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Groups : CLANS
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Men about town : BLADES
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Buck or Bailey : PEARL
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Pulitzer Prize poet, 1929 : BENET
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Grocery sign : MEATS
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Cuts : SNIPS
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One of the Four Horsemen : FAMINE
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___ of Gaul : AMADIS
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Mute domestics : SILENTBUTLERS
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Kid : TEASE
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Attend a lecture : LISTEN
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Seeds : ACORNS
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Sequels : SECONDSTORIES
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New York lake : ONEIDA
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Winter resort : NASSAU
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Thread : LISLE
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Up ___ : ATREE
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Australian export : WOOL
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Salute : HAIL
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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Field of activity : ARENA
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England's lifeblood : TRADE
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Candle : TAPER
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Doll up : PREEN
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Tree genus : ACER
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Bounty man : BLIGH
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Penalties : FINES
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Spanish duke : ALBA
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About 61 cubic inches : LITER
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Spotted : ESPIED
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Shakespeare, very often : QUOTEE
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" ... to a ___ a bone ... " : RAGAND
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Custom : USAGE
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Alpine wind : BISE
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City map areas : BLOCKS
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Lace trimming : RUCHE
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Rages: Latin : IRAE
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Legal degrees: Abbr. : DCLS
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Sinus cavity : ANTRUM
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Mother of Xerxes : ATOSSA
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Polynesian : MAORI
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Mixed up : ATSEA
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Make: Fr. : FAIRE
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Marks : SCARS
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Sonnet part : SESTET
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Openings for pets : CATHOLES
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Mixtures : OLIOS
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Botched a pool shot : MISCUED
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Turkish title : PASHA
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___ the neck : PAININ
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Departed : SAILED
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An early Tarzan : CRABBE
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Shooting affair : HOTWAR
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Topic of discourse : THEMA
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Home, in old Rome : DOMUS
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Ryun's distance : MILE
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Former Asian kingdom : ANAM
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Wash : LAVE
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Type of pine : CHIR
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Fly or feather : LURE
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Code word for a letter : XTRA
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Whitelaw ___, journalist : REID
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Bow: Prefix : ARCI
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Belgian river : YSER
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Long Island harbor : SAG
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Blackbird : DAW
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___ Saud : IBN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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