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New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1966

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 698 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,035
Across
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Passengers. : FARES
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Staircase: It. : SCALA
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Roll. : BAGEL
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Straight: Prefix. : RECTI
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Tree. : ALAMO
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Son of Eber. : PELEG
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Parking place for chariots. : AGORA
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Pharmaceutical item. : ALOIN
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Transportation, in legend. : MAGICCARPET
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Transportation, in folklore. : BROOMSTICKS
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Man Friday: Abbr. : ASST
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Quaker gray. : ACIER
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City in West Riding. : LEEDS
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Type of fence. : PICKET
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Pungent plant. : CRESS
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Entangles. : MIRES
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Small: Prefix. : MINI
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Canceled. : OFF
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___ today . . . : HERE
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Wines of SW France. : PALUS
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Measurements. : LENGTHS
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Succeed to. : FOLLOW
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Horny: Prefix. : CERAT
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Reading matter. : TALES
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Against: Abbr. : OPP
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Relative of 93 Across. : FRYER
51
Transportation, in song. : SWEETCHARIOT
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Troika team. : TRIO
55
Chemical compound. : AMINE
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Stay. : TARRY
57
Building for streetcars. : BARN
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Inspected: Slang. : CASED
59
___ wear. : MENS
60
Iron: Prefix. : FERRO
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Use up. : SPEND
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Wall sections. : PANELS
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Work: Prefix : ERG
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Transportation, in a novel. : SHIPOFFOOLS
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Short matches. : VESTAS
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Operatic roles. : MANONS
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Resort place. : INN
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Smooth. : SILKEN
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Harriers. : RACERS
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Transportation, in myth. : WINGEDSHOES
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G.P.'s. : DRS
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German cake. : KUCHEN
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Meets squarely. : FACES
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Serviceable. : UTILE
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Instigate. : ABET
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Pigment. : OCHER
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Evidence. : CLUE
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Surpassing. : ABOVE
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Stubborn as ___. : AMULE
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Rebuked. : CHID
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Transportation, in a poem. : PEAGREENBOAT
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Bovine animal. : DOGIE
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Pullet. : HEN
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Arm of the sea. : FIRTH
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Coupled. : MATED
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Trough of a kind. : MANGER
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Senores' garb. : SERAPES
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Made a choice. : OPTED
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Phoenician deity. : BAAL
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Measurements: Abbr. : YDS
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George and others. : ADES
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City on the Rhone. : ARLES
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Pied-à-___. : TERRE
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Small wheel. : CASTER
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Suffix with fix or vex. : ATION
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Fort ___. : BRAGG
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Point of land. : SPIT
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Transportation, in a poem. : ONEHOSSSHAY
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Seven-___. : LEAGUEBOOTS
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Polynesian wraparound. : PAREU
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Agreed. : ATONE
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___ a minute. : AMILE
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Smart guy. : ALECK
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Inaugurate. : START
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Iberian abodes. : CASAS
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C.G.S. units. : DYNES
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Invaders of yore. : GOTHS
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Pieces of music. : RAGS
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Give voice to. : EMIT
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S.P.C.A. : SOC
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Typewriter part. : SPACER
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Color. : CERISE
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Montagnes. : ALPES
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Sly look. : LEER
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Broker: Abbr. : AGT
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Baseball great. : BABERUTH
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Sees eye to eye. : AGREES
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Commodities. : GOODS
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Antony's friend. : EROS
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Take it on the ___. : LAM
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TV preoccupation. : RATINGS
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Bring out. : ELICIT
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Relative of 93 Across. : COCK
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Shaver: Var. : TIKE
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Sort of sch. : INST
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English poet. : CAREW
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Musical instrument. : SPINET
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Color. : LILAC
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Job. : CHORE
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Award film. : MARTY
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Financial windfall. : MELON
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Hall ___. : OFFAME
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Quondam. : FORMER
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Transportation, in a song. : FLYINGMACHINE
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___ the realm. : PEEROF
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Highland VIP. : LAIRD
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Transportation, in an expression. : HORSEANDBUGGY
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Sales talks. : SPIELS
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Optical glass. : LENS
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___ de Pasco, Peru. : CERRO
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Prefix with fix or form. : TRANS
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Schools of whales. : PODS
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Relatives of schooners. : STEINS
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Threads, in weaving. : WARPS
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Hudson hero. : ABEL
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Aunt: Ger. : TANTE
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Hogsheads. : CASKS
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Musical instrument. : FHORN
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The "Trolley" and others. : SONGS
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Bread. : PONE
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W. I. volcano. : PELEE
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Scornful look. : SNEER
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Very well: Colloq. : FINE
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Color. : VIOLET
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Hurt. : ACHED
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Hindu god. : SHIVA
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Apparel trimmings. : RUCHES
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English author. : WAUGH
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Baker's man. : ICER
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Nicknamed. : DUBBED
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Put up with. : STOOD
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Counted (on). : RELIED
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Bovine animals. : STEERS
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German bacteriologist. : KOCH
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Shoes of a sort. : FLATS
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Sun god. : AMON
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Largest asteroid. : CERES
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Ponies up. : ANTES
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Robin Hood's Allan. : ADALE
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Tootlers. : PIPERS
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Help. : EMPLOYES
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Consumed. : EATEN
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Cinema term. : FADEOUT
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Oleo, in Soho. : MARGE
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Instead. : RATHER
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Queenly sobriquet. : ORIANA
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Hound. : BEAGLE
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Polemicizes. : ARGUES
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Mountain of Greece. : ATHOS
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Wagon ___. : TRAIN
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Lawmen, for short. : COPS
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College course: Abbr. : ANAT
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Evening: It. : SERA
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Dog, in movies. : ASTA
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___ guest. : BEMY
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Fly alone. : SOLO
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Lindsay or Johnson. : POET
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Hankering. : ITCH
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Sounds of annoyance. : TSKS
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Indian. : SAC
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See 19 Down. : LAD
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Gladstone. : BAG

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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