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WORD WEAVING

New York Times, Sunday, February 9, 1969

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,120
Across
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Let off : SPARED
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Short of : ALMOST
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Italian foods : PASTAS
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From office boy to boss : CAREER
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Expert teaser : NEEDLER
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Eastern Christian : UNIATE
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Philosophic doctrines : ORGANA
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Cupboard : ARMOIRE
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Surveyor's helpers : RODMEN
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Wander : ROAM
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Creator of Hans Castorp : MANN
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Finery : REGALIA
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Degrees : MAS
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Old measure : ELL
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Less taxing : EASIER
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Fastener : RIVET
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Eleonora : DUSE
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Capek : KAREL
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Corrupts : VENALIZES
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Peaks : ACMES
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Wrap in waxed cloth : CERE
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Tidy : SNUG
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Flew in a way : SOLOED
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Purvey : CATER
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Finishing touches : ICINGS
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Settled up : REPAID
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Computer word : SOPHISTICATION
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Girl's name : ADA
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___ tenens (stand-in) : LOCUM
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"Make thee ___ of gopher wood" : ANARK
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Farewell: Lat. : VALE
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Common effort : COOPERATION
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Box of a kind : LOGE
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Off center : ATILT
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With: Scot. : AMANG
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Column style : IONIC
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Associate of Phiz : BOZ
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Top men : GENERALISSIMOS
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Plane wing support : CABANE
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Of deserts : EREMIC
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Girl's name : SUZAN
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Opera heroes : TENORS
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Large birds : EMUS
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Vegetable : BEET
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Given by word : PAROL
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Restore : REINSTATE
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U.S. violinist : STERN
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Axe mark : NOTCH
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"Go Tell ___ Rhody" : AUNT
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An Allen : ETHAN
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Brings to mind : EVOKES
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Arctic explorer : RAE
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Man's name : IRA
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Expressed contempt : SNEERED
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Gone : AWAY
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Bean : LIMA
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Gossip: Colloq. : NORATE
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"The ___ Worker" : MIRACLE
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Lawless one : RIOTER
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Patterns for tracing : EPURES
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Grudging : ENVIOUS
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Interpolate : INSERT
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Gives pause : DETERS
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Deeds : GESTES
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Lost sheep : ESTRAY
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Made points : SCORED
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Release, in a way : PAROLE
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Wild sheep : ARGALI
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500 sheets : REAM
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Poetic dusk : EEN
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Tense state : DRAMA
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Deceitful one : ANANIAS
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"Camelot" librettist : LERNER
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___ sahib : MEM
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Repute : ODOR
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More crafty : SLIER
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Equivocation : TERGIVERSATION
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Strict : PURITANIC
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Buffalo's cousin : ANOA
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A Caesar : SID
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Jewish month : TAMMUZ
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Relaxed : ATEASE
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Five ___ : SENSES
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Plunder, old style : REAVE
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Questioned : ASKED
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Eye part : LENS
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Wind : ENCOIL
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News summary : RECAP
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Type of computer : DIGITAL
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Festivity : GALA
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Makes dull : LETHARGIZES
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Roman poet : LUCAN
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French claret : MEDOC
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Queen: Sp. : REINA
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More dignified : SEDATER
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Iridescent : OPALINE
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Pilot's concern : COMPASSBEARING
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Islands in Bay of Bengal : NICOBAR
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Stheno et al. : GORGONS
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Pepper effect : SNEEZE
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Devastate : RAVAGE
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Finland, to the Finns : SUOMI
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Musketeers and others : TRIOS
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Image : IKON
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Form of carbon : COAL
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In one's ___ : ELEMENT
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Follow : ENSUE
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More fussy : NICER
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Adjusts sails : TRIMS
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Church laws : CANONS
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Perspicacity : ACUTENESS
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Having a dull finish : MATTE
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Machete : BOLO
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Japanese verse form : TANKA
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Overstuff : SATE
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Ability : PROWESS
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Poured : RAINED
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Gibraltar to Lapland : EUROPE
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Getting nowhere : INARUT
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Topic : THEME
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Appraise : EVALUE
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Not so fresh : TRITER
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Steichen's eye : CAMERA
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Sincere : HEARTY
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Audacity : NERVE
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High perch : EYRIE
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Suffix with gang or mob : STER
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Platform : DAIS
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Asea : LOST
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Exist : ARE
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Small house : COT
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Political winners : INS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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