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FIT TO BE DYED

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1969

Author:
Mary Murdoch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,155
Across
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Meld : MERGE
6
Variety bit : ACT
9
Black Sea arm : AZOV
13
Signature of a playwright : GBSHAW
19
Indian timber tree : GAMARI
20
Shout : RAH
21
Appoint : NAME
22
Record : NOTATE
23
Outer layer : EXODERM
25
Sea birds : GREENCORMORANTS
28
Missile : TITAN
29
___ de vie : EAU
31
Chemical prefix : ACI
32
Coin-tossing routine : ODDMANOUT
33
Asparagus sprengeri : EMERALDFEATHER
37
___ of dishes : ASET
38
Writings: Abbr. : MSS
39
Fare : DIET
40
Recent: Pref. : NEO
41
Adjective suffix : EAN
43
Corrupt : DEBASE
48
Brief biography : VITA
49
Méditerranée : MER
50
Coins : CENTS
52
Girl's narne : SONIA
53
Cuts of meat : LOINS
55
Witticism : PUN
56
Goodbyes in Roma : ADDIOS
58
Droop : WILT
59
Time period : CYCLE
60
Mme. ___ : DESTAEL
63
Rats : SQUEALSON
65
Suffix for top or typ : ICAL
66
Wine : PORT
67
Jane Fonda film : BALLOU
69
Mischievous: Sp. : AVIESO
70
Poet Walter et al. : DELAMARES
72
Lozenge : DROP
73
Terry : ELLEN
75
Channel : SEAGATE
76
Hairlike structure : PILUS
77
Mountain passes : AIRGAPS
81
Observing : EYING
83
Landing vessels : LCIS
84
Pales : TURNSGRAY
86
Euryale, for instance : GORGON
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Italian man's name : RAFAEL
91
Cassini : OLEG
92
Mellow : RIPE
93
Regards too highly : OVERRATES
95
Theater tests : TRYOUTS
97
Springs : LEAPS
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Cockney dwelling : OUSE
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Stew : SEETHE
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Wife : MRS
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Literary works : POESY
103
Carried on : PLIED
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Golf great : SNEAD
106
Ballet step : PAS
107
Sally ___ : LUNN
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Trumpet call : SENNET
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Under warranty: Abbr. : GRD
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Civic: Abbr. : MUN
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Mass of ice : BERG
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Sawlike: Prefix : PRI
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Ohio city : LIMA
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English primrose : JACKINTHEGREEN
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I.O.U. holders : CREDITORS
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Chemistry degree : BCE
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Bear: Sp. : OSA
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Moon valley : RILLE
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Smollett's spendthrift : PEREGRINEPICKLE
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Go back in : REENTER
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Indian : APACHE
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Exude : EMIT
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Be troubled : AIL
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Sovereign's stand-in : REGENT
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Chair parts : SPLATS
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Prong : TINE
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Aves. : STS
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Horse sound : SNORT
Down
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Sayings : MAXIMS
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Holds forth : EMOTES
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Navigator's aid : RADAR
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Drink flavoring : GRENADINE
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Goddess of healing : EIR
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Debate : ARGUE
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Sedan : CAR
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Globe, for instance : THEATER
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Gun girl : ANNIE
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Ibex : ZAC
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Kind of marble : VERDANTIQUE
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Inhabited by gremlins : GNOMED
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Salts : BORATES
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Comedian Laurel : STAN
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Arizona tribe : HANO
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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___ Indies : WEST
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"Go ___, Rover" : GETEM
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Judith Anderson role : MEDEA
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Ape : ECHO
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Docs : MDS
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Fore's partner : AFT
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Wagons-___ : LITS
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Concerning : ANENT
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Kind of instrument : REED
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So ___ : ANDSO
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Sporting place : BOWLINGGREEN
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Flavoring : ANISE
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Missile places : SILOS
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" . . . could ___ lean" : EATNO
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Common : VILLAGEGREEN
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Obligations : MUSTS
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Unfeelingly : CALLOUSLY
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French coin : SOU
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French school : LYCEE
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Florida city : OCALA
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Dumas ___ : PERE
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Kind of wax : SEALING
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Spanish hero et al. : CIDS
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Carl Van ___ : DOREN
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Renounced : ABDICATED
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Sooner : EARLIER
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Asserts : AVERS
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Films : PATINAS
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Certain discs : LPS
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City official : MAYOR
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Household gods : LARES
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Litigant: Abbr. : PLF
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Melodies : ARIAS
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A Yokum : PAPPY
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Scottish tools : SYES
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Demantoid : GREENGARNET
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Takes a trip : TOURS
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Business abbreviations : ULTS
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Burgess's boors : GOOPS
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Immature seed : OVULE
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Varnish ingredient : RESIN
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Flower : ASTER
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Thine: Fr. : TES
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Some Arabians : OMANI
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Bills: Slang : LONGGREEN
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Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
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Simple's partner : PURE
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Elation : DELIGHT
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Australian birds : PUKEKAS
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Operetta composer : LEHAR
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Headings: Fr. : TITRES
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Twice DCL : MCCC
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Certain noblemen: Abbr. : BTS
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Fur worker : PELTER
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Give in : RELENT
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Passive : INERT
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French pronoun : MOI
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___ to eat : ABITE
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Carols : NOELS
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A Beatle : RINGO
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Accountants: Abbr. : CPAS
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Corded fabric : REPP
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Of an age : ERAL
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Ten: Prefix : DECA
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Kind of truck, for short : SEMI
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Fasten : PIN
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Sat down : LIT
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Pause fillers : ERS

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 20 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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