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GUESS WHO

New York Times, Sunday, March 2, 1969

Author:
Betty Leary
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { W Z }, Scrabble score: 779 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Betty Leary has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,141
Across
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Renounce : ABJURE
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Actress Elsie : JANIS
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Egyptian goddess : SATI
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Beak : NEB
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Smallest ones : LEASTS
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Turn outward : EVERT
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Easily done : FACILE
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Biblical name : ONO
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Presiders : EMCEES
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Toy : JACKINTHEBOX
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Folios: Abbr. : PGS
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Fuel : COKE
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Shell : HUSK
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Place : LOCATE
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Purposeful : TELIC
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Appendage : TAB
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To the ___ : POINT
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Constructed: Abbr. : BLT
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Nonsense! : ROT
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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Second-rate : ONEHORSE
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Elm fruit : SAMARA
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"Come ___ . . . " : ALLYE
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Halo : NIMB
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Style of fiction : PICARESQUE
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Iowa town : AMES
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Tasted, in a way : SIPPED
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Any of the Furies : ERINYS
53
Hair style : UPDO
55
Constellation : ARA
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Desk item : LAMP
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Pedestal parts : DADOES
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Poison tree : UPAS
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Cooked : BAKED
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Bower : ARBOR
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Waterfall: Scot. : LINN
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Packaged, in a way : BALED
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Like Prospero and Miranda : ISLED
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Adjective suffix : IAL
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Old Dutch measures : AAMS
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Long-legged birds : STILTS
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Pawns : HOCKS
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Huckster : CHEAPJACK
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Business abbreviation : ULT
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Cut ___ : OFONESJIB
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Glossy lacquer : JAPAN
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People of rank : NOBLES
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Algerian city : ORAN
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Suffix with block and brig : ADE
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Bounce : CAROM
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Archeology finds : BONES
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Pronoun : HERS
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Fenced areas: Abbr. : ENCLS
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Race horse : PACER
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Vehicle : TAXI
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Sounds from the gallery : HISSES
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Turkish weights : OKES
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Haven : ARK
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Frenchman's roof : TOIT
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Basket material : OSIERS
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Texas city : DALLAS
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Garment : ROBE
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Cornbread : JOHNNYCAKE
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Couple : DUAD
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Informal wear : LEVIS
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Canadian physician and others : OSLERS
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Busybody : QUIDNUNC
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Math abbreviation : IQED
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French adjective : SES
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Orchestra section: Abbr. : VLS
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Walls in : MURES
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Etruscan title : LAR
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Occupied : INUSE
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Rome, to Caesar : PATRIA
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Signify : MEAN
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Can. province : ALTA
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1002 : MII
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All : EVERYMANJACK
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Opening in a game : GAMBIT
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Half boot : PAC
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Staves off : STALLS
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Slow learner : DUNCE
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Eliminate : REMOVE
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Sign, informally : INK
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Shaggy dog : SKYE
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Advantage : STEAD
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Stopped over : STAYED
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One of the Furies : ALECTO
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Lament : BEMOAN
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Advice from Mother Goose : JACKBENIMBLEJACKBEQUICK
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Recipient : USEE
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Road map entry : RTE
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Letter : ESS
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Flat : JEJUNE
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Sailor's call : AVAST
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Connecting part : NECK
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Annoy : IRK
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Refinery worker : STILLMAN
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Arid wastes : SAHARAS
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Acid prefix : ACETO
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Lhasa's site : TIBET
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Workers' group: Abbr. : ILO
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Part of an adage : NOPLAYMAKESJACKADULLBOY
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Maneuvered : ENGINEERED
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Pear : BOSC
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U.S. agency : FTC
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Laud : EXTOL
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Public officer : NOTARY
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Pronoun : HIS
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Splendor : POMP
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Round : ORBED
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Bull form of Ra : BACIS
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Congo animal : HIPPO
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Warning devices : SIRENS
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Consequence : RESULT
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College title: Abbr. : AED
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Laborer : PEON
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Campus area : QUAD
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Good times : UPS
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Woeful : SAD
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Biblical wife : SARAH
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German philosopher (1855–1941) : DALMAN
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Disgusting : OBSCENE
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Not clerical : LAIC
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Price cut: Abbr. : DISC
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100 centavos : PESO
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Turpentine resins : ALKS
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Harmony : RAPPORT
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Chits : BILLS
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Der ___ : ALTE
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Eastern college : IONA
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In ___ : AJAM
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British subway : TUBE
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___ around : HORSED
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Swiss river : AARE
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Fort in Kentucky : KNOX
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Pros : FORS
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Just sits : IDLES
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Good queen : BESS
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Steak garnish : ONIONS
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Goldbricks : SHIRKS
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Palmetto State native : CAROLINIAN
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English spa : BATH
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Hale's Philip ___ : NOLAN
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Golf term : PAR
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Spanish uncle : TIO
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Sits in judgment : HEARS
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First name in Dogpatch : SADIE
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Football's Simpson et al. : OJS
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Girl of song : SYLVIA
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Shaggy dogs : ICELANDS
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Legendary king and others : LUDS
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Times of day : EVES
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Words for a poor dresser : NOSTYLE
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Notions in Paris : IDEES
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Trembled : QUAKED
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Container : URN
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Indian in America : NATIVE
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Boxed : CRATED
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Make oneself heard : SPEAK
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In good time : EARLY
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Goal : MECCA
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Kaffir warriors : IMPI
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Abbreviation in rental ads : RMS
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Teenage hairdo : MANE
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Abbess : AMMA
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Certain verbs: Abbr. : VTS
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Project : JUT
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Weight units: Abbr. : GRS
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Of age: Lat. : AET

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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