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DO-IT-YOURSELF

New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 1965

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 688 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,712
Across
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Bobtail's partner. : RAGTAG
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Fashions. : SHAPES
13
Sumptious. : LUSH
17
Where Provence is. : MIDI
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Love-sick one. : ADORER
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Correct. : POLITE
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Concerning. : INRE
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"___ of the soil." : ASON
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A ___ (not half bad). : BITOFALLRIGHT
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Establishes clearly. : NAILSDOWN
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Galley. : BOAT
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All ___ Day. : SAINTS
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Eschew. : SHUN
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Con. : PERUSE
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Rotisserie gear. : SPITS
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Unfavorable reception. : BOOS
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Mudslinger. : SMEARER
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The Far and the Near. : EASTS
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Want greatly. : CRAVE
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Leather overalls. : CHAPS
42
Window trim. : DISPLAY
45
Tshombe. : MOISE
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Causeries. : CHATS
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Mr. Pickwick's servant. : SAM
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For a certain price. : ATCOST
51
Dins into. : HAMMERSHOME
53
Ravine, in Africa. : WADI
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Afternoon: Sp. : TARDE
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"___ Fighting Ships." : JANES
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Galley gear. : OARS
57
Type of pin. : DOWEL
58
Robert ___. : ELEE
59
Cayuse. : PINTO
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Billingsgate. : ABUSE
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Move rapidly. : HURTLE
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Compass point. : SSW
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Enlisted men. : RANKANDFILE
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Pripet and Pontine. : MARSHES
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Joined in a toast. : DRANK
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Compact. : CAR
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Mountainous elevation. : ARETE
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Correspondents. : SCRIBES
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Instructor of a kind. : DRILLMASTER
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Part of a volley. : LOB
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Fundamental. : PRIMAL
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London ___, : BROIL
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African plants. : ALOES
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One kind of storage place. : HIVE
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Face an embankment. : REVET
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Piece of ground. : AREA
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Kerosene and others. : FUELS
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Daily double. : WAGER
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Copies. : APES
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Social affair. : SQUAREDANCE
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Very: Colloq. : MIGHTY
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Region: Abbr. : TER
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Vocal composition. : ROUND
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Tobacco items. : QUIDS
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Term in phonetics. : PALATAL
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Weight unit. : CARAT
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Like pandas. : FURRY
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Prettier. : CUTER
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Betakes oneself (to). : REPAIRS
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Vivacity, in music. : BRIO
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Mexican Indians. : CORAS
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Merry: Fr. : GAI
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Pass. : ELAPSE
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Ring. : HOOP
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Merited. : EARNED
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Farmer's need. : SEED
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U.S. astronaut. : CARPENTER
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School subject. : PLANEGEOMETRY
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To ___. : ATEE
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Shredded. : TORE
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Monticello, for example. : ESTATE
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Spring back. : RECOIL
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H. L. member. : PEER
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Chances. : ODDS
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Kind of coat. : DUSTER
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Flags. : STONES
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Maimonides. : RABBI
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Parting word. : ADIOS
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Applied oneself to. : GOTAT
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Cavalry command. : TROT
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Doughboys. : AEF
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Clutches. : GRASPSAT
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Fountain items. : SPLITS
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Dilemma features. : HORNS
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Dismounted. : ALIT
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Trio in nursery tale. : PIGS
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Suffix with do, go, etc. : ETH
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Appoints as ruler. : SETSOVER
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Scientist Pauling. : LINUS
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To a man: Abbr. : UNAN
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Holy, in India. : SRI
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Spouse. : HELPMATE
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Fabric. : MADRAS
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"In God ___ trust." : ISOUR
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Seek water, in a way. : DOWSE
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___ sanctum. : INNER
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Parishioners. : LAITY
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Leaks through. : SEEPS
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Implement. : HOE
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Mud volcano. : SALSE
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Groundwork. : BASE
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Brummagems. : SHAMS
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Poem. : EPODE
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Lure. : COMEON
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Borders. : RIMS
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Task. : CHORE
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Modern rendezvous. : DATES
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Printer's abbreviation. : ITALS
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Mixed drink. : SCREWDRIVER
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Devilfish. : MANTA
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Put to flight. : CHASE
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Grasped an idea. : SAWTHELIGHT
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Girl's name. : ADELE
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Relatives of knots. : MILES
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Coiled bundle. : HANK
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Moving spirit. : SOUL
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Defeat. : WORST
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High ___. : JINKS
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German artist. : DURER
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Type of truck. : PANEL
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"O! what ___ was there ... " : AFALL
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Practice logrolling. : BIRL
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Runs swiftly. : HARES
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African port. : RABAT
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7th cen. date. : DCII
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Counterparts. : MATES
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Icy crusts. : RIMES
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Jack ___. : SPRAT
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Fabric. : CREPE
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Trepidation. : DREAD
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Outcry. : ROAR
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___ Thursday. : MAUNDY
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Scottish cognomens. : ALECS
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Part of a plow. : SOLE
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Mrs. Hobby. : OVETA
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Mineral. : BERYL
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Force of an attack. : BRUNT
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Ishmael's mother. : HAGAR
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Colors. : AQUAS
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Unisphere site. : FAIR
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Stratagems. : WILES
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Naples' neighbor. : SORRENTO
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Accoutered. : EQUIPPED
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Spanish coin. : DURO
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Killers in the bull ring. : MATADORS
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Cultivate. : RAISE
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Soup dish. : PUREE
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Bottler's co-worker. : CAPPER
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Away, in a phrase. : FRO
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Eel. : CONGER
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Précis: Colloq. : RECAP
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Fill with joy. : ELATE
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City in W. W. I song. : PAREE
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Killjoys. : BORES
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Where Candia is. : CRETE
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Agree. : GETON
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Hilltop home. : AERIE
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Poems. : IDYLS
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Assembled animals. : HERD
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Food: Colloq. : EATS
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College course: Abbr. : ANAT
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Dry: Sp. : SECO
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Bushy clump. : TOD
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Southern univ. : LSU
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Convened. : MET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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