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ADVERBS A LA TOM SWIFT

New York Times, Sunday, March 22, 1970

Author:
Edward J. O'Brien
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 578 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 36, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 53
Edward J. O'Brien has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,526
Across
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"Cards?" asked Tom ___ : WISTFULLY
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Mild oaths : DRATITS
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___ Swifties : TOM
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Buy stocks in hope of a rise : AVERAGEUP
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"It will fly," said Wilbur ___ : RIGHTEOUSLY
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Good guys : NICECHAPS
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Possibilities in a 3-way armature : YPOTENTIALS
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___ see : LETME
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"Times try men's souls," said Tom ___ : PAINLESSLY
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Wept: Scot. : GRAT
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Relatives of inches: Abbr. : YDS
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Assert : SAY
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Reclined : LAY
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Man's nickname : LEN
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Patronal feast : NAMEDAY
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Agcy. of 40's : OPA
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Adjusts to : ADAPTS
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TV's Perry : COMO
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Mend socks : DARN
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Messy food: Slang : GLOP
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___, error: Baseball trio : RUNHIT
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Incite : ABET
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Cow part : UDDER
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Girl's name : NIDA
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Life: Lat. : VITAM
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Controversial plane, the F-___ : IIIA
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Of unbelievers : INFIDELIC
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Macaw : ARA
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"Instant coffee," said Tom ___ : GROUNDLESSLY
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Expect: Lat. : SPERO
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"___ thing," said Midas touchingly : GOLDSMY
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"Moo," said Elsie ___ : LOWLY
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"I can't," ___ philosophically : SAIDIMMANUEL
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___ Grande : RIO
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"Here," said Tom ___ : PRESENTLY
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Fate : DOOM
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Prisoner ___ : OFWAR
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Hilly city : ROME
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Korean city : SEOUL
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Rel. of a xylophone : VIBE
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Men of the cloth: Abbr. : TLRS
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"___," sighed Beatrice infernally : ODANTE
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Red gem : RUBY
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Ohio town : ENON
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Wolf: Prefix : LYCO
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"Take heart," said ___ coolly : DENTON
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Onassis : ARI
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Squirming : WRIGGLY
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Self : EGO
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Family man : DAD
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Stein words : ISA
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Droop : SAG
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___-bitty : ITTY
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Words in Xmas hymn : OCOMEOCOME
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Fiji pine : DAKUA
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Cassius Clay : MUHAMMADALI
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"It adds up," Tom said ___ : SUMMARILY
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"Be witty," ___ epigrammatically : SAIDMARTIAL
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Of voting : ELECTORAL
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Cricket sides : ONS
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"Bad music," said Milton ___ : CROSSLY
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"I sang and danced," said ___ : DANDAILEY
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"Love," said Don ___ : WANLY
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Vine-covered : IVIED
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Relig. units : SECTS
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Vibrato: Abbr. : TREM
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___ challenge (is tested) : FACESA
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Indian word : UGH
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Flying time? : LEAPYEAR
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She-wolf: Lat. : LUPA
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City in Michigan : YPSILANTI
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"Martini," said Tom ___ : DRYLY
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Mature : RIPE
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Pasts : AGOS
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Ideas: Abbr. : THTS
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"___ you it's true" : ITELL
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Of a decade : TENYEAR
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Toper : SOT
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Russ. ruler : TSAR
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Spanish jar : OLLA
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Type of fict. : MYST
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City on Skye : UIG
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Denial : NAY
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Constitutional addition: Abbr. : AMDT
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South Bend campus : NDU
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Communist boycott of a parley? : NOTAREDSENT
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Three: Ger. : DREI
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Aged : OLD
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Dais : PODIUM
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___ for your thoughts : APENNY
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"John ith," lisped ___ : ANNESWIFTLY
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"Drop by drop," said ___ : PHILSLOWLY
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"Neap," said Tom ___ : TIDILY
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Film actor : STACY
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Knight: Abbr. : CAV
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Kimono sash : OBI
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"I ___," said Simon simply : METAPIEMAN
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"I've no last name," said Hilda ___ : GUARDEDLY
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Postal initials : RFD
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Antoinette : MARIE
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Eskimo hut : IGLU
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Indisposed : ILL
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Rio ___ : DEORO
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Norse city : OSLO
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Indian lute : SARODE
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All: Prefix : OMN
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S. A. mammal : GALERA
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"___ mark, get set . . . " : ONYOUR
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Salmon : SPROD
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Peaks: Abbr. : MTS
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Took excessive medicine : OVERDOSED
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Short skirt : MINI
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Curved line : ARC
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Relative of Army Q.M. : RSO
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Where: Lat. : UBI
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Golf duffers, so to speak : BOGIEMEN
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Locomotives: Abbr. : ENGS
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Digit : TOE
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Glue: Sp. : ENGOMAR
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Army woman : WAC
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The date: Sp. : LADATA
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___ mio (dear me) : OCARO
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Table mat : DOILY
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Bagpipe sound : SKIRL
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Large halls : AULAE
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"The Beggar's Opera," wrote John ___ : GAYLY
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___ sorry : IMSO
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Sir, in Asia : TUAN
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Pronoun : THIS
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Synagogue instrument : YAD
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Defense offices: Abbr. : ODTS
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But, in Paris : MAIS
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Israeli airline : ELAL
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Donkey: Lat. : MULA
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To the king, in France : AROI
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Romans' 2,100 : MMC
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Old farmer's monogram : MCD

Answer summary: 38 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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