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COUNTRY AIR

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 1970

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 173, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 18, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,533
Across
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Rural crossing : STILE
6
Italian poet : TASSO
11
Attach : TIETO
16
"The ___ Fellow" : QUARE
21
Ataturk : KEMAL
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Water animal : OTTER
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Register : ENROL
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Excessive : UNDUE
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Kind of sandwich : ITALIANHERO
27
Barrier : CHINESEWALL
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Verne hero : NEMO
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Trifles: Fr. : RIENS
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Con ___, in music : FUOCO
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Mercury : HERMES
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Ten percenter : AGENT
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Cloth trimmings : GIMPS
35
Turner : LANA
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Manolete et al. : MATADORS
40
Moon stage : PHASE
41
Animal feet : FOREPAWS
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Baffles : ELUDES
46
Hangman's tool : NOOSE
47
Transported in a way : BUSED
48
Bum ___ : RAP
49
Andrea ___ : DORIA
50
Snack-tray items : SWISSCHEESES
53
Sitar music : RAGA
54
Signed : INKED
55
Hep : WISETO
56
Buzzing : WHIR
57
TV personality : GABOR
58
___ were : ASIT
59
Tanker : OILER
60
Scaloppine : VEAL
61
Preparing for an exam : BONING
62
Mayday's cousin : SOS
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Antlers of Sherwood Forest deer : ENGLISHHORNS
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Army command : ATEASE
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Native places : HOMES
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Unfashionable : OUT
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Cud : RUMEN
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Ethrog : CITRON
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Words of bafflement : ITSGREEKTOME
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River, in Thailand : NAM
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On ship : ABOARD
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Clears : NETS
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Revolted : AROSE
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Insect nests : NIDI
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Recently : NEWLY
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Broadway offering : PLAY
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Arrow poison : CURARE
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Venetian bridge : SIGHS
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Uno, dos, ___ : TRES
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Odd couple : SIAMESETWINS
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Waters : ETHEL
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Suffer : AIL
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Wallops : SWATS
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Go for, as a pitched ball : HITAT
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Existentialist : SARTRE
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Tennis-court limit : BASELINE
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Paint filler : SILEX
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Like a courtyard : ENCLOSED
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___-da-fé : AUTO
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One who grieves : PINER
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Shoe gadgets : TREES
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Medical : IATRIC
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Vogue : TREND
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Hear of : LEARN
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"South Pacific" star : EZIO
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Congé : FRENCHLEAVE
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Food for Pahlavi : PERSIANLAMB
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Bonne ___ : ANNEE
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Judge's call : ORDER
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Dine, in Bonn : ESSEN
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Spirits : GENII
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Supervises : TENDS
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Dull : PROSY
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Metric measure : STERE
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Trail : SCENT
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___ deep : SKIN
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Gallic head : TETE
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Moslem leader : IMAM
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French composer : LALO
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Whitney : ELI
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More classy : TONIER
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Site of U. of Georgia : ATHENS
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Stretch, in Scotland : STENT
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Indian weights : SERS
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Pirate gold : ORO
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Shawnee chief : TECUMSEH
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"Who . . . believed ___" : INHOPE
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Sevareid and others : ERICS
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___ avail : TONO
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Norse name : OLE
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Made a chess move : QUEENED
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Open : UNWRAP
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Powell : ADAM
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___ of thumb : RULE
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Wrigglers : EELS
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Odysseus's dog : ARGOS
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Wall St. items : SHARES
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Debacle : FIASCO
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Beat ___ horse : ADEAD
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"Hamlet" role : GHOST
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Also-ran : LOSER
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In ___ res : MEDIAS
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"Tempest" role : ALONSO
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Driers : TURKISHTOWELS
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Go on ___ : ADIET
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Models : POSERS
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Muskets : FUSILS
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Eastern times : ARABIANNIGHTS
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Conestogas : WAGONS
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Sprinkle : SPARGE
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U.S. Japanese : NISEI
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See 16 Across : BEHAN
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Gulps : SWIGS
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Durant : WILL
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Jug : EWER
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Hindu title : RANEE
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"You've ___" (I give up) : GOTME
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Upright : ONEND
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Do a civic duty : VOTE
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Kind of hydrometer : BAUME
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Atlanta university : EMORY
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Gulps down : HOGS
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Charioteer : HUR
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Some exams : ORALS
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Picardy output : ROSES
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Harvard man : CANTAB
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Michener opus : IBERIA
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Tardy : INLATE
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Mets and Yanks : TEAMS
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Eye swelling : STYE
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Cerumen : EARWAX
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Snake : KRAIT
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Actor Rip : TORN
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Cling to : ADHERE
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Deceived : MISLED
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Explosive, for short : NITRO
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Hollander's forte : PIANO
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Lined, as a roof : CEILED
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Complete : UTTER
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Pinnipeds : SEALS
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Hairpiece : SWITCH
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Dense tree growth : SHINNERY
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Channels : SLUICES
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Opera part : SCENA
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Won : EARNED
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Colanders : SIEVES
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Pencil part : ERASER
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Herb genus : NERINE
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Home of many Goyas : PRADO
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Succinct : TERSE
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"___ first you don't . . . " : IFAT
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English composer : ARNE
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State: Abbr. : TENN
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Region: Abbr. : TERR
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For fear that : LEST
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Power source: Abbr. : ELEC
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Novelist Grey : ZANE
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"___ love with you" : IMIN
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News item : OBIT
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Cut off : LOP
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Footlike part : PES
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Explosives: Abbr. : NGS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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