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PHRASING IT RIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, April 19, 1970

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,554
Across
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Boil down : DECOCT
7
Fine feather : PLUME
12
British orderlies : BATMEN
18
Charm : ENAMOR
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Marrying in haste : ELOPING
21
Hard area of strawberry : ACHENE
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Device showing solar system : ORRERY
23
McLuhan word : MASSAGE
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Kind of card : CREDIT
25
Busy : DOING
26
Nasty impulse : SPITE
27
"He knoweth the way that ___" : ITAKE
29
Ideology : ISM
30
Monastery man: Abbr. : ABB
31
Composer Albeniz : ISAAC
33
Irish lord of yore : TANIST
35
Reed common in Calif. : TULE
36
Hebrew letter : RESH
38
Prong : TINE
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Gormandizers : TRENCHERMEN
41
Apart from : ASIDE
43
French movie : CINE
44
Sun: Prefix : HELI
45
Kind of battery : SOLAR
47
"Fidelio" overture : LEONORA
50
Windshield cleaner : WIPER
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Formal scolding : LECTURE
55
Old clothes : RAGS
56
Flowed steadily : STREAMED
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Choral work: Abbr. : ORA
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Jargon : DIALECT
62
Holy Roman emperor : OTHO
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Make over : REDO
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In error : BARKINGUPTHEWRONGTREE
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Cap-___ : APIE
69
Refined guy : GENT
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Swell : ENLARGE
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Pikelike fish : GAR
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Job for the lazy : SINECURE
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Garroway : DAVE
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Junior snowplows : SHOVELS
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Name for Shropshire : SALOP
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Sailors: Slang : TARPOTS
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Poet : ODIST
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Seeker of the flame : MOTH
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Stringy : ROPY
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Preserves : CURES
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Memory : TOTALRECALL
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Deadly kind of race : ARMS
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Peak : ACME
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Irish island : ARAN
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Infallible authority : ORACLE
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Fight off : REPEL
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Put the whammy on : HEX
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Edge : RIM
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City : BURGH
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Central parts : CORES
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Unconnected : APART
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Ocean-study craft : SEALAB
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Ringed, as a belle : ENGAGED
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Strike back for : AVENGE
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Open up : UNROLL
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Western ranges : SIERRAS
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Closet item : HANGER
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Steady : STABLE
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Cause to think twice : DETER
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In the wake : ASTERN
Down
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East Indian cedar : DEODAR
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Dress in : ENROBE
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West Indians : CARIBS
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Straw in the wind : OMEN
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Welsh dog : CORGI
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The least one can do : TRY
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Summer flounder : PLAICE
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Hopeless, as a cause : LOST
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Rendering fruitless : UPSETTINGTHEAPPLECART
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Farrow : MIA
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Manipulate events : ENGINEER
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Sponsor unwisely : BACKTHEWRONGHORSE
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Square area : ACRE
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Article : THE
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McLuhan word : MEDIUM
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Leave on a lonely shore : ENISLE
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Tennis players : NETMEN
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Put on a jury list : EMPANEL
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Gain entry : GETIN
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Pronounced : SAID
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Author Sholem : ASCH
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Meddling : STIRRINGUPTROUBLE
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Certain cartoons : ARNOS
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Threefold : TRIPART
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Stoppage : HALT
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Journalist Abel : ELIE
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___ Arabia : SAUDI
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Worth with : COACT
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Ship taken by Jones : SERAPIS
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Music maker : OCARINA
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Seize, old style : EREPT
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Word in Kan. motto : ASTRA
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Appears : EMERGES
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Made a new hand : REDEALT
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She-wolves: Sp. : LOBAS
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Like a beaver : EAGER
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U.S. missiles : THORS
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Active people : DOERS
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Crescent-shaped article: Var. : LUNET
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Baby bird : OWLET
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Coal barge worker : KEELMAN
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Ambassador : ENVOY
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Hollow stone : GEODE
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Unemotional : COOL
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Amusing : DROLL
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Passport entry : VISA
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Spider : ARACHNID
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Diatribes : SCREEDS
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German title : HERR
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Diamond appraisers : UMPS
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Ankle : TARSUS
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Express of fame : ORIENT
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Condiment : TAMARA
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Imprisons : CAGES
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Unpaid bill : ARREAR
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Shift : CHANGE
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Combination : MERGER
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Hosp. aide : EXTERN
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Scoria : LAVAS
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Faulty pitch : BALL
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Monster : OGRE
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Held in : PENT
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Tennis shot : LOB
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Gosh! : GEE
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So! : AHA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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